Unique Fine Jewelry Made From Recycled Precious Metals

Tucson, Arizona · 1934 Sales


Unique Fine Jewelry Made From Recycled Precious Metals

Tucson, Arizona 1934 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to Nangijala Jewelry® [Nahn-ghee-yahlah]
I offer both ONE OF A KIND and made to order pieces. All of my jewelry designs are either hand fabricated by me, or carved out of wax by hand and then cast in metal. Thank you for being curious and for looking at my jewelry creations. I sincerely appreciate all of you!

Übrigens spreche ich auch Deutsch :-)


Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

Welcome to Nangijala Jewelry® [Nahn-ghee-yahlah]
I offer both ONE OF A KIND and made to order pieces. All of my jewelry designs are either hand fabricated by me, or carved out of wax by hand and then cast in metal. Thank you for being curious and for looking at my jewelry creations. I sincerely appreciate all of you!

Übrigens spreche ich auch Deutsch :-)


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

mrsdee999 on Jul 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is absolutely STUNNING!! I wear it every day. It has such a delicate presence. The hammered silver is incredible! It's subtle, but is a beautiful juxtaposition to the daintiness of the ring. The emeralds are also so beautiful! This ring is such an eye catcher! And on top of all that, Claudia was an absolute dream! I ordered this ring for a deeply personal reason and she couldn't have been more compassionate, empathetic, and touching with her response. Claudia also went above and beyond and quietly added an extra touch to the inside of the ring as a surprise and loving gesture towards the sentiment of the ring. She sent the loveliest thank you note along with the ring as well, which was the cherry on top. Her sincerity was heart warming and I couldn't express my gratitude more towards her. Thank you again Claudia!!


caroleblanc13 on Jul 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered a second band for myself as my partner and I wanted to have matching ones. And once again, I was beyond satisfied with the service provided by Claudia. Shortly after I placed in my order, impatient me asked if the ring could be shipped express. Claudia responded with making the ring and shipping it that same day. I now strongly suggest Nangijala Jewelry to everyone, and my ring speaks for itself the quality of her work. Thank you again!!

Janine Vigderman

Janine Vigderman on Jul 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous! Have received tons of compliments on this ring that I wear as my engagement ring! Wonderful seller, shipped super fast and securely packaged!! Highest recommendations!!

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A lifelong dream

I always wanted to be a goldsmith and at age 16 I had this wonderful internship opportunity with a renowned goldsmith in Starnberg (Munich area). That sealed the deal for me and after finishing school I began to learn the craft. A 3 1/2 year apprenticeship was the beginning of a wonderful journey which earned me a certificate of apprenticeship.
I am a hopeless romantic and I love designing and creating jewelry that has meaning. I get so moved when people connect with one of my pieces on an emotional level. It makes me happy to be able to take raw materials and turn them into something beautiful and unique for someone to wear. After all these years of making jewelry I still get amazed when I see a finished piece… it is like a birth of some sort and it is puzzling that this just came from a place of creativity and workmanship.

Shop members

  • Claudia

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Photographer, Shipper, Thinker, Creator, Dreamer

    I have been a goldsmith now for over 25 years. I was born and raised in Germany where I also received my training. In 2002 I became adventurous and moved to the United States, where I now live with my husband and my animals.

Production partners

  • Professional Casting Company

    Scottsville, NY

    I occasionally use this casting company for unique designs that I hand carve in wax. I also determine should a design become popular if it is best to have future pieces cast.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 16, 2016
My intention is to create pieces of jewelry that people can enjoy for a long time. I believe in honesty and respect and that is the only way I will deal with you as a customer. I love what I do and I hope it reflects in my work! I know you shop at Etsy because you appreciate handmade :-)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
As soon as the transaction is completed and funds are received I will send out a confirmation message, letting you know when your item will ship.
For domestic orders under $250 the package will be shipped via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation, which in most cases takes 2-3 business days.
For domestic orders over $250 the package will be shipped via USPS priority mail with signature confirmation, which in most cases takes 2-3 business days.

If you need overnight/express shipping please let me know ahead of time, so that I can adjust the shipping cost.
**Please be advised although priority express is often referred to as overnight in most cases delivery will take 2 days!

For international orders I ship USPS first class international package service (insured), which takes 6-10 business days but can take longer due to a potential hold up in customs.
*All import fees, taxes or VAT are the responsibility of the buyer. If you are unsure of what these are please check
It is illegal to falsify USPS customs declaration forms and can result in fines and legal punishment. I hope you understand that I cannot mark your purchase as "gift" or declare a different value or content than what it actually is.

Thank you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive for excellent customer service and I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason your order is not what you expected I am happy to refund your money. Please be so kind to notify me if you decide to return the item so that I can promptly process your request.

*Returned items have to be unworn speak in the original state received and jewelry box they came in.

**Made to order in your size ring returns have to be decided on a case to case basis.

***The only exception I have to make is when it comes to the return of earrings. Due to sanitary reasons I cannot accept returns on worn earrings. Unfortunately most of my earrings are one of a kind so changing out the post or wire is not an option. Thank you so much for understanding!

I encourage you to get in touch if you have any concerns with your purchase!
My jewelry comes with a limited lifetime warranty for my workmanship and all metalwork involved. I cannot warranty gemstones except for moissanites which come with their own warranty. This warranty does not cover damage as a result of abuse, misuse, loss or theft.
Due to daily wear, small accent stones may become loose over time and become dislodged. If a stone does fall out and you have the stone, I will repair the item free of charge. If the stone needs to be replaced I have to charge for the gemstone itself. My warranty will cover the labor to repair the merchandise. I will always make sure to work with you if this occurs within a certain time frame.
All warranties are voided if the item has been worked on by any jeweler other than Nangijala Jewelry.
Additional policies and FAQs
While I pride myself in making quality jewelry I have to note that jewelry is not indestructible. Gemstones and precious metals experience wear over time and can show signs of damage when experiencing unintended handling.
Any finish on precious metals has a tendency to wear off. A high polish finish eventually becomes matte, a brushed finish polishes itself off and oxidation experiences wear as well. I am happy to refinish your jewelry for you at no cost. Please get in touch with me and you can send your pieces for a mini overhaul.

I would like to offer some information that is important to know when purchasing sterling silver jewelry.
It is quite natural for your sterling silver jewelry to tarnish over time just by itself. However this process could be accelerated when your sterling silver pieces come in contact with certain chemicals and materials.
Many types of lotions, cosmetics, hair products, and perfumes generally have a negative effect on the bright white finish. Contact with household chemicals, rubber, chlorinated water, or any substances that contain sulfur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool), will cause corrosion and tarnish. I always advise to remove sterling silver jewelry when doing household chores, washing hands, taking a shower or applying any type of beauty product.
In addition every human being has a different body chemistry which can also change due to medications, diet etc. Some people may experience that their sterling silver jewelry rapidly tarnishes while others can wear their pieces without problems for a long time.
Although wearing your silver jewelry often is the best way to prevent tarnish from building up, regular cleanings of all your silver items will prevent tarnish and keep your silver bright and sparkling.
I like simple methods to clean jewelry and avoid chemical based jewelry cleaning solutions. A soft toothbrush and a natural, mild dish detergent works great on gemstones and metals. Afterwards I like to use canned air to dry my pieces and get any leftover water off from underneath gemstones. Sunshine® Polishing Cloths work nicely as well to restore a semi polish on precious metals. While each cloth contains a special chemical cleansing agent and non-scratching micro-abrasive I found it to be safe for the use on sterling silver.

Unfortunately I don't accept custom orders or extensive modifications of my existing designs. I have a wide variety of ready to ship or made to order pieces in my shop. I also list new work frequently, so keep an eye on my shop if you like!

Nangijala Jewelry® is a registered trademark as is my logo nj®
Your jewelry with the exception of extremely narrow or organic shaped rings and earrings (due to the small size) will be stamped with either Nangijala Jewelry or the symbol nj in addition to the karat stamp.