OriginalImpressions

Handmade, personalized, metal, coin, & vintage jewelry.

San Diego, California · 1692 Sales

OriginalImpressions

Handmade, personalized, metal, coin, & vintage jewelry.

San Diego, California 1692 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(442)

Announcement   SHIPPING - Purchases are shipped via USPS with-in 1-3 business days after verified payment is received. BEFORE PURCHASING, please read the entire listing, look at the photos, check the Shipping & Policies section of the listing, and contact me with any questions you may have regarding the item or the terms.

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Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

SHIPPING - Purchases are shipped via USPS with-in 1-3 business days after verified payment is received. BEFORE PURCHASING, please read the entire listing, look at the photos, check the Shipping & Policies section of the listing, and contact me with any questions you may have regarding the item or the terms.

Terry Sholdar

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Terry Sholdar

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(442)
cooperbuds1

cooperbuds1 on Mar 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lightning speed response and shipment. Bought the penny pendant as a gift for my nephew. Seller was kind to acknowledge that and ensure penny was inscribed perfectly!

Dawn McIntyre

Dawn McIntyre on Jan 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This shop was amazing and made the perfect gift for my brother! This shop's communication and timely delivery was above and beyond! Thank you so much for this special gift!

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About

Making original impressions that will be enjoyed for a long long time!

Original Impressions is an old grandpa named Terry who designs and makes hand stamped and personalized metal and coin jewelry or presents unique vintage items for you to enjoy or give as gifts.

I retired in ’08 after more than 40 years in the gift, crafts and jewelry industries, working as a craftsman, supplier, merchant, and retailer. I have sold everything from leather goods, silver jewelry, and crystals to Rolexes and diamonds. I have been trained and certified by the American Gemological Society (AGS) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

We have two wonderful children and four precious grandchildren. Oh, and a Golden Retriever named Abigail.

Life is very good!

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  • Terry Sholdar

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2017
Purchases are shipped via USPS with-in 1-3 business days after verified payment is received.
BEFORE PURCHASING, please read the entire listing, look at the photos, check the Shipping & Policies section of the listing, and contact me with any questions you may have regarding the item or the terms.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
BEFORE PURCHASING, please read the entire listing, look at the photos, check the Shipping & Policies section of the listing, and contact me with any questions you may have regarding the item or the terms.

We accept PayPal, most major credit or debit cards, and Etsy Gift Cards. Please be assured that Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

SALES TAX: California Sales tax of 7.25% will be added to all items shipped with-in California. I do not get to keep that money, I collect it for the State of California.

E-CHECKS: I ship with-in 1-3 business days after payment is cleared. Therefore, orders paid by E-Check will be delayed while your E-Check clears.
Shipping
SHIPPING - Purchases are shipped via USPS with-in 1-3 business days after verified payment is received. BEFORE PURCHASING, please read the entire listing, look at the photos, check the Shipping & Policies section of the listing, and contact me with any questions you may have regarding the item or the terms.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Domestic shipping is by USPS First Class Package. I cannot guarantee shipping time (please note that I have no control over the shipment once I drop it off at the Post Office), but the Post Office estimates delivery time of 2-5 business days of mailing. Domestic orders to confirmed addresses include a tracking number for your convenience. EXPEDITED DOMESTIC SHIPPING UPGRADES are available during checkout.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: International shipping is by USPS First Class International Mail with an estimated delivery time of 10-21days. This is the default shipping method assumed in the listing. Please note the transit times quoted do not include any extra time created by any customs inspection that may occur. International packages may incur fees, duties, taxes, VAT, etc. and/or charges by your country’s customs authority. These charges are not included in the listing price or shipping charges and are the responsibility of the buyer. I will disclose the actual value of the order on the customs forms. EXPEDITED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING UPGRADES are available during checkout.

ONCE YOUR PACKAGE IS SHIPPED: I have no control over, and am not responsible for, packages once I drop them off at the Post Office. Providing me with an unconfirmed, incorrect, or unsafe address can delay your package, or even stop it from arriving at all.

HANDLING FEE: Shipping includes a small handling fee that pays for things like padded envelopes, shipping labels, paper for packing slips, gas to the Post Office, etc.

TRYING TO KEEP IT SECRET? Please note that my shipping label processing app automatically sends a shipping notification to your email address when the label is printed. That notification includes a photo of the item and pricing info, so if you are trying to keep this secret from someone who has access to your email, please let me know that (not just that it's a secret, but that the recipient may see your email) in the "Message to Seller" section during checkout. I will have to process your label by hand.

PACKING SLIP: Your package will contain a packing slip with important shipping information that can help your package get to its destination even if the shipping label is damaged. It does not include pricing information.

SHIPPING DISCOUNTS ON MULTIPLE ITEMS: I offer discounted shipping on multiple items purchased on one transaction and shipped to one address at the same time. The price for shipping additional items is noted in the shipping section of each listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, neither am I. Please contact me with-in 14 days of receiving your item, and before Reviewing or returning it. We can discuss the problem and the options. If you do decide to return it, please do so in its original condition and with all gift pouches, etc. for a full refund of your purchase price (refunded to the account it was purchased with). Shipping costs are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
COMMUNICATION should be done only through Etsy Conversations (Etsy’s message system), or through the “Note to Seller” section during checkout, rather than by e-mail (I check my shop several times per day, but not my e-mail). I will reply quickly.

ORDERING MULTIPLE OR CUSTOM ITEMS: To order more than one of something, or something different from the listing, just contact me before purchasing the item(s) and tell me how many you want, or what you'd like different and if it can be done I'll either increase the quantity or make a custom listing just for you.

IS COIN JEWELRY LEGAL? Yes, it is legal to make jewelry out of coins - Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who “fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.” This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it to be other than the altered coin that it is. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there are no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent.

COIN DATES: Generally, coin dates will be chosen at random, but some listings allow for coin date requests. If the listing you are considering allows requests and you want specific dates, please contact me BEFORE you checkout so I can search to see if I have the appropriate date(s) available and can notify you of any other considerations.
Please note that most coins are dated along the perimeter of the coin and the stamping is often done along the perimeter of the coin, so preserving the last 2 digits of the year may require the stamping be indented from the edge of the coin or otherwise spaced differently. Indenting often requires the letters be “squeezed” a bit and fewer letters can be stamped. Also, starting in 1999, the date on U.S. quarters is on the back of the coin where I punch the hole. I can usually place the hole where the last 2 digits of the date are partially visible. Additionally, U.S. quarters minted in 1999 and later are commemorative coins and there are several different versions for each year. If you request a quarter minted in 1999 or later and do not request a specific version, I will select one at random. Other limitations may apply, so PLEASE ASK ABOUT COIN DATES BEFORE CHECKING OUT, THANKS!

CIRCULATED COINS: Circulated coins show normal wear like you might expect. Coin dates may vary. If you want specific dates, please contact me BEFORE you checkout to determine if I have the appropriate date(s) available.

STAMPING: Stamped projects are made by individually stamping each character into the metal one at a time. Letters may not line up perfectly or be the same depth as others, and, spacing may differ slightly. This adds to the charm and shows that your item really is hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Stamping will be done in the same font and case as in the photos. Stamping often causes "bruising" on the other side of the metal, therefore, I cannot stamp on the back of the piece.

PUNCTUATION: The following punctuation marks and symbols are available only in the font size that matches my upper case font: ! @ $ % : & , . Also available: star and heart. I do have number stamps available in only one particular font, so please check with me BEFORE ORDERING if you are going to want numbers included.

PHOTOS of finished items are of the actual item you are purchasing. Photos of custom items are representations of what will be custom made for you.

PACKAGING AND GIFT POUCHES: Your items will be packed in a small plastic zip-lock bag to protect them during shipping, then nestled in a very cute pouch for gift giving. Your purchase will then be securely packed in a padded envelope for shipping.

SHOP REVIEWS: I hope you are pleased with your purchase. If so, you can say so thru Etsy’s review system. You can leave a review by going to Your Account > Purchases & Reviews. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, before leaving a negative or neutral review, PLEASE contact me and give me a chance to make it better. I really do care about your business and my reputation and will try very hard to keep both.

PRIVACY POLICY: I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order, and/or for legal reasons (like paying taxes)

DENIAL OF SERVICE: I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason with-in Etsy's Seller Guidelines, rules and regulations and the laws of my city, county, state, and nation.

FINALLY: That’s an awful lot of policies and stuff. In the end, I just want to make fun and interesting jewelry and gifts for you to enjoy or give as gifts. Your questions and comments are always welcome. My goal is to exceed your expectations.

Sincerely,
Terry Sholdar
Original Impressions