BebesBaubles on Jul 25, 2016
Fits well, very sparkly! thanks.
kellynorth22 on Jul 22, 2016
Ring came very fast - looked exactly like the picture
jlclark4 on Jul 11, 2016
Perfect! Thanks :)
I have a passion for gems and gold, and I play with them all day long.
How did this all start?
When I was 5 years old, I found a crystal in the dirt at a landfill near my house in Branford, Connecticut. It was magical. It captured my heart and shaped my future. Ever since my greatest passions have been to find, hold, polish and mold gems, silver, and gold.
I grew up a nature boy. Fish and squirrels, rocks and turtles and frogs were my childhood companions. At age 15 I read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and later in college The Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion. I feel like I am part Dwarf and part Elf; the Dwarf for the lusty thrill I get in the mining and crafting of gems and gold. And the Elf for the reverential artistry and fine workmanship in themes that reflect a love for growing things and all of nature. I'm also part scientist, part engineer, part philosopher, and part spiritualist.
In college I majored in Zoology and Botany, with lots of Geology and Art classes thrown in for fun. I opened my first jewelry store in Ogden, Utah in 1975 where I sold my hand made jewelry. A few stores later, I took 9 years off from the full time jewelry business to teach Biology and Earth Science at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah. I returned to jewelry in 1988, and went through a few more retail incarnations including one shop in the 90's that sold gold mining and metal detecting supplies right along side hand crafted jewelry and watch repairs. Several more business models followed until I finally founded Badali Jewelry Specialties, inc. in 2002. I'm the president. We started with 3 people in 2002, and there are 11 of us now in 2014. It's still growing.
Running Badali Jewelry is my "Day" job. But what I sell here on Etsy is me doing "My Own Thing" with silver, gold, and gems. Everything I sell on Etsy I make by myself with my own gems. After 63 years, I have a dragon hoard of gemstones; and I keep digging, cutting, and buying more. I plan on another 50 years of this; at the very least.
I have been making silver and gold jewelry with gemstones since 1975. I have operated 8 different jewelry businesses in that time. I am currently the president of Badali Jewelry and have 8 employees. But everything I sell on Etsy I make myself.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I require payment within 24 hours or I reserve the right to cancel the transaction. If you need extra time please contact me before purchase to work something out.
In stock items will usually ship within 1 to 2 business day after receipt of cleared payment. Items I make to your specifications (ring size, etc.) ship as soon as they are done; usually 3 to 5 days after your paid order is received.
The following are the default shipping options for both USA and International orders:
**USPS First Class Mail - $3.00 to $5.00 depending on value of item, Typically delivers in 3-5 business days. Insured, with limited tracking.
**USPS Priority International Mail - $26.00 for items under $50.00 in value (Canada is $21.00). Typically delivers in 6 to 15 business days, but can take up to 6 weeks to certain destinations. Items over $50.00 in value ship by Priority International U.S. Post for $30.00. Be advised that most countries charge a customs tax on items you import from the United States. You will be required to pay customs when your item arrives. This tax can be quite high in some countries. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what your tax will be before ordering.
International Delivery Time:
The U.S. Postal service will have your Priority International package delivered to your destination country within 4 to 5 days. But from there delivery time is dependent upon how slow or how fast your country postal system takes to process and deliver the package to you. Some countries are extremely slow, and it even varies a lot from city to city.
Upgraded shipping is available to addresses within the USA.
**USPS Priority Mail - $8.00 to $10.00, Typically delivers in 2-4 business days. Fully insured, tracking available. (upgrade is $5.00 in addition to the $3.00 or $5.00 charged at checkout)
**USPS Express Mail - $22.99 to $24.99 Typically delivers overnight to 2 days depending on where in the USA you live. Insured and track-able. ($19.99 in addition to the $3.00 or $5.00 charged at checkout)
Refunds and Exchanges
To make a return you must contact me within 3 days of receipt to let me know you would like to refund or exchange an item. Item must be received back within 14 days in original, unworn, undamaged, new condition. Any scratches or damage from wear will be charged for. You are responsible to pay for return shipping. Original shipping will not be refunded. Returned item must be sent by insured mail, and well padded so as to prevent damage. Uninsured items damaged or lost while being returned will not be refunded or exchanged. If your item is not right for you, please contact me so we can work out an exchange, or so I can fix the problem for you. Your total satisfaction is very important to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to love your jewelry. If there is any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me before leaving negative feedback as a courtesy and I will do the same. Let me make you happy now, and in the future.
Always feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.