SRitchieJewelry

One of a Kind Jewelry in Sterling and Gold

10 Sales

SRitchieJewelry

One of a Kind Jewelry in Sterling and Gold

10 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (3)

Announcement   My Tortured Hearts Collection is a line of heart pendants that reflect the condition of most of the hearts I know: broken, tattered, torn, beaten up, full of holes, patched, stitched, riveted, sewn back together, set on fire, and still incredibly beautiful and full of sparkle. Let's face it: If you've lived, loved, or lost very much at all your heart has some marks to show for it.

All of the work on this site is ready to ship. I am not available for any custom requests at this time.

You can also find more OOAK jewelry at www.StephanieRitchie.com

Announcement

Last updated on May 13, 2017

My Tortured Hearts Collection is a line of heart pendants that reflect the condition of most of the hearts I know: broken, tattered, torn, beaten up, full of holes, patched, stitched, riveted, sewn back together, set on fire, and still incredibly beautiful and full of sparkle. Let's face it: If you've lived, loved, or lost very much at all your heart has some marks to show for it.

All of the work on this site is ready to ship. I am not available for any custom requests at this time.

You can also find more OOAK jewelry at www.StephanieRitchie.com

Stephanie Ritchie

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Stephanie Ritchie

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3)

About

How I Got Started in Jewelry

I picked up my first pair of jeweler's pliers between my freshman and sophomore years of college, when I took a job at a costume jewelry store run by a cranky old lady who tried very hard not to teach me how to make any jewelry. Somehow I managed to learn to do some basic repairs, string beads, and knot pearls. My folks then bought me a green tackle box in which to carry my half dozen hand tools and growing bead collection back to college. My first "jewelry show" was in 1988 in the lobby of my dorm, where I hung earrings all around the top edges of the lamp shades. I made almost a thousand dollars that night. I was hooked. Eventually I took a basic metalsmithing class. Then another. And another. I say of myself that I am semi-self taught because my skills have not come from formal jewelry training nor apprenticeship, rather from workshops, one-on-one tutorials, and years of willingness to torture a little metal in pursuit of technique.

Tortured Hearts is a line of heart pendant necklaces that reflect the condition of most of the hearts I know: broken, tattered, torn, beaten up, full of holes, patched, stitched, riveted, sewn back together, set on fire, and still incredibly beautiful and full of sparkle. Let's face it: if you've lived, loved, or lost very much at all your heart has some marks to show for it.

Shop members

  • Stephanie Ritchie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2017
Doing business online is sort of an art form all of its own. I hope that the following information will shed light on how I do business, and answer any questions you might have. If at any point, before, during, or after, an online transaction you have an issue, please let me know, so that we can work it out to our mutual advantage.

Each piece of Stephanie Ritchie Jewelry is MADE BY HAND. I take pride in my craftsmanship, techniques, and aesthetic. All of the pieces are one-of-a-kind, even pieces that I fabricate over and over. The Winged Hearts are a perfect example. I have made the silver heart with silver wings many times, but because the metal reflects the hand of the artist, no two are ever identical. So, if you notice that the piece you receive has slight distinctions in shape, texture or finish, that vary from the photograph on the website, this is a sign that you own a hand fabricated heirloom, and not a piece that was cast a thousand times in China.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with your online purchase, it may be returned for a refund within 14 days of receiving your order. Please send me a convo so that we can quickly resolve any issues.

All returned items must be in new original condition with no signs of wear or damage. For your protection, when shipping the item, please package your item securely in a hard box and mail it using an insured delivery service. Stephanie Ritchie Jewelry cannot be held responsible for returned items lost in transit. Include your return authorization number and your contact information inside the package. Return shipping and insurance costs are the responsibility of the customer.

You will be notified by email once your return is complete. Your credit card will be refunded for the full amount of your jewelry purchase only, minus initial shipping costs. Please allow 1-5 business days for the refund to post to your account.
Payment
We currently accept payments via PayPal, or you can checkout using your Visa, Master Card, AMEX or Discover credit cards.
Shipping
All items in stock are shipped within 5 business days from order placement. Items listed as made-to-order, can take from 1-4 weeks. If you need your jewelry sooner, please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your timeline. You will receive an email notification when your order has shipped.

For US orders we ship:

- Priority Mail for $8.00 for items under $150

- Priority Mail for $10.00 for items between $150.00-$500.00

- Priority Mail for $13.00 for items over $500

All packages are insured for your protection.


For International orders we ship:

- First Class International Mail for $11.00 for items under $150

- First Class International Mail for $14.00 for items between $150.00-$500.00

- To Canada - Priority Mail International for $24.00 for items over $500

- To Everywhere Else - Priority Mail International for $30.00 for items over $500

All packages are insured for your protection


International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes and customs fees.

If you would prefer a more expedited service, please contact me so that I can use the shipping method that works best for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not recommend the use of commercial cleaners as they can alter the polish of your jewelry. I suggest removing your jewelry before bathing or swimming. Additional recommendations are below.

Silver: Sterling silver will tarnish naturally over time. There are several common methods for cleaning silver. My preferred method is using a jewelry polishing cloth intended for such use. Another common method is dry baking soda with a soft cloth, rubbing the jewelry carefully and rinse or wipe clean. Yet another common method is to use white toothpaste. Apply with fingers, soft cloth or an old toothbrush and rinse thoroughly with water.

Oxidized Silver: Oxidized (blackened) silver will burnish and develop highlights over time. I recommend cleaning with warm, soapy water or a soft cloth, as opposed to commercial cleaners.

Gold: Gold can be cleaned with a jewelry polishing cloth or warm soapy water.