STONYBRIDGEJEWELRY

Tom de Grom Jewelry Artist

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STONYBRIDGEJEWELRY

Tom de Grom Jewelry Artist

31 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Note from shop owner I have had numerous medical problems including lung problems, severely broken arm and a dead pacemaker. Was in hospital, non responsive, for over 3months. I was then moved to a step-down unit for another month. I am now at home undergoing rehab. I will not know, for 2 – 3 months if I will be able to design and manufacture jewelry again. If I can, I will put the shop back online. I do hope that customers understand the situation that I find myself in.

Tom de Grom

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2016

I have had numerous medical problems including lung problems, severely broken arm and a dead pacemaker. Was in hospital, non responsive, for over 3months. I was then moved to a step-down unit for another month. I am now at home undergoing rehab. I will not know, for 2 – 3 months if I will be able to design and manufacture jewelry again. If I can, I will put the shop back online. I do hope that customers understand the situation that I find myself in.

Tom de Grom

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Glass Cane to Jewelry

Taught glass blowing and made myself a solid glass cane that needed an end cap. Went to jewelery shop where they showed me how to make a sterling silver tip for the cane and I was hooked on Jewelry. Was in California when a large earthquake hit and shut down the glass studio. So I went to the The Gemological Institute of America, and took jewelry lessons and got a job as a bench jeweler. Got all the strange jobs, fixing holes in gold and silver purses from the 20s, cyanide plating with no ventilation, learned the whole wax carving and casting process from a book and trial and error. They did have most of the pieces so it took a while to get it to work. But a lot of mistakes and a lot of good classes(granulation, repair, stone setting),world class instructors (Jean Stark), luck and 26 years later I am working for myself still doing some commission work but spending most of my time with new material and techniques. New shop dog too. Lady Landsdowne Pricilla, Shih Tzu, more princess than guard dog.

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Last updated on September 16, 2012
Stony Bridge Jewelry is owned by Tom de Grom. I started making jewelry in 1987 after several classes at The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and under the guidance of John and Mike Green in Monterey, CA. I continued my training at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and off site classes conducted by master jewelers bythe Flordia Society of Goldsmiths. Having created jewelry in California, Washington, D.C., Oregon, North Carolina and Arkansas; I have worked with an unusual variety of materials such as Chinese gaming chips, meteorites, sugilite, moldavite, ammolite and other more standard stones. All of my jewelry is handcrafted me and I strive to make unique one of a kind pieces along with some limited addition series; however, because they are made one piece at a time, there will always be differences giving each piece a look and feel all its own.

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I accept PayPal, checks or money orders for payment on purchases. Arkansas residents will be charged sales tax. You can pay using your credit card securely through Etsy. If mailing payment, please let me know that you have sent it. I will not start processing your order until payment has cleared the bank. And please note, if your payment does not arrive within two weeks, I will cancel your order through Etsy.
Some items may be available for purchase through Etsy layaway program. Please contact
Stony Bridge Jewelry to work out the details of the layaway. Item will not ship until full payment has been received.
Shipping
Items that need sizing or are commissioned will take approximately 4 weeks to be made, or as determined at the time of the order.
When you purchase an item from me, I will make sure the item is packaged correctly to prevent damage to the contents. If an item is returned to me by the customer, it is the customer’s responsibility to package the item to prevent damage by using a strong box and securing the item within the box so that there is no movement when the package is jostled during shipping. It is the customer's responsibility to include Delivery Confirmation as well as to insure the item for the value you have paid for it. If the package the customer is sending back to us is lost in shipping, it is the customer’s responsibility to resolve this with their shipping company.
I do our very best to ship within 2 business days after payment is received in full for existing inventory. If it is going be longer than 2days, I will let you know. Normally shipping is USPS Priority Mail with tracking and insurance - tracking and insurance are mandatory. Priority delivery time is roughly 2-7 days depending on where you are located. Be sure your Etsy shipping address and your PayPal shipping address are the same and up to date. I ship to the Etsy address unless you make other arrangements. Also, please note shipping times are not certain and not guaranteed. I can’t be responsible for transit delays in shipping. Express shipping is available at additional cost.
Please contact me for price options and details on international shipping. Outside of the United States I have found there are only a few options. As a standard shipping profile for any international delivery, I will ship USPS Express International or via 1st Class International Mail with Registered status as I am able to track the package. Other USPS methods will not have tracking, while Fed-Ex or UPS are three times the cost. Also, please note shipping times are not certain and not guaranteed. I can’t be responsible for transit delays in shipping. International buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Commissioned Designs:
All of my pieces are guaranteed for quality and workmanship. If I did something wrong in making your item, or it was damaged in transit, I will correct it immediately. All commissioned pieces are non returnable and non refundable,
Existing Inventory:
I put as much information as possible in my listings and all pieces are exactly as represented. I want you to be delighted with your purchase! I will refund payment if you are unhappy with your purchase, as long as you notify me within 7 days of receipt of your purchase. Return shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the purchaser. After I have received your item, in its original condition, I will refund the purchase price minus any shipping and insurance costs. A few items may incur a 10% restocking fee; however, these will be identified in their item description. Notifications after the initial 7 days will be issued a store credit. After 30 days no returns will be accepted. If one of my pieces fails due to a flaw in workmanship, I will repair it at no charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
GUARANTEE POLICY: I guarantee all of my work. If something breaks due to workmanship, I will gladly fix it for you and will pay for the return shipping. If you have any questions at all about a specific piece, or any questions about our work in general, please contact me. I will be delighted to respond as soon as possible.

Commissioned Pieces: I do make custom designed jewelry at your request to design specifics that we have agreed upon, but I must be paid in full prior to starting the work. I need full payment to cover the cost of the design time, the metals, gems, other materials and the labor to complete the piece. If you have a deadline and I agree to meet this deadline, you may incur additional costs. When I make a commissioned piece, it is one of a kind. I will never make another except at your request. If I have to make a mold for casting you piece, I will keep the mold under your name just incase you may want another. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a commissioned piece and you contact me within 7 days of receiving your purchase. I will work with you to ensure your satisfaction with your purchase if at all possible.

RING SIZING I request that with ring orders, you do not use on-line ring sizing methods of any kind. Paper sizers that can be printed from web sites are notoriously inaccurate. To avoid any conflict I highly recommend you visit your local jeweler to confirm your ring size prior to ordering. Please note extremely hot or cold days can cause differences in your ring size. Additionally, the width of the ring needs to be taken into consideration. Most jewelers have ring sizers for narrow or wide bands

During my time as a jeweler, I have been given jewelry to appraise only to find that the diamonds were synthetic, or worse, CZs. Solid gold 18 Kt chains were plated and even plastic was passed off as Baltic amber. Therefore I prefer to provide the stones for any commissioned work. I do not guarantee any stone provided by a customer in any way. I do still set customer’s stones as a courtesy but it is at your risk. All gold, silver or gems that I use in my jewelry comes from suppliers which have written policies in place, to insure that they are in compliance not only with international laws, but with accepted social and environmental practices.
All of my designs and photos are copyrighted and may NOT be duplicated.