greenec2003 on Jun 23, 2016
I like this ring. It's so weird, different, creative. Who wears a giraffe on their finger? I guess I do now. I like the length and quality. It's funny. It's so different I like it. I can't believe I like it.
I inhale blessings and exhale creativity...
I grew up surrounded with amazing jewelry makers and designers. My family, being in the business since 1986, influenced me a lot. I grew up playing with metal which turned into something bigger than expected. I am very happy about how life turned out.
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Strozzi Abecel P. Rosende
Owner, Maker, Designer
Hi! Call me MEOW because I am a cat-person! I create jewelry to please not only people who love unique and handcrafted creations, but also myself because each item I make is like an extension of my person and comes from me to you with so much love!
STROZZ! to symbolize craft(wo)manship, not mass produced.
Accepted payment methods
Please note that if you are paying by e-check on Paypal, your order will be shipped only once we receive notification from Paypal that your e-check has cleared (this process usually takes a few days).
Estimated Delivery time: 18 business days (Int'l). Please note that occasionally delivery may take a few more days.
Delivered by: your postal service.
We ship every Mon. (for orders placed by Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 11am Philippines time) and Thurs. (for orders placed by Tuesday and Wedn. 11am Philippines time).
RUSH / EXPRESS SHIPPING OPTION
Items shipping internationally are shipped by FEDEX Mail in a sturdy box, with one flat rate for all items together. Any import duty or taxes are the buyer's responsibility and are not paid by Handmade STROZZI. We are not responsible for lost or delayed international mail. You may contact us before ordering to discuss the price for Priority Mail International or other shipment methods if you wish.
Please note that you may be charged certain customs fees according to your country's rules and regulations, which are not in our control.
We can ship to a third party, so please notify us at checkout if you wish your purchase to be a gift. We are also happy to add a small note and you can send us the text.
Refunds and Exchanges
You may return any unused item you purchased, for a full refund or exchange within 30 days from date of purchase.
Please mail returned items to:
Strozzi Abecel P. Rosende
20Mt. Makiling St. Singson Village, Tipolo
Mandaue City, Cebu Philippines 6014
Custom orders including Customized / personalized name necklaces, monograms and special orders cannot be returned; please shop seriously and review the measurements specified in each listing.
Additional policies and FAQs
As well as being strong and resilient, stainless steel has an attractive muted grey color that is finished in shiny or matte. According to WGSN (Worth Global Style Network), this modest silver/grey metal is gaining popularity through "industrial beauty" and "post-nature" designs. In jewelry, stainless steel is appearing in trending paracord survival bracelets, jewelry with rivets and buckles and as a popular color in urban-themed fashions.
Physical Properties of Stainless Steel:
Stainless steel contains at least 10% chromium and, depending on the grade of the stainless steel, it may include smaller percentages of nickel, molybdenum, titanium, niobium and other metals. The percentage of chromium is significant because chromium combines with oxygen to form a thin, invisible layer of chrome-containing oxide. This protective layer is what makes stainless steel "stainless." Unlike the title, stainless steel is not actually stainless, just extremely resistant to corrosion.
Stainless steel findings and wire have excellent integrity but are still bendable. It may take a little more "oomph" to bend it into the desired shape than other metals, but the advantage is that the finished design will retain its shape more dutifully.
With its resistance to rust, oxidation and discoloration, this corrosion-resistant alloy is ideal for long-lasting jewelry designs. It's also unplated and will not fade or chip over time. This metal is the best suggestion for those living in high-humidity locations, as the metal will keep from rusting much longer than other metals.
Jewelry made with these findings will endure heavy wear longer than those made with carbon steel and softer base metals. Jumprings and loops made in headpins and wire are less likely to come open under the weight of pendants or multi-layer designs. Choose this metal for lanyards, key chains, men's jewelry or other pieces that will receive a lot of use.
Because many stainless steel jewelry-making supplies are unplated, they are an excellent alternative for wearers with allergies and sensitivity to base metals such as copper or brass. For designs where the findings will be in close contact with the wearer's skin (especially in the summer-time when heat often exaggerates the reaction to skin) unplated stainless steel is one of the best options available. Stainless steel may contain some nickel, but it's generally considered hypoallergenic for most people. This is the reason that type 316L stainless steel is often used as starter earrings for newly pierced ears.
Pair stainless steel findings and materials with designs that need some extra fortification, or simply use it to add a modern metallic resonance to any design.