nature inspired handcrafted silver jewelry

Cleveland, Ohio · 3208 Sales


nature inspired handcrafted silver jewelry

Cleveland, Ohio 3208 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   SToNZ "organically elegant" jewelry from nature
Sterling Silver Jewelry Beach Stones Sea Glass Pearls Vintage Keys Hearts Tokens Charms and other goodies.
Also interesting vintage finds from my estate sale adventures!
Proud to be born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers!

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” ~ Rachel Carson

Celebrating more than 3200 sales since starting SToNZ on Etsy!
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Designs, images and content ©2007-2018 STōNZ™


Last updated on May 15, 2018

SToNZ "organically elegant" jewelry from nature
Sterling Silver Jewelry Beach Stones Sea Glass Pearls Vintage Keys Hearts Tokens Charms and other goodies.
Also interesting vintage finds from my estate sale adventures!
Proud to be born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers!

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” ~ Rachel Carson

Celebrating more than 3200 sales since starting SToNZ on Etsy!
Learn more about me here:
And see what my customers are saying:

Designs, images and content ©2007-2018 STōNZ™


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

SusanGistTaylor on May 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! I've been wanting one of your wishing stone circles for awhile...and am actually wearing your 3 stone necklace I bought previously today! :D I visited Lake Erie as a child when in Flint, MI visiting family. Would love to go back someday! but unfortunately everyone has passed away...til then i've got the stones to remember by.


Lulu4Rose on May 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This makes a great Mother's Day gift. I treated myself to this bracelet. A good size bracelet without being overwhelming on the wrist. I love the shape of the heart. Great. Thanks.

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When you find a way to recycle the sterling silver remnants you have scattered across your work space. This heavy sterling necklace is so luscious. Adjustable length for versatility.
Back to beach combing! Just listed this beautiful collection of blue aggregate stones. So many things you could do with these.
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SToNZ: organically elegant sterling silver jewelry inspired by nature and history

I have loved making art for as long as I can remember. I was fortunate enough to grow up with arts loving parents who encouraged my artistic exploration from a young age. (Arts & Crafts camp? Painting classes at the museum? Metalsmithing classes anywhere I could find them? Sign me up!) Fortunately, my awesome husband also appreciates and supports my artistic pursuits!

My creative passions led me to art school (Go Blue!) where I earned a BFA in graphic design and illustration.
I worked as a professional illustrator at American Greetings for a decade and continued to do design work for a variety of clients from my home-based graphic design studio (SmARTwork Studio, Inc.) while raising my identical twin daughters.

Spending that much time on the computer made me really miss the hands-on act of MAKING things. So, I revisted my passion for metal and stone.

As a child I spent most of my summers at the beach. The seaglass and beach stones I collected over the years were filling bowls throughout my studio and home.
I realized I could creatively combine my two passions: making beautiful jewelry and beach combing for natural treasures. (Oh, and foraging at garage sales and flea markets for old keys, tokens and old sterling silver jewelry parts.) The result is SToNZ.

I found a perfect home on Etsy and have loved connecting with so many wonderful people around the world. (both customers and fellow artists)

Thank you to my inspiring, supportive customers. You remind me every day that SToNZ is not just something that I do for me. I do it for you!

I now have a vintage section. This will be constantly changing, so check back often for new and unusual finds from my garage sale adventures!

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Shop members

  • Susan

    Owner, Designer, Metalsmith

    A native of culturally rich Northeast Ohio, near beautiful Lake Erie, Susan has always been creative and drawn to the beach! She never passes a garage sale without stopping.

Production partners

  • a metal casting company

    Brooklyn, NY

    This casting company casts some of my designs in precious metals.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 2, 2017
More about me:

Some bracelets and link style necklaces can be adjusted for length on request.

Questions, comments, or concerns should be voiced before purchase.
Please feel free to convo or email me! I'd love to hear from you.
My email is: stonzware [!at]

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If an item is damaged in shipping I will be more than happy to fix or replace it free of charge. (This is unlikely as I am a careful packer!)
Sorry, but I cannot accept returns or exchanges on pierced earrings.
I offer money back if you are not satisfied with your order. (Except for customized jewelry and earrings.) I just ask that you give me the opportunity to solve any issues, before leaving feedback. I will always make it right.
Your satisfaction is my primary concern!
SToNZ accepts major credit cards through Etsy checkout or PayPal. You can use Paypal to pay with your credit card without having a Paypal account. If you have any difficulty with Paypal let me know and I can send you an invoice.

If you are in Ohio, 8% sales tax will be added to your purchase.

Layaway: If you want to put an item on layaway, send me a message and we can work something out. Please understand that by putting something on layaway you are committing to the purchase and that your deposit is not refundable.
I usually ship USPS First Class INSURED mail within the USA. First Class usually takes 2-3 days to most destinations in the USA. Most items are shipped same or next business day.

Once an item has been shipped, it is out of my control. I do not have any additional information outside of what your tracking number will tell you. I am not responsible for "lost" items if the tracking declares a package as being delivered.

• International customers please note: I can only estimate shipping time to countries outside the US. Please be patient, allow plenty of time and always contact me to let me know if you have not received your package after a reasonable amount of time has elapsed. 3-6 weeks is not unusual, especially during the holiday season.

• International Customs documents: I must fill out a customs form to ship to your country. The contents information and cost is automatically filled in when I generate the label. I will not falsify customs documents. Thank you for your understanding.

• Taxes and Duties: Your country may charge a duty or tax on jewelry or other merchandise coming into your country. Taxes or duties are the customer's responsibility. I do not reimburse for any fees, duties, taxes, or other charges made by your country on my products. All prices listed are USD. Packages returned to me unclaimed will be refunded for the merchandise only.
Here is a useful link to calculate duties that you may be required to pay on your shipment:

Please make sure your Paypal and Etsy shipping addresses match. I will use the Etsy address as a default if I do not hear from you about a discrepancy.

If you purchase an item as a gift, let me know and I’d be happy to send it to the recipient without a receipt and send the receipt to you. I do not always include a printed receipt in my packages. Please let me know if you absolutely want one.

When possible I use recycled or clean pre-used packing materials.
Not always pristine, but it saves trees!
Additional policies and FAQs

30 day repair warranty covers defective jewelry parts; does not cover natural stone variation and mistreated products. Most STōNZ items are durable, but like any jewelry, should be treated with TLC! If your SToNZ jewelry breaks after the 30 day period, do get in touch with me. I'll fix it if I can!

If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return the item within 7 days of purchase for a full refund not including shipping charges. Please let me know right away if you are sending something back. Personalized/customized items are not returnable for obvious reasons.

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I also try to post items on Facebook or Instagram before they are listed in my shop so you'll get a little advanced notice of the newest stuff.

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Note: All STōNZ beach glass and stones are collected in keeping within federal and state laws. Please do your part to respect the environment.

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I was SO proud to be featured on Inauguration Day 2008!! Thank you ETSY!

I am a proud member of SRAJD! Artist # 2194
(Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer)
Though STōNZ jewelry is made using natural beach stones, it is surprisingly lightweight. Beach stones are porous and so lightweight that you will find your STōNZ jewelry to be very comfortable to wear. I only use sterling silver (or occasionally copper or gold) and high quality sterling clasps.
No two STōNZ items are ever the same. Each stone was created and sea tumbled by Mother Nature then transformed into a unique piece of beautiful wearable artwork. All pearls are real natural freshwater pearls, often with funky blemishes and natural imperfections. This adds to their natural beauty and seems to marry perfectly with the earthy quality of the beach stones and silver findings.

I like to add other materials to my jewelry as I come across interesting doodads. (Wow, my spell check actually knew how to spell that word!)

I frequently oxidize my sterling silver chains and buff them for a matte satin finish to compliment the links and stones on the pendants. A word of warning: Dipping these chains in liquid jewelry cleaner or using cream silver polish may remove this dark oxidization. Daily wear will cause your jewelry to get shinier. You can buff it gently with a nylon dish scrubbing pad or fine steel wool if you want to restore the matte finish.
If you prefer a shinier look, you can buff your jewelry with a polishing cloth. STōNZ beach stones may darken a bit with wear due to the oils in your skin. They actually get more beautiful as you wear them! For the occasional cleaning of your STōNZ jewelry it is best to use a soft toothbrush with a mild dish soap and then rinse with water.

Look for photos of SToNZ™ jewelry in this book from Rockport Publishers entitled "1000 Jewelry Inspirations" by Sandra Salamony
SToNZ™ is a proud member of The Cleveland Handmade Street Team
and a leader of the awesome Chattymetalsmiths!
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• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
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I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
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• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Susan Saltzman, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at stonzware [!at] or swsaltzman [!at]