ShantasticJewelry

Nebraska, United States · 1945 Sales

ShantasticJewelry

Nebraska, United States 1945 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(942)

Announcement   Hi! Welcome to my shop! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SADLY, I WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE CAD DESIGNED RINGS. I WILL BE ABLE TO DO CUSTOM ORDERS FOR RINGS WITH PRE-DESIGNED SETTINGS. I SINCERELY APOLOGIZE. :( "Like" Shantastic Jewelry on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/ShantasticJewelry To follow me on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/shandroid/shantastic-jewelry-on-etsy/
To subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDio5cF2PQzA5_Q3w_pfCw
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NOTICE: I recently improved my shop sections. Some items have both natural and lab created stones. If there are natural stones set in the piece at all, they will be located in the "natural" section. Please note that the entire item may not be made with all natural gemstones. Thank you!


Please let me know if you have any questions, and please take a moment to read my policies and check out my "about" page to learn a little about me. MAKE SURE TO READ HOW TO BECOME A SHANTASTIC VIP!! Thank you so much, and enjoy your stay!! ~Shannon

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 22, 2016

Hi! Welcome to my shop! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SADLY, I WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE CAD DESIGNED RINGS. I WILL BE ABLE TO DO CUSTOM ORDERS FOR RINGS WITH PRE-DESIGNED SETTINGS. I SINCERELY APOLOGIZE. :( "Like" Shantastic Jewelry on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/ShantasticJewelry To follow me on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/shandroid/shantastic-jewelry-on-etsy/
To subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDio5cF2PQzA5_Q3w_pfCw
Follow me on Instagram! (ShantasticJewelry)


NOTICE: I recently improved my shop sections. Some items have both natural and lab created stones. If there are natural stones set in the piece at all, they will be located in the "natural" section. Please note that the entire item may not be made with all natural gemstones. Thank you!


Please let me know if you have any questions, and please take a moment to read my policies and check out my "about" page to learn a little about me. MAKE SURE TO READ HOW TO BECOME A SHANTASTIC VIP!! Thank you so much, and enjoy your stay!! ~Shannon

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About

I couldn't find what I wanted that I could afford, so I decided to make it!

For a long while, I have always wanted a diamond ring with blue sapphire side stones which represents my hubby (April birthstone) surrounded by my two sons (September birthstones). Sadly, what I wanted cost way too much! I scoured the internet looking for a more affordable option, but what I found was either too cheap, or too expensive for a non-genuine gemstone ring. I found that there is definitely a need for more lab created stone jewelry using quality, non-plated silver. I also found that so many jewelry items are set with cheap, glassy cubic zirconias. This is unacceptable to me! In my extensive online searches, I found a gemstone dealer in England who offers the "H" color cz and light champagne, plus a white cz that isn't glassy. I want to be unique, so I use these czs.

You will find more than beautiful cubic zirconia jewelry in my shop. I love using genuine gemstones whenever possible. My favorite gemstone to use is topaz, but I love finding gemstones at reputable USA gemstone dealers to use in my jewelry. I try very hard to provide unique and beautiful jewelry for my customers at an affordable price. My only goal is to provide jewelry that will make the wearer super happy. I want her to be able to show off her jewelry and be proud of it!

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  • Shannon Wright

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a stay-at-home mom who has always liked arts and crafts. I have a particular interest in beautiful, affordable jewelry. I think everyone deserves to be able to wear gorgeous jewelry without having to break the bank to do so.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2016
Hi, and welcome to my shop!! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I gladly accept credit cards, Etsy gift cards and Paypal. I will also put an item on hold for up to one week. Custom orders must be paid in full before I will begin working on them. I do not accept checks, money orders or Paypal e-checks.

Customers living in Nebraska will be charged 5.5% sales tax on purchases.

LAYAWAY: I can provide layaway for pre-made items and custom orders for up to three months. Please note that for custom orders, I can take two payments.
Shipping
All in-stock items ship out within 1-2 business days via USPS first class, priority small box, priority express padded envelope (order is placed in another padded mailer inside), or registered mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. Custom orders will ship out upon receipt of any out of stock materials and after work is done. This varies, due to supplier delay. They also are shipped in the same manner as in stock items. If you would prefer another mode of shipping, please contact me.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ETSY ADDRESS IS CORRECT WHEN PLACING AN ORDER, AS BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR INFORMATION. I DO NOT SHIP VIA PAYPAL, SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ETSY ADDRESS IS YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS. IF AN INCORRECT ADDRESS IS ENTERED, AND IF YOUR PACKAGE IS MISDELIVERED, A REFUND WILL ONLY BE GIVEN ONCE THE PACKAGE RETURNS TO ME. ALSO, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PAYPAL ADDRESS IS THE SAME AS YOUR ETSY ADDRESS..THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

ITEMS TO BE GIVEN AS GIFTS:
Please let me know if you are giving one of my items as a gift to qualify for the special gift refund policy. All shipping invoices are shipped without a price, whether the order is for a gift or not.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS:
PLEASE READ! EVERY COUNTRY HAS IT'S OWN POLICIES REGARDING CUSTOM DUTIES. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE DUTIES CHARGED TO YOU BY YOUR COUNTRY. THANK YOU!!

PAYPAL USERS PLEASE READ! IF AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT IS REFUSED BY THE BUYER BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT TO PAY VAT FEES, A 10% RE-STOCKING FEE WILL BE CHARGED IF THE PACKAGE IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER YOUR COUNTRY SHIPS IT BACK. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PACKAGES TAKE A LONG TIME TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE DESTINATION, AND THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH TIME THAT SELLER FEES CAN BE REVERSED FROM PAYPAL. THANK YOU!!

I will ship to certain foreign countries first class international, priority small box, priority express padded envelope (the item is always placed in another padded mailer inside), or registered mail. I package very securely. Each item is in its own pouch, then placed in a cardboard jewelry box with cotton insert. For first class, I place the box in a small bubble mailer, then in a 6"x10" bubble mailer. I use packing tape on the entire envelope for added protection and security. I do make every effort to secure each purchase for an international shipment, however, if you would prefer to have your purchase shipped in a box, please let me know and I will quote you a price. Thank you

PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO SHIP THE PACKAGE AS "GIFT" AS THIS IS ILLEGAL FOR ME TO DO SO. THANK YOU!

CUSTOM ORDERS: I guarantee your item will ship by the "ship by" date on your receipt, or I will send a free gift! This could be a shipping upgrade, a piece of jewelry or both, depending on waiting time. Usually, delays in custom orders are due to my suppliers (usually :) ), but I take responsibility for it. I really don't like when my customers have to wait even longer for their order to be shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
PLEASE READ: If you are unhappy for any reason after receiving your purchase, please contact me and I will help you with a return or an exchange. I will only accept a specialized item (such as a mother's ring) as a return IF the item arrives defective. Specialized items are very personal and cannot be resold. Thank you for your understanding.

SPECIAL CAD CUSTOM ORDERS ARE NOT-RETURNABLE (unless there is a defect, which hasn't happened yet :) )

PLEASE do not leave three or fewer stars and a poor review prior to contacting me. Please, before leaving this kind of review, consider if the reason you are leaving it is my fault. If, for example, a stone appears smaller or bigger than you had thought but is the exact measurements stated in the listing, please consider not leaving three or fewer stars for me. If I have done everything that is expected of me, please do not leave this review.

I will not let my customers be dissatisfied. All of my items are made with great care by me, however, sometimes an item just isn't what you were expecting. I understand this happens occasionally, so I will always take a return (that is not specialized, as in with mother's rings) with no questions asked and no fuss. I do have a unique return policy, though, so the following paragraphs explain that.

FOR LOST/DAMAGED IN THE MAIL ITEMS: I always insure every package in case of loss or damage, however, U-Pic insurance requires the buyer to fill out a buyer affidavit (it's short). Please note that this must be completed before a refund is given. Thank you.

THERE ARE NO RETURNS FOR SPECIALIZED CUSTOMS: Specialized custom orders are orders that are worked on by a customer and myself to create something special just for you or someone you are buying for. These can take hours of time working with a customer, which I am happy to do, and the final result is an item a customer wants that is their specific size and preferences. These items are not easily resold, so there are no returns. Customers should be absolutely sure they are ready and pleased with the special custom order prior to purchase. Thank you so much!

RETURN POLICY FOR ITEMS TO BE WORN IMMEDIATELY:
I accept refunds within 14 days of receipt. Custom orders may be returned within 14 days as well as long as the item is not personalized in any way. (Such as a mother's ring with different, specific, personal stone choices.) If the item is in perfect condition, but you just do not care for it in person, I will refund your money minus shipping costs, but if you feel the item is defective, I will cover return shipping costs.

RETURN POLICY FOR ITEMS BOUGHT TO BE GIVEN AS GIFTS:
I understand that sometimes my pieces will be purchased with the intent to give as a gift and will not be worn right after purchase. I will extend my return policy to 14 days AFTER a gift is given IF this information is given to me PRIOR to purchase. I am happy to be flexible. This policy is only for gifts planned to be given ONE MONTH maximum after receipt of purchase. I apologize, but I cannot extend my return policy longer than that. Again, this policy does not apply to personalized pieces. Please contact me if more explanation is required, thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: I will not accept any returns for items that have been altered in any way by anyone. Returns are expected to be in the same condition they arrived in. Thank you
Additional policies and FAQs
ABOUT MY PIECES: My pieces are very high quality and made to last a lifetime (if properly cared for). I use only solid, unplated sterling silver or solid 14k gold settings. I do not ever use flimsy snap-tite settings. These are settings that take zero skill to use and are meant to be used by inexperienced jewelry makers. I believe my customers deserve better than that, so I do not use these. I DO NOT MAKE MY OWN SETTINGS, as I do not have the equipment necessary, but I do buy them from trusted settings casting businesses. I buy all my natural gemstones from US gem dealers and my lab and cz stones from US and United Kingdom dealers.

PLEASE NOTE: I AM UNABLE TO SIZE RINGS MYSELF AND MUST RE-MOUNT STONES INTO NEW SETTINGS. NOT ALL SETTINGS COME IN ALL SIZES (BUT MOST DO). PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO PURCHASE TO MAKE SURE I AM ABLE TO GET YOUR SIZE. THANK YOU!

ABOUT MY CUBIC ZIRCONIAS: The cubic zirconias that I use in my jewelry are the finest diamond simulants you can find for the price. They are truly "precision faceted" to look as close to a diamond as possible. The vast majority of czs are not faceted this way. My czs are made from superior quality rough that will not cloud up over time, since this is caused by czs being made from inferior material that has many tiny bubbles which pop over time causing the cloudiness. My prices may be higher than other sellers because the czs I buy are some of the best quality to be found anywhere. They aren't cheap, but very worth it!

PLEASE BEWARE of any sellers who claim to be selling "MAN MADE DIAMONDS" that are not thousands of dollars. True man made diamonds, lab created diamonds, or synthetic diamonds are identical in every way to a diamond, just made in a lab. They cost thousands of dollars, are never set in sterling silver and are not made in larger sizes. Anyone who claims they are selling a diamond simulant that is somehow "better than a cz" but not a moissanite are NOT telling you the truth. A "man-made diamond" is NOT any lab stone that looks like a diamond! These terms are specifically reserved for "real" lab diamonds that are identical in structure, ie. made of carbon in a lab.

There are NO Russian companies selling "man made diamonds" or cubic zirconia stones! Any seller telling you they buy directly from Russia are not telling you the truth. Russia first developed how to make a cz, but this is their claim to fame, NOT awesome czs, or somehow "better" than cz stones. There is only one Russian manufacturer that makes cz rough, but this company does not make faceted stones.

Cubic zirconia material can be made at higher quality standards, but it will always be moh's 8.5 and will not be identical to a diamond in specifications. In fact, it is a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) violation to misrepresent a cubic zirconia by calling it a "man made diamond." The term "simulant" MUST be used immediately after the word "diamond" to differentiate it between a "real" lab diamond. This can be very confusing for consumers, who do not realize they are only buying cubic zirconia when they believe they are buying a "real" diamond, just made in a lab. That is why I choose to use the exact terminology for what my stones are. I will NEVER misrepresent the stones I sell. I will ALWAYS tell you the truth. Please let me know if you have any questions, I am always happy to help.

WHAT IS THIS "WARM OR WARMER" DESCRIPTION FOR CUBIC ZIRCONIAS BUSINESS?
Most czs come in one shade of white: D color. Most are also dull and look cheap. I only buy high quality czs and if they are still too white, I bake them in my oven to make them warmer and more diamond-like. Baking does not give czs a yellow tint, just more depth. The baking process does not harm the stones, does not fade and is permanent. I also sell very unique "very light yellow tint" czs that look similar to H/I/J color diamonds. THIS IS NOT A SCIENCE. Grading is just a best guess and may not perfectly match the same color grade of a diamond.

WHAT IS THIS BUSINESS ABOUT DIAMOND EQUIVALENCE IN YOUR LISTINGS?
In some of my listings, for stones that may simulate diamonds in particular, you will see the terms "diamond equivalent." Many diamond simulants, such as cubic zirconia, and natural gems, such as white topaz, are heavier than diamond, so stating their carat weight does not help a customer better understand the size of the stone in relation to the size of the diamond they want to simulate. I have included this information so you may have an easier time visualizing the size of the gemstones. Many people already have an idea what certain size diamonds look like, so I have found this to be helpful. I am also happy to take additional photos that show better what a piece looks like when worn.

ABOUT MY GENUINE GEMSTONES: I purchase all of my genuine gemstones from USA gem dealers. You will never find any questionable gems, such as "5ct eye clean genuine blue sapphire set in sterling for $200" because truly genuine gems such as these cost much, much more than this. In fact, the term "gemstone" is reserved for gems mined from the earth. It is an FTC violation to use the term "gemstone" for czs or lab created stones. I try to educate myself about gems and find myself constantly questioning and learning from my friends who are board certified gemologists. Sadly, the market is flooded with synthetic stones being sold as genuine. Please remember when shopping, the old adage, "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is." I am always available if you have questions.

ABOUT MY SALES: Occasionally, I will have monthly sales (usually birthstone sales) that require using a specific code. PLEASE do not use this code unless you are purchasing the appropriate item on sale, for instance, if the sale is for sapphire items only, please do not purchase a cz item and use the code. If this rule is not followed, I will not ship the item until the discount erroneously taken is paid in full. There is one exception: If you are purchasing a sale item AND another non-sale item, you will get the discount off BOTH items. Thank you!

ABOUT MY PRICES:
I try very hard to keep my prices as low as possible. I will not charge exorbitant prices, however, my prices listed are as is. I will not "haggle" with anyone over my prices. I will, however, discuss prices with a customer who is interested in placing a custom order for a unique piece, not for sizing custom orders. I do not profit from charges related to sizing of rings. I charge my customers exactly what my ring caster charges me. Thank you for your understanding.


ARE YOU A PUSHY SELLER?
Absolutely not!!! If you need additional pics to visualize the size or appearance of any item, feel free to contact me. I have a "no pressure, no obligation" policy so customers feel comfortable asking for more pics or information about all my pieces. I will NEVER try to contact you further to see if you are still interested. This is your business. Feel free to ask me about anything regarding my pieces, gemstones or jewelry-making in general, I will be happy to help out if possible.

CUSTOM ORDERS:
I will gladly accept custom orders for the majority of the items in my shop (if possible). I will also work with you to find the perfect jewelry item for a low cost. Custom orders may take up to three weeks (CAD orders can take 4-6 weeks) to create. This depends upon whether I have the needed materials in stock or not.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: I DO NOT MAKE MY OWN SETTINGS, so I cannot control how long it takes to receive a setting from my casters. Also, as they are human, they sometimes make a mistake and I may need to return the setting for them to make a new one. This pushes the "ship-by" date out even further. I appreciate your patience during this production time. Thank you!

Many of my unique cubic zirconia items are ordered from England, so any custom order that requires an order from my English supplier may take an additional week to 14 days. I usually receive orders from this company within 8-10 days, however. I do charge a fee for custom orders. This fee depends on how much time I spend with a customer planning and designing. A smaller fee will be charged for resizing, it will be larger for time-consuming orders. I will always send emails on the progress of your custom order, and you may always send questions or concerns via message as well.

ABOUT OTHER CUSTOM WORK: I am happy to work with you setting your stones into NEW, UNPLATED, settings that I can aquire or that you send to me. I will not attempt to set stones into a previously used setting, as this weakens the prongs, primarily on sterling silver settings. I MAY consider re-mounting a stone into a very basic solid gold ring setting. Please message me if you would like me to take a look at your ring.

NOTICE: I recently improved my shop sections. Some items have both natural and lab created stones. If there are natural stones set in the piece at all, they will be located in the "natural" section. Please note that the entire item may not be made with all natural gemstones. Thank you!

SHANTASTIC VIP PROGRAM:
I appreciate my repeat customers so much that I reward them!! After TWO ORDERS (two transactions), you can become a SHANTASTIC VIP!! The order must be a complete jewelry item (not a loose stone, setting, etc), either made to order or already made. Please contact me if you would like to be a Shantastic VIP after qualifying.

HOW TO CLEAN MY PIECES: To clean your sterling silver or solid gold jewelry, all you need to do is gently brush it with a soft toothbrush, warm water and mild detergent, like dish soap, then rinse and dry with a tea towel. To keep the silver or gold looking shiny and new, just polish with a polishing cloth made for gold and silver, these are inexpensive and easy to find.

NEW FEEDBACK (REVIEWS) SYSTEM:
In 2013, Etsy changed the feedback system. Prior to this change, shop owners were able to leave feedback for customers, but now we are unable to. Please understand that even though I am unable to leave glowing feedback for you, your positive feedback is very much appreciated and critical for the success of my business. Thank you for your understanding. ~Shannon