SharonaNissan

Artisan Jewelry-Luxe Boho, Native American, Bridal

New York, United States · 457 Sales

SharonaNissan

Artisan Jewelry-Luxe Boho, Native American, Bridal

New York, United States 457 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(236)

Announcement   Welcome to my little shop of indulgence for women with discerning tastes and Fashionistas worldwide. Here you’ll find unique artisan designer jewelry & belt buckles ranging from luxe Boho Native American style, to exceptional bridal and evening pieces. Whether you crave drama or just a simple yet eye catching casual piece of jewelry, each handcrafted jewel in this shop is stamped with my trademark style aesthetic & extreme care to quality.

So I hope you shop, splurge, and above all have fun:)

Please re acquaint yourself periodically with my shop policies and announcement for up to date information & to answer any questions you may have.

Current turnaround for CUSTOM ORDERS is approximately 3 weeks

To view my shop policies:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SharonaNissan/policies

To view my website:
www.SharonaNissan.com

To access Sharona Nissan social media pages
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Sharona.Nissan.Jewelry
To follow on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/sharonanissan/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SharonaNissan
@SharonaNissan
Instagram:
http://instagram.com/sharonanissan

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 26, 2016

Welcome to my little shop of indulgence for women with discerning tastes and Fashionistas worldwide. Here you’ll find unique artisan designer jewelry & belt buckles ranging from luxe Boho Native American style, to exceptional bridal and evening pieces. Whether you crave drama or just a simple yet eye catching casual piece of jewelry, each handcrafted jewel in this shop is stamped with my trademark style aesthetic & extreme care to quality.

So I hope you shop, splurge, and above all have fun:)

Please re acquaint yourself periodically with my shop policies and announcement for up to date information & to answer any questions you may have.

Current turnaround for CUSTOM ORDERS is approximately 3 weeks

To view my shop policies:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SharonaNissan/policies

To view my website:
www.SharonaNissan.com

To access Sharona Nissan social media pages
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Sharona.Nissan.Jewelry
To follow on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/sharonanissan/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SharonaNissan
@SharonaNissan
Instagram:
http://instagram.com/sharonanissan

Sharona Nissan

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Sharona Nissan

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(236)
smyly10

smyly10 on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have been looking all over for a lariat style necklace and this is perfect! It is exactly as pictured. I bought the 2 necklaces that are pictured together and they look fantastic! Thank you, I will be back to your store!!

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Updates

Boho princess Dylan rocking summer white chandelier earrings. Love love love
Stunning young Dylan wearing a pyrite leather choker. You can never go wrong with metallic
Showing my love for color and summer time is the best time for color. Hope you love it too:))
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About

I aspire to make coveted objects of desire, small treasures to be worn & adored.

The following is an excerpt from a 10 page designer feature published in Belle Armoire Jewelry by Ricë Freeman-Zachery

“It’s funny how childhood stigmas stay with you long after they’re gone,” Sharona says. She tried and never seemed to have the knack for creative expression that her brother Yuval displayed in abundance. “So it came to be known that he was the artist in the family; I, on the other hand, was the mathematician in the family.” By college, her path seemed to be set. She enrolled to study accounting, and quickly dropped out. It wasn’t until her second try where she double majored in film and communications/media studies, which she loved. Sharona was also just starting to make jewelry as a hobby. She hadn’t thought of turning it into a career, but a rep took note of her skill and suggested this could become a business. Almost immediately, Sharona had a rep and was getting good press.
“I was working out of my parents’ basement,” she remembers. She took her entire savings, borrowed the rest, and signed up for her first NYC trade show. “I barely covered expenses but kept going. In the next couple of years I really struggled.” She sat over her jewelry table in the basement until two or three every morning, perfecting her designs and creating one-of-a-kind pieces with turquoise, agate, freshwater pearls and rhinestones, teaching herself wire work as she went. Sometimes the long hours and lack of steady income were discouraging, but every time she thought about abandoning her jewelry and doing something else, something would happen that would spur her on: a new idea or great press or an order. “After about three years I actually started to make a living,” Sharona says. Two years later, she was picked up by Saks.
“At the time, I also increased my wholesale orders, hired three employees, and things were good.” Unfortunately, most of us know all too well what happened next: the economic crash hurt lots of people. The trade shows cost more than they brought in. Sharona’s beloved mother was terminally ill, and everything looked bleak.
Sharona took a couple of years to take care of her mother and then heal along with her brothers and father, and it wasn’t until 2011 that she took a look around her studio and noticed that she actually had a pretty good inventory on hand.
“I had opened my first Etsy shop back in 2009 but really neglected it,” she says. Since listing items in her shop was something she could do from her apartment in the evenings after working on new designs, she dusted off that shop and opened two more. While it hasn’t been “a rags to riches story” she says, she’s found a niche and connected with customers who love her work.
Everything in her studio has its place, of course, a necessity because this is, after all, a New York apartment. “It’s a small space that’s become much smaller with two large desks, one for computer and paper work, the larger one for my art,” she says of the room that functions as both office and studio. “Both on my art desk and below are hundreds of beads, crystals, wires, chain, findings, leather cords, rhinestones, tools, buckles and stones in drawers, shelves, small containers and large [ones].” Armoires behind each desk are filled with finished work, divided by Etsy shop.
Mornings begin with a walk with Kingston, her ruby Cavalier trying, Sharona reports, “to implement Cesar Milan’s recommendations for a happy, stable existence.” She’s hoping the Dog Whisperer’s rules can help Kingston work on his problematic self-assessment as a huge ferocious dog trapped in a cute little body.
Back home, another coffee, more email and then she slides into the zone where “the magic happens.” Multiple projects unfold at once as she moves back and forth among them, weaving the wire and working the stones. Her dad drops by to get any outgoing mail--for which Sharona is so grateful. She’s at the design desk until about 8 pm, when, theoretically, she’s finished for the day.
“After that it’s supposed to be my time, but after dinner, a shower and another stroll with Kingston, I often find myself on the couch with my computer listing new items or doing some photo editing, unless my friends show up in which case the computer gets tossed and I’m making pizza nachos for the girls.”
It’s a fulfilling life, and Sharona loves the work, from the exciting new designs to the calm of wiring; but what she loves most is knowing that the things she makes enrich the lives of the people who wear them. Hearing from her customers is simply the best.
“It’s really gratifying to know how they’re wearing it or how they’re enjoying it. This is why I do what I do.”

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  • Sharona Nissan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a self taught NY based jewelry designer/wire artist. I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I truly love and have worked hard over the years to perfect my craft. I currently run my shop from my studio which I share with 2 lovable canines.

  • Kingston

    Prince

    A true blue blood, his heinousness, I mean highness, my stunning ruby red King Charles Cavalier. With his long luxurious hair, & a face so cute it's worthy of magazine covers, the boy has an attitude only a mom can tolerate and love.

  • Montana

    Flirt

    My sweet girl red nosed rescue, who in stressful times will always goof around and make me smile. A true team player, flirt, and social butterfly, Montana (aka "Monty" pronounced with British accent) gives new meaning to the term therapy dog.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Thank you for choosing Sharona Nissan. My goal is to bring you unique superior products and outstanding customer service. Brand loyalty and repeat business will attest to my commitment. I have worked hard to perfect & evolve my skills over the years to insure that you, the customer, will be 100% satisfied. So if it is a Sharona Nissan it will be evident in the details and longevity, I guarantee it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
PAYMENT
I currently accept all forms of payment Etsy offers. Please note that full payment must be received prior to shipping.

NY STATE SALES TAX
Since I work and ship out of NY I am required to collect a sales tax. All orders shipped within New York State will incur a sales tax of 8.875 % at checkout.
Shipping
DOMESTIC ORDERS
PROCESSING & DELIVERY:
Once payment is received, ready to ship items will be shipped within 1-5 business days (usually within 24 hours). Made to order items will vary in processing times, please read item descriptions for details.

All orders are shipped from NY and will generally arrive within 1-5 business days from day of shipping. Delivery times will vary according to carrier, distance, and/or service upgrades.

US CARRIERS
All domestic orders are shipped either UPS or USPS this will depend on what your shipping charges cover. I will always upgrade to UPS if sufficient shipping charges are paid. I personally always prefer shipping with UPS as they are dependable & reliable 100% of the time. If this is a concern for you, please let me know and I will be more than happy to upgrade your shipping (to UPS).

OVERSEAS SHIPPING
PROCESSING & DELIVERY:
Once payment is received, ready to ship items will be shipped within 1-5 business days (usually within 72 hours as international shipment take longer to prepare). Made to order items will vary in processing times, please read item descriptions for details.

All orders are shipped from NY and actual delivery times will vary according to carrier, distance, and/or service upgrades you choose. I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them.

CARRIERS
Overseas orders will generally ship USPS unless otherwise instructed by you. It will be up to the buyer to choose shipping service upgrades.

If you would like to insure, upgrade, & use a different carrier, I would be more than happy to accommodate you. Please contact me and I will verify shipping charges and issue a new invoice.

DUTIES & TAXES:
Please note that any duty fees associated with customs are the responsibly of the buyer as these are out of my control. While I realize this can be a nuisance, please familiarize yourself with country specific tax laws that pertain to you. This will prepare you in regards to what will be expected of you when your package enters your country and facilitate in retrieving you purchase in timely manner. It is the buyer’s responsibility to pay for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Packages that are sent back and/or lost as a direct result of the buyer’s failure to meet his/her responsibility of paying these fees and or retrieving their packages from customs or their local post office, will not be refunded, replaced, or credited.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns
I stand behind my product 100%. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase I will be glad to refund, repair or replace your item. Please carefully read details, terms, & exclusions below.

Cancellations on ready to ship items only:
Orders consisting of ready to ship items may be canceled before they are shipped. If your order has been shipped out prior to cancellation, you will be required to go through the return process and shipping charges will be deducted from your refund, otherwise a full refund will be issued.

Custom orders & made to order items may not be cancelled, exchanged or refunded. Please understand that custom orders devour a huge amount of time and resources. Aside from sourcing materials and having open lines of communications, custom orders slow down production immensely by having to allocate the time for them in the midst of the daily flow.

Refunds/Exchanges on ready to ship items:
Refunds and exchanges will only be issued on unused and unworn ready to ship merchandise. Please note that shipping charges will not be refunded. A return authorization is required for all refunds and exchanges. You must contact me within 14 business days of receiving your item, and ship it back within 15 business days.

Items that are ready to ship but need to be re-sized or finished off in order to ship, will incur a 10-20% restocking fee (this will depend on the amount of work involved and materials used. For example cuffs that are needed in a size other than the one listed, or cuffs that require wrist size in the item description, will require re working on my part prior to shipping. Materials like gold fill and sterling silver will incur a higher restocking fee than base metal items.

Conditions of return
Buyers are also responsible for return shipping costs. Items returned must be in original condition and packaging.

Items must arrive at destination undamaged within no more than 30 days to be eligible for exchange or refund. I strongly urge shipping with a respectable carrier with tracking and insurance.

Special Orders
Special orders are orders commissioned by you the buyer. You may like a style in a different size or color. I’ll be more than happy to accommodate your special order. However, please note that special orders are not returnable and will take longer to ship.
Additional policies and FAQs
Caring instructions
In order to maintain your Sharona Nissan purchase for life, following a few simple steps will really make a difference:
1. When not in use, lay flat (when applicable) inside of a plastic bag with most of the air removed. This one simple step will really keep your jewelry and/ or buckles looking great
2. When not in use, keep wrapped in tissue paper (or any other absorbent cloth such as paper towels or even cotton cloth), inside of a plastic bag. This is especially important for sterling silver, and when any kind of plating is used. The acids in our skin and elements react with metals causing oxidation. The absorbent cloth will act as a shield against these reactions.
3. Never immerse your jewelry in water or any other solvent.
4. Never spray perfume directly or indirectly on you jewelry.
5. Do not bend stretch or mistreat your jewelry. Although many of my pieces are bendable, this is intended for comfort and wear. My pieces are very well made and can withstand a lot. I can vouch for that because I’ve been wearing them for many years. However, misuse may result in unnecessary wear and tear.
6. If kept as noted above, you may never have to clean.

To clean (a step easily & best avoided):
1. Rub gently with damp cloth, and then rub gently with dry cloth.
2. Sterling silver clasps must be cleaned with a sterling silver cleaning cloth.

Remember, these are handmade pieces, so please treat them with the kindness and love they were made:)

Repairs on full priced items
If at any point your purchase will need a repair just drop me a note and send it back. I will be happy to repair it free of charge*.

*Some exclusions may apply. Charges may be incurred if item has been damaged or destroyed due to negligence or abuse. In all my years in business I have gotten so few repairs, so this is not a common occurrence or something that you should be concerned about. I like to think of myself as fair, just, and strive to put out quality products.

Repairs on sale or sample items
If at some point your SALE item will need to be repaired, please note there will be a minimum CHARGE for all repairs. Since samples are offered at a substantial reduction I cannot incur these fees.

Wholesale
If you’d like to carry my line in your store contact me and I’ll be happy to assist you with wholesale information regarding minimums, turnaround time etc. I am also currently a member of Etsy wholesale and in the process of publishing more items.

A note from me...
I am happy to report that I have a strong repeat clientele base to attest to the product and service I provide. If at any time you are dissatisfied with your purchase, the service I offer or anything else, let me know so I can set things right, because no matter how good with can always strive for better.