SilverLiningGemz

Healing Gemstone Jewelry From MY Heart to YOUR Soul

California, United States · 385 Sales

SilverLiningGemz

Healing Gemstone Jewelry From MY Heart to YOUR Soul

California, United States 385 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(199)

Announcement   Silver Lining Gemz has RE-OPENED. Thank you for stopping by. I welcome custom Healing Gemstone Orders for YOU, Family, and Friends. Convo me and LET'S MAKE SOMETHING!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 13, 2016

Silver Lining Gemz has RE-OPENED. Thank you for stopping by. I welcome custom Healing Gemstone Orders for YOU, Family, and Friends. Convo me and LET'S MAKE SOMETHING!

Donna Wolf

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Donna Wolf

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(199)
Raechel Byrne-Grabarz

Raechel Byrne-Grabarz on May 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Makes me feel elegant and happy to have this gorgeous Blue Quartz bracelet sparkling on my wrist! ❤️ this Etsy shop... Donna is truly gifted with gems!

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About

Healing Gemstone Jewelry is the Silver Lining of my Tragedy.

A former hospital executive for 24 years, I suffered a brain injury that left me near death and unable to move or speak. After months of hospitalization and therapy, I began regaining use of my hands by threading noodles on string. From there I began stringing wood beads on wire and then discovered gemstone beads. After a year of rehabilitation, I returned home, with Parkinson's and 22 medications a day. While my career, health and financial security was lost, I discovered the soothing and healing properties of gemz. I studied everything I could find about their healing properties. I collected beads and began making healing jewelry. My first piece was a bracelet with all the gemz I could find to aid me in regaining my speech, ability to walk, easing my depression and other such residual effects of my injury. I felt it gave me peace and encouragement. Friends began asking for pieces for themselves. I became obsessed with gems and creating, learning and sharing. Some days I can only get up the courage to face my new challenges by holding and meditating on my special and favorite gemz. As my craft improved, I was encouraged to share my designs. Each piece was made with a purpose at heart and with all the knowledge I gleaned from my studies.

My caretaker took me to India where I was in awe of the gemstones and the spiritual nature of the culture. Friends have brought me specially requested beads from Brazil, China and states in America. All of my gemz are hand chosen and graded. I ONLY use precious metals and quality findings. Much of my long term memory is gone, but I remember each piece I make, what I was thinking and what type of person would adorn it. With each piece that is purchased, a piece of my heart goes with it.

Last year, while still marveling at the creative juices that were awakened by the dead parts of my brain, I wrote a short book on my journey and what I call the Silver Lining of my tragedy. "My Silver Lining is Paved with Gems" was the result and was the inspiration for my shop name. Convo me if you are interested in buying a copy.

While to this day, I can barely write a few sentences before my Parkinson's renders that useless, yet I am able to create beautiful jewelry from Mother Nature's Gemz. I have witnessed several times the power of gemz and am a firm believer of the mystical properties they possess.

I rounded out my self teaching by enrolling in the disabled tract at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and am a graduate of Diamonds and Colored Stones. I have taught children the art of making simple jewelry designs and am gratified by donating my time and my spare beads with the reward of their accomplishment and wonder.

It is my mission in life now to share the inspiration of Healing Gemz and to hopefully help others find their Silver Lining. Tragedy does not have to stop a person in their tracks. There is a wonder of having my life spared. If I can inspire just one person a day from the journey I have traveled, my life has become complete again and my Silver Lining has turned to Gold.

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  • Donna and Jersey

    Maker, Designer

    My Silver Lining from a Brain Injury that left me "incompatible with life" was the discovery of Healing Gems. They rebuilt my world and inspired the passion to share them with you. Enjoy my labor of life and know it was made with courage and love.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 17, 2015
Welcome to Silver Lining Gemz! This is a whole new world for a former healthcare executive. Sidetracked by a near death experience that left me with a brain injury, Parkinson's and completly disability, I am self taught and proud of my work. I invite you to read about me and my journey on my profile page. I hope it inspires you. Sometimes, it flat out amazes even me! :)

Each item in my store is designed and handmade by me. I use only hand chosen, high quality, graded gemstones, precious metals and quality findings. My first and foremost love is the healing and energies of the Gemz and I make sure that each gem is compatible in properties with it's partners. I always include some of the most interesting properties of my Gemz in my listings, but if you want a custom written and printed copy, please Convo me and I will be proud to include one free of charge. I am continually a witness of gemstone powers and truly believe they contributed to my partial recovery. I know if you believe, you will witness their wonder as well.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
Paypal gladly accepted.

Direct Check out also available.

If you would like to send a cashier's check, convo me for details.

CA residents have sales tax of 8.75% added automatically via Paypal.

Payment required at time of purchase.

You can cancel up until the item is shipped. You will receive an email at time of shipment.
Shipping
I ship via First Class MAIL with Priority Upgrades available. There are listings for National and International. I ship approximately 1 business day from purchase. If you need an item sooner, just let me know. I can be inpatient too and want something RIGHT NOW...I get it! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
I feel my work is impeccable and will back it with a 7 day money back guarantee (minus shipping). If an items happens to break, convo me and we will work it out. YOUR satisfaction is my greatest concern.
Additional policies and FAQs
I WELCOME Custom Requests, however I do have some policies that I have implemented for both seller and buyer. All components must be agreed upon in advance ie; Gems, Chains, Charms, Clasps and Metal etc. I can not guarantee to DUPLICATE another designer's piece as I cannot guarantee I will have the same Gems, Pearls or Charms in the same dye lots. There is a lot going on with the pricing of Gold and Silver, I cannot control that but will give you alternative choices if precious metals are cost prohibitive. I will lay out the components, photograph them and have you approve them before I begin assembly. There will be a non refundable 50% payment to start project, If buyer is not happy with product that money will be used for store credit as I cannot return the items I've purchased. I will take all the time you need to make your jewelry as you picture it, however as jewelers ourselves there are things we can control and things we cannot, please bear that in mind. Because these are natural stones you may see inclusions, or "Nature's Fingerprints".As a GIA Graduate I use only top graded Gems, but remember they are natural and from the earth. If item is needed by a certain time please make me aware. I also offer upgraded shipping please see these links .
https://www.etsy.com/listing/121661845/united-states-upgrade-to-u-s-p-s?ref=v1_other_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121662564/international-shipping-upgrade-u-s-p-s?ref=v1_other_2

If you have any other questions, comments or concerns please feel free to ask. It is my goal to meet your expectations, but let's agree on them together first. :)