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Ed on Feb 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
My wife lost her diamond wedding band. I wasn't in a position to replace it by her birthday. I got her this instead. She love sit. "It's a beautiful ring." I have seen her looking down at her hand since she put it on.
Reviewed by Inactive on Jan 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Highly recommend seller! Thank you! Take care, be safe, be healthy, and be happy!
Ranell on Dec 24, 20215 out of 5 stars
very helpful definitely shared his knowledge and a lovely piece
patricia on Apr 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
i was grateful that i was able to have this ring made over again in a bigger size or else i wasnt going to be able to wear my ring again because jewelry stores wouldnt resize gold-filled jewelry. so thankful you have this service and that you were able to re-do the ring in spite of the circumstances. and it was even daintier than before which i love. thank you for everything melinda!
katijax09 on Aug 13, 20205 out of 5 stars
Stunning!!! Stone is bigger and brighter than I could of imagined. Stellar silver work. Thank you 🥰
Whitney on May 17, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful stone! Can’t wait to have it set in my ring. Thank you!!
Shobana on May 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very fast shipping & a wonderful Customer service. Excellent stone quality.
purpletomorrow on May 9, 20195 out of 5 stars
Thank you for safe, fast delivery of such a gorgeous piece!!
Reviewed by Inactive on Apr 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
This ring stuck itself in my mind from the moment I first saw it until I finally gave in and purchased it for my own January birthday, and I am so glad I did! It's the most beautiful garnet I have ever seen but more than that, the setting is breathtaking! A true artist! Thank.you so much
hanmpeterson on Apr 10, 20195 out of 5 stars
I had Melinda make this custom pendant for me, and she knocked it out of the park! Thank you so much! She was very communicative and did a great job guiding me through my material and design options.
Twists & Gems is a sole proprietorship -- a silver studio located in Devers, Texas
Making unique jewelry is something I have done for many years, but the creation of Twists & Gems -- my silver studio across the yard from my log home -- occurred in 2004.
I have always worked independently and have sold my work on consignment in museum gift shops, local shops and at crafts fairs as the opportunities presented themselves to me. But to be able to associate with Etsy and the many creative individuals who have Etsy shops is a real pleasure for me.
A few students have sought me out from time to time -- either individually or in small classes, but the work that represents Twists & Gems is all produced by me. I use traditional silver smith techniques including fabrication and forging for foundations of many of these pieces. In addition, I often create pieces using wire wrapping techniques. Most recently, I have discovered precious metal clay, and have found that it can be used alone or in combination with traditional or wire wrapped techniques. I have begun learning a few chain maille weaves for bracelets, key chains, and the like chains..
Colored gemstones have always held a special fascination for me, and I use the ones that I have long ago collected as well as ones that I still purchase from time to time. The cubic zirconia being produced these days in all sorts of beautiful colors are a great deal of fun to work with as they are affordable even in hugh sizes for great statement pieces -- and they can be fired in place on Precious Metal Clay pieces.
As you view the work that represents Twists & Gems, you will begin to recognize the many combined techniques. I hope that you will enjoy seeing them and appreciate the value of owning a piece or two as well. Come back often to see what is new, and share the shop with your friends and family who might also enjoy unique twists on gems.
Owner, Designer, Customer Service
1965 Graduated from Baylor University with a BFA degree concentrated in Painting and Metalsmithing. 1966 - 1972 worked from home studio 2004 Established Twists & Gems Studio in Devers, Texas 2014 Added Etsy Store
Customer Service is as much a speciality in this shop as is the high quality of our hand crafted jewelry. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments about an item. If you want a similar item in a different size or color, please let me know, and I will discuss the custom creation of an item just for you. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Custom orders are welcomed and delivery will be within 2 weeks of the completed order. Please note, that though the design work will be begun with the custom request, no actual work on the materials will be started until the order is paid in full.
I ship to the USA and internationally. Shipping costs within the USA are posted on the order. For International orders, please contact me to request shipping costs to your country before completing your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because of the nature of One of a Kind Designs, One must take into consideration that some styles may be done in a similar style to some that are already listed, and others may have quite a bit of variation. Thus, custom prices vary on most orders because of variance in the cost of materials required and time required to complete the designs.
Once you place your custom order request, I will individually compute the price for you, requesting you to verify the specifics for your request before you place your order.
IMPORTANT: If you are wanting to include a natural gemstone that I have in stock, it's price will be computed in the cost of the piece, and the discount applied to the total.
If you want a particular stone that I do not currently have in stock, I will search the best price I can find for you, and will add the hours required in finding the stone and the shipping costs to the wholesale price of the stone for you in computing the basic price of your piece. This will be presented for approval before you finalize the order of the custom piece. And the estimated time to produce the work will be submitted as well.
I never begin physical work on the piece until it is paid in full.
Contact me through the custom order button to begin the process. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.