TerraStratum

Home of THE Barely There Rings

Singapore, Singapore · 3226 Sales

TerraStratum

Home of THE Barely There Rings

Singapore, Singapore 3226 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(901)

Announcement   Our designs are wholly designed and produced IN HOUSE. This means that we are involved, 100%, from the making to the shipping the ring, and can account for any errors and delays during production. We do not sketch a design and then become wholly and solely reliant on the expertise of an Etsy approved manufacturer for production, finishing and setting and, most likely, at their own time and pace, as they would be providing their service to more than one designer at any one time. We do everything in house, up to the point where we hand the package over to the staff at the post office in Singapore to ship to you.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 3, 2018

Our designs are wholly designed and produced IN HOUSE. This means that we are involved, 100%, from the making to the shipping the ring, and can account for any errors and delays during production. We do not sketch a design and then become wholly and solely reliant on the expertise of an Etsy approved manufacturer for production, finishing and setting and, most likely, at their own time and pace, as they would be providing their service to more than one designer at any one time. We do everything in house, up to the point where we hand the package over to the staff at the post office in Singapore to ship to you.

Ariel Leong

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Ariel Leong

Updates

New in store - we'll be making a whole range of tiny, barely there gold designs over the next few weeks!
For our barely there range, please head to their permanent home at barelytherejewels.etsy.com. .
We are revamping terrastratum at this time for our solid gold designs.
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About

This world is but canvas to our imagination - Henry David Thoreau

Pablo Picasso said it best "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else".

When I was a tiny kid in school, barely nine, I was taught the traditional art of copper tooling. In my teens, I had a choice between Home Economics or Woodworking & Metalsmithing. I chose the latter and thoroughly enjoyed the two years of learning the basics of making furniture from different kinds of wood blocks, forging hinges and parts from cold iron sheets, soldering.

Fast forward into the future, TerraStratum began with an idea to make beaded jewelry which quickly evolved into something more familiar .. smithing .. the result of which are beautiful pieces of jewelry that is lightweight and resilient, created using traditional silversmithing techniques and modern 3D printing.

Customers love to wear our rings during nights out on the town, special event occasions, or to work. The exquisite, subtle glimmer of diamonds and the pop of colour from high quality gemstones encapsulates the idea of bringing quality for jewelry to be worn everyday.

Shop members

  • Ariel Leong

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a qualified GIA Diamonds & Diamonds Grader, GIA Pearl Graduate & Pearl Grader, & a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional. I create jewelry that is light, beautiful and comfortable so that it becomes an extension of the wearer, not just an add-on.

Local

Find TerraStratum at the following upcoming market!

  • Singapore International Jewellery Expo 2018
    Hall B | Sands Expo & Convention Centre
    Lv 1, Sands Expo & Convention Centre
    SINGAPORE

    Jul 26–29

    Halls A & B Thursday - Saturday 11:30 to 20:30 Sunday 11:30 to 19:30 Location : R26 under The JewelSmiths Where : In the exhibition call right at the back of the hall. Look for The JewelSmiths

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2018
I do not use synthetics (including lab created) or simulants (eg glass / crystal) in my store. If the listing is silent, please assume that the gemstone used is treated according to standard industry accepted treatments.

All photographs have been enlarged for clarity. Please refer to the individual listings for their respective gemstone sizes.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
1. All made to order items ie. custom orders are NOT returnable or exchangeable.

2. If it is a question of sizing, we are happy to resize it for you free of charge provided that you ship it back to me at your own expense and pay the equivalent shipping & handling charges for return postage.

3. For unclaimed / rejected / packages marked "addressee not known" or its equivalents, for reshipments, please note that you will have to pay for the shipping costs again.
3.1 Items will be held until shipping costs are paid.
3.2 If you do not wish to pay for shipping again, you will be refunded sans the shipping costs PLUS a 20% restocking fee.

4. If there is a mistake in the order, please inform me immediately upon receipt at most within two days from the day it is received.
4.1 Please note that difference in a color shade is NOT a mistake as monitors sometimes are calibrated differently.
4.2 Please include a clear photo for reference.
4.3 Items have to be received by us for refunds to be processed. We are unable to process refunds if we do not receive the returns.

5. Refunds will be processed once the item is examined and found to be in the same condition as it was sent.
Payment
1. We use Etsy Checkout only. We reserve the right to cancel orders if payment is suspect.

2. Taxes : Etsy may collect sales taxes on behalf of your home state and that will be reflected on your item total. Please note that buyers may be charged import duties, which is different from sales tax. If in doubt, please check with your customs department.

3. All orders are held for one day pending cancellations, or changes by the buyer. Please make any cancellations or changes within 24 hours of payment.
Shipping
PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO FALSIFY CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORMS IN ANY WAY OR MARK YOUR PURCHASE AS A GIFT. Thank you.

Shipment :
1. Singapore : I use AM Mail - door to door. (delivery : within 2 business days)

2. International :
Registered airmail : not trackable online. Delivery - between 14-21 business days but may take in excess of 60 days depending on your postal service.
Please choose the express option if you would like full tracking. We use TNT Express (delivery : up to 10 business days - trackable online)
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.


Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.


Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• 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.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


Data Retention
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: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

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.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• 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, ARIEL LEONG, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at terrastratum [!at] gmail.com.

More information

Last updated on Mar 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

All rings are quoted in US sizing and it is the buyer's responsibility to provide the correct sizing. I do not provide consultation, nor will I answer any question regarding how to determine ring sizes as I am not there in person.

To determine your ring size, you can either purchase a ring sizer from my store, or go to the nearest jeweller or a department store with jewelry section to get your ring size determined.

Custom and personalized orders

If you are requesting for feature or design that is not available in the listing itself, please send me a convo first.

To avoid disappointment, please do not make a purchase without sending me a convo and then leave instructions under Message to Seller. Such orders will be cancelled without further notice.

Production Time & Rush Orders & Time Specific Orders

All jewelry in this store is made to order.

I want to make something as perfect as I can before sending it out to you. As a result, please allow for about 3 weeks from the date of order to make it.

If it is a rush order, please convo me first before purchase. Instructions for a rush order under "Message to Seller", without sending me a convo to check if it can be done, will result in your order being cancelled.

If this is a time specific order (eg : I will need this in X days or I need to have this by mm/dd/yy), please convo me before purchase. Orders placed without a prior convo with instructions under Message to Seller will be cancelled.

If feedback is unjustifiably left because you fail to inform me, you shall be reported.

Shipping / Delivery Times | Gift Wrapping Requests

SHIPPING / DELIVERY TIMES
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Singapore Orders : Orders will be shipped using SpeedPost Courier.

International Orders : For solid gold items, I ship using TNT Express. Delivery can take up to two weeks, depending on your location and custom delays.
Sterling silver items will be shipped using registered airmail with signature receipt, delivery can take between 14 to over 60 business days depending on YOUR COUNTRY'S POSTAL SYSTEM (eg if you are in the US, it will be delivered by USPS) Please see shop policies for full details.

All orders are shipped from Singapore.


GIFT WRAPPING
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All orders are gift wrapped.

Reserve Listings & Layaway Plans

RESERVE LISTINGS
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Reserve listings for items will be held for 7 days - after that it will be removed if the transaction does not proceed, unless otherwise agreed. We reserve the right to refuse service on future orders / requests.


LAYAWAY PLANS
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Layaway plans may be available and are generally split into three monthly instalments.

Please contact me via convo if you would like proceed with a layaway.

As soon as the last instalment is paid, your order will be shipped.

Please note that all payments for layaway are NON-REFUNDABLE.


** NOT VALID WHEN PROHIBITED BY LAW IN THE BUYER'S COUNTRY **

RETURNS & REFUNDS

Made to order items are not exchangeable.

If you wish to return an item, please request for a RMA number and send it back to the address included with the RMA response at your own expense. In addition, please note that there is a non refundable 35% restocking fee. Initial shipping costs are not refundable as well.

If I have shipped you a wrong item (SNAD or "Subject not as described"), please contact me within 1 day with a clear picture. Differences in shade is not a wrong item.

Refunds for SNAD and RMA returns will be given only when the item is returned. If you do not want to return the item, you will not receive your refund. Under no circumstances shall the final refund value exceed the initial payment received.

Do you have a shop in Singapore? Can I visit your workshop? Can I buy directly from you? & Other Miscellaneous

Q : Do you have a shop in Singapore?
A : No.

Q : Can I visit your workshop?
A : No.

Q : Can I buy directly from you?
A : No. It's called fee circumvention and will get a shop closed permanently on Etsy.

Q : Can we do meetups to save on shipping?
A : No.

Q : Can I pick and choose from your stone selections?
A : No. It is not only polite - but more importantly, imperative - to ask, prior to purchase, if I have a certain colour. If the request is made during or after before any prior convos, your purchase will be cancelled.