TheGemdance

Classic Jewellery With A Twist (or Two)

Toronto, Canada · 13 Sales

TheGemdance

Classic Jewellery With A Twist (or Two)

Toronto, Canada 13 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to TheGemdance – devoted to original, timeless jewellery. The best-sourced quality pearls, gemstones and other eclectic materials integrate with design excellence to produce artworks for your body, your emotions and your mind.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

Welcome to TheGemdance – devoted to original, timeless jewellery. The best-sourced quality pearls, gemstones and other eclectic materials integrate with design excellence to produce artworks for your body, your emotions and your mind.

Marie Ashworth

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Marie Ashworth

Black and Red Onyx Bracelet, The Star
Black and Red Onyx Bracelet, The Star
$42.00
Jade Pendant
Jade Pendant
$74.00
Turquoise Silver Pendant
Turquoise Silver Pendant
$54.00
Pearl Necklace with Sterling Hearts, The "One"
Pearl Necklace with Sterling Hearts, The "One"
$290.00
Purple Amethyst Silver Pendant
Purple Amethyst Silver Pendant
$62.00
Pink Topaz Silver Pendant
Pink Topaz Silver Pendant
$54.00
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Reviews

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Anonymous on Aug 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I bought a nice bracelet, well made with decent pearls. Marie was honest and helpful and shipped promptly with good packaging.

Anonymous on May 18, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I'd picked these unique pearl earrings for a friend and she loved them! The richness in the colours are absolutely stunning! The silver fasteners are also excellent quality. Another great buy from TheGemdance!

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About

Two Passions Become One

My Etsy store name, TheGemdance brings together two of my passions: gems and dance.

Creating pieces of jewellery is a "gemdance" that brings individual gems and other materials together to form a "dance", where all elements are moving with and around one another in a designed choreography to produce a wearable object.

I wanted to sell my beautiful, created objects to the general public and that's what promoted me to start my Etsy shop. I knew I had something of value to offer, and something different from the norm.

I consider it an honor when people wear my jewellery. To me, it means that they understand my vision and design sensibility, and I am truly humbled.

Production partners

  • Downtown Pearl are pearl stringers and knotters.

    Toronto, ON

    I work with Downtown Pearl because they are truly expert in the services they provide. They individually knot, string and finish off my pearl jewellery items. I also rely upon for repairs, as they come up.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
Thank you for visiting TheGemdance Shop.

The jewellery I create is inspired by the theme of “Water and Earth” and consists of genuine fresh water pearls, gemstones and sterling silver. In some instances, glass, ceramic beads and silver-plated findings have been used and they are described as such. Quite a few pieces are one-of-a-kind, as certain materials are no longer carried by suppliers, or I have created only one of a particular item, to be owned by one person (which makes it unique). Whenever possible, and especially when using pearls, the pieces are strung by hand with silk thread. All pieces are made by hand, in Toronto, Canada.

When designing jewellery, I am mindful of quality, form, colour, texture, and modes of wearability. I strive for a timeless look. The result is jewellery that is beautiful, original and, in many cases, versatile. My designs are my own; they are proprietary to me and TheGemdance Shop.

I don’t distinguish between “daytime” and “nighttime”, "formal" or "casual" jewellery; however, TheGemdance Shop collection seems to naturally separate into four distinct categories: Classic, Romantic, Playful and, Southwestern U.S.

When it comes to photography, I strive for different lighting conditions, so that prospective buyers get a realistic view of the items. Some lighting, for instance, will bring out the lustre and orient of pearls more than others.

Many pieces are made to be mixed and matched with each other, so have fun experimenting for a look that is yours, and yours alone!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Payment
The preferred method of payment is Paypal.

Currently, I am not able to do transactions with Credit Cards, or direct payment because I do not have a United States address. On the plus side, I will accept money orders and Western Union.

There are NO added-on taxes to the cost of the item!
Shipping
Your purchased item will be promptly shipped out by Canada Post as soon as payment has been received in full. Special packaging is available upon request and will be added to your bill prior to shipping.

There is a very nominal fee for shipping and it varies with destination. If you wish your item(s) to be insured, or tracked, please let me know, as these are extra shipping costs. I am pleased to provide International Shipping to the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and more locations, if you just notify me.

Some customers require a package to be delivered by a certain deadline. Please let me know of your needs and I will do my very best to accommodate you.

I would appreciate an e-mail confirming the receipt of your package, thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to enjoy your jewellery! With that in mind, a “Tips/Care” sheet will be provided with each purchase. This is advice that I've personally accumulated over time and that my customers find really helpful. The "Tips/Care" info sheet is proprietary to me and TheGemdance Shop.

If you wish to return your item for a full refund, please mail it out within 7 days of the mailing date of the sent item. Before sending it back, please notify me of your intentions by either telephoning me (416 763-5767) or e-mailing me at (thegemdance@bell.net). Your feedback is very valuable to me and I welcome your comments.

The returned item must be sent back in the same condition as it was sent to you: no damage of any description: no chips, scratches, dents, stretching, or breakage of any kind to any part of the item. The buyer pays for the return postage of the purchased item and it has to include tracking.

Refunds will be processed within a few days of return, but please allow up to 3 weeks for receipt of the refund (in case of unforeseen circumstances).

SALE ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED OR EXCHANGED.

Please feel free to contact me by e-mail, (thegemdance@bell.net), Etsy convo, or by phoning me (416 763-5767) with any questions or comments at any time, about anything!

Thank you,
Marie
Additional policies and FAQs
My designs are my own; they are proprietary to me and TheGemdance Shop.

If you see something you like, but would like it customized in some way, please let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate you. If you require multiples of one item, that is not a problem, if I'm given enough time to produce them within your deadline.

I use fresh water pearls in my designs because of their affordability, but if you desire cultured, salt water pearls instead, please make a request; I can source all pearls and gemstones. All questions are good questions!