TheNorthWayStudio

Bespoke & Heirloom Jewelry.

Pullman, Washington On Etsy since 2011

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TheNorthWayStudio

Bespoke & Heirloom Jewelry.

Pullman, Washington | 1,663 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hello there!

After many years here on Etsy, my shop has officially moved to www.thenorthwaystudio.com for a more immersive dream world of talismans and jewels. Please find me there, on Instagram, or by email. All orders placed here on Etsy are still under my lifetime warranty for sizings, spa days, and stone replacement/tightening.

Much love,
Maria
The North Way Studio

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 11, 2020

Hello there!

After many years here on Etsy, my shop has officially moved to www.thenorthwaystudio.com for a more immersive dream world of talismans and jewels. Please find me there, on Instagram, or by email. All orders placed here on Etsy are still under my lifetime warranty for sizings, spa days, and stone replacement/tightening.

Much love,
Maria
The North Way Studio

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About TheNorthWayStudio

Sales 1,663
On Etsy since 2011

Bespoke. Heirloom. Handmade.

Tucked away in a little house in Washington's countryside, The North Way Studio is a small jewelry workshop with a penchant for the homemade.
Established in 2011, the North Way Studio focuses on pieces hand-forged of lush gemstones and ethically-sourced gold.

Every piece is carefully created through both modern and traditional techniques, beginning with day-dreams, sketches, and a hoard of natural gemstones. After being trained as an apprentice under two incredible master goldsmiths in Wisconsin, I enjoy using a wide-variety of skills to forge my pieces. Some creations begin with drawings in my sketchbook and are rendered in CAD with the help of the Casting House back in Chicago. Others begin as tiny hand-carved leaves or soldered joints at the workbench in my home studio. Wax carving is one of my favorite techniques to use in creating heirloom jewels. Whittling away at a big chunk of wax for hours, working with tiny picks and files until a sparrow or twig emerges is just incredible. I like to draw free-hand directly onto the wax, so each piece is organic and unique in its' own sense. These waxes are then cast in precious, ethically and domestically recycled and refined metals through lost-wax casting, bejeweled in natural stones, engraved, and polished, all with the help of Miss Maple Pecan, Lentil, our not-so little puppy, Chickpea, and the feather-fluff, Lady Pickle, the studio's four rather sleepy assistants.

Sincerely,

Maria
The North Way Studio
Bespoke & Heirloom Jewels.

Shop members

  • Maria.

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    A goldsmith with a bit of wanderlust living in the hills of Washington. Thank you to Alycia Rock for this image.

  • Miss Maple Pecan, Chickpea, and little Lentil

    Studio Helpers

  • The Lady Pickle, First of Her Name and Empress Eviebean, of the Goldenberries.

    Security Detail, Jewel Inspector

Production partners

  • The Casting House

    Chicago, IL

    The Casting House is an expert casting service that helps turn every hand-carved wax and sketch into ethically refined metals through the process of lost-wax casting. A master setter also works closely with me to ensure the perfect setting of gemstones.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2020
Hello there!

Thank you so much for visiting my little treasure trove! Below are The North Way Studio's policies, but if you have any questions at all about something listed below, or something not covered, please don't hesitate to message me!

All the best,
Maria
Goldsmith, photographer, puppy wrangler, wax carver, dreamer.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If a return is due to item arriving misshapen due to shipping, I will gladly repair it.
If an item is not what you expected, please message me. I will always work with you to my best extent to make sure the item is just what you want it to be.
All returns must be sent out within 7 days in original quality and exclude custom work.


Please Note: All custom pieces are not able to be returned or exchanged.

This does not include semi-customs such as Lumieres, Eleanors, Magnolias, Irises, or other settings available in the shop as made-to-order pieces. Those fall under the '7-day' return policy.



Please message me if you are unable to meet this criteria and we will work something out.
Payment
Full payment is due before any item is shipped or begun.

Please message me if you have any questions on this policy.
Shipping
Shipping is sent through the USPS with tracking for all domestic packages. International shipping comes with tracking only up to the United States border. For tracking or insurance on International packages, please message before purchase for more details.

Free shipping through Etsy includes tracking through USPS, but not insurance.

Domestic items over $500 I highly recommend adding insurance to.

All international packages will always be declared at full value. Items valued at over $100 I would highly recommend adding insurance to. Please message me for insurance rates on international packages.

International items are always declared at full value. There will likely be custom fees once the item arrives in, so please consider that, and check with your local post office to see fee percentage for each country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me at thenorthwaystudio [!at] gmail.com for custom orders or for any other information regarding your item. If you wish for a different metal content, do not hesitate to ask!


Each creation is hand-crafted in a smoke-free workshop.


Due to ethical reasons, I will not copy another artist's or company's design. Please do not ask for a price quote on a copied design.


I am no longer working with client's gemstones as of October 1st, 2019.



Warranties:

All moissanites come with a limited lifetime warranty from their company. Please register this once the piece arrives to cover it in case something does happen to it.

For other main gemstones, if they become damaged, please message me for details on replacement. Non-moissanites will need to be replaced at cost of the new gemstone. The North Way Studio is not responsible for damage to center gemstones.

Metal repairs are always free, along with re-sizings.

More information

Last updated on Dec 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I absolutely love making custom pieces--even with using heirloom gemstones! Please message me for any ideas or creations you'd like to make!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order comes gift wrapped and ready to give in a petite kraft box with satin ribbon and gilded wax seal.

Sizing details

All handmade pieces come with a free re-sizing, so please don't hesitate to contact me for more information!

Care instructions

For cleaning of all pieces, I do highly recommend just hot soapy water and a toothbrush. Ultrasonics can be a little aggressive for natural gemstones.

For storage, make sure to store items away from other stones, like diamonds, that may scratch or damage a piece. Diamonds can also become scratched, so please store them away from other materials.

If you have any care questions, please just send along a message!

Time Frames for Engagement Rings and Custom Pieces.

Creating engagement rings and custom orders by hand takes a bit of time, usually 7-10 weeks. For more intricate pieces and CUSTOMS, a longer time period may likely be needed. Please message me for possibly expedited time frames or overnight shipping options.