TheNorthWayStudio

Bespoke & Heirloom Jewelry.

Pullman, Washington · 1308 Sales

TheNorthWayStudio

Bespoke & Heirloom Jewelry.

Pullman, Washington 1308 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(436)

Shop owner

Maria B.

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Announcement   The North Way Studio.
Bespoke & Heirloom Jewelry.

- - PLEASE NOTE THAT CURRENT PROCESSING TIME IS AT 7-10 WEEKS DUE TO INCREASE OF WORK - -

Tucked away in an 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 in lush gemstones and ethically-sourced gold, along with an ever-changing collection of fine antiques from around the world.

Want to stay up-to-date on new pieces, available gemstones, cute puppy photos, and up-coming shows? Join The North Way Studio's mailing list! Simply message me to join!


Coming Soon:

- - Tudor and Medieval Sigil Jewelry
- - Rustic Grey Diamond Ring
- - Opalescent Diamond Rings
- - Petal and Diamond Post Earrings
- - Hand-engraved Signet Rings
- - Ruby and Champagne Diamond Diadem De Fae Ring
- - Carved Leaf Engagement Rings

Announcement

Last updated on May 15, 2018

The North Way Studio.
Bespoke & Heirloom Jewelry.

- - PLEASE NOTE THAT CURRENT PROCESSING TIME IS AT 7-10 WEEKS DUE TO INCREASE OF WORK - -

Tucked away in an 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 in lush gemstones and ethically-sourced gold, along with an ever-changing collection of fine antiques from around the world.

Want to stay up-to-date on new pieces, available gemstones, cute puppy photos, and up-coming shows? Join The North Way Studio's mailing list! Simply message me to join!


Coming Soon:

- - Tudor and Medieval Sigil Jewelry
- - Rustic Grey Diamond Ring
- - Opalescent Diamond Rings
- - Petal and Diamond Post Earrings
- - Hand-engraved Signet Rings
- - Ruby and Champagne Diamond Diadem De Fae Ring
- - Carved Leaf Engagement Rings

Maria B.

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Maria B.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(436)
Ben

Ben on May 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

AHHHH!!!! This was absolutely the best ring buying experience I could have ever hoped for! Maria was so great to work with. She is super responsive, and does the most amazing work! Thank you thank you thank you!!! (Pictures to follow :)

Andrew Stewart Mackenzie Smith
5 out of 5 stars

My fiance and I are thrilled with the ring Maria made for us. The design was exactly what we were looking for and we were able to pick the main stone from a few options Maria showed us. The result was amazing and I would definitely recommend The North Way Studio.

Kenna

Kenna on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful ring! I love that this wedding band has such a unique look to it. It pairs wonderfully with the Eleanor ring that Maria also offers in her shop! I couldn't be happier!

Kenna

Kenna on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING! I love my engagement ring so much! Maria was great throughout the entire process of ordering my ring! She was quick with communication and was so helpful in helping me pick out the perfect stone to go in the beautiful setting that she created!

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About

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 in lush gemstones and ethically-sourced gold, along with an ever-changing collection of fine antiques from around the world.

Every piece is carefully created through both modern and traditional techniques, beginning with day-dreams, sketches, and a hoard of natural gemstones and reclaimed, antique diamonds. 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 metals through lost-wax casting, bejeweled in natural stones, engraved, and polished, all with the help of Miss Maple Pecan, Lentil, and our not-so little puppy, Chickpea, the studio's three rather sleepy assistants.

Custom pieces for engagements, weddings or just the everyday are some of my absolute favorites to make. From the antique-inspired to rustic grey diamonds, just about any design can be brought to life with your choice of ethical gemstones and metal. Please contact me for more images of previous creations, or with any drawings or ideas you'd like to work with!

Sincerely,

Maria
The North Way Studio
Bespoke & Heirloom Jewels.

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Shop members

  • Maria.

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    A goldsmith with a bit of wanderlust living in the hills of Washington.

  • Miss Maple Pecan, Chickpea, and little Lentil

    Studio Helpers

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 gold through the process of lost-wax casting. A master setter also works closely with me to ensure the perfect setting of any tiny pave diamonds.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2018
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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • 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)
If a return is due to item arriving misshapen due to shipping, I will gladly repair it for free.

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 **



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.

Payment plans are available and are detailed below:

- The full amount can be split into two payments.
- Both payments must be paid before any piece is begun or any gemstones purchased.
- Timelines for payment plans will begun once both payments are received, and not before.

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.

- - Domestic items over $500 I highly recommend adding insurance to. Please message me for insurance rates.

**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.

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.

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

More information

Last updated on Feb 13, 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, a longer time period may be needed. Please message me for possibly expedited time frames or overnight shipping options.