ThirteenGems

Sterling Silver Designs Made For You

California, United States · 476 Sales

ThirteenGems

Sterling Silver Designs Made For You

California, United States 476 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(199)

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Free U.S. shipping on orders over $100. If your order qualifies, you will be REFUNDED the shipping charges.


Now proud to state that the majority of my jewelry is made from recycled sterling silver that I am able to recycle in my own studio.

NEW!!! PLEASE READ-Postal rates have gone up! WAY up! For Domestic Orders I will not currently be raising my postal rates. For International orders, the postal community has MORE than doubled postage rates. I am currently only going to increase international shipping costs a little, that way we BOTH incur this increase together.

New-If you want to see how I make some of my jewelry for sale here, go to my blog.
www.thirteengems.blogspot.com

****California residents will be charged 8.75% sales tax upon Paypal checkout.


Why the number thirteen? Thirteen is my lucky number, it is the day both of my children were born. What better way to name my jewelry company than to dedicate it to my children. It is in their love of life and wonderful imaginations that I get my creativity.

What can you expect from Thirteen Gems jewelry?

I love finding gemstones and silver and creating beautiful designs. I always use high quality materials so your jewelry will always be fantastic. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do. I love to personalize my jewelry. If you see an item you can't live without, but wish it was a different color or size, just let me know...I can make it for you!

Announcement
Last updated on May 9, 2016

TO MAKE BROWSING EASIER-CLICK ON THE SECTIONS LINK


Free U.S. shipping on orders over $100. If your order qualifies, you will be REFUNDED the shipping charges.


Now proud to state that the majority of my jewelry is made from recycled sterling silver that I am able to recycle in my own studio.

NEW!!! PLEASE READ-Postal rates have gone up! WAY up! For Domestic Orders I will not currently be raising my postal rates. For International orders, the postal community has MORE than doubled postage rates. I am currently only going to increase international shipping costs a little, that way we BOTH incur this increase together.

New-If you want to see how I make some of my jewelry for sale here, go to my blog.
www.thirteengems.blogspot.com

****California residents will be charged 8.75% sales tax upon Paypal checkout.


Why the number thirteen? Thirteen is my lucky number, it is the day both of my children were born. What better way to name my jewelry company than to dedicate it to my children. It is in their love of life and wonderful imaginations that I get my creativity.

What can you expect from Thirteen Gems jewelry?

I love finding gemstones and silver and creating beautiful designs. I always use high quality materials so your jewelry will always be fantastic. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do. I love to personalize my jewelry. If you see an item you can't live without, but wish it was a different color or size, just let me know...I can make it for you!

Melissa Fradd

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Melissa Fradd

Sterling Silver and Turquoise Shield Ring
US$95.00
Hand Stamped Square Necklace
US$45.00
Hanging Around
US$40.00
Dog Tag Perfect For Your Man
US$60.00
Birthstone Spinner Ring
US$145.00
Mens Custom Spinner Ring
US$70.00
Awesome Sterling Silver Paddle Earrings
US$45.00
Hand Stamped Sterling and Copper Spinner Ring
US$70.00
Journey
US$50.00
Small Stamped Sterling Silver Stacking Rings
US$25.00
Tiny Copper Heart and Sterling Silver Ring
US$20.00
Sterling Silver Single Wave Ring
US$25.00
Hand Stamped Style
US$45.00
Multi Hand Stamped Charm Necklace
US$70.00
Layered
US$50.00
Wax Seal Monogram Pendant in Fine Silver
US$65.00
Rustic Fine Silver Peace Sign
US$65.00
Birthstone Ring Mothers Day
US$45.00
Om Fine Silver Wax Seal Stamped Necklace
US$70.00
Sterling Silver Stacked Bangles
US$40.00
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About

A Life Lived For Art Is Never A Life Wasted.....

A Life Lived For Art Is Never A Life Wasted.....
Yes, I am quoting the singer/rapper Macklemore. When I heard him say this, I thought "yes!" That is exactly what I feel when I create.

I have always worked with some form of art. Beginning with art classes at the local museum as a child. Throwing pottery as a teenager, knitting, beading and now metalsmithing as an adult.

It is in my blood. I NEED to create, to take something from raw material and mold it, form it, solder it, make something wonderful!

I began making jewelry for friends. Just the beading, a little stamping, nothing too fancy. Then I realized, when I create these pieces, I want them to last. So I watched a few videos, read a lot of books and bought my first torch. I made sure that my jump rings were soldered, that my links were on secure. My pieces would last. But.....something happens when you work with fire...you want more. So I asked more questions, read more books and bought a BIGGER torch. Thirteen Gems was born!

I named my shop as a tribute to my children. Both were born on the 13th of the month, 26 months apart. A usually superstitious number became my lucky number! Hence, Thirteen Gems. I am also in the process of having my son apprentice with me. He has learned how to stamp, recycle silver and roll it into sheet. So far my daughter just loves having a mom who can make her any jewelry she wants.

I am always learning, moving, creating. I will never be done learning new skills. Currently, I am exploring ways to recycle silver (my amazing husband gifted me a rolling mill), I try to use the least invasive chemicals with my metals and use an eco-friendly etching system.

I feel truly lucky to have one of the most supportive husbands. He not only invests in my art, but he believes in it and encourages me to reach farther, to do more.

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  • Melissa Fradd

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a self taught metalsmith that loves working with fire and has a tendency to hoard beautiful stones. I am also a mother to two beautiful children and an awesome rescued black labrador.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2015
Welcome to Thirteen Gems

Why the number thirteen? Thirteen is my lucky number, it is the day both of my children were born. What better way to name my jewelry company than to dedicate it to my children. It is in their love of life and wonderful imaginations that I get my creativity.

What can you expect from Thirteen Gems jewelry?

I love finding gemstones and silver and creating beautiful designs. I always use high quality materials so your jewelry will always be fantastic. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do. I love to personalize my jewelry. If you see an item you can't live without, but wish it was a different color or size, just let me know...I can make it for you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards through PayPal only. If you find a piece you love but want to make changes, please convo me before you make your order.
Shipping
Shipping information:

Your order will be shipped within 48 hours from the time of purchase Monday thru Friday via USPS First Class Mail. Weekend orders will be shipped by 3 p.m. (CST) the following Monday. Orders will typically take 3 to 4 business days to arrive to most locations after they are shipped.

Custom orders and backorders will be shipped as soon as items are recieved by Thirteen Gems. In this case, you can expect the item to be shipped within 7-14 days from date ordered.

For orders that are over $100.00, shipping is FREE (cost will be taken care of by Thirteen Gems). All other orders shipped in the US will have a flat rate depending on dollar amount of purchase for shipping & handling that will be automatically added to your order upon paying with pay pal.

USPS First Class Mail $5.00
$100 and over = Free!
Refunds and Exchanges
Return policy

Your happiness is my utmost concern. If for some reason you are not happy with the item you receive, you may return it to me. Custom orders are non-refundable, but may be exchanged upon return of the original item.

Returns must be made within the first 14 days of purchase and will be refunded in full as long as the product is in its original condition with the original invoice. Please include the reason for return. You must send the package postage paid when returning an item.

You may obtain the return address by emailing me your concern and item you would like to return.
Additional policies and FAQs
SALE POLICY-

If you have purchased a Thirteen Gems item within 5 days before a sale or 5 days after a sale, I will honor the sales price. Just let me know that you have purchased the item and when and I will refund the difference.