YBGreenJewelryShop

Recycled Jewelry | Custom | Glass & Leather | US Made

Hyattsville, Maryland · 111 Sales

YBGreenJewelryShop

Recycled Jewelry | Custom | Glass & Leather | US Made

Hyattsville, Maryland 111 Sales On Etsy since 2015

4.5 out of 5 stars
(15)

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YB Green

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Announcement   I'm Yasmin and in 2009 I founded YB Green® upcycled glass jewelry in New Orleans. I collect glass from communities that cannot recycle glass or are working towards improving their environment. I melt every single piece of glass you see! I love playing with colors and textures to offer you something that is uniquely charming. By wearing YB Green, you have a story to tell behind your jewelry--it's a beautiful, colorful, conversational piece.

YB Green will always be rooted in New Orleans, but now I collect discarded glass from other communities as well, specifically the DC/MD/VA.

I ship worldwide and also offer wholesale and custom orders. Please inbox me if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by!

Follow YB Green on social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/YBGreenJewelry
Twitter: www.twitter.com/YBGreenJewelry
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Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ybgreen

Announcement

Last updated on May 3, 2017

I'm Yasmin and in 2009 I founded YB Green® upcycled glass jewelry in New Orleans. I collect glass from communities that cannot recycle glass or are working towards improving their environment. I melt every single piece of glass you see! I love playing with colors and textures to offer you something that is uniquely charming. By wearing YB Green, you have a story to tell behind your jewelry--it's a beautiful, colorful, conversational piece.

YB Green will always be rooted in New Orleans, but now I collect discarded glass from other communities as well, specifically the DC/MD/VA.

I ship worldwide and also offer wholesale and custom orders. Please inbox me if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by!

Follow YB Green on social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/YBGreenJewelry
Twitter: www.twitter.com/YBGreenJewelry
Instagram: www.instagram.com/glassglassglassglass
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ybgreen

YB Green

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YB Green

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(15)
Sharon Rix

Sharon Rix on Mar 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely. My friend was so pleased to receive this necklace. The service provided by the maker was exemplary. I would highly recommend this quality supplier.

Meghan

Meghan on Feb 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love these earrings and get compliments every time I wear them. They're sparkly without being over-the-top, and so lightweight you can barely feel them.

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About

Transforming glass from communities that cannot recycle glass into beautiful jewelry.

Here's YB Green's story in a nutshell:
In 2009, I was living in New Orleans and soon discovered that I could not recycle glass within the City. The City stopped recycling glass after Hurricane Katrina, so I started recycling on my own. I then began collecting glass from around my neighborhood and making jewelry with it. I collect every single bottle, scrap and shard of glass that I find. The glass is cleaned and sterilized, then it’s cut and melted using various techniques. It takes at least 24 hours to transform and upcycle the glass into something unique and beautiful. My family still lives in New Orleans and the City holds a special place in my heart, so I will always collect glass from there to make jewelry.

YB Green will always be rooted in New Orleans, but now there are other branches like the DMV (DC/MD/VA).

Shop members

  • Yasmin

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on November 24, 2017
Welcome to YB Green's Etsy Shop. Thank you for shopping YB Green®. Your satisfaction is priority, so please read all shop policies before making your final purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. If the product is damaged upon receipt, you must notify me within 7 days of receiving the product and the item will either be replaced with another available item chosen of same price, or a monetary refund will be given in the same amount (minus shipping).

Every item is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Please note that glass shape, glass weight, and jewelry design may NOT be identical in a set because all glass is recycled in-house. Please look carefully at the item you wish to purchase and read the description for size and detailed information. Feel free to convo/email me with any questions about size or construction--I will promptly reply to your communications.

All in all, I want people to be happy with YB Green and I get a lot of repeat customers. If you have any issues, questions, or concerns, just email me and we will work it out.
Payment
Payment
I accept PayPal and Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) via Paypal.

I would only accept Money Orders or Check if we have discussed via email or conversation--but it can be arranged. Payment should be made within 3 days of purchase unless otherwise arranged via conversation.
Shipping
Shipping
I will ship your order within 3-7 business days from your payment. I will ship USPS First Class or Priority Mail with protective packaging (recycled paperboard or recycled tin gift box) and you will be notified of shipment and expected arrival. If you would like to expedite/insure/specialize your package please contact me the same day of purchase via email to discuss shipping arrangements and invoice changes. Delivery Confirmation will be included on all sales and shipping in order to ensure safe arrival of purchase. If there are huge differences in shipping costs, you will be notified before shipping.

For international shipping, unless you prefer to use FedEx, DHL, or UPS, I will ship using United Stated Postal Service and it can take up 6 weeks depending on your country and customs. The customer is responsible for any additional taxes customs might claim. Unfortunately, I have no control over this, or how long customs might hold an item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional Policies and FAQs

Allergies
I have always told my customers that if you have a nickel or lead allergy, then your earring hooks should be exchanged for 925 sterling silver. Although my sources say that the hooks are free of lead and nickel, I have NO way of testing this. Please do not purchase a plated earring without the sterling silver exchange.

Custom Orders
You have seen the shop but maybe you want something made especially for you, using your own glass--email me at yb_green [!at] yahoo.com for more information

Caring for your jewelry
I do extensive testing on the more textured glass items, but a few flecks may come off through wear and tear. This won’t impact the shape of the earring but it can happen—though rare. Also because of this, I do NOT recommend for children or tweens. Avoid contact with harsh household chemicals. Excessive amounts of water (i.e. immersion in water, water sports, face washing, etc.) or chemical products such as hairspray could damage jewelry. Stainless steel can be lightly cleaned with a damp cotton cloth (optional mild soap) and dried with a cotton cloth. Gold and silver can be polished with a polishing cloth, and to avoid tarnish, wrapped in jeweler’s tissue and sealed in Ziploc bag. Keep heavy objects off of glass, though hard to break, glass could crack. Be mindful where glass is stored; avoid areas where glass could be bumped onto a hard surface (i.e. vanity room with tile flooring) and cracked. Keep jewelry tangle-free.

To clean tarnish, dampen a toothbrush with water, then dip it in baking soda. Scrub the metal (not the glass) with the toothbrush. Dip the toothbrush in vinegar and scrub the piece again. When the baking soda stops fizzing, rinse the jewelry off with warm water and dry it with a towel.

Contact info [!at] ybgreen.net for additional questions or concerns.