ZhivanaDesigns

Minimal jewelry: Gold / rose gold / silver / brass

Montreal, Canada · 2277 Sales

ZhivanaDesigns

Minimal jewelry: Gold / rose gold / silver / brass

Montreal, Canada 2277 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(500)

Announcement   Dainty jewelry: Feather rings, sterling silver stacking rings, initial rings and bracelets, solid 14K gold jewelry, hammered cuff bracelets, sterling silver and gold hoop earrings, rose gold jewelry.

More designs coming over the next few weeks!

Please check out my new "Sale - 40% Off" section!

Most jewelry is shipped in a drawstring bag covered with bubble pack to keep shipping prices low. If you would like your jewelry to ship in a gift box instead, please choose one of the following upgraded shipping options:
- For destinations in Canada: Choose Expedited Parcel or Xpresspost.
- For all other destinations: Choose "Small Packet Over 2 cm (Gift Box)", Expedited Parcel or Xpresspost.

Keep in touch:
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/zhivana/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZhivanaDesigns
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/zhivana/

Please check out my shop policies before purchasing:
www.etsy.com/shop/ZhivanaDesigns/policy

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 19, 2017

Dainty jewelry: Feather rings, sterling silver stacking rings, initial rings and bracelets, solid 14K gold jewelry, hammered cuff bracelets, sterling silver and gold hoop earrings, rose gold jewelry.

More designs coming over the next few weeks!

Please check out my new "Sale - 40% Off" section!

Most jewelry is shipped in a drawstring bag covered with bubble pack to keep shipping prices low. If you would like your jewelry to ship in a gift box instead, please choose one of the following upgraded shipping options:
- For destinations in Canada: Choose Expedited Parcel or Xpresspost.
- For all other destinations: Choose "Small Packet Over 2 cm (Gift Box)", Expedited Parcel or Xpresspost.

Keep in touch:
Newsletter: eepurl.com/IrQ7b - Get a 10% off coupon code when you sign up!
Instagram: www.instagram.com/zhivana/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZhivanaDesigns
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/zhivana/

Please check out my shop policies before purchasing:
www.etsy.com/shop/ZhivanaDesigns/policy

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(500)
Laura C

Laura C on May 17, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Shipping was quick and emails were answered promptly. There's just one minor thing: there is a small part where there is no rose gold plating, so you can see a bit of the material underneath. But unless you're looking for it or catch it in a particular light, it's not noticeable. Edit: it is actually gold soldering and not the material underneath (thanks for the info, Louise!)

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Updates

If you love rose gold, you'll want to take a look at some of my new listings!
Another new ring in my shop. Personalize with a letter or number that's meaningful to you.
New in my shop: personalized initial cuff rings! Available in 14K gold fill and sterling silver.
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About

Handmade quality modern minimal jewelry / Personalized and custom-made jewelry

Personalized jewelry, feather rings, stacking rings, hammered cuff bracelets, rose gold jewelry, hoop earrings and custom jewelry. Handmade in Canada, just for you.

My mission is to provide high quality handcrafted jewelry and excellent customer service - straight from my workshop to you! When you buy from Zhivana Designs, you are truly supporting independent handmade.

I took up jewelry-making as a hobby while making other plans, but soon found myself obsessed. Zhivana Designs was launched in 2007.

Following some metalsmithing courses in San Francisco and Montreal, I set up a workshop in a spare bedroom. I work mainly at an old oak desk that was upcycled into a jeweler's workbench, and have spent many happy hours shaping, hammering and soldering jewelry-to-be on its surface. I feel so grateful to the Etsy marketplace and all of my wonderful customers for allowing me to live my dream!

Zhivana Designs jewelry is designed for the woman who loves a touch of sparkle, shine and meaning to accentuate her wardrobe. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or custom requests.

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  • Louise Otmar

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2017
Welcome to Zhivana Designs, where you will find quality jewelry made with sterling silver, 14K gold fill, brass and vintage jewels.

Custom orders are welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any special requests.

Zhivana Designs jewelry ships worldwide. Please see the “Shipping” section below for more information.

Most of my jewelry can be purchased in multiples. If you would like to order more than one of any item you see in this shop, please contact me for a customized, reserved listing.

To contact me or learn more about Zhivana Designs :
Email: mail [!at] zhivana.com
Etsy Conversations: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=ZhivanaDesigns
Blog: http://zhivanadesigns.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZhivanaDesigns
*Canadian customers will be charged sales tax.*

I answer inquiries quickly, generally within a few hours; late evening inquiries get answered the following day.

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
Payment
You can pay using Etsy Direct Checkout or by using PayPal. Credit cards are accepted through Etsy Direct Checkout, and Etsy Gift Cards are accepted in this shop.
Shipping
Items are shipped from Canada and standard shipping for most items to the US and international destinations does *not* include tracking. If you would like to have tracking including with your shipment, please choose an upgraded shipping option at checkout. Standard shipping for items that include a gift box also include tracking.

NO extra shipping cost for additional items. :)

Business days quoted below are Monday through Friday, not including the day of shipment.

US and International orders: The value in Canadian dollars MUST be included on the shipping label for customs purposes.

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* All prices below are in US dollars. *

Canadian destinations:
Letter Mail: $2; 1 to 3 business days locally from time of shipment; up to 4 business days to urban centres nationally; and up to 8 business days to remote areas. Available for select items; packaged in a gift bag. No tracking.
Expedited Parcel: $13.50; 1 to 2 business days locally from time of shipment; up to 4 business days to major urban centres nationally; up to 7 business days to remote urban centres; and up to 13 business days to remote non-urban areas. Includes tracking and a gift box. In Quebec and Ontario, the final cost would be between $8.50 and $9.75. Etsy Shipping only offers the option of charging a flat rate across Canada, but I will refund shipping overages.
Xpresspost: $15.50; 1 to 3 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box. Guaranteed delivery date. In Quebec and Ontario, the final cost would be between $11.75 and $12.50. Etsy Shipping only offers the option of charging a flat rate across Canada, but I will refund shipping overages.
Xpresspost + 2-day RUSH production: $25.50.

US destinations:
Standard Shipping: $5.75; 1 to 2 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Small Packet (Over 2 cm high / Includes gift box): $6.95; 1 to 2 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Tracked Packet: $13.75; up to 7 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box.
Expedited Parcel: $16.50; 4 to 5 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box.
Xpresspost: $28.50; 2 to 4 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box. Guaranteed delivery date. If you choose Xpresspost as your shipping option, please leave your telephone number in the Notes to Seller at check-out, as it is required on the Xpresspost shipping label.
Xpresspost + 2-day RUSH production: $38.50.

International destinations:
Standard Shipping: $8.25; 1 to 3 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Small Packet (Over 2 cm high / Includes gift box): $9.45; 1 to 3 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Tracked Packet (where available): $28.75; 7 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box.
Xpresspost (where available): $56.75; 4 to 5 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box. Guaranteed delivery date.

Delivery times have generally been very reliable in the past. Packages may occasionally take longer than the estimated times to reach their destinations. International shipments are only considered to be lost after 6 weeks following shipment.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any taxes, duties and custom fees associated with international shipping.

Please verify your address before placing your order. Misdirected packages that need to be reshipped will incur an additional shipping fee.

Jewelry is normally packaged in a reusable drawstring bag lined or covered with bubble pack.

If you would like a gift box, please choose an upgraded shipping option. (Canada Post charges more for parcels that are over 2 cm in height.)
- In Canada, choose "Expedited Parcel".
- For US, European Union and other international destinations, choose "Small Packet Over 2 cm (Gift Box)".

Most orders are shipped in a recycled bubble mailer; a box is used for larger orders.

For PayPal purchases, orders ship to the address on your PayPal account.

If your purchase is a gift, I am happy to ship directly to the recipient. I would also be happy to include a note with your personalized message at no additional charge. If you would like your order shipped directly to the gift recipient, please change the shipping address in PayPal and Etsy and leave me details, including what you would like your note to say, in the “Message to Seller” box at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns of necklaces and bracelets are accepted within 30 days of our shipping notification. Returns are for a full refund or exchange, less shipping fees. Items must be undamaged and shipped back in the same packaging materials in which they were sent. Return shipping costs are NOT refundable.

Returns on custom items like rings are accepted for exchange within 30 days of shipping notification on a case by case basis. Items must be undamaged and shipped back in the same packaging materials in which they were sent. If you have ordered the wrong ring size and want to exchange your ring, resizing / reshipping fees will be charged. I am sorry, but I can not accept returns on initial stamped rings.

For hygiene reasons, returns on earrings are not accepted.

Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions about your order, and I will work with you to ensure that you are happy with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
None of the jewelry sold in this shop is intended to be used by children.

Please note that photos have been taken on macro settings for detail, and items may appear larger than they actually are. Detailed measurements are provided for each item.

I do my best to ensure that colors are represented accurately, but please note that different computer screens show colors differently, and there may be some variation from what you see on your screen.

RECYCLED STERLING SILVER / RECYCLED GOLD:
All of Zhivana Designs recycled metals are sourced from Hoover & Strong, a company with a strong background and reputation in supplying eco-friendly, 100% recycled metals.

In addition, I save my scrap metal and return it to a company that recycles it.

14K GOLD FILL / 14K ROSE GOLD FILL:
Gold fill is made up of a solid layer (5% total weight) of karat gold bonded to a base metal core with heat and pressure. Far more durable than plated gold, gold fill is a wonderful, economical alternative to solid 14k gold.

VINTAGE JEWELS:
Each jewel used in Zhivana Designs jewelry is individually examined using a magnifying jeweller’s visor. Those chosen may have tiny imperfections - small enough to add to the vintage charm of each piece of jewelry without detracting from its beauty. Most jewels used in Zhivana Designs jewelry are vintage, with a few dating from the 1990s (as indicated in each item’s description).

ABOUT OXIDIZED STERLING SILVER:
All sterling silver will naturally tarnish and darken over time. The surface of oxidized sterling silver is silver that has been intentionally darkened to give it a rich charcoal grey - almost black - color. The silver is still shiny underneath, and over time the oxidization will rub off with wear for a naturally time-worn look.

All items are made in a smoke-free, pet-free, music-filled environment.

Zhivana Designs is a brand of Zhivana Designs Inc.

More information

Last updated on Feb 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom and personalized orders are those made in your exact size - ring sizes, bracelet lengths and necklace lengths - or those with stamped initials. I am unable to accept returns on these, but am happy to offer resizing options.

Sizing details

Photos have been taken on macro settings for detail, and items may appear larger than they actually are. Detailed measurements are provided for each item, so please be sure to take note of them.

RING SIZING:
If you have ordered the wrong ring size and want to exchange your ring, I am happy to work with you to ensure you get the right size. Please note that resizing / reshipping fees will be charged on ring exchanges.

Care instructions

- Avoid contact with water, soap, hairspray, makeup, lotion and perfume.
- Remove rings before performing manual tasks.
- Clean with a soft cloth.
- Restore brass and silver to a lighter glow with a commercial polishing cloth.
- Store jewelry in a plastic zip-lock bag.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Jewelry is normally packaged in a reusable drawstring bag lined or covered with bubble pack.

If you would like a gift box, please choose an upgraded shipping option. (Canada Post charges more for parcels that are over 2 cm in height.)
- In Canada, choose "Expedited Parcel".
- For US, European Union and other international destinations, choose "Small Packet Over 2 cm (Gift Box)".

Most orders are shipped in a recycled bubble mailer; a box may be used for larger orders.

Gifts

If your purchase is a gift, I am happy to ship directly to the recipient. I would also be happy to include a note with your personalized message at no additional charge. Please leave me details in the “Message to Seller” box at checkout.

None of the jewelry sold in this shop is intended to be used by children.

What is gold fill?

Gold fill is made up of a solid layer (5% total weight) of karat gold bonded to a base metal core with heat and pressure. Far more durable than plated gold, gold fill is a wonderful, economical alternative to solid 14k gold.

Recycled metals

All of Zhivana Designs recycled metals are sourced from Hoover & Strong, a company with a strong background and reputation in supplying eco-friendly, 100% recycled metals.

Whenever possible, metal wire used in bracelets, rings and hoop earrings is from Hoover & Strong or Rio Grande, which shares a strong commitment to sustainability: over 85% of their gold is recycled.

In addition, I save my scrap metal and return it to a company that recycles it.

What is oxidized sterling silver?

All sterling silver will naturally tarnish and darken over time. The surface of oxidized sterling silver is silver that has been intentionally darkened to give it a rich charcoal grey - almost black - color. The silver is still shiny underneath, and over time the oxidization will rub off with wear for a naturally time-worn look.