amywaltz

★Amy Waltz Designs ★ Wearable LOVE ★

Chico, California On Etsy since 2011

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amywaltz

★Amy Waltz Designs ★ Wearable LOVE ★

Chico, California | 26,226 Sales

Announcement    We create high quality, fine jewelry that's sustainably sourced, mindfully inspired, and consciously handcrafted. We intend to help deepen your life's journey by inspiring wholeness, scattering kindness and promoting joy and authenticity. Join the Journey!

DUE TO COVID-19. All of our pieces are handcrafted from scratch and made to order. Although we are still trying to maintain our 5 business day turnaround, this may not always be possible given that we are working in isolation under very challenging circumstances. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented time. We have also experienced issues with the postal service due to COVID as well. So if you are at all concerned with your package not arriving in time, you may consider not ordering at this time. We are doing our best and will continue to do our best but some things are out of our control. Thank you so much for understanding. xo Amy

Domestic Shipping Policies
**FIRST CLASS USPS MAIL typically arrives to you within 3 business days though it's not guaranteed. PRIORITY MAIL typically arrives slightly faster than first class but it also is not guaranteed. We are now offering the ability to add insurance to your order so if you are at all concerned about it being lost, please purchase insurance. Etsy doesn't hold shop owners responsible for items lost in the mail so if you need a guarantee consider upgrading to FedEx.
**FedEx DOMESTIC SHIPPING will get to you quick and is guaranteed. We offer 3 day, 2 day and overnight services. Please select the one you feel benefits you most at checkout.
**Normal production is 5 business days most of the year because of our load and the fact that everything is made-to-order from scratch. As long as we have all questions addressed pertaining to your order, it will go right into the normal production queue as soon as we receive it.

International Shipping Policies
**FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL USPS mail can take 10 days to 6 weeks to arrive. NOTE!! First Class shipments cannot be tracked beyond the US border. So once it leaves the states there is no way to track it. Please bare this in mind when placing your order. We are now offering the ability to add insurance to your order so if you are at all concerned about it being lost, please purchase insurance. Once your package leaves us, it is in the hands of the postal system and Etsy doesn't hold shop owners responsible for replacing the contents of packages lost in the mail. So please know the risks you are taking in ordering Internationally. It is rare when packages are lost but it has happened. So if this is a concern to you please insure your package.
**FedEx INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is guaranteed to arrive to you in 5-6 days once it ships and it comes with door to door tracking! Please select this option at checkout if you want guarantees on your order.

NOTE
Please keep in mind that customs fees vary greatly from country to country and fees are not applied until the item reaches the destination country. We are unable to predict what fees, if any, will be applied. For this reason, Etsy does not hold sellers responsible for unexpected customs fees or taxes. And for that specific reason my International shipping charges are kept low so that if you are assessed fees or taxes on your end, at least my charges were minimal. Please be aware that in some countries, especially the UK, these fees can be quite high. I will not mark the customs form as a gift, as this is illegal for me to do so.

We encourage all buyers to familiarize themselves with their country's customs regulations before making international purchases.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2020

We create high quality, fine jewelry that's sustainably sourced, mindfully inspired, and consciously handcrafted. We intend to help deepen your life's journey by inspiring wholeness, scattering kindness and promoting joy and authenticity. Join the Journey!

DUE TO COVID-19. All of our pieces are handcrafted from scratch and made to order. Although we are still trying to maintain our 5 business day turnaround, this may not always be possible given that we are working in isolation under very challenging circumstances. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented time. We have also experienced issues with the postal service due to COVID as well. So if you are at all concerned with your package not arriving in time, you may consider not ordering at this time. We are doing our best and will continue to do our best but some things are out of our control. Thank you so much for understanding. xo Amy

Domestic Shipping Policies
**FIRST CLASS USPS MAIL typically arrives to you within 3 business days though it's not guaranteed. PRIORITY MAIL typically arrives slightly faster than first class but it also is not guaranteed. We are now offering the ability to add insurance to your order so if you are at all concerned about it being lost, please purchase insurance. Etsy doesn't hold shop owners responsible for items lost in the mail so if you need a guarantee consider upgrading to FedEx.
**FedEx DOMESTIC SHIPPING will get to you quick and is guaranteed. We offer 3 day, 2 day and overnight services. Please select the one you feel benefits you most at checkout.
**Normal production is 5 business days most of the year because of our load and the fact that everything is made-to-order from scratch. As long as we have all questions addressed pertaining to your order, it will go right into the normal production queue as soon as we receive it.

International Shipping Policies
**FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL USPS mail can take 10 days to 6 weeks to arrive. NOTE!! First Class shipments cannot be tracked beyond the US border. So once it leaves the states there is no way to track it. Please bare this in mind when placing your order. We are now offering the ability to add insurance to your order so if you are at all concerned about it being lost, please purchase insurance. Once your package leaves us, it is in the hands of the postal system and Etsy doesn't hold shop owners responsible for replacing the contents of packages lost in the mail. So please know the risks you are taking in ordering Internationally. It is rare when packages are lost but it has happened. So if this is a concern to you please insure your package.
**FedEx INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is guaranteed to arrive to you in 5-6 days once it ships and it comes with door to door tracking! Please select this option at checkout if you want guarantees on your order.

NOTE
Please keep in mind that customs fees vary greatly from country to country and fees are not applied until the item reaches the destination country. We are unable to predict what fees, if any, will be applied. For this reason, Etsy does not hold sellers responsible for unexpected customs fees or taxes. And for that specific reason my International shipping charges are kept low so that if you are assessed fees or taxes on your end, at least my charges were minimal. Please be aware that in some countries, especially the UK, these fees can be quite high. I will not mark the customs form as a gift, as this is illegal for me to do so.

We encourage all buyers to familiarize themselves with their country's customs regulations before making international purchases.

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Completely customizable chunky, organic, personalizable, CHARM NECKLACES!! Our Cosmic Circle Charm necklaces, with celestial satellite chain, are all about you and your life's journey! Add your precious charms and personalize to your heart’s content!
Loving this piece from our Soulscape Collection! Not only do these Nugget necklaces have a unique new texture but they are made from 24 karat gold and .999 fine silver plate. You choose!
As sleek, simple and understated as this piece is, it offers just the right amount of bling to catch the eye and just the right amount of magic to keep things fresh. Made from fine metal, with a beautiful hand-hammer texture. heart
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About amywaltz

Sales 26,226
On Etsy since 2011

Amy Waltz Designs WEARABLE LOVE Jewelry

Featured in Vogue Magazine, Amy Waltz Designs (AWD) Jewelry is one-of-a-kind, WEARABLE LOVE jewelry. Touted as the best personalized gifts by Lucky Magazine, Huffington Post and WhoWhatWear, each piece is carefully and meticulously handcrafted in the USA by women who love what they do. With hidden personalized messages, symbolic stones, eco-friendly metals and sprays we seek to make jewelry that empowers, inspires and lifts hearts.

We aim to lessen our environmental footprint by upcycling, using recycled, non-conflict metals and stones, and Eco-friendly patinas and sprays. We seek to contribute to raising human consciousness by mindful actions, respectful intentions and positive vibrations. And we hope that our jewels will help you do the same.

Each order comes purposefully and thoughtfully packaged with hand written notes of inspiration that support the pulse of the jewelry, awakening kindness and propagating goodness.

It is my deep seated intention that you will breathe in the message of the jewelry and that through it you will think more positively, respond to yourself with a little more heart, smile more, walk lighter on the Earth, let go of those things not meant for you, treat yourself and others in a gentler, kinder nature, and open yourself up to the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. And if you feel like dancing, well, then, by all means ... DANCE. And when you do, let the rhythm of your heart carry you to your place of perfect present peace.

xo
Amy

Shop members

  • Amy Waltz

    Owner, Designer, Passionista

    Mama, Wife, Photographer, Designer, Jewelry Artist, but mainly someone who wishes to leave this Earth a little better than before she was here. Her favorite thing is the sound and energy of laughter, as it vibrates out, making life brighter.

  • Jessica Nathan

    Lead Soldering Artisan, Designer

    When I interviewed Jess, I left with goose bumps! I knew it was destiny. She owns her own successful jewelry business and to know that she wanted to work with us was so humbling and crazy exciting. We are in awe of her and her talent!!

  • Phoebe Sager

    Electroform Master

    Phoebe is one of my favorite obsessions. She is super earthy, grounded, positive, and bright. She is a master at soldering, an amazing designer, a poet with her words and electroform master! We couldn't be more blessed by her!

  • Liz Laird

    Chief Operations Officer

    As AWD's Chief Operations Officer, Liz oversees all aspects of production and operations here at AWD. She is an absolute JOY to be around and has quickly mastered all areas of the business, thus making her role vital to what we do!

  • Morgan Greene

    Metal Goddess, Designer, Soldering Expert

    Morgan has the sweetest heart. She's talented, focused, honest and brave. She's an extremely dedicated member of our team and knows every single aspect. I am forever blessed by this woman!

  • Yuri Ansley

    Metal Goddess

    Yuri is such a dynamic woman! She's kind, smart, stylish and gorgeous! I've been fortunate enough to have her as a model and her beautiful spirit shines through flawlessly. She's a dedicated worker and always brings a great vibe to the studio.

  • Michael Waltz

    Partner

    Michael invests just as much into this business as I do. He is my biggest fan but he also has beefed up production, making the entire process flow more efficiently and resourcefully. He has big goals and he balances me perfectly.

  • Gage and Bennie Waltz

    Smile Makers

    These two keep us laughing all the time but they eventually want to be a big part of the team. Gage wants to learn soldering and Bennie says he'll be hammering soon!

  • Tracy Walters

    Production Coordinator

    Tracy is one of my greatest gifts. In the time she's worked for AWD, I've never seen her lose her cool. She's dynamic & as bright as anyone ever was. As Production Coordinator she oversees the flow and the magic in the studio and she's crushing it!

  • Jocelyn Fitzgerald

    Sewing Guru, Home Show Coordinator

    Joey has been with AWD on and off since I started. She is an incredible artist and a dynamo. She is currently AWD's show coordinator and sewing guru. She also happens to be my best friend. I am so blessed by her work ethic and our friendship!

  • Judy Catalano

    Merchandising Manager

    I honestly can't imagine my life without Judy. She is an incredible artist at visual merchandising and a fierce, competent team member. She does all of our show and boutique merchandising. She's a fire cracker, this one. And I'm completely smitten!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 7, 2020
Welcome!!

Amy Waltz Designs (AWD) is located in the quaint little northern California town of Chico. AWD jewelry is intended to be more than just beautiful, it's mindful, purposeful, earthy, and meaningful. It might sound strange or impossible, but my vision is simple. Each piece carries with it a message and a sweet sound intended to awaken goodness. If this goodness vibrates from your heart, perhaps this tiny ripple will swell and even if just one person is more mindful, the world is a better place.

AWD works with fine metals: recycled sterling silver, 14K yellow gold filled, 14K rose gold filled and base metals: brass, copper and German silver. We also work with leather, up-cycled leather, and re-purposed goods.

Ring Sets

Our ring sets are offered in two beautiful options: Fine and Rustic. FINE includes .925 recycled sterling silver, 14K yellow gold filled and 14K rose gold filled. Fine will be polished to a high sheen and will, for the most part, not age, except for perhaps the sterling. RUSTIC includes .925 recycled sterling silver, 100% copper and brass. Rustic comes polished in most sets and may age (tarnish) naturally as it dances with the oils in your skin.

General Metal Information 

Fine Metal: Our fine metal has 99% more gold than plated products and our sterling is recycled .925 non-conflict sterling silver. With minimal upkeep it will stay bright and sparkly. A good choice for anyone with metal allergies. See below for what we deem as fine metal.

Fine Yellow Gold Filled: 14/20 gold filled, solid 14K gold over bonded over a jeweler’s brass core. 14/20 means 1/20th 14K gold. Gold plated is usually 1/1000 to 3/1000 gold over brass, for reference. Because of the brass core, we prefer not to roll YGF wire or cut YGF sheet. 

Fine Rose Gold Filled: 14/20 gold filled, solid 14K gold over bonded over a jeweler’s brass core. Copper is bonded with the gold to make it the rose color. 14/20 means 1/20th 14K gold. Gold plated is usually 1/1000 to 3/1000 gold over brass, for reference. Because of the brass core, we prefer not to roll RGF wire or cut RGF sheet. 

Fine Sterling Silver: .925 sterling silver is made of 92.5% pure sterling silver. Most of our sterling silver is recycled. Sterling will tarnish with time and certain elemental exposure, but this is easily remedied with silver polish or a polish cloth. 

Base Metal: Less expensive than fine metal but with a similar look. Ages to look more rustic over time. Can leave green marks on the skin that wash off and are not harmful. Problematic for people with metal allergies. 

Base German Silver (Nickel Silver): alloy that contains no actual silver. Will not tarnish like sterling, but will cause a reaction in anyone with a nickel or metal allergy. It’s typically made of 65% copper, 17% zinc, 18% nickel.

Base Copper: 100% pure copper. Will tarnish, but is thought to have healing properties. 

Base Nu Gold (Red Brass): 85% copper, 15% zinc. Will tarnish, but not as quickly as copper. 

Antique Brass: Brass that has been darkened

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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
Returns and exchange details
If your piece has been personalized, unfortunately it cannot be returned.

Exchanging product for another size
With the exception of the gold filled druzy, sterling silver stone set rings and turquoise rings, if you have purchased something from us and it hasn't been personalized but you need a different size or a different metal, there is a $20 restocking or resizing (depending on what you are having done) fee and you will need to cover shipping. You will need to return the product unworn and in the original packaging with a note and your order number. If you are returning any of my patina pieces for another size, you may have to wait until the next batch is made if I don't have your size in stock. If you have purchased a turquoise sterling ring or the gold filled druzy from us and you have ordered the wrong size, it cannot be returned nor can it be re-sized for risk of compromising the stone. So it is imperative that you know your ring size - please get your finger sized by a jeweler - before purchasing one of our turquoise gem rings.

Returns
If your piece hasn't been personalized and it's simply not what you expected, you have two weeks to return it from the date of purchase domestically and 4 weeks from the date of purchase Internationally given it hasn't been worn and is returned in the state we sent it to you, we will offer you a full refund, less a $20 restocking fee and shipping. All of our pieces are lovingly made to order and we don't keep any standing inventory, thus the restocking fee.

If you want to return or exchange your piece and it falls within the criteria above, please do the following
1) return it unworn in its original packaging
2) include your full name it was ordered under as well as your order number
3) I will need a detailed account of any conversations we have shared regarding your return or exchange. Or if we haven't shared any conversations I will need a detailed account as to your wish with the return or exchange.
4) If there is a restocking fee you are responsible for, include that with the return plus the shipping fee if applicable ($5 domestic, $10 international)
5) Mail it to:
Amy Waltz Designs
290 Airpark Blvd.
Chico CA 95973

If you are ever dissatisfied with your purchase, please reach out to us! We want you happy and will do what it takes to leave you with a great feeling about us and our products. Email our team any time at hello [!at] amywaltz.com
Payment
We accept paypal, all major credit cards and etsy gift cards
Shipping
Domestic Shipping Policies
**FIRST CLASS USPS MAIL typically arrives to you within 3 business days though it's not guaranteed. PRIORITY MAIL typically arrives slightly faster than first class mail but it also is not guaranteed. We are now offering the ability to add insurance to your order so if you are at all concerned about it being lost, please purchase insurance. Etsy doesn't hold shop owners responsible for items lost in the mail as once it leaves our hands it's in the hands of the postal service.
**FedEx DOMESTIC SHIPPING will get to you quick and is guaranteed. We offer 3 day, 2 day and overnight services. These do not include weekend delivery. If you need a weekend delivery, reach out to us prior to purchase so we can create a custom shipping profile for you. It will be quite a bit more expensive to guarantee the weekend but we certainly can do it. Please select the one you feel benefits you most at checkout.
**NORMAL PRODUCTION is typically 5 business days during most of the year because of our load and the fact that everything is mad-to-order from scratch. As long as we have all questions addressed pertaining to your order, it will go right into the normal production queue as soon as we receive it.
**RUSH PRODUCTION is 3 business days. If you need it quick, this is the way to go. NOTE - This is ONLY a production upgrade, NOT a shipping upgrade. If you want RUSH production convo us prior to purchase.

International Shipping Policies
**FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL USPS MAIL can take 10 days to 6 weeks to arrive. NOTE!! First Class shipments cannot be tracked beyond the US border. So once it leaves the states there is no way to track it. Please bare this in mind when placing your order. We are now offering the ability to add insurance to your order so if you are at all concerned about it being lost, please purchase insurance. Once your package leaves us, it is in the hands of the postal system and Etsy doesn't hold shop owners responsible for replacing the contents of packages lost in the mail. So please know the risks you are taking in ordering Internationally. It is rare when packages are lost but it has happened so if this is a concern to you please consider upgrading to FedEx International for guaranteed delivery.
**FedEx INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is guaranteed to arrive to you in 5-6 days once it ships and it comes with door to door tracking! Please select this option at checkout if you want guarantees on your order.
**RUSH PRODUCTION is 3 business days. If you need it quick, this is the way to go. NOTE - This is ONLY a production upgrade, NOT a shipping upgrade. If you want RUSH production convo us prior to purchase.

★NOTE★
Please keep in mind that customs fees vary greatly from country to country and fees are not applied until the item reaches the destination country. We are unable to predict what fees, if any, will be applied. For this reason, Etsy does not hold sellers responsible for unexpected customs fees or taxes. And for that specific reason my International shipping charges are kept low so that if you are assessed fees or taxes on your end, at least my charges were minimal. Please be aware that in some countries, especially the UK, these fees can be quite high. I will not mark the customs form as a gift, as this is illegal for me to do so.

We encourage all buyers to familiarize themselves with their country's customs regulations before making international purchases.

Please let us know when your package arrives as we always like to know your thoughts on our products. If you have any questions please ask as we LOVE hearing from you! We also very much appreciate feedback!

THANKS!!
Additional policies and FAQs
★Our Process★
We work with Eco-friendly patinas and sealants to get the patina to hold and we offer Eco-friendly sprays on metal to stave off the tarnishing affect. Our patina and sealing process is a five-step, very durable low VOC process. When it arrives to you the process is fully cured. At that point the coating is best described as a modified resin, similar to varnish on furniture so take that into account prior to purchase if you have previously experienced allergic tendencies when brushing your arm against a varnished piece of furniture. If that's the case, we suggest you steer clear of our sprays and patinas and go toward our untreated metal pieces.

Our metal is pure and raw. We don't plate or wax our metal. Every piece is made from scratch in the United States and we take considerable care with your creation, tumbling each piece for hours before sending it out. In its purest state, metal, when it comes in contact with air and the oils of your skin, does tarnish or darken. So aged or darkened metal is a natural process and it really depends on each individual person as to how long it will take before your piece tarnishes. Some people can wear it once and they notice it darkening, others it takes a while and still others never really notice it changing. Also, some people find brass, copper and/or German silver can discolor the skin temporarily, if it's unappealing to you perhaps consider one of our recycled sterling silver or gold filled pieces instead. We work with base metals which are alloys and solid metals. Here's a breakdown of the content in our metals. Red brass or Nu Gold is 85% copper and 15% zinc. German silver is 65% copper, 18% nickel and 17% zinc. Copper is pure 100% copper. Recycled Sterling is pure 100% recycled sterling. What we term fine metals are our gold filled products. Gold filled is placing a layer of 14K gold over brass. If we say rose gold filled, it's 14K rose gold over brass. If we say yellow gold it's a layer of 14K gold filled over brass. People can have allergies to so many things and metal and sealants can of course be some of them. If it is a concern to you, we suggest you research your allergic tendencies and know them well before making a purchase. And if you even think you might have an allergic reaction to metal or the sealant we use, we suggest you steer clear of it. We cannot be held responsible for allergic reactions to our products. Reach out to us prior to making a purchase if you want to know any additional information about any of the products we offer.

How will copper affect my skin?
Copper is a healing metal and has shown very positive effects on the body. It is found in all of our base metals: nu gold, German silver and, of course, copper. Copper reacts differently to every body's chemistry. If you find that wearing our pieces turns you green, it is a sign that you have an acidic pH. Science suggests the following ways to combat a high acidic pH: eat green, reduce acidic foods (limit your intake of meats, eggs, refined sugars, white flour and dairy), limit alcohol consumption, drink alkaline water, break a sweat and seek balance (yoga, meditation, deep breathing and long walks). Any greening washes off easily with soap and water and is not harmful.

Please reach out to me prior to purchase if you have any additional questions or concerns, hello [!at] amywaltz.com :)