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★Amy Waltz Designs ★ Wearable LOVE ★

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Announcement    ***IMPORTANT HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINES!! PLEASE READ BELOW***

INTERNATIONAL DEADLINE: November 12.

DOMESTIC DEADLINES:

Order by the following deadlines for the best bet that your handcrafted and made-to-order jewelry will arrive in time:

MOST PIECES:

First Class Mail: December 12

Priority Mail: December 14

FedEx SuperSaver: December 13

FedEx Two-Day: December 14

FedEx Overnight: December 15

Ready-To-Ship: December 18

RAW STONE JEWELRY (Electroform) PIECES:

First Class Mail: December 5

Priority Mail: December 6

FedEx SuperSaver: December 6

FedEx Two-Day: December 7

FedEx Overnight: December 8

*NOTE: We strongly encourage you to order your raw stone jewelry well in advance of the deadlines above. Further, we cannot guarantee the arrival even if ordered under the deadline schedule above as sometimes there are issues with the delicate process of electroforming.
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We create high quality jewelry that's mindfully designed and consciously handcrafted by our team of local artisans. We intend to help deepen your life's journey by inspiring wholeness, scattering kindness and promoting joy and authenticity. Join the Journey!

Our pieces are lovingly handcrafted from scratch and made to order in our darling little Northern California studio by women who love what they do! Because of the intricate and precise nature of our craft, our current production process for most pieces is 3-5 business days; our raw stone jewelry and leather bags take 2-3 weeks to hand produce. We take great pride in our work and the artisan crafted nature of it. We hand cast each character, one character at a time, all by eye. We start with raw metal and transform it into the beautiful pieces you see.

Please review our policies section for tons of information on shipping, both domestic and international, returns, metal content, and more! Please review it prior to placing all orders: https://www.etsy.com/shop/amywaltz#policies

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 14, 2022

***IMPORTANT HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINES!! PLEASE READ BELOW***

INTERNATIONAL DEADLINE: November 12.

DOMESTIC DEADLINES:

Order by the following deadlines for the best bet that your handcrafted and made-to-order jewelry will arrive in time:

MOST PIECES:

First Class Mail: December 12

Priority Mail: December 14

FedEx SuperSaver: December 13

FedEx Two-Day: December 14

FedEx Overnight: December 15

Ready-To-Ship: December 18

RAW STONE JEWELRY (Electroform) PIECES:

First Class Mail: December 5

Priority Mail: December 6

FedEx SuperSaver: December 6

FedEx Two-Day: December 7

FedEx Overnight: December 8

*NOTE: We strongly encourage you to order your raw stone jewelry well in advance of the deadlines above. Further, we cannot guarantee the arrival even if ordered under the deadline schedule above as sometimes there are issues with the delicate process of electroforming.
_______________________________________________________

We create high quality jewelry that's mindfully designed and consciously handcrafted by our team of local artisans. We intend to help deepen your life's journey by inspiring wholeness, scattering kindness and promoting joy and authenticity. Join the Journey!

Our pieces are lovingly handcrafted from scratch and made to order in our darling little Northern California studio by women who love what they do! Because of the intricate and precise nature of our craft, our current production process for most pieces is 3-5 business days; our raw stone jewelry and leather bags take 2-3 weeks to hand produce. We take great pride in our work and the artisan crafted nature of it. We hand cast each character, one character at a time, all by eye. We start with raw metal and transform it into the beautiful pieces you see.

Please review our policies section for tons of information on shipping, both domestic and international, returns, metal content, and more! Please review it prior to placing all orders: https://www.etsy.com/shop/amywaltz#policies

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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, Production Team Leader

    Jess has been with AWD since the beginning. I'm BEYOND grateful for this super human. She heads up production & is our soldering leader. I would literally be rudderless without her. She is the glue that binds and one in a million! I LOVE Jess!

  • Phoebe Sager

    Content Curator, Good Vibe Creator, Mama To Felix

    Phoebe is one of my favorite obsessions. She is super earthy, grounded, positive, and bright. She has taken on nearly every role at AWD but she's now our Content Curator and she's an absolute master at it! I am so blessed by her!

  • Morgan Greene

    Operations Manager, Assembly, Shipping And Receiving

    Morgan has the sweetest heart. She's talented, focused, honest and brave. She's an extremely dedicated team member. She manages assembly, sourcing inventory, shipping, receiving, web backend...There is no better human to handle these aspects!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Tracy Berman

    Soldering Specialist, Beautiful Mama, Incredible Human

    When Berm came to me wanting to work at AWD, I felt the hand of the universe at play! She has since proven to be an incredibly integral member of our team. She's a soldering genius and just an all around amazing, badass human. BERM baby BERM!

  • Suzanne Rozell

    Shoot Stylist & Coordinator, Illustrator, Raury Mama

    Suz has worn many hats at AWD. Currently she coordinates, styles and orchestrates all elements involved with our shoots, from procuring models to styling to day-of orchestration! She also does design work for us. I am forever enamored by her!

  • Madi Gerfen

    Metal Goddess, Soldering Assistant, Esteemed Wanderer

    Madi, oh Madi, where do I begin? She came to us as just a babe and has blossomed into a dynamic force of power! She is a leader in the hammering department. She's so patient, kind & talented. I am forever in love with her fairy dust magic!

  • Jesse Hall

    Web Developer, Amazing Father, Family Music Maker

    Jesse is the quintessential back-end maestro! He handles everything website and I couldn't be more in awe of his talent, patience and drive to better things with AWD. He has an adorable little family, too, and he's a fabulous father!

  • Melanie King

    Soldering Goddess, Patina Master, Quinton Mama

    Melly is an incredible blessing to AWD. She has the brightest spirit and purest heart. She crushes it in patina and is quickly becoming a master solderer. I couldn't be more in love with this woman and all that encompasses her beautiful heart!

  • Emma Beesley

    Stamper Extraordinaire, Sewing Specialist, Dozer Mama

    Emma! This woman has done what no one has been able to before her - master the incredibly precise and detailed process of hand stamping. She is also our in-house seamstress making all of our leather work. She's a HUGE gift!

  • Rachael Bryson

    Resident Alchemist, Assembly Assistant, Spirit Lifter

    Rach! This incredible woman, our resident Alchemist, has taken our incredibly precise and scientific process of electroforming and not only mastered it but improved it! She's a fairy of goodness, light & love and is a research wizard!

  • CAIT!

    Copy Editing

    CAIT! As copy editor she lifts us up and carries us and our customers. Her spirit shines. She truly cares deeply about humanity & is invested in propagating goodness to all. She's my BFF and my twin soul. To know her is to madly love her!

  • Charlie Robinson

    Marketing Director, Hockey Enthusiast

    One day Charlie dropped into the studio and told me he could help me. A tad bit reluctantly I agreed and frankly have never looked back. His marketing savvy is unparalleled and his ability to pivot and do what it takes is outstanding! He's AMAZING!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 15, 2022
AWD

Policies, Practices, & Care Instructions

1. About Wearable Love Jewelry
2. About our Materials
3. Shipping Details
4. Rush Production
5. Returns & Exchanges
6. General Care Instructions
7. Care for Sterling Silver
8. Care for Fine Metals
9. Care for Raw Stone Jewelry
10. Care for Patina
11. Fit Your Cuff

1. About Wearable Love Jewelry

Amy Waltz Designs (AWD) is located in the darling Northern California town of Chico. In our sweet studio we carefully create Wearable Love Jewelry. Each piece carries with it a message and a hope. This message is intended to awaken goodness in the wearer and the beholder. Our hope is that this goodness radiates outward to make the world a better place.

Our pieces are lovingly handcrafted by women who love what they do. Each aspect, from the first personalized character to the final hammer stroke, is performed by hand. We take great pride in our work and the intricate nature of it. We start with raw metal and transform it into the beautiful pieces you see. Because of the precise nature of our craft, our current production time for most pieces runs 5-7 business days.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in our work and look forward to creating Wearable Love Jewelry for you!

2. About our Materials

In over a decade of operation, our in-house processes have grown to include, but are hardly limited to, hand-casting, soldering, electroforming, finishing, patina and leatherworking. In each of these areas we value quality, environmental safety, and physical safety above all. All materials are approved through rigorous standards that focus on our staff, our customers, and the Earth.

Read below to find specific care instructions for all Wearable Love Jewelry.

Here’s a breakdown of the content in our metals:

Nu Gold (or Red Brass) is 85% Copper and 15% Zinc.
German Silver is 65% Copper, 18% Nickel and 17% Zinc.
Copper is pure 100% Copper.
Yellow Gold Filled is solid 14kt Gold bonded over jeweler’s Brass.
Rose Gold Filled is 14kt Gold and Copper bonded over jeweler’s Brass. Copper is what gives Rose Gold its warm hue.

3. Shipping Details

All orders of Wearable Love go through rigorous quality control and are packaged with loving care before they are shipped.

Unfortunately, we cannot assume responsibility for items lost in the mail. We do however offer insurance for your order. Purchasing insurance means that if your item is lost or damaged by the postal service, we will remake and resend your order at no cost to you. All original production and shipping times will apply. If you are at all concerned about loss, please purchase insurance.

Domestic Shipping Policies:

FIRST CLASS USPS MAIL typically arrives to you in 1-5 business days, though it is not guaranteed.
PRIORITY MAIL typically arrives to you in 1-3 business days, though is not guaranteed.
FedEx DOMESTIC SHIPPING arrives quickly and is guaranteed. We offer 3 day, 2 day and Overnight services.

International Shipping Policies:

We encourage all international customers to familiarize themselves with their country’s customs regulations before making international purchases.
Please keep in mind that customs fees vary greatly from country to country, and fees are not applied until the item reaches its destination country. We are unable to predict, and cannot assume responsibility for, unexpected customs fees or taxes. For this reason, our international shipping charges are kept as low as possible.

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. Please bear this in mind when placing your order. If you are at all concerned about loss, please purchase the order insurance we offer.
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 let us know when your package arrives! We aim to deliver a wonderful 5-star experience with each and every customer. Any feedback or reviews you can offer are greatly appreciated and we love to receive them! Add a picture of you in your new Wearable Love piece!

4. Rush Production

Rushing production on your order allows it to be completed and shipped within 3 business days. When time is of the essence, this is the way to go.

Please send us an email prior to your purchase and I will ensure your order is closely tracked as it makes its way through our studio and on to you!

Email hello [!at] amywaltz.com

NOTE: Rush production is not a shipping upgrade.
NOTE: Unfortunately, some items cannot be rushed. At this time, this includes electroformed Raw Stone Jewelry.

5. Returns & Exchanges

We hold sincere love and respect for our customers and our craft. If for some reason your order hasn’t hit the mark, we want to know about it! Your satisfaction is essential to what we do.

NOTE: Unfortunately, some of our items cannot be returned or exchanged.
At this time, this includes items that have been personalized and our electroformed Raw Stone Jewelry.

Returns:
From the date of purchase, you have two weeks to return items domestically and four weeks to return items internationally.
Provided that your piece has not been worn and is in the state it was sent, we offer a full refund, less a $20 restocking fee. This fee can be subtracted from your refund amount, paid through Venmo or over the phone (530) 774-0774.
All of our pieces are lovingly handcrafted to order and we don’t keep any standing inventory; hence the restocking fee.
When returning, please do the following:
Return unworn items in their original packaging.
Provide the full name it was ordered under.
Provide your order number.
Provide a detailed account of any conversations we share regarding your return or exchange. If we haven’t shared any conversations I will need a detailed account as to your wish with the return.
Mail to:
Amy Waltz Designs
290 Airpark Blvd.
Ste. 3
Chico CA 95973

Exchanging for another size:
We follow precise sizing standards so we can provide a comfortable, reliable experience for our customers. To be confident you are ordering the right size, be sure to read all product information thoroughly.
Don’t know your ring size? We carry a reusable ring sizing tool for your convenience. Having your fingers sized by a jeweler is another option.
We strive to accommodate your needs. If you need a different size or a different metal, we can help. We charge a $20 restocking or resizing fee and require you to cover shipping back to our studio and back to you.
Shipping fees are $5.50 domestically, $12 for Canada, and $15 to all other countries. In total, shipping and restocking fees total USD $25.50 domestically, $32.00 to Canada, and $35.00 internationally. This payment can be made through Venmo or over the phone (530) 774-0774.
When exchanging, please do the following:
Return unworn items in their original packaging.
Provide the full name it was ordered under.
Provide your order number.
Provide a detailed account of any conversations we shared regarding your exchange. If we haven’t shared any conversations I will need a detailed account as to your wish with the exchange.
Mail to:
Amy Waltz Designs
290 Airpark Blvd.
Ste. 3
Chico CA 95973

NOTE: Unfortunately, some of our items cannot be resized without compromising the piece itself. At this time, these include Sterling Silver stone rings, Turquoise rings, electroformed Raw Stone rings and any piece that has been personalized.
NOTE: If you wish to exchange any of our patina pieces for a size that we do not have in stock, the production time may be longer than the usual 5-7 business days, as it is a multi-step process that cannot be rushed.

6. General Care Instructions

Each piece of Wearable Love Jewelry is handcrafted from raw materials in the United States. All our metals are genuine and jewelry grade.

In their purest state, many metals have the tendency to oxidize, or tarnish, when exposed to air and the oils of your skin. Typically this applies to Nu Gold, Copper and Sterling Silver. German Silver and our Fine Metal options have the benefit of reduced tarnish potential.

Additionally, some people notice that base metals can discolor the skin temporarily. This process is natural, harmless, and washes off easily with soap and water. If you do experience undesired reactions to base metals, we suggest a Sterling Silver or Fine Metal option.

To care for all your special treasures:

Store jewelry in a sealed bag or box in a cool, dark and dry place.
Apply cosmetics, hair products, lotions, perfumes and powders prior to donning your jewelry.
Remove your pieces before showering, sunbathing, swimming, washing dishes, or exercising.
Prevent damage and breakage by removing jewelry at bedtime.
Handle with love and care.

To clean your special treasures:

The polishing cloth we carry is an excellent tool for restoring all untreated metal jewelry (not for patina, sprays, waxes etc). It’s simple, easy and portable. Just rub the cloth over dull or darkened jewelry until the shine returns. Consider adding one to your purchase and see the results firsthand!
Dampen a wool cloth or handkerchief with a mixture of water and a touch of ammonia. Rub the cloth over your jewelry. Rinse with warm water. Dry thoroughly with a clean cloth, and allow your pieces to air dry completely.
Mix neutral soap and water until soap is dissolved. Immerse your jewelry in the mixture and let soak for no more than 15 minutes. Rub using a wool cloth, handkerchief or toothbrush (excellent for working on chains). Rinse with hot water. Dry thoroughly with a clean cloth, and allow your pieces to air dry completely.
Mix together three tablespoons of lemon juice and enough salt to make a light, smooth paste. Soak a clean cloth with the mixture and rub until sparkling. Rinse with cool water. Dry thoroughly with a clean cloth, and allow your pieces to air dry completely.

Reach out to us prior to making a purchase if you want to know any additional information about the products we offer. Email hello [!at] amywaltz.com.

7. Care for Sterling Silver

What defines Sterling Silver is that it contains at least 92.5% pure Silver. The remaining content of this alloy is typically 7.5% Copper. Whenever possible, we source recycled Sterling so as to lessen our environmental impact.

In its purest state, Sterling Silver can oxidize, or tarnish, when exposed to air and the oils of your skin. This antiqued Silver look is desired by many, but if you wish to keep your Sterling jewelry bright, consider adding a polish cloth to your purchase.
Sterling Silver is typically an excellent choice for those with metal sensitivities, but if you have reacted to Silver before, we highly recommend you opt for Yellow Gold Filled or Rose Gold Filled.

Refer to General Care Instructions for all pieces of Wearable Love Jewelry. Avoid using all abrasive cleaning materials and chemicals on Sterling Silver jewelry.


8. Care for Fine Metals

Gold is prized for its beauty, scarcity and useful properties. We use 14kt Yellow Gold Filled and 14kt Rose Gold Filled metals, as well as some other fine metal options, such as 24kt Gold Plated, Gold Vermeil and solid 14kt Gold. Gold Filled jewelry contains 99% more gold than traditional Gold Plated options, and is therefore more durable.

Refer to General Care Instructions for all pieces of Wearable Love Jewelry. Avoid using all abrasive cleaning materials and chemicals on Fine Metal jewelry.


9. Care for Raw Stone Jewelry

Our in-house electroforming and plating operations are intricate, scientific, and done entirely by hand. The electroforming process itself is fantastic alchemy. We use the power of precise chemistry and electricity to form unique gemstone settings and divine fine metal power pieces.
Copper gives off a warm, earthy glow. It is known to oxidize - or darken - over time. Some love this antiqued look, but if you wish to maintain the finish on your Copper jewelry, consider adding a polish cloth to your purchase.

24kt Gold Plated pieces are initially electroformed in Copper. They receive a “flash” Palladium coating and then go for their luxurious fine metal treatment.
Fine Silver Plated pieces go through both Copper and Palladium processes before their final Silver treatment.
NOTE: Fine Silver is an especially soft metal. Gentle care is essential for your long-term satisfaction.
Refer to General Care Instructions for all pieces of Wearable Love Jewelry. Avoid using all abrasive cleaning materials and chemicals on electroformed and plated jewelry.


10. Care for Patina

We work with Eco-friendly patinas to create vibrant wearable works of art. Eco-friendly spray sealants are an important part of the process. These low-VOC substances create a barrier to prevent the patina from oxidizing and wearing off. When your patina jewelry is delivered to you, the piece is fully cured. At that point the coating is best described as a modified resin, similar to varnish on furniture. If you have previously experienced allergic tendencies when brushing your arm against a varnished piece of furniture, we suggest you steer clear of our sprays and patinas and opt for our untreated metal pieces.

Refer to General Care Instructions for all pieces of Wearable Love Jewelry. Avoid using all abrasive cleaning materials and chemicals on patina jewelry.


11. Fit Your Cuff

Cuff bracelets are beautiful, comfortable, and versatile. Their design is flexible, allowing you to adjust and find your perfect fit.

Cuffs are intended to fit close to the skin, snugly. To fit your cuffs, gently open them up by pulling apart the sides. Slide the cuff onto your wrist and then pinch it down. A little pinch on either side of the opening in the back works well. Work with them for the perfect fit; opening them a little more in the back will adjust them for larger wrists or closing them down a bit in the back will adjust them for smaller wrists. Bend and shape to suit!

Please reach out with any additional questions and feedback! Email hello [!at] amywaltz.com

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

We accept PayPal, Venmo, all major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.

Shipping

All orders of Wearable Love go through rigorous quality control and are packaged with loving care before they are shipped.

Unfortunately, we cannot assume responsibility for items lost in the mail. We do however offer insurance for your order. Purchasing insurance means that if your item is lost or damaged by the postal service, we will remake and resend your order at no cost to you. All original production and shipping times will apply. If you are at all concerned about loss, please purchase insurance.

Domestic Shipping Policies:

FIRST CLASS USPS MAIL typically arrives to you in 1-5 business days, though it is not guaranteed.
PRIORITY MAIL typically arrives to you in 1-3 business days, though is not guaranteed.
FedEx DOMESTIC SHIPPING arrives quickly and is guaranteed. We offer 3 day, 2 day and Overnight services.

International Shipping Policies:

We encourage all international customers to familiarize themselves with their country’s customs regulations before making international purchases.
Please keep in mind that customs fees vary greatly from country to country, and fees are not applied until the item reaches its destination country. We are unable to predict, and cannot assume responsibility for, unexpected customs fees or taxes. For this reason, our international shipping charges are kept as low as possible.

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. Please bear this in mind when placing your order. If you are at all concerned about loss, please purchase the order insurance we offer.
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 let us know when your package arrives! We aim to deliver a wonderful 5-star experience with each and every customer. Any feedback or reviews you can offer are greatly appreciated and we love to receive them! Add a picture of you in your new Wearable Love piece!

Additional policies and FAQs

In over a decade of operation, our in-house processes have grown to include, but are hardly limited to, hand-casting, soldering, electroforming, finishing, patina and leatherworking. In each of these areas we value quality, environmental safety, and physical safety above all. All materials are approved through rigorous standards that focus on our staff, our customers, and the Earth.

Read below to find specific care instructions for all Wearable Love Jewelry.

Here’s a breakdown of the content in our metals:

Nu Gold (or Red Brass) is 85% Copper and 15% Zinc.
German Silver is 65% Copper, 18% Nickel and 17% Zinc.
Copper is pure 100% Copper.
Yellow Gold Filled is solid 14kt Gold bonded over jeweler’s Brass.
Rose Gold Filled is 14kt Gold and Copper bonded over jeweler’s Brass. Copper is what gives Rose Gold its warm hue.