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Contemporary jewelry, by Ana Pina

Ana Pina was born in 1980, in Porto, Portugal, city where she studied, still lives and works.
When little, she’d always preferred to draw with crayons than to play with legos, but ended up studying architecture.
After working a few years in this area, she decided to hear her inner voice and follow a more creative path as a freelancer, venturing herself in the wonderful world of jewelry.

In July of 2012 she completes the Contemporary Jewelry course in the school Engenho e Arte, in which she develops new creative and technical skills.
In June of 2015 she launches a new project and opens the doors of Tincal lab - a virtual platform and jewelry atelier, in Porto's city center.

In her jewelry line she creates unique pieces or in limited series, combining traditional jewelry techniques and contemporary concepts of design, in search of a modern and feminine style.
She's influenced by drawing, color, the nature of materials, contrasts and textures, geometric relations and asymmetries.

Some of her favorite things include: cats, the color red, chocolate, shoes, books, music, cinema, travels and yoga.

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  • Ana Pina

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Porto, Portugal, 1980. A former architect that found her passion in contemporary jewelry.

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Last updated on May 25, 2018
Contemporary jewelry, by Ana Pina

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna 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: 30 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)
Returns and exchange details
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If you decide to cancel your order for any reason, please get in touch as soon as possible.
If payment has already been made​​, but the order has not yet been sent, the costs of the order will be refunded, including shipping cost. Please take note that this does not include custom-made items if the work is already in progress - in this case refunds are not possible.

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Please feel free to raise all the questions that you want before you order and the item is shipped. Everything is done to describe the product accurately and pack it safely, but if you're not happy or still have any problem when you receive it just get in touch before considering yourself unsatisfied or decide to return it - certainly we can work it out.

Please beware that colors presented are as close as possible to reality, but due to the material and monitor characteristics it's natural that you find some small differences. Due to the characteristics of manual production, the item you'll get may have small differences compared to the pictured in the presented photos.

In the case of rings: if when you receive it realize that the ordered size wasn't the right one, get in touch at once and the first resizing will be made without costs (except for the shipping cost). Any further adjustments will have extra costs, established according to the piece in question.

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You can exercise your right of return within 14 days of receiving the item. To be able to do so you should inform by writing and return the item no more than 14 days after the warning.
Fill in this form or send an email with the same information:

The item should be returned in perfect condition, without signs of being worn or damaged. The shipping cost of the return will be costumer's responsibility.
This does not apply to custom-made items, which can't be returned and will not be refunded.

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If you properly exercise the right of return, the refund will be issued through Paypal within 14 days of receiving the returned item in good condition (initial shipping costs excluded).

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If you receive your item and it happens to be damaged or defective get in touch as soon as possible. Everything is made to pack and create each item with care, but if you believe this is due to the brand's responsibility, the repair or exchange will be done at no cost.

Please beware that these are handmade items that should be worn and kept with care. If the damage is due upon use and is not proved to be defect of production the brand can't be held responsible for it. If, on the other hand, you happen to damage your item for any reason, it's perfectly possible to repair it upon an extra cost.

If you want to restore the original finish of a particular piece (case of oxidation), it can be done without costs.
The maintenance of plated jewelry will be free for the first 6 months (unless there's evidence of a careless use by the customer), after this period it will have extra costs.
In any of the cases, the shipping cost of returning an item will be customer's responsibility.
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Payment should be made at checkout, otherwise the item will be relisted.
The payment methods usually accepted are PayPal and Direct Checkout - Etsy Gift Cards also available.
If you're a Portuguese buyer you can also pay by bank transfer. In this case, please get in touch before you order.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through this system: just press the Paypal option and follow the link to pay by credit card.

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International buyers are responsible for all custom fees or taxes regarding any restrictions of their country to packages sent from Portugal.
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Products are properly packaged to ship in a bubble envelope or box, according to its nature and size.
The price includes nice wrapping to offer and storage your piece.

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Your item will be shipped in priority registered mail, which is more expensive, but also a more reliable, trackable and faster service provided by CTT, the Portuguese Postal Operator.
The shipping costs applied are the minimum for registered mail up to 250g and you pay only for the first item, regardless of how many items you order - you can order two or more items for the same shipping costs as one, so make the most of it!

Your order will be shipped to the provided address at check out after payment confirmation.
Please make sure that your Etsy and Paypal addresses match. If they do not I will post items to the address given by Etsy.

If you're buying a gift and want it to be shipped to a different address, just let me know which address to ship to in the “message to seller” note during checkout.

If the order can't be delivered due to reasons attributed to the costumer, such as wrong address, inability to make home delivery or no pick up at the post office, the brand can't be responsible for any damages or costs associated with it.

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You'll be contacted once your order is received.
Most of items are made to order and their estimated production times are clearly stated. They should be ready before the deadline and will be shipped as soon as possible. If, however, you're in a hurry to a specific date, please get in touch and everything that's possible will be done to meet the deadline.
Products in stock will take about 2 working days to be shipped.

Once issued the order, the estimated delivery time for registered mail, according to CTT site, are the following:
Portugal > 1 to 3 working days
Europe > 3 to 15 working days
Rest of the world > 5 to 25 working days
Additional policies and FAQs
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Custom orders are usually not accepted, unless they are in harmony with the brand's line of work, so if you're looking for something with a completely different aesthetic it's suggested that you look for a more suitable professional for the job. If, on the other hand, you wish another color, a different size or a piece that's no longer available in the shop, it's very probable that we can find a solution.
Send me your suggestion or request, without compromise!

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I'm available to wholesale proposals in national (Portugal) or international territory. To know about the conditions convo me or send me an e-mail to atelier[at]anapina[dot]com with a brief description of your space or project.

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Please do not copy or reproduce any of my items or images without prior authorization. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of any item.

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It is natural that with time and wear the metal will tarnish and acquire scratches. To protect it avoid contact with abrasive surfaces, sweat, cosmetics or chemicals and proceed, if necessary, to its cleansing with a soft cloth or appropriate product.

Sterling silver corresponds to an alloy composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper, which increases its resistance, but also its tendency to tarnish in contact with air. This oxidation process is natural and inevitable, but you can slow it down if you protect your jewelry and keep it separated from each other, if you remove the jewels for hand washing and other tasks, if you prevent its contact with chemicals, cleansing products or other abrasive elements.

These metals are much more prone to tarnish than sterling silver and earn over time a patina that gives them a naturally aged air. This effect can actually be considered interesting and even caused on purpose to increase the expressiveness of the piece – however, if you prefer to keep these metals as faithful as possible to its original state, you should clean them with a polishing cloth or appropriate product.

As its name indicates, the finish is the final step of the whole process of creating a jewel. Whether glossy or matte, it is natural that the passage of time and the wear makes it less uniform. You can always change it or retrieve it later by simply re-doing the initial procedure – if you wish to do so, ask a professional.

The polished finish is the result of a subsequent series of steps on the piece, which begins to be sanded, then polished with appropriate polish brush and soap and finally brushed with a soft mixture of water and ammonia. To retrieve the state of polished silver pieces you can use a polishing cloth, a suitable product or deliver it to a professional for a more effective result.

Being in direct contact with the skin (like a ring) the natural friction of continuous wear tends to enhance the brightness of the jewel, even if with a brushed finish.

The oxidized finish is a surface treatment caused intentionally by immersing the piece in an appropriate product. To maintain it longer avoid washing the jewels and never rub them.The black patina acquired with oxidation is temporary and becomes less uniform and lighter with time and continuous wear (more rapidly in pieces used in direct contact with the skin such as rings or bracelets) – this natural transformation should not be seen as a flaw, but rather as an integral part of the jewel’s personality.

A plated piece of jewelry was submitted to a superficial treatment to acquire the uniform appearance of another metal – case of the gold plated brass or rhodium plated silver.

All my jewels are gold plated (plaquet) with 1 micron - if you wish a thicker plating it's available upon request and an extra fee.

You can wear your plated jewels normally, but it's convenient to take some extra care to prevent the surface layer to fade. Do not rinse, rub or polish them and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces that, apart from scratching, may make the original underneath metal to appear.

The plating will necessarily fade with time, but continuous wear and direct contact with the skin will contribute to wear the surface treatment, which can be considered a natural and integral part of the piece’s character. If however you want to recover its original appearance, you can easily request this service from a specialist.

Use a soft toothbrush with a little toothpaste to remove stains and recover some of the initial brightness of silver.

To retrieve the brushed finish of a piece you can carefully use an adequate small brass brush, brushing the piece always in the same direction under water - the natural oxidation will be replaced by a soft glow and the piece will recover its life.

But be carefull: don't use this methods in pieces treated with oxide or plating, otherwise it will vanish and make sure to take extra care on pieces wih stones.

Don't forget to wear your unique handmade jewel with pride. Take care of it. Value it. Have fun!

Still in doubt?
>> For any issue that has not been clarified or to simply give me your feedback, feel free to contact me! Convo me or send me an e-mail to atelier[at]anapina[dot]com

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This Privacy Policy describes how and when your information is collected, used and shared when you purchase an item, contact or use Ana Pina’s services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that the brand Ana Pina doesn’t own or control, including any third party services you access through this website.

To fulfil your order, you must provide certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you send a direct message.

There’s a number of reliable legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including: as needed to send feedback, to fulfil your order, to settle disputes or to provide customer support; when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for the newsletter; if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; as necessary for the purpose of the brand’s legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving the brand’s services.

Information about Ana Pina’s customers is important to the brand’s business.
Your personal information is shared for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy: I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Paypal: your information is shared with Paypal (if you use this means of payment) as necessary to fulfil your order and comply with obligations under both the Paypal Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
MailChimp: your information is shared with MailChimp as it is the chosen marketing automation platform and comply with obligations under both the MailChimp Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Service providers: your personal information will be shared with third parties, such as delivery companies like CTT, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Compliance with laws: your information may be collected, used, retained and shared in the case of a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: respond to legal process or to government requests; enforce the brand’s agreements, terms and policies; prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or protect the rights, property, and safety of the customers or others.

Your personal information is retained only for as long as necessary to provide you with the requested services and as described in this Privacy Policy. However, it may also be required to retain this information to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes and to enforce mandatory agreements. Your data is kept for the time period of 5 years.

Your information may be stored and processed through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, your personal information may be transferred to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. In cases of information about you being transferred outside of the EU the legal basis for the transfer is the Privacy Shield of Google Drive.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases, like described below:
Access: you may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information that is hold about you by using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete: you may also have rights to change, restrict the use of or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (required for legal reasons) your information will generally be deleted upon request.
Object: you can object to the processing of some of your information based on Ana Pina’s legitimate interests and object to receiving marketing messages even after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, your information will be deleted unless there’s compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain: if you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about the use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, Ana Pina is the data controller of your personal information.
If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch by the email: atelier [!at]