ArgentaShop

by Alejandra Giannoni • creating since 2002 •

| Athens, Greece
1,568 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    ★ Shipping is FAST by DHL Express! Delivery in 1-6 business days depending on your location. Please leave your PHONE NUMBER in the 'Note to ArgentaShop' box at checkout, as I have to include it with the address. It will be used only for shipping purposes.
PO Boxes, APO, or FPO, and some countries (i.e. Russia, India) and remote areas are not possible to ship by DHL. In these cases, your order will be shipped by Standard Mail and I will send you a message communicating further options for your specific case. Feel free to ask prior to placing your order.
★ If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send me a message. I'll be happy to help in any way I can! I usually respond very fast, unless is sleeping hours for this side of the world.
★ All of my jewelry is designed and handmade by myself. Wearable, artistic, affordable, and quality -like in the good old times- are my priorities and my philosophy when creating. All pieces have an excellent and detailed finish, and they are made one by one in my atelier in Athens.

★ ARGENTA is my second Shop at Etsy, a continuation of my very successful first one alejandragiannoni.etsy.com. Opened in 2014, with over 2580 sales and 670 five star reviews, I had to close my shop at alejandragiannoni.etsy.com and start a new one here -argentashop.etsy.com- due to some life-changes I needed to do and Etsy's system was unable of following/allowing them.

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Last updated on Sep 5, 2021

★ Shipping is FAST by DHL Express! Delivery in 1-6 business days depending on your location. Please leave your PHONE NUMBER in the 'Note to ArgentaShop' box at checkout, as I have to include it with the address. It will be used only for shipping purposes.
PO Boxes, APO, or FPO, and some countries (i.e. Russia, India) and remote areas are not possible to ship by DHL. In these cases, your order will be shipped by Standard Mail and I will send you a message communicating further options for your specific case. Feel free to ask prior to placing your order.
★ If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send me a message. I'll be happy to help in any way I can! I usually respond very fast, unless is sleeping hours for this side of the world.
★ All of my jewelry is designed and handmade by myself. Wearable, artistic, affordable, and quality -like in the good old times- are my priorities and my philosophy when creating. All pieces have an excellent and detailed finish, and they are made one by one in my atelier in Athens.

★ ARGENTA is my second Shop at Etsy, a continuation of my very successful first one alejandragiannoni.etsy.com. Opened in 2014, with over 2580 sales and 670 five star reviews, I had to close my shop at alejandragiannoni.etsy.com and start a new one here -argentashop.etsy.com- due to some life-changes I needed to do and Etsy's system was unable of following/allowing them.

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About ArgentaShop

Sales 1,568
On Etsy since 2018

ARTS WITHOUT A DOUBT

At my fifteens, my mother found a pair of old good pliers -that I still own and use- in a box of her teenage belongings. For some mysterious reason she came directly to me with those, and told me the story about how she would do some hippie jewelry in her youth to get through the winter in the countryside and help her large family. It was the best gift and it all started there.

At the same period, I was painting, sculpting and learning all forms of classical art. Wires, paper, acrylics, fabrics, woods: I owned a small collection of every material that I could find and transform into something beautiful or meaningful. My future would be Arts without a doubt.

Finishing my high school studies, I started getting pro about metals. Went to a Jewelry School and many many private mentors who would each one give me their knowledge and inspiration. Shortly after and simultaneously I started also sharing my knowledge and teaching in my private atelier as well in the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires. I worked for a few years as a Designer of the Bijouterie production in a multinational accessories company.

Until I had to come back to fully handmade and give shape to all that I was dreaming to do. Etsy came in the way, and now as I never stop studying, learning, sharing, collaborating and experimenting, I continue to evolve in my true passion of Jewelry making. It gives me great pleasure to create pieces for you to enjoy.

Shop members

  • Alejandra Giannoni

    Owner, Designer, And Everything Else There Is To Do

    Hi! I'm Argentinian - Italian currently living in Greece. I've been to all five continents as well as my jewelry have! Contact me for any questions or concerns you may have. I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek.

  • Süsse

    Break-maker

    Hi! I'm the one reminding her to stop working to take a walk in the park, to feed me and to pat me. So, basically, I'm in charge of the most important things in life.

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More information

Last updated on Sep 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

✓ - HOW CAN I FIND MY RING SIZE?
If you don't know your size the best way is going to a local jeweler or the nearest jewelry store to get professionally sized with calibrated metal sizers (in general they’d tell you for free). All other methods like printing a chart with real-sized examples from a website, or measuring the circumference with a string or paper strip, they all do have a large margin of error.
The options listed on my rings are US/CANADA measuring system. Let the jeweler helping you find your size know this, and if he/she cannot provide it in this measurement system you can convert sizes from other international measuring systems at this site> http://www.onlineconversion.com/ring_size.htm

Tips to make your measurement more accurate

Be sure to compare it with a ring same width as the ring you are ordering. Ring comfort depends mainly on the width of the ring. Wider rings tend to feel tighter than narrower ones.
Measure the chosen finger from the hand you will wear it. Each finger on each person’s hand has a different size and even left and right hands from the same person are different. It's always better to measure your hands when they're warm rather than cold. All hands do change throughout the year, smaller in cold weather and larger during hot days. Time of day can also affect sizing. Avoid measuring right after you’ve walk up, walked a lot or done exercise.
If you are in doubt, is always better to go for a slightly smaller than larger size.

✓ - WHAT DOES 'STERLING SILVER' EXACTLY MEANS?

Sterling silver -also named Silver 925- is the world’s most popular silver alloy. It consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. It is excellent for jewellery because it preserves the color, lustre and heft of pure silver and vastly improves its durability and hardness.
Pure silver (not alloy) will be tarnished in contact with the air very fast. Also, it will bend and break easily as its hardness won't resist the wearing of a jewelry piece. This is why sterling silver is the better alloy with the highest amount of pure silver and still durable and beautiful in color.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are carefully wrapped not to get damaged in the shipping process.
An individual recyclable gift box is included for each product. You can see pictures in the About section.
The Custom Moons collection come in a handmade moon-themed gift box, very hard and good quality. You can see a video featuring these special packaging for these products in the About section.
A small brochure with 'CLEAN & CARE' tips is also included inside every box.

Custom and personalized orders

If you have some personal idea for a jewel, or you'd like a small (or big, why not?) change of any of my products, please feel free to reach me and I'll do all the possible to make your wish a reality!
Custom and personalized orders, as they were made especially for you, I cannot allow returns cancellations or exchanges in these cases. When a product has a date or a letter engraved, or made with a custom moon phase, it is considered to be a custom order.

Care instructions

Sterling silver is susceptible to tarnishing in the long term, a dulling that naturally and slowly occurs when silver reacts with Sulphur in the air or any other substances that contain it.
When jewelry is not worn it should be stored separately in a protective box or closed bag away from direct sunlight. This will minimize scratches and prevent the sterling silver from tarnishing. Make sure that the storage area has low humidity. You can also place a piece of chalk or a container of silica gel to minimize tarnish.
To wear your jewelry daily is the best way to avoid the build-up of tarnish and keep the high shine of the sterling silver intact for decades. A brochure of Clean & Care will be included with each product.