Rough Diamond & Gemstone Jewellery handmade in Canada

Calgary, Canada
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Announcement    Modern & rustic styled jewellery featuring rough diamonds and gemstones handmade in Calgary, Alberta Canada

NOW OPEN! Engaged Jewelry
Unique engagement and everyday jewelry featuring rough diamonds and gemstones in 14K gold

NOW OPEN! A Second Time Outlet Shop
Featuring supplies, destash and discounted original artisan designs

Enjoy your visit!


Last updated on Apr 23, 2017

Modern & rustic styled jewellery featuring rough diamonds and gemstones handmade in Calgary, Alberta Canada

NOW OPEN! Engaged Jewelry
Unique engagement and everyday jewelry featuring rough diamonds and gemstones in 14K gold

NOW OPEN! A Second Time Outlet Shop
Featuring supplies, destash and discounted original artisan designs

Enjoy your visit!


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About ASecondTime

Sales 7,751
On Etsy since 2008

Rewarded by Creativity

I’m fond of the unusual and things that ‘tick’. I’m inspired by nature and it’s perfectly imperfect creations and detailed craftsmanship. I’m fuelled by coffee and driven by dreams. My work today reflects all this and more.

I quite literally grew up in a jewellery, gift and watch repair shop. Some of my earliest childhood memories are those of unpacking crates of giftware, boxes of jewellery and creating display areas. Circumstances and life paths took many twists and turns before I eventually returned to my roots and put my energy and passion back into what makes me thrive. Many of the tools I still use today in my workshop have a long history dating back to the early mid 1900’s.

I consider myself fortunate to be able to work for myself, through all the ups and downs and uncertainties. The job I’ve created for me outweighs any other job…ever! I’m rewarded by the creativity and honoured that my creations hold treasured positions in many people’s lives when they choose a piece that I’ve made to celebrate a moment or milestone in their life.

Shop members

  • Joan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Owner, designer, creator, bookkeeper, shipper, planner and general 'do it all' girl behind A Second Time. Finder of the beauty and possibility in everything. Fond of the unusual. Inspired by dreams.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2021
Welcome to A Second Time! Enjoy your visit. Please feel free to contact me if I can help in any way. I will respond to your inquiries as quickly as I possibly can, Monday though Friday excluding Holidays.

You are welcome to visit my other Etsy shops: founded in 2010 founded in 2012

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: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction is my goal. The majority of my work is one of a kind and is created with care and attention to detail using only the highest quality materials available. I take care to describe and photograph my items with accuracy. If you have more questions about an item please contact me…I’m happy to assist.

IF you have ANY concerns with your purchase please contact me on receipt of your order and I will work with you to ensure you are satisfied.

Exchanges or refunds may be possible on select items providing the item has not been customized just for you (eg: sized), made to order, worn, altered or damaged. Prior authorization is required. Return shipping costs are the buyers responsibility and are non refundable. Authorized exchanges or refunds must be arranged with 14 days of receipt of item(s).

If you have ordered a ring in the wrong size, I will gladly re-size it for you at no cost other than your return shipping cost to me. Contact me for return shipping information and guidance.

Sale and Clearance items are final sale.

I stand 100% behind all my work. I warranty my handmade items for one full year from date of receipt against any workmanship or craftsmanship concerns. Items that have been altered by another or damaged outside of normal daily wear are excluded from my warranty. Repairs on items are assessed on a piece by piece case as normal wear and tear on items is not covered by any implied warranty or guarantee.
You can pay for your order using Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal or Etsy Gift card. The cards accepted may vary throughout the world but will have the icon displayed in the checkout area of your purchase. Your payment information is secure through these methods. I never receive your credit card information.

Payment by ‘other’ is reserved for those who have made prior arrangements with me. For information and details please contact me.

If you are new to Etsy and need help with the checkout process you can visit this link or contact me for help.

GST is collected on all orders within Canada.

Please ensure your shipping address is correct prior to ordering. PayPal and Etsy policy state that I must ship to the address indicated on your order. Address changes are not possible so please double check to ensure your order will be shipped to your correct address or delivery location.

Layaway payments or split payments can be arranged on most orders. Please contact me for details.
Processing Time:
The time I need to prepare your order for shipping varies. For specific details, refer to the individual item.

In general, items that are ‘ready to ship’ (earrings, pendants) will ship in 1-3 business days. Items that require sizing or adjustment (ready made rings, watches) will ship in 3 - 5 business days. Items that are custom made or made to order will ship in approximately 2 - 6 weeks unless otherwise specified in the individual listing details.

You can contact me for confirmation of processing times. I do try to have all orders out and on the way to you as quickly as possible…I know you’re excited to receive your new purchase as much as I am excited for you to have it.

Estimated Shipping & Delivery Times:

I ship via Canada Post mail OR USPS and/or FedEx OR DHL Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) within the stated processing times on each item. Worldwide standard shipping via Canada Post OR USPS is no additional cost and does not include tracking. Worldwide priority shipping via FedEx or DHL is an additional cost when you select this option at checkout and does include tracking. I will choose the most appropriate courier/shipping service based on your location and current shipping rates/services.

Canada Post states that delivery to Canada & US destinations takes anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks. Other international destinations have been known to take considerably longer.

FedEx & DHL states that delivery to Canada & US destinations takes 1 - 7 business days. Other international destinations may take longer.

Please be aware that delivery delays by the carrier or customs can occasionally occur which are beyond my control. COVID-19 has impacted delivery times significantly with ALL carriers. Please allow additional delivery time as a result of the ongoing world pandemic. Your patience and understanding during these challenging times is appreciated.

Buyers are solely responsible for any customs and import taxes and/or fees that may apply. You can find out more information by contacting the authorities in your country of residence.

I will not falsify documents or mark orders as ‘gifts’. Thank you for understanding.

Certain items are prohibited by customs for import to some countries - in these rare cases, I am not able to ship to you and your order will be cancelled.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each rough diamond used in the creation of the rough diamond jewellery pieces comes from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict. My trusted supplier of these diamonds guarantees that it is conflict free and takes every reasonable measure to help prevent the sale of conflict diamonds in accordance with the Kimberley Process.

Each gemstone is sourced from ethical, trusted and reliable sources.

Recycled or reclaimed metal is used where ever possible in my work.

Unlike mass produced jewellery items, slight variations are to be expected on hand made jewellery, adding to the charm, character and uniqueness of the piece. This is your assurance of handmade quality.

Please recognize that each monitor or viewing device will display colors differently. My photos, when viewed on my monitor, represent the colors of items very closely to the actual color in natural lighting. The actual color of an item when viewed in person could appear different that what you are viewing on a computer monitor. I have not attempted to enhance or alter the colors in photos; in fact, my photos are simply cropped to fit the recommended size for these listings.

I will only use your contact information to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order and for legal reasons (when required by law). I will never share your information or spam you without your consent.

More information

Last updated on Nov 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do rough diamonds and gemstones shine?

The shine and sparkle of any gemstone is created by the cutting, faceting and polishing processes. There may be shimmer and shine in rough uncut gemstones, but not to the extent of a cut/faceted/polished gemstone. The rough, uncut gemstones I use are unaltered and are as shown in the listing photos.

Are the rough diamonds certified conflict free?

Yes! All my diamonds, rough or faceted, comply with the Kimberley Process to ensure they are conflict free and legitimately sourced.

Where do the diamonds come from?

They come from various diamond producing locations through out the world that agree to participate fully in the Kimberley Process.

Can you engrave on the inside of rings?

Often! Many of my rings can be engraved on the inside with your special sentiment. Message me to confirm if the ring you are considering can be engraved. There is no extra charge for engraving and I am happy to include it for you on the pieces that are engravable.

What if I order the wrong ring size?

I can usually resize for you! It’s important to try to be as accurate as possible with the ring size you select but I understand that mistakes happen. If you’ve ordered the wrong size please contact me for return instructions for resizing.

Is there a warranty?

I stand behind my work 100%. I warranty all my work for one full year from date of receipt against any workmanship or craftsmanship concerns. Items that have been altered by another or damaged outside of normal daily wear are excluded from my warranty.

Where can I find your shop polices?

My policies can be found by clicking on the ‘shipping & polices’ tab under the photos in each listing or by clicking on this link: