AuroraGemBoutique

Aurora Gem Boutique

Barnsley, United Kingdom · 352 Sales

AuroraGemBoutique

Aurora Gem Boutique

Barnsley, United Kingdom 352 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(123)

Announcement   One of a kind and limited edition handmade designs.
Creations inspired by nature - made with nature's creations. Based in the UK - shipping worldwide. Keep up to date with offers, news and new items by 'liking' my Facebook page www.facebook.com/AuroraGemBoutique, for more information visit my website www.auroragemboutique.com.

** Important - Customers outside the UK please read: If you are buying goods for certain date such as birthdays, then please make sure you order in enough time for it to reach you. There is always the possibility of postal delays and parcels that are checked by Customs can be delayed.

All overseas items are now sent fully tracked so you can see where your item is as it travels to you.

** Sorry I am unable to take on any custom orders for the moment **

** Items shown are in stock and finished. Most items can't be altered without me taking everything apart and starting again. However I can often add an extension chain or change earring wires for you - I usually stock a selection of silver and carat gold ear fittings, please ask if you need something different from the ones shown.

Looking for my Rosaries? They are all in my second Etsy shop 'Garden of Devotion'. Pop across! www.GardenofDevotion.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 27, 2017

One of a kind and limited edition handmade designs.
Creations inspired by nature - made with nature's creations. Based in the UK - shipping worldwide. Keep up to date with offers, news and new items by 'liking' my Facebook page www.facebook.com/AuroraGemBoutique, for more information visit my website www.auroragemboutique.com.

** Important - Customers outside the UK please read: If you are buying goods for certain date such as birthdays, then please make sure you order in enough time for it to reach you. There is always the possibility of postal delays and parcels that are checked by Customs can be delayed.

All overseas items are now sent fully tracked so you can see where your item is as it travels to you.

** Sorry I am unable to take on any custom orders for the moment **

** Items shown are in stock and finished. Most items can't be altered without me taking everything apart and starting again. However I can often add an extension chain or change earring wires for you - I usually stock a selection of silver and carat gold ear fittings, please ask if you need something different from the ones shown.

Looking for my Rosaries? They are all in my second Etsy shop 'Garden of Devotion'. Pop across! www.GardenofDevotion.etsy.com

Jill Carter

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Jill Carter

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(123)
Janet Wilkin

Janet Wilkin on Jun 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent quality item, a good weight and beautiful colour. I love Jill’s work and her choice of stones and settings is brilliant. Will definitely be back 😊

calmwell

calmwell on Apr 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is so beautifully made. It's evident that so much care went into all the elements, from the individual components to the harmonious presentation.

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About

Aurora Gem Boutique - handmade jewellery made in the UK - shipping worldwide

Aurora Gem Boutique is based in semi-rural Yorkshire in the UK. My jewellery is inspired by the natural world, vibrant with colour and texture. A beautiful sunset can have wildly contrasting blues, oranges and pink tones and these combined colours can translate into a dazzling item of jewellery – providing I can find suitable gemstones to match! Likewise, a heavily misted morning can be beautifully still and peaceful, as if you are catching the world unawares as she slumbers, and gentle greys and silvers echo that feeling of tranquillity.

I enjoy working with minerals and semi-precious stones as there are so many variations to see, and each piece of jewellery becomes unique. You can recreate the patterns again but no two pieces can ever be exactly the same. We are so used to buying mass produced, perfectly uniform items that it is all too easy to overlook the beauty of a bead that varies in colour or has irregular fissures and inclusions, almost as if we have been brainwashed into seeking out plastic perfection. Pearls especially have amazingly varied and unusual shapes; I put aside the most bizarre ones and when I have a suitable collection I love to showcase them in a bracelet entirely dedicated to their unique beauty.

Most semi-precious stones are the perfect companions for silver, and this is my precious metal of choice. Silver is very versatile, it lends itself to being highly polished, textured or oxidised and can be worked into a variety of shapes. I love to use Hill Tribe Silver beads and charms; these are handmade using traditional methods in Thailand and on average have 97% pure silver content.

When I’m not using Hill Tribe silver you will find me using sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure and is harder than Hill Tribe silver. I buy many of my decorative clasps, earring wires and other items from an artisan lady silversmith who designs her own pieces and is passionate about her work. Often her pieces are strictly ‘one-off’ and I find it almost impossible to resist buying these as I know how unique it will make my finished jewellery item!

Sometimes, however, I have found that sterling silver just isn’t suitable as it tends to be a little brittle or weak for some of the smaller items, so where I need a lot of strength I will use silver plated nickel-free items. The only silver plated items I regularly use at present are the connectors that join the ends of my bracelets and necklaces to the silver clasps. I learned this the hard way after using sterling silver ones that snapped and failed all too easily.

Other elements may creep in from time to time; some things are just be too beautiful to be overlooked, so pieces of Swarovski crystal, Murano lamp worked glass or, more frequently, wooden beads or nuts for men’s jewellery will be used.

One thing you won’t find in my jewellery is coral (apart from the fossilised kind). Coral is beautiful and it makes such lovely beads and pendants that I really admire, but I can’t justify buying something that will accelerate the destruction of our coral reefs, they are under enough threat as it is.

Shop members

  • Elizabeth Aurora

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I've made my own items for many years but in 2012 my husband became seriously ill with a rare illness that strikes without reason. I became his carer, had to stop working and so Aurora Gem Boutique was created to help pay for basics and bills.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2017
Welcome to Aurora Gem Boutique here on Etsy. I hope that you enjoy looking through my designs and maybe find that special piece that you just can't resist! Please visit often as I add new items frequently. If you are buying a necklace or bracelet and are not sure if the length is right for you then try measuring out the length with some string, ribbon or similar and see how long it looks on you or even better measure an existing item of jewellery to see how the length compares. Remember beads take up space so a 8 inch bracelet may not feel as loose as you would expect.

Accepted payment methods

  • 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)
If I have given you a discount code you can enter this as you checkout, after you have selected your method of payment look a little further down the page and you will see an area to select and enter the discount code.

Please use the code when you checkout, if you forget to use it don't worry as you will be able to use it with your next order, it will remain valid until you use it.

Please ask any questions and make the appropriate measurements to make sure the item is the one for you before purchasing. If you have any reason for wanting to return the item please contact me and we can work something mutually suitable out. If you decide that you simply no longer want the item you will be liable for return postage. Returned items need to be in an unused condition and in the gift box or gift bag provided.

Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, customers in the EU who make purchases online are entitled to a 14 day cooling-off period from the date of delivery. With the exception of bespoke custom orders, which cannot be returned and are exempt from these regulations, I am happy to offer a full refund of any purchases under the following terms:

~ The customer makes contact within 14 days of receipt of the unwanted items
~ Items are unworn and are returned in the same condition as when they were purchased
~ Buyer pays for return postage and packaging costs.

In return you will receive a full refund once I have received the item or proof that the item has been posted back to me, plus your original postage costs. You only pay to return the item to me if you have changed your mind or find the item isn't suitable for your needs.

For other returns, please contact me to discuss. Your legal rights remain unchanged.

If you are returning goods from outside the EU you must mark your parcel clearly as "Returned Goods" otherwise the item will be liable for import tax which I am unable to pay.

Here is the cancellation form provided by Etsy - if you do wish to cancel, download this form and open it in your preferred program to overwrite it. http://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormEN.pdf
Payment
I accept Paypal, but you can now also pay using Credit and Debit cards using direct checkout if you prefer not to use Paypal. If I have given you a discount code you can enter this as you checkout, after you have selected your method of payment look a little further down the page and you will see an area to select and enter the discount code.

Please use the code when you checkout as it causes problems refunding later especially if you are using a different currency from GBP/Sterling. If you are unsure how to use the code please ask before paying.
Shipping
All items are posted from the UK using Royal Mail First Class post for UK customers and Airmail for overseas orders within 2 working days of receiving cleared payment. If you need something very urgently then contact me and I will do my utmost to get it to you in time and will keep you updated.

If you are in a non EU country your item may be liable for import tax so please check your country's import policies before buying as there may be additional fees that you would have to pay.
Additional policies and FAQs
If the necklace you want is not supplied with an extender chain and you feel that you would like one attached, please contact me to discuss as this can usually be done very easily for you depending on the fastener. As a general rule, hook or toggle fastenings are not suitable for extender chains but lobster, bolt and carabiner clasps are.

I'm sorry but I can't accept custom orders for the moment due to my caring duties.

All items, unless otherwise stated are sent in a quality gift pouch, protectively packaged in a special postage box. These items are sent at large letter rate.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), 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 me with additional personal information (for a minor alteration for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information 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 my mailing list;
- 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; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information 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.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

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. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have 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 my 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.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Jill Carter, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at auroragemboutique [!at] gemshop.plus.com. Alternately, you may mail me at: 101 Gray Street, Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S74 8JJ.