blueeasel

Blue Easel Designs

California, United States · 136 Sales

blueeasel

Blue Easel Designs

California, United States 136 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(64)
Shop owner

VC Noreen

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Announcement   Welcome to Blue Easel Designs, where high quality hand-crafted jewelry have been made since 2004. LIKE US on Facebook to preview our new designs before they are listed.

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Welcome to Blue Easel Designs where high quality hand-crafted artisan jewelry has been made since 2004. We are a small business dedicated to designing and creating high-quality handcrafted jewelry. My items are made of fine glass materials and imported semi-precious stones set in precious metals, such as sterling silver and gold-plated sterling silver (vermeil). I also create custom pieces in 14K or 18K gold. My inspirations are nature, classical music and architecture. Asymmetry plays an important part in my designs. Every piece is uniquely special and a work of art that can be worn on all occasions. All of my pieces are handmade by me in San Francisco, California, USA.

My favorite gemstones include rainbow moonstone, tourmaline, aquamarine and London blue topaz. In my spare time between work, jewelry-making and violin practice, I am studying to earn my certificate with the Gemnological Institute of America (GIA). As a result, Blue Easel has stopped grading gemstones as vendor-graded AAA because the GIA does not support this grading system for colored stones. Thus, gemstones will only be evaluated for color intensity and cut. Blue Easel is dedicated to creating high quality jewelry, so only excellent quality gemstones will be incorporated into our designs.

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If you need a custom order or have specific color combinations in mind for a design, please feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to work with an individual client to create a beautiful piece of art. Bridal parties are always welcome to convo me on exclusive design options. For bridal parties requesting 6 or more jewelry sets, we can offer special pricing.

If you're looking for fabulous jewelry on a budget, please visit the ~~ Lovely Leftovers ~~ section. This section is my collection of jewelry pieces using gemstones with very slight inclusions and good clarity. These gemstones usually share the same faceting/polish and color intensity of the gems I use in my other jewelry collections, but they just seem to fall short of being completely perfect. These are usually one-of-a-kind pieces with unique characteristics and always marked at a lower price range than other merchandise.

We also offer layaways for merchandise priced over $200. We understand that everyone desires high quality jewelry but cannot always afford to make a purchase as a single transaction. Please convo me for more information on layaways and monthly installments.

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When items are ordered in the early morning, I usually ship out the orders on the afternoon of that same day unless that day is Sunday. When items are ordered in the afternoon or evening, I ship out the orders on the next business day. I ship all of my orders via United States Postal Service Priority Mail (which usually means arrival in 2 to 3 days anywhere in the United States). All of my items come nicely wrapped in a silk organza pouch and/or a paper or leatherette jewelry box with the Blue Easel Designs logo on it. In case of postal inspection, an invoice for every order is always included in every package unless otherwise requested. If you need expedited shipping, please email or convo me.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 24, 2016

Welcome to Blue Easel Designs, where high quality hand-crafted jewelry have been made since 2004. LIKE US on Facebook to preview our new designs before they are listed.

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Welcome to Blue Easel Designs where high quality hand-crafted artisan jewelry has been made since 2004. We are a small business dedicated to designing and creating high-quality handcrafted jewelry. My items are made of fine glass materials and imported semi-precious stones set in precious metals, such as sterling silver and gold-plated sterling silver (vermeil). I also create custom pieces in 14K or 18K gold. My inspirations are nature, classical music and architecture. Asymmetry plays an important part in my designs. Every piece is uniquely special and a work of art that can be worn on all occasions. All of my pieces are handmade by me in San Francisco, California, USA.

My favorite gemstones include rainbow moonstone, tourmaline, aquamarine and London blue topaz. In my spare time between work, jewelry-making and violin practice, I am studying to earn my certificate with the Gemnological Institute of America (GIA). As a result, Blue Easel has stopped grading gemstones as vendor-graded AAA because the GIA does not support this grading system for colored stones. Thus, gemstones will only be evaluated for color intensity and cut. Blue Easel is dedicated to creating high quality jewelry, so only excellent quality gemstones will be incorporated into our designs.

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If you need a custom order or have specific color combinations in mind for a design, please feel free to contact me. I'm always happy to work with an individual client to create a beautiful piece of art. Bridal parties are always welcome to convo me on exclusive design options. For bridal parties requesting 6 or more jewelry sets, we can offer special pricing.

If you're looking for fabulous jewelry on a budget, please visit the ~~ Lovely Leftovers ~~ section. This section is my collection of jewelry pieces using gemstones with very slight inclusions and good clarity. These gemstones usually share the same faceting/polish and color intensity of the gems I use in my other jewelry collections, but they just seem to fall short of being completely perfect. These are usually one-of-a-kind pieces with unique characteristics and always marked at a lower price range than other merchandise.

We also offer layaways for merchandise priced over $200. We understand that everyone desires high quality jewelry but cannot always afford to make a purchase as a single transaction. Please convo me for more information on layaways and monthly installments.

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When items are ordered in the early morning, I usually ship out the orders on the afternoon of that same day unless that day is Sunday. When items are ordered in the afternoon or evening, I ship out the orders on the next business day. I ship all of my orders via United States Postal Service Priority Mail (which usually means arrival in 2 to 3 days anywhere in the United States). All of my items come nicely wrapped in a silk organza pouch and/or a paper or leatherette jewelry box with the Blue Easel Designs logo on it. In case of postal inspection, an invoice for every order is always included in every package unless otherwise requested. If you need expedited shipping, please email or convo me.

VC Noreen

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VC Noreen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(64)
richjules3

richjules3 on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have been looking for the right leaf charm necklace for such a long time and this one is gorgeous love it thanks.

richjules3

richjules3 on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This Necklace is so pretty and well made I will be getting plenty of use with it.

ian02054

ian02054 on Dec 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fast delivery, great packaging for a present, and as always good quality and design.....

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Updates

Rare Oregon sunstone necklace at low price @ www.blueeasel.etsy.com
Lovely pink earrings in opal, tanzanite and topaz.
Gorgeous suite of purple-hued gemstones in bright and oxidized sterling silver.
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About

A Dream ...

As a student at UCLA, VC Noreen used to admire the beautiful jewelry of visiting artisans on campus. When she finally left the academic scene in 2004, she decided to express her passion for art in a unique line of jewelry. Inspired by music and art history, she created Blue Easel Designs, an independently owned online boutique, dedicated to designing and creating high-quality handcrafted jewelry. All of her items are made of imported semi-precious gemstones and fine glass materials set in precious metals, such as 14K gold, sterling silver and gold-plated sterling silver (vermeil). Versatility is an important theme in her designs because modern times expect us to be versatile team members at work and at home. With this in mind, she tries to create versatile pieces of jewelry that can transcend its role as daytime accessories and transition into stunning pieces for evening and formal events. Thus described, every piece is a naturally unique and special work of art that can be worn on all occasions.

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  • VC Noreen

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    VC Noreen is the owner and designer of Blue Easel. Her favorite gemstones include rainbow moonstone, tourmaline, aquamarine and London blue topaz. In her spare time, she is studying to earn a certificate with the Gemnological Institute of America.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2016
Welcome to Blue Easel Designs! I create artisan jewelry with high quality materials.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept all major credit cards via PayPal for your security. We also offer direct check-out through Etsy. We do not currently accept checks or money orders at this time.
Shipping
All our items are packaged in a jewelry pouch and jewelry box labeled with the Blue Easel Designs logo and shipped via United States Postal Service Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Orders usually arrives within 2 to 3 days of shipping date if delivery is in the United States. Orders are processed and shipped by the next day to expedite delivery. Insurance included on all orders of $125.00 or more. Express Mail is available with purchase of shipping upgrade.

International shipping is available by request only. Import taxes or customs due upon delivery are the responsibility of the buyer. For more information on customs and import taxes, check with your local postal service.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns for online purchases are accepted if the item is in orginal condition with the tag intact. Return requests must be made within 3 days of merchandise receipt. The item to be returned must also be shipped immediately after acknowledgement of return request. Buyer pays for all shipping charges. For orders greater than $500, refund includes a 15% restocking fee. Net refund or net store credit will be issued if the item is received in acceptable condition as described above and within 5 days of shipping date. Custom orders, sale items and earrings are non-refundable. Items damaged during delivery will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Proof of damage during transit is required for replacement or repair service.
Additional policies and FAQs
MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

A Note on Sterling Silver:
Sterling silver, as we all know, tarnish over time. Tarnishing is a natural process by which the silver metal oxidizes, losing its shiny luster and turning dark gray-black in color. There are a few things we can do to stop this process from occurring. I highly recommend storing a small piece of anti-tarnish paper in the bag or box where the sterling silver jewelry is kept. This paper is not known to be harmful to precious metals, such as gold and silver, and protects it from tarnishing. The anti-tarnish paper is usually good for 6 months of use, then it needs to be replaced to provide continuous protection against tarnishing.

A Note on Vermeil:
Vermeil is simply gold-plated sterling silver, and it looks just like gold. Much like sterling silver jewelry, vermeil jewelry can tarnish over time and wear, so it would be wise to care for vermeil jewelry in the same manner as you would care for silver jewelry.

A Note on Jewelry Care:
For most jewelry, washing with soap or chemical cleaners is too abrasive, especially if the pieces contain gemstones. Vermeil and Sterling Silver jewelry do not need to be cleaned with harsh chemicals. Usually, polishing and buffing with a soft cloth is sufficient maintenance to keep it shiny.

If a necklace gets tangled, do not pull it apart with force because that may damage the piece of jewelry. To properly untangle a necklace, just hold it on one end and let it unwind gently.

ABOUT PRICING

I have been finding more rare and exclusively beautiful gemstones for my jewelry designs, so the prices for my pieces are increasing as a result of this. Larger gemstones tend to cost more as well.

The price of gold and silver have increased dramatically over the last few years. Because of this, the prices for my pieces have increased as well; however, I do try to maintain reasonable pricing by small incremental changes on select items only when absolutely necessary. I apologize for these fluctuations, but they are inevitable due to economic changes.