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Charis Irena

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About BolivianJewelry

Sales 1,880
On Etsy since 2013

Bringing the Beauty of Bolivia to You!

Hola! I was born in the U.S. but grew up in South America where life is colourful to extremes. Hand-woven fabrics, deeply meaningful indigenous art, ancient languages, and unique music forms are still a part of our every day living. I began paying attention to the minute details of life when my mother gifted me my first camera at the age of 4. Instead of the usual photos of scenery, mine were always extreme close-ups of textures, fabrics, stones, water, people's eyes... Color was everywhere, and I wanted to capture every tone and shade of it.

I became fascinated with crafts and jewelry-making early on as well, as the streets of South America are lined with weavers, jewelry makers, painters, musicians and artisans. I grew up with hand-crafting in full view all day, every day.

Today, while I do create some more minimalist pieces, I like to create big, bold, genuine gemstone jewelry. I'm fascinated with the geology behind the stones. Because each stone is formed over millions of years, no two pieces of jewelry will ever be exactly the same. I honor that in my work. Like the stones, their textures, colors, and the conditions under which the Earth created them, we were also each created to be unique, a limited edition of one. That's why, I do not usually make more than one of each piece of jewelry I design. Each item is one-of-a-kind.

Enjoy creating and Be YOUnique in all you do. Thanks for visiting my shop! Charis.

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  • Charis Irena

    Owner, Designer

    I'm American but grew up overseas, mostly in South America. Here's my story:

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
I personally designed each one of the jewelry pieces you'll see online. I love all things that are beautiful in a natural way and I'm fascinated with the colors and textures nature gifts to us. When you wear the jewelry I've designed, I want you to feel beautiful and worthy of admiration... not because you are wearing them, but because you believe in yourself. Each has been affectionately handcrafted and, like you, each is matchless and unique.

I design each piece using locally available materials and fairly employ Bolivian artisans to put them together. You can feel comfortable knowing that when you purchase Charisma handcrafted Bolivian jewelry, you are helping to improve the living conditions of a Bolivian family. I hope you will enjoy wearing them as much as we love creating them for you. Charis

Want the full story? Visit this page to see why I created Charisma Bolivia and how Bolivian artisans are earning a living by helping me make our jewelry:

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns and refunds minus shipping will be considered on items that are damaged upon arrival. Please contact me within 5 days of delivery in the event this occurs. Items must be returned within 7 days for a refund. Charisma Bolivia cannot be held responsible for items lost by the post office nor for stolen goods and cannot replace a returned item as we only create ONE of each item. We will, however, refund items returned.
- You may pay for your purchase using a credit card, PayPal, or Etsy gift card. Easy!

- Our items are shipped within 1-3 days of purchase (usually, within 24 hours). Zoom-Zoom!

- Because we're so speedy, if you need to cancel your order for any reason, please do so within 12 hours of purchase. Why? Because we ship every weekday and orders cannot be cancelled after we've shipped.

- If you cancel your order after your items have shipped, we will ask you to return the items to us by mail within 7 days, with return shipping costs at your expense. We'd rather you didn't have to incur that expense because... ouchies!

- If we mailed your order before the 12-hour cancellation deadline, and you cancel your order, return shipping is on us!

- By purchasing for our shop, you agree to the above terms. Translation: you think we're awesome.

Thanks! The feeling is mutual =)

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message BEFORE you make your purchase. Just click on the blue CONTACT SHOP OWNER button.
We do not mail your items from Bolivia. ALL ITEMS are mailed worldwide from California, USA. This enables us to offer you faster, more reliable shipping at a lower price to you.

All USA and international shipping prices listed are via USPS (United States Postal Service) regular mail service. Shipping times vary depending by destination.

On international orders, shipping covers mailing costs only. They do not include or cover any customs fees your country may assess you. A customs tracking number is provided, but you are responsible for any customs fees your country's authorities may charge. We cannot quote how much you will pay in customs fees, as each country's fees are different.

UK BUYERS: The UK postal system will assess a customs fee upon any package valued over £15.00 - please be aware that you may have to pay customs fees at your local post office, who will hold your package and not deliver it until you have done so.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We cannot track packages mailed overseas once they have left U.S. territory and entered your country's postal system. Please be advised that we cannot be held responsible for, nor can we issue a refund, on items that are held by your country's Customs officials, or lost by your country's Postal Service.

AVERAGE SHIPPING TIMES (from date of shipment):

Within the USA:
Up to 2 weeks (usually takes 3-5 business days)
To Canada:
Up to 4 weeks (usually takes 7-10 business days)
Up to 6 weeks (usually takes 10-15 business days)

These are estimates based on my experience and are not to be taken as a guaranteed amount of time for your package to arrive.

Please contact me BEFORE you place your order if you would like a tracking number, insurance, or faster shipping method as the cost of these services will be higher.
The personal information you provide in order to make a purchase (name, address, phone number, or other) will be used exclusively to ship your order and/or to contact you in reference to your order. It will never be used for any other purpose nor will it ever be sold/shared.