Exquisite Gems & Jewels

Foster City, California | 506 Sales


Exquisite Gems & Jewels

Foster City, California 506 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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- Made-to-Order status - at this point orders may take up to 2 days to ship. Feel free to send me a conversation for more details! Thank you!

For more information, please refer to About Me page or Store Policies page. Feel free to contact me through Conversation with query!

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Last updated on Dec 31, 2016

**Please note that listed items may disappear when they're sold at other venues, thank you.**

- Made-to-Order status - at this point orders may take up to 2 days to ship. Feel free to send me a conversation for more details! Thank you!

For more information, please refer to About Me page or Store Policies page. Feel free to contact me through Conversation with query!

Facebook fanpage:

Self Representing Artist SRAJD #272

Proud member of Etsy's Best Kept Secret Team! Find us on FB to learn more!


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Exquisite Gems and Jewels

My venture with making wearable "arts" as I see them, started when I tried to find something to occupy my time when my boy started going to school, and it's been basically an avalanche since then......

I have recently moved back to San Francisco Bay Area, for good I hope. It's great to be back "home", where my heart is. It's not easy trying to make it among mass produced and underpriced. But I truly enjoy what I do way too much to compromise in anyway! When I found Etsy it was a match made in heaven! At least it was for me.... Being among some of the most talented and overlooked artists from all over the globe! And to make friends with people who share the same interest! Can't be any better than that!

I enjoy people! I enjoy talking about the materials that I used in my pieces since my passion had always been with natural gemstones and minerals. I am not a huge believer of "perfection", which is what makes each individual handmade pieces different in the first place, and I don't think that takes away from the beauty of things, do you?

Graduated with Visual Presentation as my major, I do believe sometimes I am creating the vision, or a dream that I've had in my mind.... hopefully that translated into my jewelry. I hope you'll enjoy each and every piece that I offer! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, the creator behind each and every piece listed here in my Etsy shop.

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    Lured by BLINGS!! Realized with Wire! Exquisite Gems and Jewels.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 24, 2013
I have a passion for natural gemstones, as well as artisan (SRA) lampworks. Most of my pieces are the combination of these along with precious metals (sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, occasionally Copper or Brass). I enjoy sharing my great finds in gems and findings. And keep in mind that most of my pieces are OOAK (One-Of-A-Kind), as I honestly do not enjoy making the same thing twice! And my creative state of mind will not be the same the 2nd time around.... most time though, I simply cannot recreate a piece due to materials. I work around the materials that I have on hand, each piece inspires me! So it will feel different from one "rock" to another...

If you see any of my gemstone offering in my bead shop ( that you fancy, and would like some custom design made with them, feel free to get in touch with me by either Custom Order request or through Etsy Conversation!

My jewelry will come in my signature box, ready to give, and this is the only way that I'll ship to ensure the safe arrival of your jewelry pieces.

Due to recent experience, and to protect the status of my own artworks, I've come to realize that I need to update my store policy in event of those unforeseen incidents. Please keep in mind that I am open to communication, and I will always pride myself on offering good Customer Service than personal gain. I will entertain any reasonable requests, and will determine at the time of receiving your request if I will be able to complete our agreement. Please refer to Refund Policy section and Additional Information for more detailed policy. If you would like to discuss any of these store policy that I have set-up to protect your right as a buyer, as well as my right as a seller, prior to engage in transaction, please contact me through Etsy conversation.

Thank you for your interest!

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Returns and exchanges
I take great care when creating each piece of jewelry, and with my many years of experience to back it up. To me, this is my passion, but if you're unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days to let me know after you received your item. Buyer is responsible for shipping item back to me. Either Full Refund or Store Credit will be offered upon receiving returned goods. Please keep in mind that buyer may be responsible for shipping cost both way. Detail of refund will be provided and depends on case-by-case. Each situation will be different and for different reasons, as long as within good reasoning, in most cases I will issue full item price minus shipping cost, because seller should not be responsible for shipping cost to buyer just because buyer choose to see the item(s) in person. But, in case of misinterpretation in my item listing description, I will refund full listing price PLUS your original shipping cost + shipping cost back to me.

~ Custom Order ~
More information about Custom Order policy can be found at Payment Policy and Additional Information sections. This section is refund policy for Custom Order ONLY and if both seller and buyer agreed to cancel transaction. Please note that the initial down payment is Non-Refundable since it was necessary for designer to cover materials to create your piece(s), and as good faith from buyer for committing to this order. Please also note that since seller have committed to buyer's request, but if buyer failed to complete this transaction by purchasing the listing with photos of completed order of item(s) within ONE MONTH, and without communication, seller reserve the right to list this item for sale in store, your initial Custom Order fee will NOT be refunded. All that seller ask is open communication, which can help avoid any misunderstanding or cause of unpleasant experience for both (seller and buyer) of us.

Please note: Since all communication will be done through Etsy Conversation, so we (seller and buyer) both have record of how we come to conclude and take steps to complete Custom Order. With Custom Ring order, seller will be more than happy to send buyer a ring sizer via airmail FREE of Cost so buyer can provide correct ring size before seller begin to work on your order. But if buyer failed to request for a ring sizer send to you for FREE, and choose to just provide ring size, seller should NOT be held responsible for wrong ring size made. Buyer will be responsible for shipping cost both way plus cost of material, Seller should not be held responsible for wrong size that Buyer provided.

~ Rental Fee Claus ~
If both of us - Seller and Buyer, had come to an agreement to cancel transaction, please make arrangement to ship my items back to me within 7 days and provide shipping proof. If buyer failed to do so, which I will assume that my item is being worn, I will start deducting 10% of total value of goods from your purchase price as Rental Fee for each business day you failed to provide proof of shipping. If you need more time, please let me know, preferably prior to deadline. I will send a Conversation 24 hours prior to the starting date before this Rental Fee will applied. If buyer failed to communicate or ship item(s) from transaction within 5 business days after this Rental Claus is implemented, Seller will assume Buyer had decided to keep these items, and all previous Refund arrangements will forfeit. This is more than reasonable, and enough time for anyone to arrange for return shipping. But if you need more time, please let me know through Etsy Conversation, all I ask for is Open Communication, and I count on the good nature of a Promise, hoping that it means the same as my commitment as Seller to complete Buyer's order, with your commitment as buyer to return my item(s) within reasonable time.

If return items were shipped back to me and not in its original packaging which I've spend a lot of time to ensure safe travel, and if the item was damaged or not in its original condition, buyer will be responsible for COST of Materials plus Labor for me to repair damage or replace materials to restore to resalable state. This will be determined from case to case. I WILL NOT be unreasonable, and this WILL NOT exceed the original purchase price. But please apply good common sense and return my item back to me packed with care.

I DO NOT offer refund IF you requested any alteration made to my pieces, store credit will be offered upon returning of your purchased item in its original packaging and condition. Please contact me if you need more information.
Payment through PayPal is preferred. I do process all credit card payment through PayPal. You do not need to be registered on PayPal to send payment when you purchase through my Etsy shops. And of course I also accept payment through Etsy Direct Check-Out.

I do accept other forms of payment, but PLEASE contact me prior to purchase to let me know! Shipping will be delayed until your payment is cleared with my US bank.

~ Installment ~
I do offer installment plan for my pieces, start with 30% non-refundable deposit, and please submit your proposed payment schedule for review. I would prefer to have installment plan completed within 2 months, but this is a fairly flexible policy. just contact me through Etsy conversation for more details and further discussion.

~ Custom Order ~
If you're interested in having a Custom Designed piece made, please contact me through either Custom Order Request or Etsy Conversation to discuss in detail. I will let you know if I will be able to complete and meet your time frame and work to create with your budget. Please note that a Non-Refundable deposit of 1/3 of proposed budget will be charged before I start each project, this is necessary to protect buyer and seller, which mark as the beginning of a binding contract. I will also set-up a Reserved or Private listing for you to purchase when we have come to an agreement. I will work around your budget and to recreate what we have agreed to, for less or equal your budget but will not exceeds without prior communication. For more information, please refer to Refund Policy.
Ready-made items will be shipped within 24 hours (ONE business day) after I do an inspection of item before shipping. This will only be delayed if local Post Office is on holidays, and I will send you a conversation to let you know. All items will be marked "shipped" and will provide tracking information through Etsy.

Made-To-Order items will be shipped within 3 days, excluding Public Holidays. I will send you a conversation to let you know if I need to further delay shipping. If you're in a hurry or if you are concerned, feel free to contact me prior to purchase, and I will work with you as best as I can!

All items will be shipped via Registered Airmail from Hong Kong, IF this signature required method is not preferred, please let me know. Though due to recent consignment arrangements, item purchased might be shipped from California (USA) as well. If you need more detail please contact me.

Most of my higher priced items will be send via EMS (Express Mailing Service) which will reach destination within 5 business days and signature required. If you prefer Registered Airmail, please send me a conversation so I can adjust shipping cost accordingly. Please note that due to legal issue, I cannot mark item as Gift, so you are responsible for your own Country's import Custom Fee should incur.

I do combine shipping and will reflect with each item you add into your shopping cart.
Additional policies and FAQs
~ Custom order ~
A Non-Refundable fee, usually 1/3 of total budget, will be charged for any custom order, which includes rush order, will be set-up as Reserved or Private listing before I start on gathering necessary materials to complete such request. I will only commit to projects that I deem possible with reasonable time frame and my current work schedule, but will depends on what item it is and quote per case. If you're interested in having a custom piece made, please contact me for more details. Completion schedule will be disclosed and seller will update buyer with progress photos of order, so buyer will not be left in the dark with progress.

IF either of us ( buyer or seller ) at anytime decides to terminate this agreement, and if item was NOT shipped, I will promptly refund and cancel transaction, minus the initial Non-Refundable Custom Order fee.

IF item was received but cannot complete transaction due to sizing or any other issue which prevents completion of original commitment, either of us (buyer or seller ) has the right to cancel transaction. Please make arrangement to ship purchased item(s) back to me within 7 days and provide proof of shipping through Etsy Conversation. Once I received my item(s) I will run a thorough inspection for signs of wear or damage. If item(s) is in its original condition, I will promptly refund your purchase price minus the initial Non-Refundable Custom Order fee. IF item(s) shown signs of wear or DELIBERATE damange, I will get in touch with buyer immediately to inform of damage with photo proof, and will determine cost of repair or replacement of gemstones or parts + labor cost. Please note that unless you get in touch with me prior to 7 days with good reason, otherwise Rental Claus will be applied, which is 10% each business day. There is NO REASON for you to keep my pieces when we agreed to cancel transaction. I will and can only assume that Buyer plan to wear my pieces, in that case Buyer is "renting" a designer jewelry piece, which is only fair that you pay to rent.

~ Alteration ~
Since I handmade each and every piece listed in my shop, so most time I can make alteration. I can downsize my ring, or offer other options of ear wire. PLEASE NOTE: If you ask for any changes to my currently available items listed, I do not accept returns on these (other than special circumstances or misfortune that happened during transit), but please contact me within 3 days of receiving the item, I may make some exception to accept the item BUT please keep in mind that you'll be responsible for both cost of extra materials used + hourly labor cost for alteration. For more details, please refer to my Refund Policy stated above.