dikua

minimalist contemporary jewelry, slow handmade

Mexico City, Mexico

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Announcement    Welcome to my shop! Regular international delivery takes 2 to 6 weeks, depending on distance and customs processes, however, due to the holiday rush there could be shipping delays, unfortunately, that is beyond my control, to warrant your gifts on time please order in advance, November 11th is the due date for regular shipping, after that date courier will be needed. Your support would be crucial for my small business, thanks in advance, and #standwithsmall 😉

I make slow contemporary minimalist jewelry, each piece is designed and carefully handmade by myself in brushed or blued recycled sterling silver, brass, and/or resin. Committed to our world, my work is ethically done, I also use as many recycled, environmentally friendly, and non-toxic materials as possible.

All my items are beautifully wrapped, and giftable ready! Shipments are carefully packed, and safe, and recycled & reused materials are used for wrapping and packing. I ship once a week. I send worldwide with a traceable shipping number.

As a slow jewelry designer, I don't keep a large stock, so, many pieces would be made once bought, in that case, I'll need 5 working days to have your order done plus shipping, and those available pieces will be sent within a maximum of 3-5 working days.

Keep in touch, and join me on social media! @dikua_jewelry
Like my work? Receive a discount on your first order, and join my newsletter! dikua.blogspot.com

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 3, 2022

Welcome to my shop! Regular international delivery takes 2 to 6 weeks, depending on distance and customs processes, however, due to the holiday rush there could be shipping delays, unfortunately, that is beyond my control, to warrant your gifts on time please order in advance, November 11th is the due date for regular shipping, after that date courier will be needed. Your support would be crucial for my small business, thanks in advance, and #standwithsmall 😉

I make slow contemporary minimalist jewelry, each piece is designed and carefully handmade by myself in brushed or blued recycled sterling silver, brass, and/or resin. Committed to our world, my work is ethically done, I also use as many recycled, environmentally friendly, and non-toxic materials as possible.

All my items are beautifully wrapped, and giftable ready! Shipments are carefully packed, and safe, and recycled & reused materials are used for wrapping and packing. I ship once a week. I send worldwide with a traceable shipping number.

As a slow jewelry designer, I don't keep a large stock, so, many pieces would be made once bought, in that case, I'll need 5 working days to have your order done plus shipping, and those available pieces will be sent within a maximum of 3-5 working days.

Keep in touch, and join me on social media! @dikua_jewelry
Like my work? Receive a discount on your first order, and join my newsletter! dikua.blogspot.com

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Fernanda Ibarrola

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About dikua

Sales 408
On Etsy since 2008

Petite architecture to dress

Since I have memory, I've always loved jewelry and looked for different and simple pieces.

After working several years as an architect my son was born, he came to radically change my life, including my career. Interestingly during my time off work, when my child has not attended school yet, was that I started in the jewelry. I begin backward, looking forward to working with alternative materials I studied textile jewelry, resin jewelry and then, finally, silver jewelry. For a short time, I combined motherhood with architecture and my jewelry studies until in 2006 I decided to devote myself entirely to jewelry.

However, I have no intention of killing the architect who still lives in me, as such, my work is based on simplicity, inspired by simple forms, geometric or organic.

I like to think of my jewelry as my little projects, my art pieces, small architecture to dress.

My jewelry is completely designed and built by me, looking to create exclusive pieces, that is the reason why I develop it in small series or unique pieces. I am interested in design author, not the massive trade.

By now, I continue studying and testing new materials as part of my research and exploration of design and its many possibilities.

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  • Fernanda Ibarrola

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm a Mexican girl formed as an architect who switched to a jeweler in 2006. I work as a slow-ethical contemporary jeweler, making different & unique pieces for those who perceive jewelry as art. I love what I do and enjoy doing it with my own hands.

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  • Cast workshop

    Mexico City, Mexico

    As I don't own the machinery and equipment needed for casting I get some help from a local workshop on that issue.

Shop policies

Last updated on Jan 11, 2022

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Cancellations: accepted

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Ring sizing

I work with American sizes, I recommend you to take a look at my blog for recommendations to find your ring size or look on the web. Sadly there are so many different size systems in the world that are hard to be familiar with them all.

It's very important to have your correct size in order to get the correct fit.

As a reference:

The most common fingers sizes are:

4,4.5,5, 5.5 for slim fingers
6, 6.5, 7, 7.5 regular fingers
8, 8,5 9, 9.5 for thick fingers
From size 10 + are very thick fingers

Consider stacking rings are better if worn in a 0.5 bigger size to avoid a tight fit, open rings could be a bit loose.

Take a look at my social media and subscribe to my newsletter for jewelry tips and care!

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Manufacturing & delivery time

As a slow jeweler, my stock is limited & it varies constantly, therefore those pieces available will be sent within a maximum of 3-5 working days, in the case of not available jewelry it will be made after purchase. Regular delivery takes 2 to 6 weeks, depending on distance and customs processes, however, due to the global pandemic, there are important shipping delays worldwide.

According to their manufacturing process, a few designs may require up to 10-15 working days to be ready for shipment.

During holidays manufacturing or shipping time may increase according to my work schedule and postal service demand.

Shipments are made at the economic standard cost, to reduce the delivery time ask me for upgraded shipping to expedite delivery.

Care instructions

I have detailed care recommendations on my blog, and, you can get some great tips on my social media or in my newsletter, join me!

Basic care:

Avoid contact with chemics, protect stones or no metals materials, and rub gently with a new never used dry green kitchen fiber to return it to the brushed finish once tarnish or bright. Keep your jewelry in a closed airtight case when not in use to avoid tarnish.

For blued (black) pieces do not allow it to contact with chemics and no silver or gold metals, do not brush or clean them, just return their bright with a soft dry flannel. This finish would be loose according to use and your own pH. Contact me in order to get instructions to return its color.

Custom and personalized orders

I do take custom or personalized orders from my own designs, I'll also gladly work on a special design for you based on my own style.

I offer hand stamp or engraving services for personalizing your pieces, they'll have an extra cost and are available upon request.

Because of the manufacturing process, I'm not able to offer resin custom pieces other than my line earrings.

Please consider custom orders are not returnable nor refundable.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items are shipped protected carefully and beautifully wrapped ready to gift using ecological compostable, or recycled materials.

All my safety packaging comes from recycled or reused materials.

I have available mini gift cards with my data and a lovely legend in Spanish "de mí para tí", "from me to you", just let me know if you're doing a gift and you want me to include a gift card. I offer also to add a custom message note by request.

In Mexico you’re not allowed to bring sealed packages to the post, It is mandatory to pack and wrap them at the counter after showing the physical item to the staff, so my envelopes are not as beautiful as I would like to, sorry about that. :(

Do you use sustainable materials?

I'm committed to Earth as our place to live, so I use all the ecological options I'm able to find in my country. I work with reclaimed sterling and gold as well as recycled silver and substitute toxic materials for environmentally friendly ones.

All my package & wrapping comes from ecological compostable, recycled, and/or reused materials.

SHIPPING TIME ON HOLIDAYS

I'd love to guarantee you that your gifts will arrive on time for the holidays, so please consider the due date for regular international shipping is November 15th.

Using regular shipping, delivery time for USA & Canada is around 2 weeks while Europe requires between 4-3 weeks and Australia may need up to 6 weeks. Timing is approximate since sadly I'm not able to be in charge of delivery, it could increase for posts overload or customs process that's out of my control.

I can offer you expedited shipping with Mexpost, Mexican Post's courier service, local affordable courier service with 8 working days delivery time, or any of the known international courier companies, consider expedited shipping costs are NOT refundable in any case.

Are all shipments traceable?

All shipments are done using the Regular Registered Shipment from Mexican Postal Service which always includes a tracking number, however, the exchange of postal information worldwide isn't the same in all countries. Thereby, tracking information can only show the information within Mexico - and once it leaves MX, you must have to track it in your own country.

It's important to consider that not all destination countries allow following up foreign tracking numbers thru their postal service, even though they're the ones who receive and finally deliver the shipment. In those cases, it could be necessary to contact your country postal service for more info. CA and AU are examples.

Use this link to follow up https://dikua.aftership.com/

For international buyers info

For your information: customs rules require all international shipments to include a customs declaration with the total value of the item shipped, and the kind of item included in the package.

I will include an invoice (no price indicated for gifts) indicating that you paid IVA or VAT on your purchase, but that does NOT include customs taxes, and the actual value will be stated in the customs declaration in the package. Declaring less than the actual value is violating the law, any international purchase may be subject to customs taxes that will be the buyer's sole responsibility, please check the laws of your country to be aware of it.

If you entered the wrong address or want to me to send your order to someone else.

Please double check your shipping address at checkout, prior to finishing your buy, I will only ship to the address you officially registered at Etsy. There's no refund if you entered the wrong address unless I received the item back in its original condition. I'll resend your buy once I have received the package back, and you'll be responsible to cover the new shipment costs.

If you want me to ship to someone else you'll need to assign that address as the recipient in your purchase, be sure to bring the whole person's name and address. You will be responsible for the data provided, its privacy data permissions, and its accuracy.