fifthheaven

Personalised wedding bands, unique engagement rings

Brisbane, Australia 10796 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (2138)

fifthheaven

Personalised wedding bands, unique engagement rings

Brisbane, Australia | 10796 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome! Find handcrafted wedding bands for men & women, eco-friendly sterling silver & 14K gold rings, ethical engagement rings & gemstone jewellery. Handmade for you in Australia.

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2018

Welcome! Find handcrafted wedding bands for men & women, eco-friendly sterling silver & 14K gold rings, ethical engagement rings & gemstone jewellery. Handmade for you in Australia.

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Pink tourmaline and opal are the birthstones for October. Find a selection of our tourmaline and opal jewellery in the October Birthstones shop section!
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About fifthheaven

Sales 10,796
On Etsy since 2010

Rings and Things

Welcome to Fifth Heaven Designs! We're an independent handmade jewellery studio based in sunny Brisbane. We've always loved creating, so when we got the opportunity, we took to metalsmithing like a duck to water. There's something very satisfying--almost primal--about forging metal.

Our story began almost a decade ago, when we branched out from beaded jewellery to start smithing with a little butane blowtorch in a tiny tin shed - not so pleasant during the hot Queensland summers! Now, with years of experience, we've expanded into a solar powered workshop and sell all over the world. It's an amazing feeling knowing that that our jewellery is worn all over the globe! Being entrusted with the job of making someone's engagement ring is an honour and never ceases to delight us.

We mainly work in sterling silver and 14K gold. We ensure our silver and gold are ethically sourced, mainly recycled, and eco-friendly. We want our footprint on the earth to be as light as possible :)

Want to stay up to date on new products and designs? Sign up to our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/cg0Xw1

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Shop members

  • Raphaela

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Shipping

    Raphaela loves metalwork and playing with fire! She's the technical brain behind Fifth Heaven Designs - quick to learn new techniques and apply them to our work.

  • Jenna

    Owner

    Volunteers the photography & designs new pieces.

Production partners

  • Casting Company

    RI, United States

    We wanted to have some of our unfinished ring blanks cast, as we don't have the equipment at home. Our casting company produces these ring blanks so we can texture, polish, oxidize, resize, and set stones ourselves.

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Last updated on May 26, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Are taxes included in your price?

Sales tax/duties/VAT/etc for non-Australian customers are not included in our prices; if applicable these are usually assessed and collected by your government or on their behalf by the postal service once your order reaches the delivery country.

Etsy is now collecting sales tax for some US states, they are not collecting VAT/sales tax for Europe/the UK/Canada/etc.

Please note we can not mark orders as gifts or with a lower value to avoid import costs.

What is your production time? What if I haven't received my order yet?

Our items are made to order, and most of our items are made and put in the post within 3-5 business days (mon-fri excl. weekends/holidays) unless otherwise noted in the listing--some gold items have a longer turnaround time.

Please note if your order is a large one (5+ pieces) it may sometimes take us a day or two longer to complete.

We're committed to getting your purchase to you, but sometimes mail can take longer to arrive depending on delays with customs/the postal service/etc. If you have not received your order within 35 days of dispatch please let us know so that we can have missing shipments investigated & begin insurance claims as needed. After 85 days we can not lodge an insurance claim, so we ask you to contact us before this.

What if I have changed my mind?

If you change your mind on receiving your non-customised order we will refund the cost on return of the undamaged item.

Please note we may not be able to fully refund custom/personalized orders.

We request that you contact us within 14 days of receipt. The undamaged item must be returned in its original gift box. We suggest sending orders back in a manner that can be insured (US and Canadian customers can purchase inexpensive insurance through u-pic.com which is less expensive than USPS/Canada Post) just in case the package is lost or damaged in transit.

Your refund will be processed as soon as we receive the undamaged item back. Please note we do not reimburse return shipping costs for change of mind returns.

What if my order is damaged in transit or there is a mistake with it?

We believe our responsibility doesn't end when we put your package in the mail.

All orders are insured against loss or damage in transit, so if you receive your order and find that it has been damaged, please contact us. We ask that you retain all packaging materials and damaged items as photographs may be required by our insurer before a claim can be made. Our insurer will also require you to fill out a very short online form to confirm damage or loss.

If you have received your order but we've made an error, we're sorry! Despite our best efforts we do sometimes make mistakes, so please let us know and we'll make it right for you. We want your experience to be hassle-free.

I have had other rings cause skin discolouration before, can you guarantee that your rings won't do this?

Some people are more sensitive to metals than others, and can react to the 7.5% copper in sterling silver. This can cause skin discolouration where the ring sits. This can come as a surprise to people when their previous experience with sterling silver jewellery has been rhodium plated.

Our jewellery is not rhodium plated. We offer the option of lacquering inside the ring for our customers with sensitive skin; this is not a permanent treatment but can be reapplied at home unlike rhodium plating. If you'd like your ring lacquered just let us know in the notes at checkout. We use the Protectaclear brand for this.

If you've already received your order, you can also use 'Jewelryshield' to coat the inside of your ring.

What if I've ordered the wrong ring size?

If you have received your ring and discovered that the size you ordered is not the size you need, we can usually resize it or remake it for you--just send us a message to get started! We will need you to return the ring at your expense, carefully packaged to prevent damage in transit.

For most orders in silver there is no charge for the first resizing but a small postage fee for sending it back will apply--if your ring is engraved there may also be a small fee for re-engraving.

Some of our rings can only be resized by a jeweller with a laser welder, we mention this in the relevant listings.

For sizing up or remaking solid gold rings there may be an additional charge. We can usually size down gold rings at no extra cost.

Care instructions

To help keep your oxidized, sterling or gold jewellery looking its best, we recommend taking it off before applying any skin creams or lotions, showering, or going swimming. We also recommend taking it off (or wearing rubber gloves) when using cleaning products that contain bleach.

Oxidization on silver isn't permanent. It can wash away with soap and water, and if kept dry will generally fade to a weathered silver look over time depending on how much wear the jewellery gets. You can reapply the finish if necessary using the hard boiled egg method, just don't let your jewellery touch the eggs directly. There is an online tutorials here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Oxidize-Silver-with-Egg-Yolks

How ethical are your materials?

Our silver and gold are ethically sourced, mainly recycled, and eco-friendly. Our workshop is solar powered. We do not deal in conflict diamonds, and do our best to avoid stones such as natural emeralds if there is doubt as to how ethically they were sourced. With lower-value stones it can be difficult to prove that they were ethically handled every step of the way (from the mining, to the sale of rough, to the cutting into finished shapes), as it is extremely rare to have a certificate following an inexpensive stone from start to finish. We make sure to source our gemstones from trusted suppliers and try to support small businesses where possible. We also have a selection of lab grown stones that are both affordable and earth-friendly.

Will the stone in my ring look exactly like the one in the photo?

Smaller stones 5mm and under generally have a similar appearance - there can be more variation for stones such as moonstone, tourmaline, rainbow moonstone, labradorite and opal, and any stone with irregular colour patterns.

Some larger stones are very consistent in appearance, such as lab grown sapphires and rubies, black onyx and black spinel, white and blue topaz.

Other stones such as opal, labradorite, rainbow moonstone, amethyst, aquamarine, copper turquoise, tanzanite and tourmalinated quartz can differ more from stone to stone.

If you have particular requirements for a stone we recommend sending us a quick message to discuss it and we will do our best to match your needs.

Will I receive the exact ring in the photos?

Our rings are made specially for you once you have placed an order and we know the ring size you need.

The rings you see in our listing photographs are either photography models or rings made for other customers in the past.