firewhite

Handcrafted wedding rings and jewellery

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 1547 Sales

firewhite

Handcrafted wedding rings and jewellery

Glasgow, United Kingdom 1547 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(449)

Shop owner

Candice

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Announcement   My April 2018 turnaround time is 4-8 weeks. If you need something sooner let me know and I will see what I can do!
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Unique wedding rings and jewellery with an organic edge. I love the rugged beauty of precious metals so I work to enhance these natural features. I use recycled materials and gift packaging wherever possible including professionally recycled silver and gold.

A note on ring sizing:
I am happy to resize rings for free (excluding postage costs) as I appreciate it is more difficult buying rings online. It is usually best if you are measured at a jewellers or use one of my ring sizers for more accurate results.
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Follow Firewhite on Facebook, Instagram (@firewhitejewellery) and Twitter (@firewhiteuk) for a peek behind the scenes in my workshop.

*Please note* all of my items are handmade to order, so please allow me time to make them. If you need something for a specific date just let me know and I'll do my best to help. My policies page will give you more information so be sure to read before buying.

Hallmarks
Gold items will be hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office as a guarantee of gold quality and purity. I send each piece to be independently tested and stamped to authenticate the type of metal. They will also have a small maker's mark on the inside/back to show they came from a registered goldsmith (that's me!)
Hallmarking takes about an extra week on top of my time to make your item(s). Silver items are not hallmarked as standard but you can add this as an extra.

International Shipping
Due to custom rules I am not currently shipping to Australia or New Zealand, sorry for any inconvenience. Some other countries do not allow precious metals through customs so please check this before you order, I'm not able to check the rules for every country! If you your order is held by customs I might not be able to get it back for you.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 3, 2018

My April 2018 turnaround time is 4-8 weeks. If you need something sooner let me know and I will see what I can do!
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Unique wedding rings and jewellery with an organic edge. I love the rugged beauty of precious metals so I work to enhance these natural features. I use recycled materials and gift packaging wherever possible including professionally recycled silver and gold.

A note on ring sizing:
I am happy to resize rings for free (excluding postage costs) as I appreciate it is more difficult buying rings online. It is usually best if you are measured at a jewellers or use one of my ring sizers for more accurate results.
******************

Follow Firewhite on Facebook, Instagram (@firewhitejewellery) and Twitter (@firewhiteuk) for a peek behind the scenes in my workshop.

*Please note* all of my items are handmade to order, so please allow me time to make them. If you need something for a specific date just let me know and I'll do my best to help. My policies page will give you more information so be sure to read before buying.

Hallmarks
Gold items will be hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office as a guarantee of gold quality and purity. I send each piece to be independently tested and stamped to authenticate the type of metal. They will also have a small maker's mark on the inside/back to show they came from a registered goldsmith (that's me!)
Hallmarking takes about an extra week on top of my time to make your item(s). Silver items are not hallmarked as standard but you can add this as an extra.

International Shipping
Due to custom rules I am not currently shipping to Australia or New Zealand, sorry for any inconvenience. Some other countries do not allow precious metals through customs so please check this before you order, I'm not able to check the rules for every country! If you your order is held by customs I might not be able to get it back for you.

Candice

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(449)
LittleNBird

LittleNBird on Apr 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little ring, as described, lovely customer service and communications too. Matches my engagement ring perfectly :)

Kristrún

Kristrún on Mar 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The resized ring fits perfectly <3 could not be happier Thank you Candice

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Updates

Some lovely customers tagging me over on my instagram. This little selection also features me doing a spot of yoga!
This is the soldering stage where everything has to get nice and hot! After texturing the silver for this square pendant I shape it and solder it together then its off for polishing and voila!
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About

Organic Textures and Forms

My metalsmith training was very traditional and I have always prefered low tech tools and techniques. I work slowly and gradually and I love to see finished pieces emerge and take shape from the raw materials. My favourite designs emphasise simple forms and I love to replicate organic textures. I have been making jewellery for 14 years with a focus on creating beautiful wedding bands as an alternative to mass produced jewellery brands.

I use recycled materials whenever possible. Professionally recycled metals have exactly the same purity as mined metal but lower environmental impact.

Shop members

  • Candice

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2018
Welcome to my shop! I am happy to answer any questions about the items in it or discuss ideas for custom orders.

All of my work is handmade so it may take a little longer to produce than mass produced products. Likewise my style is quite rustic and I often like to leave tool marks and textures to enhance my designs. The equivalent of brush strokes on a painting!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
  • Items on sale
If you are not happy in any way please contact me and I am sure we can find a solution! I offer a refund on any non personalised necklace, cufflinks, bracelet or bangle if you are not satisfied within 7 days of delivery. The refund will be for the purchase price of the item not including shipping fees.

I am happy to resize rings for free and I would give a full refund to anyone who was unhappy with the quality. However in other circumstances as rings are made to size I would ask to retain some of the material costs. You can contact me to check the refund amount before buying as it will vary for each item.
Payment
Please send payment within 3 days of checkout. Orders may be cancelled if no payment or communication is received within this time.
Shipping
My April 2018 turnaround time is 4-8 weeks. If you need something sooner let me know and I will see what I can do!

As my work is made to order I will give you a delivery estimate once payment has cleared. Shipments will be sent to the address listed on your Etsy invoice. Please double check to make sure you have the correct address.

All of my items are handmade so they may take a little longer to produce than mass produced products. Likewise my style is quite rustic and I often like to leave tool marks and textures to enhance my designs. The equivalent of brush strokes on a painting!

UK orders
Packages in the UK are sent Royal Mail 'signed for' or Special Delivery so bear in mind that someone will need to be there to sign for the package. Items will take 1-2 days to arrive once I have notified you of shipment.

International orders
Shipping will be by tracked airmail. Custom charges may be applied and are the responsibility of the customer. There is always the off chance that your customs department will (& can!) hold your package. Please keep that in mind. Once I have notified you of shipment Items will take approximately 5-7 days to arrive in Europe and 7-10 for USA/Canada. Everywhere else may take from 7 up to 21 days.

Due to custom restrictions on jewellery I am not currently shipping to Australia or New Zealand, sorry for any inconvenience. Some other countries do not allow precious metals through customs so please check this before you order, I'm not able to check the rules for every country! If your order is held by customs I might not be able to get it back for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Hallmarks
Gold items will be hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office as a guarantee of gold quality and purity. I send each piece to be independently tested and stamped to show the type of metal (e.g.18 carat). They will also have a small makers mark on the inside/back to show they came from a registered goldsmith (that's me!)

My silver items are not hallmarked as standard but please get in touch if you would like them to be as I can arrange this for a small fee.

More information

Last updated on Feb 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions

What if my ring doesn't fit?

I appreciate that buying rings without trying them on can be tricky so I am happy to resize for free (excluding postage costs). Please get in touch to arrange so that I know you are sending it back. Bear in mind that it can be more difficult to increase than decrease ring size.

If you are not sure of your size the best method is getting measured at a jewellery shop or you can buy ring sizers in my shop to use at home. I have found that measuring yourself with string or paper doesn't produce great results so I wouldn't recommend this method.

Ring size scales vary by country so I make rings to the scale you give me. Sizes don't always correlate so I don't convert them into UK sizes as this doesn't give accurate results.

My wedding is soon, can you make a rush order?

I can often schedule my workload to have rings ready sooner than my usual working times. I can arrange for gold items to be priority hallmarked for an extra fee. Please contact me with your date and I will let you know what I can do.

What kind of textures do you make?

I make a variety of textures and shapes for rings so I have written a summary below. I always start by making a plain ring band and finish them individually by hand so each is unique. If you use the shop search using these terms you will find each type. Please remember that the surface of any silver or gold ring will gradually wear smoother over time.

Distressed
I use natural stones to imprint organic patterns.

Molten
Smooth undulating shapes with irregular grooves.

Hammered
I make 3 different hammered looks: round imprints, flat hammered and linear 'tree bark'

Tree Bark
Slightly different from the hammered tree back this has thinner grooves and a shiny finish.

Can I have my ring engraved?

Sorry but I am not doing any ring engraving. You can easily add an engraving once you have your ring as many jewellers and hardware shops offer this service.

Is there any nickel in the metals used?

All of the metals I work with are free from nickel but please let me know if you have a nickel allergy so I can make sure the other products I use are suitable.

Do you plate white gold?

The 18 carat gold I use is an alloy of gold, palladium and silver. The palladium gives it a grey tone which I think makes it really interesting! I don't plate any white gold to make it whiter as I prefer the grey tone this also means the colour will always be the same rather than wearing off over time.

What metals are available?

I can work in:
Sterling silver
9 carat white, rose and yellow gold
14 carat yellow gold
18 carat white, rose and yellow gold

When you are looking through the ring options in my shop you will see some of the combinations and variations I make. The options you can combine to make your rings are:
metal
texture
width

If you don't see what you are looking for then just ask! You might also see more than one listing for some options as I try to take lots of photos to make it easier to choose.