GardensOfTheSun

Jewels to embrace your imperfections

Denpasar, Indonesia · 568 Sales

GardensOfTheSun

Jewels to embrace your imperfections

Denpasar, Indonesia 568 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(175)

Announcement   ➰ I am Meri Geraldine, the designer behind Gardens of the Sun. My jewels use conflict free diamonds, genuine gems and quality metals. Plus I plant a tree for every jewel sold! ➰

✪ Not finding something you absolutely love? Need a different size? Want repurpose your grandmother's wedding band? Don't worry, I've got you covered. I'd be happy to work with you to design a bespoke piece just for you. Simply contact me with your ideas. ✪

★ Brick & Mortars: Interested in carrying our jewelry in your shop? Contact me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net ★

★ Bloggers: Interested in featuring Gardens of the Sun? Contact me to discuss the possibilities for a collaboration ★

✪ All jewelry orders are shipped via air mail with delivery confirmation. Shipping to Europe and US will take approximately 3 to 6 weeks outside the holiday season. Alternatively, you can select the express shipping (5 business days) option during checkout. ✪

To stay in touch, sneak a peek behind the scenes and special deals:
Instagram @gardensofthesun
Twitter @gardensofthesun
www.facebook.com/gardensofthesun/
Newsletter www.gardensofthesun.net

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2017

➰ I am Meri Geraldine, the designer behind Gardens of the Sun. My jewels use conflict free diamonds, genuine gems and quality metals. Plus I plant a tree for every jewel sold! ➰

✪ Not finding something you absolutely love? Need a different size? Want repurpose your grandmother's wedding band? Don't worry, I've got you covered. I'd be happy to work with you to design a bespoke piece just for you. Simply contact me with your ideas. ✪

★ Brick & Mortars: Interested in carrying our jewelry in your shop? Contact me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net ★

★ Bloggers: Interested in featuring Gardens of the Sun? Contact me to discuss the possibilities for a collaboration ★

✪ All jewelry orders are shipped via air mail with delivery confirmation. Shipping to Europe and US will take approximately 3 to 6 weeks outside the holiday season. Alternatively, you can select the express shipping (5 business days) option during checkout. ✪

To stay in touch, sneak a peek behind the scenes and special deals:
Instagram @gardensofthesun
Twitter @gardensofthesun
www.facebook.com/gardensofthesun/
Newsletter www.gardensofthesun.net

Meri Geraldine

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Meri Geraldine

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(175)
Brenda Ainsworth

Brenda Ainsworth on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect fit, comfortable and smooth. love the style. color and setting is unique. This is going to be my wedding band, and I can't wait. I didn't realize, the diamonds are rough on top and may snag a softer material. The good def out way the bad. Love it, it is beautiful! Very fast shipment too. Will purchase from buyer again.

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About

Celebrating imperfections and the wildest true love stories

"Her life improved dramatically when she decided to break the rules and find beauty where she had been told there was none."
- Ashlin Nawel Habes


It all began when I was working a demanding job as a sustainability consultant, trying to save our forests and endangered wildlife, and help people struggling to make a living. Every time another stretch of forest was lost, another indigenous community displaced or another case of child labor exposed, my heart broke. I was trying so hard to make the world a better place, but it was like emptying the ocean with a thimble.

In 2015 I had a burnout that swept me off my feet. It was time for a change. I decided to move to Bali and focus on bringing something positive into the world through small ideals - ideals of spreading love, of ethical business practices, and of seeing beauty in everything around us. So, here I am. Creating jewels that are unlike any other, to show you the beauty the world has for us, just waiting to be seen.

+++ Your Lifestyle +++
You know that an active, outdoor lifestyle will make you feel good and being outside in nature recharges you. You want a unique jewel that is bold in its meaning, discreet in its looks, and makes you feel feminine without being an obstacle to your freedom.

+++ Your Symbols +++
The jewelry you wear is a reminder of acceptance and self-love or a gift of a loved one or a reminder of someone dear to you; it symbolises a chapter or milestone in life, a struggle you've overcome or simply a feeling you treasure.

+++ Your Values +++
Gardens of the Sun values sustainability, tree planting, craftsmanship and quality materials. These are jewels you are proud to wear. They make you feel more beautiful inside and out, and remind you to be kinder to yourself.

I live to create jewelry you won’t find anywhere else, for adventurous and authentic women worldwide. As well as positive change, I believe in long talks, great friends, the spirit of adventures, that real beauty shines from within and that true love stories exist. (I am also 100% positive the world would be a better place if we all loved ourselves instead of seek love and confirmation outside of ourselves.)

>>>> The purchase of each jewel directly supports a women’s tree nursery initiative in Indonesian Borneo. Find out more at https://gardensofthesun.net/pages/about

Any questions or doubts? Not quite sure how a ring will fit, how heavy those earrings feel, or how a color will look against your skin? You can easily exchange or return any piece if it's not quite what you expect.

xox
Meri

Shop members

  • Meri Geraldine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography

    I'm the founder and creative force behind Gardens of the Sun. I to create jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. It's not only about designing an accessory. It's about creating jewels that make you feel better than before.

  • Afrianto

    Maker

    Afrianto turns Meri's designs into instant heirlooms. His family has been working as silversmiths for four generations in the city of Yogyakarta, and he is proud to continue his heritage. With Meri's support, he has set up his own workshop in 2016.

Production partners

  • Afrianto

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    Afrianto is comes from a family of artisanalsilversmiths and has learned his skills through a lifetime of experience. The designs are made by me, the actual jewelry by a skilled silversmith, ensuring high quality for you: still handmade, just better.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2017
Thank you for shopping at Gardens of the Sun! I plant a tree for every piece of jewelry sold and for every newsletter subscription. I'd love it if you helped me plant more trees!

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Payment
♥ Gardens of the Sun accepts payments via Paypal and Direct Checkout (credit card).
Shipping
Worldwide shipping

I ship via air mail with delivery confirmation anywhere in the world for a $5 flat rate. If your order exceeds $49 I will ship to you for free. Fast shipping upgrades (takes around 5 working days to destinations worldwide, excluding any time your package may spend at customs) are available and prices for this service depend on the weight of your package and your location. Please note that paying for expedited shipping does not mean that you will receive your goods the next day, as we are shipping halfway across the world!

All ready-stock items are shipped via Indonesia Post within 3 working days of your purchase, excluding Balinese holidays, as the post office is closed on those days. Shipping to the US and Australia normally takes 2 to 4 weeks, and to Europe and Canada it takes 2 to 5 weeks. Around the holidays the shipping times may be a little longer.

Your satisfaction is really important to me. If you need your order by a specific date please email me at meri [!at] gardensofthesun.net and I will try my best to accommodate your request to the best of my ability.

All jewelry comes with complimentary gift wrapping.

My current turnover time for custom orders is 3 to 4 weeks for sterling silver jewelry and 4 to 6 weeks for gold jewelry.

♥ Gardens of the Sun is not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit. Thus far, out of over 500 packages only 1 has gone missing. Some have been delayed or returned to me due to e.g. incorrect shipping address. If your shipment is taking a long time, I'm happy to help track your package from my end. At the moment, tracking is only available if you purchase an Express Shipping Upgrade. If you have concerns over international shipping, I highly suggest you select this shipping upgrade during checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns
I want happy customers that love my jewelry! If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, please contact me and allow me the opportunity to work it out together.

Guarantee
I take your satisfaction seriously! If your jewelry arrives in less than stellar condition due to mishandling during shipping or any mistakes in production, please contact me immediately at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net. I will replace your jewelry at no cost as timely as I can.

Returns of ready stock items
We accept returns of ready stock items within 7 days of receipt of product. To be eligible for a return, your jewelry must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. This means free from scratches, blemishes, sizing or alterations, and without signs of wear or tear. It must also be in the original packaging. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Changes to your order
I work hard to process your orders as quickly as possible, in order to get them to you sooner. For this reason, I cannot make any changes to your order once it has been processed. If you need to make any changes or cancel your order please contact me as soon as possible at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net I want your order to be perfect, so I will do my best to make your request happen.

Custom made items
Unfortunately, custom orders (including engraved pieces and special ring sizes) are non-refundable, but I do want you to be happy with your piece. If the item is damaged or I made a mistake, I will work with you to fix it. As each piece is handmade to order, outside of repairs and issuing a claim for defect, I do not accept returns. However, if you need resizing, or need further work to perfection your custom order, I would be happy to work with you. If your piece has been damaged or is defective please email info [!at] gardensofthesun.net within 7 days of receiving your order.

Cancellation of custom orders
There is a 24 hour time window for you to cancel your custom order at no cost. A bespoke piece is hand made especially for you, so once production starts it cannot be cancelled. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit. If you decide not to purchase your bespoke jewelry, you will not be charged the full price, but your deposit only.

Return shipping
Please include a note with your name and order number with the package when shipped back to us, and mark the content as sample with a total value below $50. Gardens of the Sun does NOT refund shipping charges on return items.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ I enjoy custom orders and can do multiples for example for bridesmaids gifts.


You have questions? I have answers.


How much is shipping?
Registered shipping via air mail is US $5 flat rate to anywhere in the world. If your order exceeds US $49, I will ship to you for free. Fast shipping upgrade prices depend on the weight of your package and your location.

When can I expect my package to arrive?
All ready-stock items are shipped via registered mail by Indonesia Post within 3 working days of your purchase, excluding Indonesian national holidays. Shipping to the US and Australia normally takes 2 to 4 weeks, and to Europe and Canada it takes 2 to 5 weeks. Around the holidays the shipping times may be a little longer. Unless agreed otherwise, custom made jewelry is shipped within 6 to 8 weeks of your purchase. Shipping times are similar to ready-stock items. Gardens of the Sun is not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.

Do you offer fast shipping upgrades?
For faster shipping, please select the Express Shipping upgrade. Express shipping takes around 5 working days to destinations worldwide. This excludes any time the package may spend at customs. The additional cost depends on the weight of the parcel. Please note that paying for expedited shipping does not mean that you will receive your goods the next day, as we are shipping halfway across the world! For all international orders, please note that the consumer is responsible for any tax and duty fees on orders required to go through customs. I am unable to pre-calculate this fee for you as the cost is determined by each country’s customs.

What if I'm in a rush?
Your satisfaction is really important to me. If you need your order by a specific date please email me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net and I will try my best to accommodate your request to the best of my ability.

I want to gift your jewelry. Can I ship directly to them?
Of course! I ship anywhere for $5, and all jewelry comes with complimentary gift wrapping.

What is the turnover time for custom orders?
The turnover time is six to eight weeks, unless agreed otherwise. This excludes any changes that need to be made if the piece is not yet fully your dream piece.

Do you accept returns on ready stock items?
I want happy customers that love my jewelry! If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, please contact me and allow me the opportunity to work it out together. I accept returns of ready stock items within 30 days of purchase date or within 7 days of receipt of product (whichever is longer). To be eligible for a return, your jewelry must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. This means, free from scratches, blemishes, sizing or alterations, and without signs of wear or tear. It must also be in the original packaging. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund. Please include a note with your name and order number with the package when shipped back to us, and mark the content as sample with a total value below $50. Gardens of the Sun does NOT refund shipping charges on return items. For reasons of hygiene I do not accept returns of earrings.

What if I need something changed on my order?
I work hard to process your orders as quickly as possible, in order to get them to you sooner. For this reason, I cannot make any changes to your order once it has been processed. If you need to make any changes or cancel your order please contact me as soon as possible at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net I want your order to be perfect, so I will do my best to make your request happen.

What is your return policy on custom orders?
Unfortunately, custom orders (including engraved pieces and special ring sizes) are non-refundable, but I do want you to be happy with your piece. If the item is damaged or we made a mistake, I will work with you to fix it. As each piece is handmade to order, outside of repairs and issuing a claim for defect, I do not accept returns. However, if you need resizing, or need further work to perfection your custom order, I would be happy to work with you. If your piece has been damaged or is defective please email info [!at] gardensofthesun.net within 7 days of receiving your order.

Can I cancel my custom order?
There is a 24 hour time window for you to cancel your custom order. A bespoke piece is hand made especially for you, so once production starts it cannot be cancelled. There is an $100 non-refundable deposit. If you decide not to purchase your bespoke jewelry, you will not be charged the full price, but your deposit only.

What if my ring does not fit?
Your satisfaction is important to me! If you find your ring does not fit, you can return it and I will resize the ring for you. You just pay an $10 resizing fee for sterling silver rings (which includes shipping to get it back to you) to cover the cost of materials and return shipping. Not all rings can be resized due to the type of setting. In that case you may want to return the ring and exchange it for another one, or let me make your similar ring in your size. Questions? Contact me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net so we can discuss specifics.

My jewelry broke :( Now what?
What a bummer! If your jewelry arrives in less than stellar condition due to mishandling during shipping or any mistakes in production, please contact me immediately at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net. I will replace your jewelry at no cost as timely as I can. If it broke due to a fault on your side, I'm still happy to help. You can always send it back to me for repairs. You will be charged for any materials, labour and shipping incurred.

I lost my earring. Can you replace a single earring?
Probably I can. If I have the right diamond or gemstones in stock you may purchase a single. My pieces are made by hand and often with uncut gemstones and, as a result, each piece will vary slightly in size, shape and color. In some cases, I will ask you to send the mate to us (at your cost) so I can better match it for you. The cost for one earring is typically half of the cost for the pair.

How much is the sales tax?
Sales tax is included in the retail price.

Do you ever run discounts?
Yes! Like Gardens of the Sun on Facebook, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Or you can sign up for the Insider List. I often run specials and will announce online discount codes on my social media and in the newsletter. I also offer free standard shipping worldwide on orders over $49, no coupon code necessary.

Can you send my purchase directly to a gift recipient?
Absolutely! Enter your address in the billing section and the gift recipient's address in the shipping section. If you'd like to include a message with your gift, please do so at checkout. Feel free to convo me to personally ensure this message comes through. In order to save paper, receipts are never included with your package. All jewelry comes gift wrapped in my signature jewelry boxes.

I want to gift your jewelry, but don't know the recipients ring size. What do I do?
If you are buying a ring as a gift, you can find some tips on www.gardensofthesun.net/pages/find-her-ring-size. Choosing the correct ring size is the responsibility of the customer, as people differ in the way in which they prefer their rings to fit. Some wear them loosely, while others like to wear them more tight. I recommend contacting me beforehand for information about ring resizing and exchange possibilities. Another option is to purchase an open horseshoe type ring, these can usually be worn up to one size up or down.

Do you offer gift wrapping?
Yes, all jewelry comes with complimentary gift wrapping in my signature jewelry boxes. I find that jewelry boxes just protect the jewelry better when it travels half way across the world, plus unpacking your jewelry is an experience I want you to enjoy. To save on packaging material I will combine gift wrapping for items purchased together. Should you need separate gift wrapping, please let me know in a note when placing your order.

Do you offer gift certificates?
I currently do not have gift certificates listed in the shop, but drop me an email for a custom gift certificate.

Who runs Gardens of the Sun?
Gardens of the Sun is owned and run by Meri Geraldine. Born and raised in the Netherlands, and living in Indonesia for over seven years for my day job as a sustainability consultant in the forestry sector. I am married to a very handsome man, and together we have a four year old daughter. She is pretty amazing, but being her mom I'm probably a little biased. In my spare time I enjoy creating whatever comes to mind, and going taking my Stand Up Paddle board out for a surf. I loving riding oldtimer bikes, especially Vespa’s on sunny days. I also love to cook and to eat. Mango is my favourite fruit.

Where does the name of the shop come from?
The name of the shop, Gardens of the Sun, comes from an old journal about Borneo island written by an explorer from the 19th century. He describes the exotic jungles of the tropical islands of Borneo and Sulawesi. His description of the home of the Dayaks, rare birds and curious animals opened up a whole new world, inspiring many others.

Where is the location of the shop and studio?
The design studio is located in Bali, Indonesia (yes, that's as amazing as it sounds). The actual magic happens in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. You can find more details about stockists on www.gardensofthesun.net/pages/stockists.

Where is your jewelry made?
My jewelry is handmade in Indonesia.

Is all your jewelry really handmade?
Sure is! I create my jewelry together with an amazingly skilled artisan silversmith. Even the packaging is handmade. I think the personal touch is one of the best things about Gardens of the Sun.

Do you collaborate?
I love collaborations! You can find more information for influencers, bloggers and stylists here. I also love working together with designers, fellow makers (ring cones, dishes and jewelry rolls!) and illustrators. Please send me an email at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net and introduce what you have in mind.

Will you give me a shoutout on your Instagram?
Near to 50k people follow Gardens of the Sun on Instagram. I love sharing new finds. If your product fits the Gardens of the Sun aesthetic and values, I would more than love to give you a shout out. Please send me an email at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net and introduce yourself!

I don’t know my ring size. What do I do?
You've come to the right place! You will receive a FREE printable ring sizer when you sign up for the mailing list! Follow the directions and order the closest fit. However, if you have the opportunity I highly suggest getting sized by a professional jeweller. Choosing the correct ring size is responsibility of the customer, as people differ in the way in which they prefer their rings to fit. Some wear them loosely, while others like to wear them more tight. If you are buying a ring as a gift, you can find some tips here.

Do you restock sold out items?
Please contact me directly which item you are interested in. I take custom orders for sold out items if I still have similar gemstones or diamonds in stock.

I own a boutique or shop. How do I get your jewels in my store?
Contact me directly at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net and I will send you more details about wholesale and consignment offers. Thank you for your interest!

Do you have high-res images? Do you have a press kit?
Yes! Come hang out in the Gardens of the Sun Press Lounge - just email me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net.

Are the pictures to scale?
My pictures are not necessarily to scale. The descriptions include dimensions for each piece and there is typically a model to better show the scale of each piece. If you have any other questions regarding the size of a particular piece, please contact me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net and I will be more than happy to answer your questions.

How do I contact you?
You can reach me at info [!at] gardensofthesun.net

More information

Last updated on Apr 13, 2016
Frequently asked questions

When can I expect my package to arrive?

All ready-stock items are shipped via registered mail by Indonesia Post within 3 working days of your purchase, excluding Balinese holidays as the post office is closed on those days.

Shipping to the US and Australia normally takes 2 to 4 weeks, and to Europe and Canada it takes 2 to 5 weeks. Around the holidays the shipping times may be a little longer.

Unless agreed otherwise, custom made items in sterling silver are shipped within 3 to 4 weeks of your purchase, and custom made jewelry in gold is shipped within 4 to 6 weeks of your purchase. Shipping times are similar to ready-stock items.

Gardens of the Sun is not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.

What if I'm in a rush?

For faster shipping, please select the Express Shipping upgrade, which takes around 5 working days to destinations worldwide. This excludes any time the package may spend at customs. Please note that paying for expedited shipping does not mean that you will receive your goods the next day, as we are shipping halfway across the world!

For all international orders, the consumer is responsible for any tax and duty fees on orders required to go through customs.

Your satisfaction is really important to me. If you need your order by a specific date please email me at meri [!at] gardensofthesun.net and I will try my best to accommodate your request to the best of my ability.

What is the turnover time for custom orders?

For sterling silver jewelry the turnover time is 3 to 4 weeks. For solid gold jewelry the turnover time is 4 to 6 weeks.

This excludes any changes that need to be made if the piece is not yet fully your dream piece.

I strive to fulfill your order as timely as possible. However, due to the handmade nature of custom pieces I ask that all customers be aware of this production window.

Do you accept returns on ready stock items?

I want happy customers that love my jewelry! If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, please contact me so we can work it out together.
I accept returns of ready stock items within 30 days of purchase date or within 7 days of receipt of product (whichever is longer). Your jewelry must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. This means in original packaging, free from scratches, blemishes, sizing or alterations, and without signs of wear or tear.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.
For reasons of hygiene I do not accept returns of earrings.

What is your return policy on custom orders?

Unfortunately, custom orders (including engraved pieces and special ring sizes) are non-refundable, but I do want you to be happy with your piece. If the item is damaged or we made a mistake, I will work with you to fix it.
As each piece is handmade to order, outside of repairs and issuing a claim for defect, I do not accept returns. However, if you need resizing, or need further work to perfection your custom order, I would be happy to work with you.
If your piece has been damaged or is defective please email meri [!at] gardensofthesun.net within 7 days of receiving your order.

What if I need something changed on my order?

I work hard to process your orders as quickly as possible, in order to get them to you sooner. For this reason, I cannot make any changes to your order once it has been processed. If you need to make any changes or cancel your order please contact me as soon as possible at meri [!at] gardensofthesun.net I want your order to be perfect, so I will do my best to make your request happen.

There is a 24 hour time window for you to cancel your custom order. A bespoke piece is hand made especially for you, so once production starts it cannot be cancelled. For all sterling silver jewelry there is an $25 non-refundable deposit, and for solid gold jewelry there is an $100 non-refundable deposit. If you decide not to purchase your bespoke jewelry,

Sizing details

Your satisfaction is important to me! If you find your ring does not fit, you can return it and I will resize the ring for you. You just pay an $10 resizing fee for sterling silver rings (which includes shipping to get it back to you) to cover the cost of materials and return shipping. Not all rings can be resized due to the type of setting. In that case you may want to return the ring and exchange it for another one, or let me make your similar ring in your size. Questions? Contact me at meri [!at] gardensofthesun.net so we can discuss specifics.

Is all your jewelry really handmade?

Sure is! I create my jewelry together with an amazingly skilled artisan silversmith. Even the packaging is handmade. I think the personal touch is one of the best things about Gardens of the Sun.

My jewelry broke :( Now what?

What a bummer! If your jewelry arrives in less than stellar condition due to mishandling during shipping or any mistakes in production, please contact me immediately at meri [!at] gardensofthesun.net. I will replace your jewelry at no cost as timely as I can.

If it broke due to a fault on your side, I'm still happy to help. You can always send it back to me for repairs. You will be charged for any materials, labour and shipping incurred.

I lost my earring. Can you replace a single earring?

Probably I can. If I have the right diamond or gemstones in stock you may purchase a single. My pieces are made by hand and often with uncut gemstones and, as a result, each piece will vary slightly in size, shape and color. In some cases, I will ask you to send the mate to us (at your cost) so I can better match it for you. The cost for one earring is typically half of the cost for the pair.