Gemologies

Raw Diamond, Opal, Geode, Crystal & Stone Jewelry

Seattle, Washington | 1394 Sales

Announcement   Diamond Engagement & Wedding rings, Raw Geode Earrings & Rings, Rough Stone Cufflinks and Pendants are just the beginnings of what you will find in my shop, Gemologies. Everything is handcrafted and one of a kind. Some strong, some delicate. There really is something for everyone: Women, men, girls and boys.

TIP for 2018! BE KIND! BE NICE! We are all in this together.

Taking RARE away time! 11 / 2 - 18. I will be checking messages as frequently as possible and will start filling orders in order of receipt on 11 / 19. Not to worry: your order and inquiries will be handled with the utmost care and urgency. This also means that custom orders received a minimum of a week before this date range will be delayed in shipping.

V I T A L:
ALWAYS read my policies. They are featured in every part of my shop as well as Etsy itself. It is my #1 goal to fulfill your wants and needs. 100% . With that: by purchasing from me, you are agreeing to my policies regarding returns, exchanges, cancellations etc. Once you hit the "submit order" button you have agreed to them. We do not tolerate abuse of this system. *Please note: any piece that is made to order in any way is a custom request, a piece made from top to bottom to your size or material choice. If you have any questions at all, I am always available for you. Shipping is non refundable through my shop.

**My photos are approx x20 scale to show detail in the stone and/or setting.**

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 8, 2018

Diamond Engagement & Wedding rings, Raw Geode Earrings & Rings, Rough Stone Cufflinks and Pendants are just the beginnings of what you will find in my shop, Gemologies. Everything is handcrafted and one of a kind. Some strong, some delicate. There really is something for everyone: Women, men, girls and boys.

TIP for 2018! BE KIND! BE NICE! We are all in this together.

Taking RARE away time! 11 / 2 - 18. I will be checking messages as frequently as possible and will start filling orders in order of receipt on 11 / 19. Not to worry: your order and inquiries will be handled with the utmost care and urgency. This also means that custom orders received a minimum of a week before this date range will be delayed in shipping.

V I T A L:
ALWAYS read my policies. They are featured in every part of my shop as well as Etsy itself. It is my #1 goal to fulfill your wants and needs. 100% . With that: by purchasing from me, you are agreeing to my policies regarding returns, exchanges, cancellations etc. Once you hit the "submit order" button you have agreed to them. We do not tolerate abuse of this system. *Please note: any piece that is made to order in any way is a custom request, a piece made from top to bottom to your size or material choice. If you have any questions at all, I am always available for you. Shipping is non refundable through my shop.

**My photos are approx x20 scale to show detail in the stone and/or setting.**

Kristan

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Living my dream in the mountains!

Art, design and creation are all in my blood. In this, my second Etsy store, I am focused solely on jewelry design. Raw natural crystal and gemstones are what I use to create true statement pieces. I have been passionate about geology for most of my life and even minored in it in college. Being able to use the Earths creations in my work is such a blessing. I hope you like what you find here.

Visit my Etsy art shop at www.BendixenART.etsy.com:

About Me, Written by another:
Kristan creates original acrylic based artwork, much of which is 3D in nature. A large mix of mediums and textures bring her work to life. Very visual and emotional...conveying, hopefully, a story within a picture.

Her artistic family, The Bendixen's, are a long line of artisans in the Seattle Area. Kristan's father became well known for his metal sculptures and furniture. Her brother, Rob, then followed in his footsteps with stunning metal sculptures and railings. Kristan was always more of a painter and jewelry designer.

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Last updated on Aug 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I have gift wrapping available. Please see my listing for that add-on. Send me a note to request a particular color/style of wrapping and any note you would like included. I can ship directly to the recipient if desired.

Gold-Filled vs Solid Gold

I mainly use 14K yellow and Rose Gold Filled metal in my designs in order to be affordable for everyone. I do offer solid 14K yellow, white and rose gold upon request. Gold prices are very very high currently so contact me for a quote.

Wholesale availability

Most likely yes! It can depend on how and where my products will be sold. Convo me with questions.

I'm a blogger, can I write an review about your work?

Maybe. As I love the exposure, I do ask for your following, practices and credentials before moving forward. Convo me for additional info

Care instructions

I include instructions in every package and highlight which areas are pertinent to your particular piece. And, you can always convo me if you have questions.

Shipping

You have complete control over the shipping method. Many of my customers choose the most affordable Standard USPS Domestic or International shipping. Priority and Priority Express have $50 insurance included. Additional insurance is very affordable, so if in doubt, insure. If you would like to add insurance to your order, please let me know ahead of time if possible. I highly recommend it as I am not an insurer for the postal service. My items are shipped in jewelry boxes and padded pouches to keep your shipping cost as low as possible. If you wish to receive your order in a box please upgrade to USPS Priority.

VAT and Import Taxes *NEW*

I have been told by two UK buyers that taxes have gone up there so, if it is a concern, please use an online VAT calculator before purchase so you know what your customs tax will be.

Taking a RARE Vacation! Dates and info here:

November 3 - November 18. We are unable to set up an auto-response in convos or put shop on vacation. I will be checking messages as frequently as possible even though I will be out of the country. I will start filling orders in order of receipt on Nov 19th. Not to worry: your order and inquiries will be handled with the utmost care and urgency.
Please plan accordingly! Add a rush-fee and expedited shipping if possible too. I look forward to working with all of you when I return!

What is "white gold" really?

It is yellow gold plated with Rhodium. Rhodium give the gold its silver color. It wears off over time and needs re-plating. This is why I prefer 925 or 999 Sterling Silver in my designs. It is almost as hardy as gold and never needs re-plating. White gold carries a lot of misconceptions!

Where can I find Gemologies info on policies?

5 different places! You can't miss 'em:
1. My main page under "policies"
2. Some in my welcome message, with a link to them directly
3. A link is displayed on the right side of each listing page
4. A link is displayed within each listing
5. Your receipt.

Please read them. It's important. Convo with any questions at all!