Gemologies

Raw Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Geode, Ruby, Lotus Jewelry

Seattle, Washington | 2131 Sales

Gemologies

Raw Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Geode, Ruby, Lotus Jewelry

Seattle, Washington 2131 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (397)
Kristan

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Kristan

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. And of course, my coveted lotus rings and earrings. 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 2019! BE KIND! BE NICE! We are all in this together.***

V I T A L:
ALWAYS read my policies before purchasing. 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. You also confirm that you have read all of the description in your purchased listing. 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. As of 3/29/19, I no longer sell or ship to France.

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

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 29, 2019

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. And of course, my coveted lotus rings and earrings. 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 2019! BE KIND! BE NICE! We are all in this together.***

V I T A L:
ALWAYS read my policies before purchasing. 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. You also confirm that you have read all of the description in your purchased listing. 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. As of 3/29/19, I no longer sell or ship to France.

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

Updates

New opal lotus studs coming up in 14k yellow gold fill! Fire opals with stunning flash throughout
She simply caught my eye with tremendous flash in all colors! Look at the purple!
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About

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 May 30, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Rose Gold Gets Its Color From Copper!

14K rose gold and 14K rose gold fill gets its color from copper. Albeit rare, if you have consistent issues with copper reacting to YOUR body's chemistry, select a different metal. I WILL NOT refund or accept a return because your finger turns green.

Gold-Filled vs Solid Gold

I mainly use 14K yellow and rose gold filled material (5 layers of solid 14K gold over sterling silver) 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.

IMPORT TAXES EU--ESPECIALLY UK

VAT and Customs Taxes are completely separate. You may pay VAT at checkout on Etsy AND your government may charge CUSTOMS tax at delivery. It is solely your responsibility to pay this tax and know your country's tax collection practices before purchase.

Shipping

USPS shipping had a HUGE price increase JAN 2019 on all products and methods!!
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-$200 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.

Store Credits and Exchanges

If you must return a custom, made to order piece including ALL LOTUS design pieces, you will receive a store credit only. This is equal to an exchange as well. If you choose to wait until another event or occasion to purchase, your store credit will never expire and will receive a personalized coupon code to use at checkout. Thank you for your understanding. My lotus designs are incredibly difficult to create and rarely take returns.

Care instructions

**Handmade always deserves extra care! ♥❤🖤 Especially my Lotus designs, they are the most delicate of my creations.
**Post Earrings: Always hold the base of post with fingers while removing the butterfly backs to preserve the surface or crust of the stone, if applicable.
**Cufflinks: Always hold the base of the cufflink hardware when opening and closing the cufflink to preserve the surface or crust of the stone. Polish with a soft cloth.
**Claw/Prong Rings & Earrings: Always check the prongs to make sure they stay flush to the stone. If one lifts, simply secure by applying pressure to get it to sit. *As with most of my jewelry, please keep them out of water and solvents/soaps. Do not use Brasso on gold filled jewelry.

What is "white gold" really?

It is yellow gold plated with Rhodium. Rhodium gives 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!

What is in each listing description?

ALL of the pertinent information for all individual pieces are listed in the description in full. Including, but not limited to, materials, variations available, size if applicable, details about photos if applicable, links to my policies, reviews and my main shop page, the color of the piece that I see in my studio, and shipping info. That way you know exactly what you are purchasing. Once you purchase a piece, you agree to all of my policies and confirm you have read the full description. Nothing is left to the imagination. My goal is that you are fully informed before ordering and I have accomplished that in my shop. I appreciate you!

Vacation/Days Away from Studio

May 22nd-May 26th 2019
July 20nd-21st 2019
Sept 6th-Sept 9th 2019