Inspired by antique silverware and natural gemstones

Melbourne, Australia · 76 Sales


Inspired by antique silverware and natural gemstones

Melbourne, Australia 76 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Thank you for visiting. All items pictured are available for shipment. Custom orders including size variations are possible in most cases, although options may be limited by cutlery design. Please contact me prior to purchse with requests.


Last updated on Jun 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting. All items pictured are available for shipment. Custom orders including size variations are possible in most cases, although options may be limited by cutlery design. Please contact me prior to purchse with requests.

Gemtation Jewellery

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Gemtation Jewellery

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My name is Carol Robinson, and I’m the face behind Gemtation Jewellery. I’ve been making sterling silver jewellery featuring natural gemstones for over 10 years but I opened my Etsy shop in 2015 after I discovered my passion for creating jewellery from solid silver vintage cutlery.

I love to create something new and beautiful from something old and underappreciated – a jewellery piece that can be worn every day and loved for a second time rather than being left in a cupboard, forgotten.

I started by creating Spoon rings which are the traditional take on the concept of upcycling silverware. Spoon rings are believed to date back to the 1600s in England when servants would steal silver spoons from their Masters' table and have them crafted into a ring for their betrothed. This romantic crime spread over time but the thefts were not difficult to trace in many cases due to the traditional monogramming of the silverware which identified their owners.

In the mid 1800s spoon rings became less of a symbol of love & commitment and more about fashion. They gained momentum again in the 1960s / 1970s and continue to be popular today.

Etsy provides a wide range of choice and many shops selling spoon rings of varying quality. My spoon rings are finished with high attention to detail so they are comfortable to wear and look beautiful. I also make pendants, necklaces, earrings and bracelets from upcycled spoons, forks and other cutlery.

Further, I flatten and texture the spoon bowls and cut them into a wide variety of shapes and sizes to produce unique sterling silver pieces including pendants and earrings, rather than using new silver sheet. I am not aware of another Etsy shop that offers such a wide range of different types of jewellery pieces that all originate from silverware.

I strive for excellent customer service and high quality products which is reflected in my feedback from customers.

I generally ship within1-2 days for items which are in stock but please allow approx. one week for custom orders.

Have a look around my shop and please feel free to contact me with any questions. Custom orders including alternative sizing are welcome.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2017
Thank you for visiting Gemtaton Jewellery, a small business focused on creating beautiful products and providing great customer service.
I personally handmake all Gemtation Jewellery products and take pride in the workmanship of every piece which is closely inspected to ensure the highest quality. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for customisation requests.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I hope you LOVE your Gemtation Jewellery purchase. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your item, please contact me directly and I will work with you to sort it out.

I stand behind the quality of Gemtation Jewellery products and offer a 100% money back guarentee. In the unlikely event that your item is faulty, please return the item within 30 days and a PayPal refund including return shipping will be issued upon receipt of the returned item.

Exchanges and returns are also accepted, under other circumstances including a change of mind.

Return conditions for reasons other than defects:

1. Shipping charges are non-refundable. The customer is responsible for shipping costs under these circumstances. Simply contact me regarding the intention to exchange or refund within one week of receiving the item and we'll go from there.

2. There will be no restocking fee charged.

3. In the interests of safety, I will not re-use earwires received on exchanged items. Therefore there is a $5 exchange or refund fee for earrings to contribute to replacement earwires.

4. There is no ring re-sizing fee within 30 days of purchase. However the customer is responsible for shipping the product to Gemtation Jewellery for re-sizing. Within Australia, if returned within 30 days of purchase, the ring will be posted back free of charge. After 30 days, return postage will apply.
Payment is due at the time of checkout. PayPal is the preferred payment option. Etsy gift cards and other payment methods are also accepted via Direct Checkout. Please note that payment receipt is delayed by a few days via Direct Checkout and so whilst I will commence custom orders in the interim, items will be shipped only after payment has cleared.
In stock items will be shipped within 1-2 business days but please allow 3-5 business days for custom / made to order items. Customers will be notified once an order is shipped.

Items are shipped only on business days.

Items will be well packed in a gift bag or box which is bubble wrapped for protection.

Domestic purchases are shipped via Australian Parcel Post (see individual items for postage costs) which is tracked and can be upgraded to Express Post if chosen from the shipping options. Parcel post is generally delivered within 2-6 business days an Express usually the next business day. Please note that the method of postage chosen will not affect the processing time.

International packages (only to the US, UK and New Zealand at the current time) are shipped via Economy Air (not tracked once it leaves Australia and taking 6-10 business days) or via Standard delivery (tracked), depending on the item. Items with the untracked shipping offer optional upgrade to tracked shipping.

Shipping is charged on the first item only. Additional items purchased at the same time are shipped at no extra cost. Within Australia, delivery will be upgraded to Express Post for 2 or more Items at standard shipping cost.

Tracking numbers, when available will be provided once shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
Made to order items may vary slightly from the photo due to the nature of the antique components and uniqueness of handmade jewellery but differences will generally be insignificant and the look of the piece will be the same. In any case, I am more than happy to send a photo of the finished product for customer approval prior to shipping and will do so at my discretion (if I believe that the customisation warrants approval) or upon customer request.

If you require a size, texture or other factor or combination (eg an item originating from a particular year or decade) that's not listed or have something special in mind, please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your request. I will send a photo of the finished product prior to requesting payment. and there is no obligation to purchase if the finished item does not suit your requirements.