GildedBug

Gilded Bug Unique Handmade Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina · 2036 Sales

GildedBug

Gilded Bug Unique Handmade Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina 2036 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(782)

Announcement   *****Hi All! Etsy is doing some big changes for its website/platform and that means down time and listing errors. I am currently having issues with multiple ring size variations on products. If you see this on my made to order items, just put the size you need in both dropdown options and then checkout! If that does't work, let me know. Some listings I have had to remove the sizing options entirely so purchases can be made. These rings are still made to order! Just enter into the order notes what size you would like or message me directly and I will make sure that is what your ring will be. If you see something else that is off or confusing, just message me. Thanks for your understanding as Etsy works out the bugs in its new updates!*****

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings all handmade with a minimalist settings and a little bit of edge. Let your inner boho chic rocker show with these funky and trendy accessories! I love taking stones and findings that are different, more natural, and organic and finding ways to incorporate them into jewelry pieces. My speciality is sterling silver statement rings where the unique stones that I come across are the highlight. But I also have a variety of elegant and simple accessories for any style.

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Yes! At long last Gilded Bug is now crafting in 14 karat gold!!! Most made to order items can be made in 14 karat gold. Do not hesitate to send me a message if you see something you like, but want it in gold!

Need help finding your size? Click on the link below!
http://findmyringsize.com/en/conversiontable.aspx

Special requests are always welcomed. I love a challenge. And simple modifications can be made to most pieces-just ask!

Wholesale and bulk orders are also welcomed! Just message me or checkout what is available for wholesale orders by visiting Etsy Wholesale!

I like to create items that are easily wearable, fashion forward, and slightly different than your normal store bought items. I have been creating jewelry for over 7 years. I discovered I had a knack for silversmithing while I was studying for my master's degree and have been hooked ever since!

All pieces come in their own jewelry box, wrapped in tissue, and finished with a bow or a jewelry gift bag. If you have a preference on packaging, please let me know!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 27, 2017

*****Hi All! Etsy is doing some big changes for its website/platform and that means down time and listing errors. I am currently having issues with multiple ring size variations on products. If you see this on my made to order items, just put the size you need in both dropdown options and then checkout! If that does't work, let me know. Some listings I have had to remove the sizing options entirely so purchases can be made. These rings are still made to order! Just enter into the order notes what size you would like or message me directly and I will make sure that is what your ring will be. If you see something else that is off or confusing, just message me. Thanks for your understanding as Etsy works out the bugs in its new updates!*****

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings all handmade with a minimalist settings and a little bit of edge. Let your inner boho chic rocker show with these funky and trendy accessories! I love taking stones and findings that are different, more natural, and organic and finding ways to incorporate them into jewelry pieces. My speciality is sterling silver statement rings where the unique stones that I come across are the highlight. But I also have a variety of elegant and simple accessories for any style.

**Follow on Instagram (@GildedBug)!**

**Like GildedBug on Facebook for special offers and to stay up to date on new designs! https://www.facebook.com/GildedBug/ **

Yes! At long last Gilded Bug is now crafting in 14 karat gold!!! Most made to order items can be made in 14 karat gold. Do not hesitate to send me a message if you see something you like, but want it in gold!

Need help finding your size? Click on the link below!
http://findmyringsize.com/en/conversiontable.aspx

Special requests are always welcomed. I love a challenge. And simple modifications can be made to most pieces-just ask!

Wholesale and bulk orders are also welcomed! Just message me or checkout what is available for wholesale orders by visiting Etsy Wholesale!

I like to create items that are easily wearable, fashion forward, and slightly different than your normal store bought items. I have been creating jewelry for over 7 years. I discovered I had a knack for silversmithing while I was studying for my master's degree and have been hooked ever since!

All pieces come in their own jewelry box, wrapped in tissue, and finished with a bow or a jewelry gift bag. If you have a preference on packaging, please let me know!

Katrina Alexa

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Katrina Alexa

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(782)
Helen Williams

Helen Williams on Aug 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous, well made and the stone is perfect. Highly recommended, thank you x

Gabriella Tzeneva

Gabriella Tzeneva on Aug 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great--as pictured, quick delivery and very well made. Thank you!

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Updates

Sterling silver hammered rectangle drop earrings! heart_eyes Still a favorite!
New stone cabochon options for this made to order ring!
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About

Just a girl making things

It started out as a hobby...one that I would do and grow on the side while pursuing other design and fashion careers. It was a way to detox after long stressful corporate days and let my creative side speak unhindered for its self. But the more silversmithing I did, the more sourcing for materials, the more custom orders that came my way that took me out of my comfort zone......the more I understood this was what I wanted to do. Then one day, I just decided to really concentrate on it and make it a true profession.

Shop members

  • Katrina Alexa

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 26, 2017
✦ WELCOME
Thanks for looking at Gilded Bug's shop policies. Though we never anticipate problems when purchasing items, it is good to list everything out! Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
✦ PAYMENT
Payment is accepted through Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout only. Thanks!
Shipping
✦ SHIPPING & HANDLING TIME

Each listing has a specific shipping timeframe however I do try and ship out each order within 3 days. Keep in mind that once I have shipped an item, shipping time is out of my control and will depend on the efficiency of the postal service being used. Please allow up to 2 weeks for domestic orders and 5 weeks for international orders. Keep in mind that USPS does not deliver on Sundays or holidays.

If, for any reason, an item does not arrive and a Tracking Number or Customs Number was provided and the item shows "Out for Delivery" or "Delivered", a refund will not be given nor will another item be sent out. At this point, it is up to you the buyer to speak to your local post office. If USPS is the at fault party, a refund may be given ONLY after USPS has confirmed that the package was not or could not be delivered and is being returned to Gilded Bug. These rules and policies are the same as Etsy itself.

✦ INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS please be aware that sometimes a customs tax is due and that the package WILL NOT be delivered unless this is paid. It is up to the international customer to be aware of any notification slips that may be left in the post box regarding the package being held at the local post office. Once an item is out of the United States, neither USPS or myself will have any additional information to provide other than what shows up on the tracking information as this package is no longer under the United States Postal Service control, but the inbound country's customs and postal services.

✦ SHIPPING ADDRESS
It is essential both your Etsy AND Paypal addresses are accurate and up to date at the time of purchase. I cannot be held responsible for shipping errors due to incorrect information saved to your PayPal or Etsy account.

✦ INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS TAXES
Your parcel may be subject to a customs, duty or VAT tax. The regulations concerning whether or not your order will apply vary by country and it is the obligation of the consumer to obtain information concerning these taxes and pay them if necessary. You can usually obtain this information by contacting your postal office or customs office. Please do not request for me to falsify any information on the customs forms.

✦Please remember that I have absolutely no power over the United States Postal Service or any other international mail service. Often times, I have just as much information as you do. I cannot guarantee that any mailing service will do their job correctly or that someone in customs will not steal a package. Please do not hold me responsible for the errors of others. ✦
Refunds and Exchanges
✦ REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

Made to order items are final sale. This is because the ring is made from scratch to a specific customer size once the order is placed. If you have questions about a stone or the item, please email me beforehand and I will help you make the best decision possible with the needed information.

If you have received an incorrect or damaged item in the mail, please contact me within 24 hours of receiving the shipment. In your message, please indicate your order number and describe the issue with your order. I will work with you to resolve the problem.

If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, please message me and let me know. Any returns or exchanges must be pre approved and are allowed only within 3 days of receipt. After 3 days, the purchase is final and a return or exchange will not be given. The returned or exchanged item must be mailed back at the customer's expense. The refund will only be for the price of the item. No shipping costs will be refunded. The item must be returned in the same condition, in the original packaging, and unworn.

If an item is damaged in the mail, a photo must be provided showing the damage before the item is mailed back for an exchange or refund!

For sizing issues when a ring does not fit but is the correct size ordered, I only offer a return at the customer's expense and then an exchange for the correct sizing the customer would like. Customer will pay for all shipping fees. Sizing down or sizing up more than .5 of the existing size will result in the item having to be remade. There will be an additional expense for any order that has to be remade (minimum of $15 to cover cost of materials and labor). We will work those details out if this is your circumstance!

If the ring is taken to an outside party for resizing- all returns and refunds are null and void. There is no refund for any resulting damage. Please speak with the jeweler who has done the work at this point regarding your dissatisfaction.

If, for any reason, an item does not arrive and a Tracking Number or Customs Number was provided, a refund will not be given nor will another item be sent out. At this point, it is up to you the buyer to speak to your local post office. A receipt of payment for shipping can be provided upon request as proof of shipment.

There may be some exceptions to this rule so please do not hesitate to contact me. If USPS is the at fault party, a refund may be given only after USPS has confirmed that the package was not or could not be delivered and is being returned to Gilded Bug. These rules and policies are the same as Etsy itself.

Custom orders as well as wholesale orders (quantities of 5 or more of the same item) are final sale and cannot be returned.

All sale items are final sale.
Additional policies and FAQs
✦ CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom orders are welcomed. The terms and conditions for these orders will be unique and discussed between the buyer and Gilded Bug (Katrina Alexa Designs). Custom orders as well as wholesale orders (quantities of 5 or more of the same item) cannot not be returned.

✦ HANDMADE JEWELRY
Each piece is handmade. Please remember that handmade jewelry will be different than mass or factory made items. This means that there will be slight variations and a different look to each piece than what is bought on shelf or factory made. There will be natural elements that make each piece unique as they are made by a person and not a machine.

Do not wear handmade jewelry to bed, washing dishes, during outdoor actives or exercise, etc as damage can be done to the stone, setting, or band.

✦ REQUEST TO CANCEL ORDER
There will be a 10% restocking fee for all request to cancel orders. This is to cover the expense of the labor and preparation that has already been spent on your order.

✦ STERLING SILVER
I make every ring from scratch. This means I buy sterling silver sheets and all other sterling silver elements from Rio Grande Jewelry Company in bulk. Each ring and ring band is handcrafted from these bulk items. Because they come in bulk and are being individually made to order, there is no .925 sterling silver stamp. However, each element of the ring is either sterling silver or fine silver (the bezel setting). I do not use any silver less than sterling silver.

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver and is generally too soft for producing functional objects; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength while preserving the ductility and appearance of the precious metal.