GlimmeringGems

Timeless Treasures from Mother Nature

Plano, Texas

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Last updated on April 29, 2022

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Helpful things to know about how my shop works:

SIZES ON MOST PIECES ARE LISTED ON IMAGES!
You may need to click on the image to see the size, it is generally not written on the fist of the image, however you will find it at the top of one of the additional images.

If for some reason a size is missing, or you need additional information, please just drop me an email, I do try to respond promptly.

FEEDBACK:
Because many of my items are used for lapidary purposes and quite often sold in other designs on Etsy, out of respect for the artists, I do not leave feedback first.
I am more than happy to submit feedback in response to feedback left.

♥ Discounts ♥
I am often asked about discounts.
The following is not intended to be rude, but is instead for those relentless customers who seem to refuse to take NO for an answer!

First off, I DON'T DO DISCOUNTS OF ANY TYPE. PLEASE DON'T ASK!
For my shop items, IN ORDER TO DO A DISCOUNT, I WOULD HAVE TO MARK MY PIECES UP, JUST SO THAT I COULD MARK THEM DOWN AT THE END!
THIS IS SIMPLY NOT HOW I DO BUSINESS!

I use a strait forward price that has been calculated by taking the amount of cost that I have in the item, and the amount of time it takes to create the item.
At the current time, I do not sell wholesale and I am unable to offer discounts.
Since I import directly from my international sources, I pay very high import fees, tariffs, taxes, air freight, fuel surcharges, delivery fees, custom bonding fees, container storage/station fees, inland freight fees, security fees, disbursement fees, entry fees, breakbulk airport service fees, DUTIES (which are significant) courier fees, merchandise processing fees, entry fees…. and the list goes on and on…
ALL OF THIS IS BEFORE WE EVEN ADD IN THE COST OF THE STONES!
(stones are very heavy and expensive to ship)
I base my prices to only make a dollar or two on them already, and this goes directly in to a fund for my daughter’s college.
At the current time I am unable to offer discounts on orders valued at under $1000.00 USD, and even then, it may only be that I can offer free shipping.

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Accepted payment methods

Paypal

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Payment

Payment is by Paypal.
For other methods, please contact me via email prior to purchase.
I prefer not to take money orders due to my inability to get to the bank due to a permanent foot injury that causes severe pain upon standing for long period of times. I do sometimes however, make exceptions for larger purchases.
IMMEDIATE payment is required at the time of purchase.
The immediate payment policy is only here to protect me from those few buyers who purchase and then never come back to pay and never bother to communicate their needs to me. These issues can be most problematic during holiday seasons with the influx of brand new buyers.
I have no way of knowing a customer’s intentions if they do not communicate them to me. :)
(Items not paid for will be restocked, and the sale will be cancelled).
If you need to make arrangements for a longer period of time to pay, please contact me. I am very easy to work with. Just please communicate your needs, and I will do my best to work with you.
RESERVING ITEMS:
I am always happy to reserve items upon request for any customer with a previous buying history with my shop, or a significant buying history on Etsy.
TAXES:
Texas residents pay sales tax of 8.375%.

Shipping

SHIPPING & DELIVERY:
I ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
IF YOU REQUIRE DIFFERENT SHIPPING OPTIONS, PLEASE CONFIRM WITH ME PRIOR TO PURCHASE.
I REPEAT - I ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT!
FOR CUSTOMERS WITH A LONG ETSY AND FEEDBACK HISTORY, EXCEPTIONS MAY BE MADE, HOWEVER DUE TO THE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS MADE BY PAYPAL, MY POLICY IS TO ONLY SHIP TO THE PAYPAL ADDRESS.
I DO NOT OFFER ON SITE PICK UP - THIS IS FIRM - NO EXCEPTIONS!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
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Special note:
Our local postal hub has closed down.
Since I have a permanent serious injury to my right foot, I am unable to stand in lines for long periods of time. Due to this, I have currently had to suspend international shipping until I am able to find another location where I can ship from that does not have long lines.
I absolutely love my international customers, and I am truly sorry for this.
I will update this area just as soon as I find a new location. Thanks so much for your understanding.
I am currently actively searching for a new hub.
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Additional policies and FAQs

I DO NOT OFFER ON SITE PICK UP - THIS IS FIRM - NO EXCEPTIONS!

ALCHEMY:
I am currently not committing to doing custom orders, custom drilling, or other custom services. I am physically unable to stand for long periods of time, and I am simply unable to commit to any time table for work. Some days are good, most are bad.
If you wish to have something special done, feel free to send me a covo. and I will see what, and if, I can do it.
Please do not purchase items and expect that after the purchase I will be able to do custom services without having talked to me and gotten the ok FIRST.
Thanks!