GraniteMountainGems

minimalist gemstone jewelry celebrating nature's beauty

Prescott, Arizona · 148 Sales

GraniteMountainGems

minimalist gemstone jewelry celebrating nature's beauty

Prescott, Arizona 148 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(58)

Announcement   FREE SHIPPING on $100+! Use code: 100FREESHIP (total of $100/more must be purchased in the same order, insured Priority Mail, domestic shipping only, code good through 1/15/17). For delivery by Dec. 24, purchase by Dec. 20, as the USPS recommends shipping on Dec. 21 for Priority Mail (but note actual delivery date is NOT guaranteed). Each piece is READY TO SHIP and you get the EXACT PIECE SHOWN (unless stated otherwise). Please read description for dimensions. I use high quality materials such as solid Sterling and Argentium Silver (NO silver-plated or silver-filled components). Turquoise jewelry features beads I buy directly from the family-owned company that mines and processes it in Kingman, Arizona.

Here you will find simple modern jewelry that focuses on beautiful natural gemstones, in designs that range from casual to elegant, that will accent your own beauty and wardrobe. I design and create all jewelry myself in my home studio (smoke-free and pet-free except for fish). I enjoy working directly with my customers. If you like my work but want something made special for you, please contact me. When you buy from me, you are directly supporting an artist and her family, thank you! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something to delight you!

- Jennifer

SEARCH TIP: Quickly find all items featuring a specific gemstone by typing its basic name (ex: garnet) into the "search items" bar just above the featured items shown above (once you click, it should change to "Search items in this shop"). You can also search by color this way.

CUSTOM ORDERS: See something you'd like made in multiples, or customized? Ask me about custom orders! Some designs can be made in multiple similar pieces, or with different stone beads. Often earwires and leverbacks can be swapped on earrings to suit your preference. Some necklace designs can be adapted to bracelets. Please expect special orders to take up to several weeks, depending on what is needed in materials and/or time. (I am unable to accommodate rush jobs, sorry!)

You can read more on my "About" page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraniteMountainGems/about

Please also read my "Policies" page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraniteMountainGems/policy

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Last updated on Nov 20, 2016

FREE SHIPPING on $100+! Use code: 100FREESHIP (total of $100/more must be purchased in the same order, insured Priority Mail, domestic shipping only, code good through 1/15/17). For delivery by Dec. 24, purchase by Dec. 20, as the USPS recommends shipping on Dec. 21 for Priority Mail (but note actual delivery date is NOT guaranteed). Each piece is READY TO SHIP and you get the EXACT PIECE SHOWN (unless stated otherwise). Please read description for dimensions. I use high quality materials such as solid Sterling and Argentium Silver (NO silver-plated or silver-filled components). Turquoise jewelry features beads I buy directly from the family-owned company that mines and processes it in Kingman, Arizona.

Here you will find simple modern jewelry that focuses on beautiful natural gemstones, in designs that range from casual to elegant, that will accent your own beauty and wardrobe. I design and create all jewelry myself in my home studio (smoke-free and pet-free except for fish). I enjoy working directly with my customers. If you like my work but want something made special for you, please contact me. When you buy from me, you are directly supporting an artist and her family, thank you! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something to delight you!

- Jennifer

SEARCH TIP: Quickly find all items featuring a specific gemstone by typing its basic name (ex: garnet) into the "search items" bar just above the featured items shown above (once you click, it should change to "Search items in this shop"). You can also search by color this way.

CUSTOM ORDERS: See something you'd like made in multiples, or customized? Ask me about custom orders! Some designs can be made in multiple similar pieces, or with different stone beads. Often earwires and leverbacks can be swapped on earrings to suit your preference. Some necklace designs can be adapted to bracelets. Please expect special orders to take up to several weeks, depending on what is needed in materials and/or time. (I am unable to accommodate rush jobs, sorry!)

You can read more on my "About" page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraniteMountainGems/about

Please also read my "Policies" page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraniteMountainGems/policy

Jennifer Kistler

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New in shop! Aquamarine, Charoite, Blue Tiger Eye (AKA Hawk's Eye) natural stone earrings. Simple, modern. See shop for more!
New style of necklaces in the shop! Each features a 5 inch length of lovely small gemstone beads on a sparkling little flat cable chain. Beads are strung on durable, flexible beading wire that drapes nicely. Check them out!
Recent additions to the shop: Genuine Oregon Sunstone, Larimar, Kingman Turquoise necklaces.
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About

modern jewelry featuring gemstones from nature

"Nature is the art of God", as Dante Alighieri said, which sums up the inspiration for my work. My jewelry is created with gorgeous rocks from God's creation. I design and create all jewelry myself, in my home studio. I combine solid .925 Sterling and .935 Argentium Silver with careful craftsmanship for a quality product you will enjoy for a long time. I'm a single WAHM (work-at-home-mom) dedicated to providing you with the best product and service I can. When you buy from me, you are helping support an artist and her two sons. I am so very grateful for each one of my customers, and I enjoy working directly with you.

My genuine Turquoise jewelry features beads that I buy directly (usually in person) from the family-owned company that mines and processes (cuts, polishes, etc.) material from the Kingman deposit in Mineral Park Mine here in Arizona. Kingman Turquoise comes in an amazing and beautiful variety of colors, most of it being vibrant deep turquoise to blue, like tropical waters. My personal favorite variety is New Boulder with its vibrant blues and greens mixed with a rich matrix of black, browns, rusts, and tans that make it unique and interesting. If you're looking for an intense blue, try the stunning High Blue variety. (the Kingman Turquoise I use is stabilized as nearly all turquoise is, but the colors are always natural, never dyed.)

I have long been a fan of other semi-precious and precious gemstones, as well. Tourmaline, Peridot, Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Garnet, Labradorite, Moonstone, Sunstone (both Oligoclase and genuine Oregon Sunstone), Kyanite, Larimar, Blue Pietersite, Spinel, Andalusite, and many other natural stones catch my eye and find their way into my shop. I try to avoid dyed stones, as well as stones that are irradiated to enhance color. (Certain stones may have been stabilized or coated for protection purposes only such as Turquoise, some Jaspers, and Emerald, or simply heat-treated to enhance color such as Red Tigereye and some Aquamarine.)

See something you'd like made in multiples, or customized? Ask me about custom orders! Some designs can be made in multiple similar pieces, or with different stone beads. Some necklace designs can be adapted to bracelets. Please expect special orders to take up to several weeks, depending on what is needed in materials and/or time. (I am unable to accommodate rush jobs, sorry!) Note that certain beads I prefer to select in person and the possibility of custom orders using certain beads will depend on availability.

I hope you find something to delight you! Thanks for stopping by!

- Jennifer

Please also read my "Policies" page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraniteMountainGems/policy

My shop is named for majestic Granite Mountain which can be seen from my neighborhood in Prescott, Arizona.

Visit my other jewelry shop featuring my own designs/images in silver: http://www.granitemountaingems2.etsy.com

BLOG/WEB SITE: http://www.granitemountaingems.com

PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/jkistlerstudios/

find me on INSTAGRAM: GraniteMountainGems

For assorted creative supplies, vintage items, reworked vintage pieces, handmade items, and other miscellaneous treasures and stuff: http://www.jktreasuresandstuff.etsy.com

All photos copyright Jennifer Kistler. Please do not use without express permission.

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  • Jennifer Kistler

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I was born and raised in Oregon. I have a Bachelor degree in Economics (Art was my major until halfway through college). I'm mama to two boys. We moved from the Pacific Northwest to the central highlands of Arizona in late 2012.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 9, 2016
WELCOME to my Etsy shop! If you have any questions, please ask before buying so I can ensure you will be pleased with your purchase.

You can read more on my "About" page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraniteMountainGems/about

All items from smoke-free, pet-free (except for fish) studio.

Items are sized for (and intended for) adults. Sorry, I do not make children's jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout. Etsy gift cards are welcome here. Arizona residents (shipments to an Arizona address) pay sales tax.
Shipping
Items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, fully insured with delivery confirmation, to U.S.A. addresses. Shipped via First Class Mail, fully insured, to Canada (buyer is responsible for any duty/tax).

Items are shipped within 1-4 business days (except for special circumstances or custom orders). December 1-24, I usually ship same day or next day (on business days).

PACKAGING: Jewelry is carefully packaged in a 100% recycled kraft paper covered gift box tied with eco-friendly hemp cord (cord color varies). I wrap jewelry in white cotton flannel and/or white polyester fleece to ensure jewelry arrives safely. I do not include a receipt (or price tag) unless you request one, so all items are ready for gift-giving!

SHIPPING DIRECT TO RECIPIENT: If you are buying jewelry as a gift and having me ship directly to the recipient, please let me know in the "notes to seller" when checking out. I will enclose a note saying it was sent on your behalf (instead of a "thank you for buying" note). Thanks!

MULTIPLE ITEMS: Multiple items purchased at the same time are shipped together to save you postage costs. Each item will be packaged in its own gift box.
Refunds and Exchanges
Happy customers are important to me! If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please contact me WITHIN SEVEN DAYS of receipt of item. Items must be returned WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS, in new UNWORN condition, properly packed and fully insured, before proceeding with your exchange or refund. If something happens later to your piece, please contact me to see what I can do to help you! (see "REPAIRS" below under Additional Policies.)
Additional policies and FAQs
JEWELRY MATERIALS and CARE: Natural stone beads may have surface imperfections, natural variations, and certain stones tend to have internal "fractures" which do not affect the stone's use. I choose quality beads, and discard the unsuitable ones. However, please do not expect them to be absolutely perfect, beads made from stone are often not, even at what is considered a high level of quality.

Also note that beads can break if dropped or banged on a hard surface (such as tile or cement), and they shouldn't be displayed long-term in direct sunlight. Many stone beads should be gently handwashed in lukewarm water with mild soap only (no chemicals, cleaning machines, etc.) Stone jewelry is not recommended to be worn while swimming or bathing.

I do my best to accurately represent the gemstones, and try to buy from reputable sellers, especially when buying high-value stones that are easy to imitate or misrepresent. Any error regarding material used is unintentional.

REPAIRS: I strive to create top quality jewelry that will hold up well to normal wear. However, if a piece suffers damage, please contact me! Many basic repairs are free (except for shipping both ways), more extensive repairs will require a fee due to amount of time and/or materials needed. At this time I repair my own work only.