Midge on May 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
I purchased this same necklace as a gift 15 years ago from a favorite shop in Santa Fe NM and again very recently through Etsy. The quality of the necklace is fantastic and the artist has not diminished the quality over the many years. I am thrilled. It makes a wonderful gift for high school pr college graduation or for a bride to be. THANK YOU LEE ANN!
Julie on Jul 27, 20224 out of 5 stars
The earrings arrived in good condition, but the box was simply CRUSHED. As this is a gift for a special young lady as a graduation gift, I'm disappointed to have to present it in a crushed box. Both the mailing package and the inner box were smashed.
Tyler on Jul 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
These are such unique earrings and they're easily one of my favorite pieces I own. The card that came with them explaining the history of phillips head screws was a nice touch too. As a woman engineer, I love that this says something about what I do, and they're still very dainty.
Danielle on Jun 30, 20225 out of 5 stars
This cuff is exactly what I was looking for. I love it! I did reach out to LeeAnn with a concern and her support was amazing. I'm so happy with my purchase and experience!
Sara Barron on Feb 7, 20225 out of 5 stars
I had a wonderful experience seller is easy to work with great communication willing to make your purchase work thank you fast shipping detailed packaging:)
Jewelry that works to impart balance, guidance and direction.
LeeAnn Herreid's jewelry is something the 21st century traveler should never be without. Compass rings and pendants set in sterling silver ensure you never lose your way, spirit level earrings keep you in balance, stainless steel ruler bracelets give you the measure of things, and thermometer earrings keep you cool. These are just some of the pieces in Herreid's line of functional and innovative jewelry; more than just decorative, they are pieces with purpose.
Herreid graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1991 with a BFA in Jewelry & Light Metals. Two years later she founded Individual Icons. The name goes right to the point of Herreid's art: jewelry that gives the wearer an expression of personal meaning through functionality. Her inspired line of jewelry is both symbolic and beautiful.
She also makes custom work and one-of-a-kind pieces out of stainless steel, 18 karat gold, and platinum.
LeeAnn Herreid's work is available in galleries and museum shops throughout the United States and abroad. Her pieces have been praised internationally and featured in numerous magazines & multimedia. She is a Graduate Gemologist and is an Accredited Jewelry Professional with 30 years at the bench.
Individual Icons jewelry has been carried by the following fine museum gift shops:
The Museum of Modern Art
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The International Center for Photography, NYC
American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia
Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago
The Philadelphia Museum Of Art
The American Museum of Natural History, NYC
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
The Museum of American Folk Art, NYC
The National Building Museum Store, Washington DC
The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, On
ICA- Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA
The (Smithsonian ) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park, Washington DC
A graduate of RISD, Herreid is a voracious reader & music lover. She believes in minimizing chaos, telling the truth, & learning something every day. Located in Warren RI, LeeAnn's workshop overlooks the confluence of the Warren & Barrington Rivers.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
Send us an email and we will do our best to make you happy. An actual person will read your email, there is nothing automated over here.
We might have what you ordered in a size not listed on the website. You can exchange your piece for something else or we will refund your money for the piece (sorry not the shipping) either to your credit card or paypal account. Return it within 3 weeks of purchase and include the receipt if possible.
My compass isn't working.
If you find yourself with a compass piece that no longer points north, it might have come in contact with a magnetic field. If you bought your compass piece within the past year, we will happily replace the compass for you. Please include $5.00 for shipping it back to you and provide your purchase receipt if possible. If your compass piece is over 12 months old, send it back and for just $15.00 we will replace it with a new one that points north.
My level went clear!
We have discontinued using the tiny blue, medium blue and large green levels because they proved to not be UV stable and faded when exposed to sunlight. If you send us back your clear level piece we would be more than happy to replace the level with a brand new one. We will use a UV stable tiny green, medium green or large yellow level. If you'd rather have a tiny blue, medium blue or large green we will replace those for as long as we have them in stock but we can't guarantee that they will not fade again. Please specify what color your piece was and what color you want it replaced with. Putting $5- in the box to cover the cost of return shipping always makes us happier about re-juicing the levels.
We usually ship website orders within a week. If we have to make your piece for you it might take up to 3 weeks; although that is not very common, we are always out of something. If it is going to take awhile, we will email you and let you know. Rings and diamond dust pieces might take a little longer, but not always.
Can I rush it?
If we have it made then we can get it out right away, if we have the parts we can make it in a few days. If you need something as a gift and time is urgent, then please let us know in the comments and we will do our best to help you out.
Please note that we are actual people and everything is made by hand. We generally do not have a large stockpile of inventory. Therefore, please don't place an order on Friday afternoon and expect it to go out that same day. UPS picks up at 3pm EST. If we have the piece you want and receive your order by 12 NOON EST we will do out durndest to get it out that same day.
My country isn't among the choices for shipping?
We're sorry. Email us and we will add it right away!
How long will it take to get to me?
Shipping via USPS Priority usually gets to most East Coast locations in a few days, to the Midwest in 3 to 4, and the West Coast in about 5 or 6. Orders sent to Europe, Australia and Canada through the US Postal Service generally take a week to 10 days.
Can I get it gift wrapped?
Every piece we mail out comes packaged in a little gift box. If you would like a blank gift card enclosed, let us know in the special instructions section. If you are having us mail your gift directly to the recipient and would like us to include a short hand written note, let us know that too.
Additional policies and FAQs
It depends really, email us and let us know what you are interested in.
Do you wholesale?
Yes we do. Give us a call and let us know what kind of store you have and where you are located.
Does it really work?
Yes. All compasses, levels, thermometers and plumb bobs are functional. The rulers work, but it would be hard to use them for accurate measurements on anything that is more than 1" long as they aren't straight. They are a useful tool for differentiating between 1/2" and 9/16".
How big is it?
The measurements of everything are listed on the website. Let us know if we missed something. The small compass is about the size of a dime. The Original Compass is about the size of a nickel.