jzdesigns

jz designs sf: unique handmade jewelry

California, United States · 309 Sales

jzdesigns

jz designs sf: unique handmade jewelry

California, United States 309 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to jz designs sf! Each unique piece of my handmade jewelry is crafted by me in my San Francisco home studio with high quality materials. Please follow me on facebook or twitter for the latest weekly listings, updates, and giveaways:

{ F A C E B O O K }
http://www.facebook.com/jzdesignssf

{ T W I T T E R }
http://twitter.com/jzdesignssf

{ I N S T A G R A M }
http://instagram.com/jzdesignssf

{ P I N T E R E S T }
http://pinterest.com/jzdesignssf/

{ F L I C K R }
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jzdesignssf

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Best,
jz

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✩ jz designs officially opened on July 1, 2009. ✩

A proud member of the SFetsy Team: http://sfetsy.blogspot.com

Announcement

Welcome to jz designs sf! Each unique piece of my handmade jewelry is crafted by me in my San Francisco home studio with high quality materials. Please follow me on facebook or twitter for the latest weekly listings, updates, and giveaways:

{ F A C E B O O K }
http://www.facebook.com/jzdesignssf

{ T W I T T E R }
http://twitter.com/jzdesignssf

{ I N S T A G R A M }
http://instagram.com/jzdesignssf

{ P I N T E R E S T }
http://pinterest.com/jzdesignssf/

{ F L I C K R }
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jzdesignssf

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Best,
jz

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✩ jz designs officially opened on July 1, 2009. ✩

A proud member of the SFetsy Team: http://sfetsy.blogspot.com

jzdesigns

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jzdesigns

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mstar19

mstar19 on Apr 17, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

Love the necklace. Purchased for my bridemaids. As the seller states though, she does not rush to mail orders out right away. Took a couple weeks to send. Luckily I ordered way ahead of when I need it. So, I did not stress, but be prepared for that.

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About

unique handmade jewelry

I have been creating handmade jewelry since the age of ten. Much to the chagrin of the parents, my interest began with taking apart purchased seed bead bracelets, and then reconstructing them in a similar pattern or my own style. As I grew older I shared my creations with family and friends. The seed bead interest matured into high quality gemstones and sterling silver. Some of my inspirations are photography, movies, and fashion.

Thank you for visiting my shop! Please stay in touch:

{ F A C E B O O K }
www.facebook.com/jzdesignssf

{ T W I T T E R }
twitter.com/jzdesignssf

{ P I N T E R E S T }
http://pinterest.com/jzdesignssf/

{ F L I C K R }
www.flickr.com/photos/jzdesignssf

{ I N S T A G R A M }:
http://instagram.com/jzdesignssf

{ E M A I L }
jzdesigns.sf [!at] gmail.com

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  • jz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Shipper

    I love making jewelry that I would want to wear myself, and I am thrilled others like them too.

  • Murray

    Assistant

    Murray enjoys marathon napping, eating contests, and occasional quality control.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2014
Hello and welcome to jz designs!

The materials I use typically undergo quite a bit of research to guarantee that they are of high quality. I do this to ensure my customers will enjoy their jz designs jewelry for many years to come.

For more information on my materials, please see "GLOSSARY of MATERIALS" under Additional Policies and FAQs.

Please note: most items are either one-of-a-kind or in limited edition, and they are made to order. Please expect slight variation between in the actual piece delivered and the image photographed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
• PayPal only is accepted.

• If you would like to pay with credit card, please read: "How-to Pay with a Credit Card and Create a PayPal Account?":
http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/

• Please complete your payment with in 48 hours. Otherwise your order will be, regrettably, canceled due to non-payment.
Shipping
• Orders are shipped approximately 5 business days AFTER payment is received. I have a regular day job, and I'm only able ship out orders as needed. Please contact me if you need the order by a given date -- I'm happy to accommodate if notified in advanced. Thank you for your patience and understanding. :)

• All orders are ship via USPS First Class Mail.

• PRIORITY MAIL and EXPRESS MAIL shipping upgrades are available for additional fees upon request. Please CONVO me with your ship to location for more details.

• jz designs is NOT responsible for lost or stolen goods once shipped. Please choose a secure location for your shipping address, and feel free to let me know if you would like to add on additional insurance.

• INVOICE: in an effort to be more eco-friendly, an invoice WILL NOT be enclosed in your package. However, please feel free to let me know if you would like a printed invoice to be included.

• PACKAGING: I use recycled materials whenever possible. All items will be shipped with one gift box per order. Please email or CONVO me if you've ordered multiple items together in one purchase, but need them to be in separate gift boxes.

Here's a photo sample of how orders are packaged (please copy and paste link below):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jzdesignssf/4045444287/

• GIFTS: if you would like an item to be shipped to someone else as a gift, please let me know and I would be happy to send it on your behalf in a gift wrapped box with a card from you.

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Refunds and Exchanges
• Returns and exchanges are accepted for up to 10 days after receipt of the item, and you must obtain a return authorization code from jz designs. Please contact for me authorization code within 3 days of receiving your order if you are unsatisfied.

• All returned items MUST be unworn and in original condition. A refund of the purchase price will be posted to your account within 48 hours of receiving returned item.

• Please note: ALL shipping fees are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
{ R I N G S I Z E }

Not sure what size you need for rings? Please use this site below to find out:
http://findmyringsize.com/FindSize/CalibrateSC.aspx

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{ C U S T O M O R D E R S and W H O L E S A L E }

• Custom orders are always welcome. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding a specific piece or to discuss ideas for a custom order. Please note: ALL custom orders are FINAL SALE, require FULL payment before I can begin work, and limited to two adjustments maximum.

• BRIDAL ORDERS:
Please allow at least 45 days to complete a customer order for a bride and or bridesmaids. Some of my supply vendors are overseas, and I need the extra time for materials to be ordered and shipped from vendor. As with all custom orders: FINAL SALE, require FULL payment before I can begin work, and limited to two adjustments maximum.

• Wholesale inquiries are welcome, please contact me for more details.

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{ G L O S S A R Y of M A T E R I A L S }

• Sterling Silver: 92.5% by weight of silver, 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.

• Fine Silver: 99.9% pure silver.

• Gold-filled: aka "Rolled Gold", composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. There are two types of gold-filled products on the market: 14/20 and 12/20; these numbers represent the proportion of gold-filled to base metal.

• Vermeil: sterling silver coated or plated with at least 2.5 microns thick (100/1,000,000 inch) of 10 K gold.

• PMC, Precious Metal Clay: pure silver in clay form developed and patented in by Mitsubishi Materials of Japan in 1990s. Microscopic particles of silver are mixed with a moist binder to create a material that has the feel and working properties of modeling clay.

• Rhodium plated: Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on jewelry to provide a scratch resistant and anti tarnishing surface; appears white and reflective.

• Gold or silver PLATED: plating is a method of depositing a thin layer of gold or silver onto the surface of another metal, most often brass or copper.

• Swarovski crystals: luxury brand name for the range (rounds, bicones, rondelles, etc) of precision-cut lead crystal glass and related products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria.

• Semi-precious Gemstones: any of various minerals highly prized for beauty, durability, and rarity. I personally hand select in person the gemstones used in jz designs from trusted vendors. I usually look for color, clarity, cut (shapes) and weight.

• Glass:
1) Seed beads are in this category and they are used sparingly as an accent in my designs. Most contemporary high-quality seed beads are made either in Japan or the Czech Republic.

2) Lampwork beads are handmade; the most famous is Murano glass from Venice, Italy.

• Liver of Sulfur: a mixture of potassium sulfides, traditionally used to darken or "antique" sterling silver; usually called "oxidizing".

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{ C A R E and S T O R A G E }

• Please read the labels carefully when purchasing jewelry cleaning solutions and use extra care and caution when cleaning your own jewelry.

• Cleaning recommendations: please use either a polishing pad, polishing clothe, or an ammonia-free jewelry cleaning solution that is safe for gemstones and pearls. A good option is Goddard's Jewelry Cleaner available at stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond.

• Cleaning tips from REAL SIMPLE:
http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/shoes-accessories/jewelry/how-to-clean-jewelry-10000001059394/index.html

• It's best to store unworn jewelry inside a PVC-free plastic bag or a specialized jewelry box to prevent tarnishing; which is caused by sulfur and other chemicals in the air. Store away from direct sunlight and excessive humidity.

• DO NOT store your sterling jewelry on a wooden counter because it may contain chemicals that can accelerate tarnishing.

• Keep gold or silver PLATED jewelry away from hard surfaces; scratches and bumps will cause the gold or silver layer to wear away faster.