karensugarmandesigns

Handcrafted Couture Jewelry With A Twist

Arizona, United States · 260 Sales

karensugarmandesigns

Handcrafted Couture Jewelry With A Twist

Arizona, United States 260 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Sparkle Plente

Sparkle Plente on Jan 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely design from a gracious and generous seller. I would certainly buy here again.

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sherylafindlay

sherylafindlay on Oct 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

A perfect match for the earrings, and all beautiful visibly clean gems.

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About

Exquisite Jewelry That Hallmarks Your Impeccable Style

After 25+ years of running a successful interior design firm on Boston’s posh Newbury Street. . .everything changed in a phone call. Now transferred to Scottsdale, AZ - for the first time in my adult life, I found myself with an abundance of time on my hands and no real creative outlet. Enter my second love - beautiful jewelry. After all, interior designers and exquisite jewelry are irresistibly drawn together - like peas and carrots!

My first attempts were merely to amuse myself and see, if indeed, this was something I was adept at doing. Gemstones had always intrigued me, ever since my little part time job in the Geology Department while in college - their allure had remained for all these years.

Most of my handmade designs are considered bridge jewelry “assemblage” work and are handcrafted by me . My technical skills in making jewelry are all self-taught, but my style of combining colors, textures and antique elements are obviously deeply influenced by my many years as an interior designer. There are occasions when a fabulous antique element is discovered and I am able to have the design re-cast and implemented into a new design - so that others may also enjoy a beautiful part of history. From time to time, I am so inspired by the beauty and uniqueness of a stone, that I submit design drawings to my workroom for wax carvings and castings to be made - allowing my vision to become a reality. Just as a great interior designer knows all the right tradespersons to execute her visions, I have been fortunate enough to meet and form a strong working relationship with a very talented group of specialized trade persons within the jewelry industry - from wax carvers to scrimshaw artists to museum enamel restorers.

My work has been featured in numerous local and international publications as well as feature stories in several blogs. As a result, my jewelry designs have found enthusiastic support - not only across the U.S., but all over the world.

Because of my previous profession as an interior designer, I am always open to the idea of customizing designs for my clients. My goal is to create exquisite and timeless jewelry designs that hallmark your impeccable style. Jewelry that awakens your fashionista for work and play, while simultaneously is worthy of all your “red carpet” moments.

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Last updated on January 29, 2013

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Payment
PAYMENT METHODS
I am a verified Paypal member and am happy to accept payment of credit cards through Paypal.

If you prefer not to use Paypal - please contact me directly. I will be happy to process your credit card through my own merchant account. Please do not send your card info via convo or email as neither of those are secured. Upon receipt of your message, I will send my contact phone number and can process your credit card as a phone order.

LAYAWAYS
Layaways are available with 25% down and up to five additional monthly payments. If you need alternate arrangements, please email me and I am certain we can work out something that will suit your needs.
Shipping
SHIPPING
Upon receipt of your payment from Paypal, I will do my very best to ship out your items within 1-2 days. I usually ship by USPS 1st Class Mail with insurance and tracking. If you need a shipment sent via Express or Priority Mail, please advise before completing your Paypal payment and I will try to accommodate your needs.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
I would be delighted to ship your jewelry internationally. All international shipments valued over $100 will be sent via USPS International Express Mail. This is the only method that allows me to fully insure your package AND provide tracking. It is very possible that your shipping charges will be less than the quoted amount. However, I will be happy to refund the difference via Paypal.

If you prefer a less expensive method or would like the shipment sent without insurance and/or tracking, please convo me with your preferences. Shipping without insurance or tracking will be at your own risk.

All customs/duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Please do not request that your purchase be marked as a gift - it is a federal offense for me to do so.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN POLICY
Your enjoyment of your new jewelry is of great importance to me. If you have any issues or concerns, please notify me. If something needs adjustment (too long/short, etc.) I will be happy to provide this service without charge. Jewelry can be returned for full refund within 5 days of receipt and within 30 days for in-store credit.
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PACKAGING
Those fussy old interior designers are notorious for their nit-picking detail and this is no exception! Each piece of jewelry (even in a multiple shipment) will be packaged in an appropriate gift box that is beribboned and ready for presentation. If the jewelry is for you. . .well, then you must have earned a little gift package for yourself!