KismetalDesign

Handcrafted Jewelry Inspired by Nature

Kalamazoo, Michigan 69 Sales On Etsy since 2014

3.5 out of 5 stars (17)

KismetalDesign

Handcrafted Jewelry Inspired by Nature

Kalamazoo, Michigan | 69 Sales

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Lauren Gould

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Lauren Gould

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2019

Follow my Instagram @kismetaldesign and my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KismetalDesign for updates!

Check my policies page for info on shipping and refunds: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KismetalDesign/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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About KismetalDesign

Sales 69
On Etsy since 2014

Jewelry inspired by geometry and nature

kis·met. destiny or fate. met·al. a solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, with good electrical and thermal conductivity.

Kismetal Design is a collection of beautifully crafted nature-inspired jewelry designed and created by Kalamazoo metalsmith, Lauren Gould. Our focus is on one-of-a-kind pieces featuring carefully chosen semi-precious stones. We work closely with our stone vendors and lapidary artists to ensure our stones are genuine and ethically sourced.

Each piece is crafted with traditional metalsmithing techniques using an assortment of metals ranging from brass, silver, 14k gold fill, and solid 14k gold. Many of our designs also utilize genuine succulent plants cast in metal using the burnout casting technique. Due to the nature of this method, each succulent is completely unique and cannot be replicated.

Our goal is to bring you modern and timeless handmade pieces that will last you a lifetime and give you a story to tell. Our custom designs are never reproduced, so it is guaranteed that your piece is one-of-a-kind and designed especially for you.

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  • Lauren Gould

    Owner, Creator/Designer, Photographer

  • Lauren Gould

    Owner, Creator/Designer

    Lauren Gould is a metalsmith from Kalamazoo, MI. When she's not creating jewelry, you can find her hiking, reading fantasy novels, or playing with her cat.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2018

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
It is important to me that you are happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will gladly refund your account (minus shipping costs) once the items have arrived back to me. Refunds are accepted within 14 days. Please send me a message using your Etsy conversations within 1-3 days after receiving your purchase if you need to return an item. Items must be returned in original, unused condition.
Payment
I only accept credit/debit card payments through Etsy/Paypal.
Shipping
I ship all packages through USPS. Processing time for orders is 1-2 business days. The shipping time is about 3-4 days for orders within the US. A tracking number will be provided as soon as I ship your item.
International orders may take 2-3 weeks or more depending on how long the order takes to go through customs in your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Made-to-order items have a 1 week minimum processing time, as I make these items from scratch in your requested size and materials.

If your item breaks (as long as damage is not due to misuse or lack of care on your part), I will happily repair it to the best of my ability free of charge. You must pay shipping to mail it to me, but I will pay return shipping, reimburse your shipping costs, and provide maintenance for free.

NOTE: Jewelry is not indestructible. I do my absolute best to make sure that my pieces are sturdy, but some normal wear and tear will occur over time if you do not take care of your pieces. Sterling Silver pieces should be stored individually in a ziploc bag with polishing paper to prevent scratches and oxidizing. I recommend buying a Sunshine polishing cloth online for silver pieces to maintain a clean and shiny finish.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
You can clean your pieces with mild soap and water and a soft-bristle toothbrush. I do not recommend using any harsh chemicals or cleaners because this can destroy or damage natural stones that are not diamonds.

Delicate chains are strong, but not meant to be worn while sleeping or showering. Please remove your necklace before bathing, swimming, or sleeping. Also remove jewelry before any heavy activity or exercising. While metal is strong, repeatedly hitting or catching your jewelry on surfaces can weaken solder joins, scratch stones, or loosen stone settings over time. My pieces are strong, but not made to endure repeated abuse!

Water can damage porous stones such as turquoise over time. Please do not swim with your jewelry on. Perfume or oils on the skin can cause oxidization or verdigris (darkening or green coloration) on metal, which is a chemical reaction and does not mean your piece is defective. This can be cleaned with soapy water and a polishing cloth.