korneliaShop

kornelia - handmade silver and gold jewelry

Mechelen, Belgium · 182 Sales

korneliaShop

kornelia - handmade silver and gold jewelry

Mechelen, Belgium 182 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Shop owner

Karolien

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Announcement   Handmade jewelry by designer & maker Karolien Severins.
Wedding Rings - Animal Jewelry - Bridal Jewelry - Floral Jewelry .
Original and 100% made in Belgium, Europe. Made with love!

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Last updated on Dec 27, 2015

Handmade jewelry by designer & maker Karolien Severins.
Wedding Rings - Animal Jewelry - Bridal Jewelry - Floral Jewelry .
Original and 100% made in Belgium, Europe. Made with love!

Karolien

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Karolien

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About

kornelia

Here, in my atelier in Mechelen (Belgium), I design, make and have fun.

Jewelry making is my fulltime job. I studied jewelry design and after graduating I immediately started my own business. The first 3 years, I had an open atelier in Antwerp, Belgium. After those 3 years of searching and struggling to find my own way. My fiancé and I moved to a house in the center of Mechelen, Belgium. Here we have our own shop and my atelier downstairs. Not MY shop, but OUR shop, we are also business-partners now, because he is a designer (check out his etsy-shop https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/ArtEffectPrints ) as well. It is nice to work and live in the same house, but we have to make sure we're not working all the time. We love what we do, but it is important to go outside and relax :) Mechelen is a lovely city to do that!

I'm inspired by nature, animals, funny situations, dreams or stories to create jewelry or objects that are (mostly) playful and figurative. I want them to tell a story. It is nice when people spontaneously start to smile when they notice my jewelry on someones clothes or body. Or when they start a conversation about it with the wearer of the jewelry. But I don't want to think about it to much, I just play and let it grow!

Besides my story-telling figurative jewelry, I really enjoy making wedding rings and bridal jewelry. Yes, I have a romantic soul. I love hearing people telling their love-story and I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing engagement / commitment in life. Wedding rings mean a lot, so I put a lot of love and effort in making the rings.

One of the things I like most about making jewelry is that (beside the economic value) there is a great emotional value attached to jewelry. You are more conscious of spending money on a piece of jewelry than most people are for example with food, because you know it 's going to last for a long long time. Mostly you buy or get jewelry for a special reason. I hope that my designs are cherished for generations. That's why I make everything with a lot of love.

Etsy is a great place for me to show my work to the world and sell. Buyers come here to find unique items to buy directly from the makers and I meet other makers! I'm proud to be the captain of the Belgian Etsy Team. Together we want to promote sellers from Belgium and help each other to become better in presenting ourself and our work. Take a look at: https://www.etsy.com/pages/etsybelgium?eref=etsybelgium for more beautiful items from Belgian Etsy Sellers.

Shop members

  • Karolien

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Production partners

  • Casting company Belgium

    Antwerp, Belgium

    I make the wax model, the company casts this model in silver (or gold) and than I finish this piece by hand. So the only part of the process that I don't do, is something I can not do in my own studio, since I don't have the right machines. But it is all 100% made in Belgium, EU.

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Last updated on May 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

RING SIZE Chart

US size - diameter mm - circumference mm

US 5 = EU 15,75mm - 49/50 mm
US 5.25 = EU < 16 mm - 50 mm
US 5.5 = EU > 16 mm - 51 mm
US 5.75 = EU 16,30mm - 51/52 mm
US 6 = EU 16,50mm - 52 mm
US 6.25 = EU 16,75mm - 52/53 mm
US 6.5 = EU 17 mm - 53/54 mm
US 6.75 = EU 17,15mm - 54 mm
US 7 = EU 17,30mm - 54/55 mm
US 7.25 = EU 17,50mm - 55mm
US 7.5 = EU 17,75mm - 56 mm
US 7.75 = EU 18 mm - 56/57mm
US 8 = EU 18,15mm - 57 mm
US 8.25 = EU 18,40mm - 58 mm
US 9 = EU 19 mm - 60 mm
US 9.25 = EU 19,25mm - 60/61 mm
US 9.5 = EU 19,45mm - 61 mm
US 9.75 = EU 19,60mm - 61/62 mm
US 10 = EU 19,80mm - 62/63 mm
US 10.25= EU 20 mm - 63 mm
US 10.5 = EU 20,25mm - 64 mm

Ask a professional to measure your ring size please.

Wholesale availability

If you want to sell kornelia jewelry in your store, feel free to contact me, I'll be happy to give you all the information you need.

Custom and personalized orders

All kornelia jewelry is made by me, so I can personalize every item. If you see something you like, but you would like to have an adjustment (or an engraving for example), please contact me and we will discuss the possibilities.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every item is send carefully packaged and ready for gift-giving. Also I use protected envelopes to make sure your item and packaging doesn't get damaged from shipping.

Care instructions

I work with Sterling Silver (Ag925) and 18ct (yellow, white or red) gold.

Silver can oxidate (become dark) by contact with air, light, perfume, soap,... So here are a few tips to take care of your fine jewelry:
When you don't wear your jewelry: it is best to keep it protected from (sun)light and air, closed in a (dark) jewelry box.
When you are getting ready and want to wear jewelry: put on perfume, hairspray,... FIRST and wait for the last moment to put on your jewelry, since all cosmetics and things like that have an effect on the polishing of your jewelry!
What if you want to clean your silver jewelry? There are special products (for example from Hagerty) for cleaning jewelry at home. Or ask a professional to clean or re-polish it.