LeDragonArgente

Handmade Precious Metal Geek & Fantasy Jewellery

Montreal, Canada
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Announcement    Hi there and welcome to Le Dragon Argenté, the home of handmade precious metal geekery! All creations are designed for those with metal sensitivity like mine!

I will be out of town for 2 weeks starting the 24th of August to vend at Fan Expo Toronto, Ontario from August 25-28, and then The Brome Fair in Knowlton, Quebec from September 2-5. During this time I will be away from my workshop and will only be able to start working on orders when I return on September 6th. See you then!

Are you a Canadian customer and wondering about the price hike? As of July 1st, Etsy has made all Canadian sellers to have all our orders include the sales tax in pricing. Sorry for the inconvenience! You can also browse my own website at www.ledragonargente.com

You can find out more on my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and do feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2022

Hi there and welcome to Le Dragon Argenté, the home of handmade precious metal geekery! All creations are designed for those with metal sensitivity like mine!

I will be out of town for 2 weeks starting the 24th of August to vend at Fan Expo Toronto, Ontario from August 25-28, and then The Brome Fair in Knowlton, Quebec from September 2-5. During this time I will be away from my workshop and will only be able to start working on orders when I return on September 6th. See you then!

Are you a Canadian customer and wondering about the price hike? As of July 1st, Etsy has made all Canadian sellers to have all our orders include the sales tax in pricing. Sorry for the inconvenience! You can also browse my own website at www.ledragonargente.com

You can find out more on my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and do feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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About LeDragonArgente

Sales 7,849
On Etsy since 2010

A short and bizarre story about my start into my jewellery career

Allow me to give a short and bizarre story about my start into my jewellery career..

I started out as a fine art student but ended up dropping out due to oversized egos in my class. I was not sure what to do with myself, as I really wanted to work in art or something art-related. In '95 I found out about a DEP program in jewellery-making from a roommate who was in the class but hated it. I looked at his projects and said to myself "Hey! I can do that!" 2 years later in '98 I finished and started working for Hanoush Jewellers' production shop for 2 years, then a variety of jewellery repair shops, apprenticed as a wax modelest, then 6 years as the technician & assistant manager of a retail store. All the while I was building up my workshop and inventory with a variety of my creations as well as some vintage 1940's designs from Bijoutrie Thibadault who closed in '98, as well 2 shows a year to test my market.

In 2010 I got fed up of being paid 11$/hour as a jeweller and decided to go independent. Lucky for me, I had 12 years to build up my workshop. I could do everything but the casting from my home-based studio, and have some starting inventory! With the help and support of my partner Steven, I began selling at a variety of shows, and even opened my Etsy shop in 2010! Now I'm selling at comic con events, Anime cons, and having a blast at it!

My passion for creating coll and fun everyday geeky jewellery, along with my experience working 6 days a week in a jewellery store for 6 years, gave me the drive and the energy to do this. But it also taught me an important thing; I do NOT want to run a store ever again! I love working in my shop and doing bench work!

I am also a member of the Montreal Gem & Mineral club where I offer my time to help others to earn how to create their own pretties with their own stones. I also offer my experience with other makers who've gone independent.

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  • Stephenie Denault

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Slave To My Own Passion

    My start in jewellery was a fluke! I was originally an art student, but found out about the jewellery trade school from a roommate. After 2 years of school, and 20+ years of experience in wholesale production, jewellery repair, etc, here I am!

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Does the items have tracking?

My items come with tracking except for a few counties. These countries do not have tracking available; Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Yemen, Zimbabwe. For these countries, I recommend a DHL shipping upgrade to insure it's arrival. Also be sure you pick a shipping upgrade for your country! The costs of shipping are calculated by the postal service.

Do you do custom work? How long does it take?

Yes I do, and usually it's 1-2 months to do depending on the time of the year and if I already have orders on my plate. I do try to keep you up to date on the progress and send photos. So ask away! Also note I don't take custom orders during the holiday season due to work overload!

Wholesale availability

I can offer wholesale orders. Message me with your requests and I'll give you a special code for it!

Sizing details

All my sizings are done using the standard US ring sizes. If you order the wrong size, please let me know. You can send it back, and I'll resize it for you. You'll have to cover the shipping costs back to me and return shipping to you, but I'm more than happy to help!

What are the material used in the jewellery?

All the items I make are made in solid metal, not plated. The sterling silver, or .925 silver as some know it as, is 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper which is the classic sterling silver. No rhodium or nickle plating! The antique bronze is the classic bronze that the bronze age was named for. It contains 90% copper and 10% tin. I also offer to make jewellery in stainless steel or gold on special order and are made to order only.

Are there chains included?

Sadly no. The cost of sterling silver and bronze chains would end up raising the price of my jewellery, so in stead I sell them separately on my shop section for chains and engraving.

What is antique bronze? Will it turn my skin? And how do I care for it?

The antique bronze contains 90% copper and 10% tin. The bronze can turn your skin green due to the oxidization caused by the copper to the salt and sweat of your skin, but can be easily rectified with either clear enamel or the classic clear nail polish trick! As for cleaning, use liquid silver cleaner and a jewellers polishing cloth to make it shiny and new again.

How do you ship your jewellery?

I use ChitCats Express for most of my shipping as well as Canada Post, and the prices are based on their prices. They are a courier company that uses USPS, so is cheaper than Canda Post. I rather not use other courier companies like FedEx our UPS because they charge the buyer a brokerage fee on top of duty and that sucks all around! If you would rather use them, let me know and I'll create a custom listing for you.

Will bronze change color?

Because of the copper content in the bronze, it will naturally develop a patina over time. The tarnish, or patina, is caused by a chemical reaction between the various metals in the alloy, and acids or other corrosive materials. Acids in the skin can cause uneven tarnish from contact with your skin. If you want to prevent tarnish, keep your bronze item stored in an area with low humidity and protected from dust and other corrosives and chemicals, like hand cream and house cleaning products. If you are storing the item, make sure it's dry and wrap it in plastic or put it in a plastic bag; the more airtight the better. Bronze can be varnished or lacquered, but this will have to be reapplied over time.

What is the return policy of your shop? What about gold?

For all orders except custom orders, personalized, & made to order items such as my gold jewellery, I will accept returns only as long as I am notified within 5 days of receiving it and is mailed back within 14 days of you receiving it in the same condition received. There will be a 15% restocking fee for all items returned and shipping & shipping upgrades are non refundable. Customers are responsible for return shipping costs and refund will be sent once I've received it back in my hands. But I must contacted first, or it will be considered a forced return, thus voiding the refund option. Also forced returns, such as orders that the customer has refused to pay the duty & fees and are returned to me are non-refundable.