leesgems

Lees Gems, fine handmade jewelry and gemstones

Chiang Rai, Thailand · 745 Sales

leesgems

Lees Gems, fine handmade jewelry and gemstones

Chiang Rai, Thailand 745 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(290)

Announcement   Welcome to Lee’s gems!
Here you will find nearly every kind of gemstone, heirloom quality silver and gold jewelry and pearls on silk.
You may design and custom order your own special jewelry pieces right here. We are happy to make your custom jewelry with Sterling 925 silver and 18K yellow gold. We also can use 999 silver and 965 yellow gold at your request. Every gemstone that you and I have is ready for every design in our style selection catalog https://selectioncatalogleesjewelry.shutterfly.com/26. You may select feature stones plus the exact number of accent stones to use in combination to create your custom jewelry. Feel free to use your imagination!
Available Now!
There is an excellent chance that we have already made a piece that is just right for you now. Please browse our humble selection of thousands of hand smithed silver and gold pieces, cultured pearls knotted on silk, and gemstone items in stock and ready for immediate shipping.
Best regards, Lee

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

Welcome to Lee’s gems!
Here you will find nearly every kind of gemstone, heirloom quality silver and gold jewelry and pearls on silk.
You may design and custom order your own special jewelry pieces right here. We are happy to make your custom jewelry with Sterling 925 silver and 18K yellow gold. We also can use 999 silver and 965 yellow gold at your request. Every gemstone that you and I have is ready for every design in our style selection catalog https://selectioncatalogleesjewelry.shutterfly.com/26. You may select feature stones plus the exact number of accent stones to use in combination to create your custom jewelry. Feel free to use your imagination!
Available Now!
There is an excellent chance that we have already made a piece that is just right for you now. Please browse our humble selection of thousands of hand smithed silver and gold pieces, cultured pearls knotted on silk, and gemstone items in stock and ready for immediate shipping.
Best regards, Lee

Lee Little

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(290)
Sherrie Smith

Sherrie Smith on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful!! Was shipped fast and packed quite carefully! Will definitely use this shop again! Very impressed....mahalo (thank you) and aloha~

Kim Sterwerf

Kim Sterwerf on Feb 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great gemstone. Lee made this into a pendant to match the ring. Looks great!

Kim Sterwerf

Kim Sterwerf on Feb 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty color or an iolite. Great sparkle in the sun. Lee is will to make just about anything for you.

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About

Fine hand hammered silver and gold jewelry, pearls knotted on silk and selected gemstones

Welcome to my gem and jewelry shop!! I am Lee Little, an American jeweler, metal smith, gemologist and gem market guide, at your service!
I live in Thailand near Burma and run a small shop that hand crafts jewelry the old fashioned way in Sterling Silver and 18K yellow gold. I am also involved in precision gemstone cutting. Since I am very familiar with the gem markets all over Thailand, I have the pleasure of guiding buyers when they come here to shop for stones as well.
In our line of unique jewelry we use no castings, no machine made parts and no glue. Each piece is built with heirloom quality, truly handmade creations designed to last. When we create alloys for your hand hammered jewelry we are careful to use only pure metals that contain no base metal thus insuring a much smaller chance of any allergic reaction.
You may custom order jewelry at the same prices as my in-stock pieces. Choose your own style of jewelry from my online catalog with over 500 LEE designs. The link is: https://selectioncatalogleesjewelry.shutterfly.com/26. The queue to create a custom piece of jewelry is usually 30-60 days and begins when you purchase an Etsy listing that we will make just for you based on our conversations.
The abundance of gemstones here in Thailand, plus being a gemologist and working closely with precision gem cutters, allows me the unique opportunity to offer high quality gems for low prices. I guarantee that all my gems are the variety that we state. The queue for custom cut gemstones is around 30 days and we will make you a personal listing to get it started at your request.
My wife knots cultured pearls on real silk and sells them here too. Her queue on a custom order is around 14 days and we are also happy to make you a special listing to get your bracelet or necklace started.
Please check out my current selection of over one thousand items to see if we have any pieces ready for you right now. Every item is ready to buy and ready to ship, no auctions, no waiting, no stress!
Feel free to use my layaway plan on any item to help your budget with this listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/152396963/lay-away-any-item-for-three-months-with?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=lay
Have fun shopping and be sure to let me know how whenever I can help you. My email is gemtownusa [!at] gmail.com.
Best regards, Lee

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Shop members

  • Lee Little

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Lee runs the show. He is a gemologist, a goldsmith, a silversmith, and is the final word on quality control.

  • May

    Creator, Designer, Curator

    May knows pearls. She is very talented in stringing with real silk.

  • Dawny

    Photographer, Shipper, Assistant

    With high skills in office management, Dawny keeps the gears turning!

  • Somchai

    Creator, Designer, Curator

    Somchai is the most talented goldsmith and silversmith we have ever witnessed. His understanding of the trade makes the 'impossible job' a routine operation at the bench.

  • Maitree

    Creator, Designer

    Maitree is a dedicated smith with a keen eye and steady hands. His hard work and big heart make working together a real pleasure.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2014
Welcome to my gem and jewelry shop! I am Lee Little, an American jeweler, metal smith, gemologist and gem market guide, at your service! I live in Thailand near Burma and run a small shop that hand crafts jewelry the old fashioned way in Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold. I am also involved in precision gemstone cutting. Since I am very familiar with the gem markets all over Thailand, I have the pleasure of guiding buyers when they come here to shop for stones as well. My wife knots cultured pearls on real silk and sells them here too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
We accept many forms of payment, let me know what you need in order to make a payment. Options include direct payment with a credit card thru Etsy, Pay Pal, cash, checks, money orders, Western Union, bank transfers and Bitcoin. Please contact us with any questions.
Shipping
Usually we ship the same or the next day after your payment clears and we guarantee each delivery. Registered mail is free for you with each order and usually takes 2-3 weeks for delivery and does not have a customs declaration on the package. You may upgrade to Express mail which does have a customs declaration on the package and usually is delivered within 3-6 business days with this listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/163784026/upgrade-shipping-to-express-mail-service?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=express
See additional information below about custom duty taxes.
Refunds and Exchanges
Any item in original condition may be returned to us with no questions asked within a full month for a refund of 110% of the purchase price in the form of merchandise credit or exchange, not cash. Money back thru Pay Pal on 86% (my cut) of the purchase price and you covering and guaranteeing the return shipping is also an option. Customs duties, Etsy commissions and Express shipping are non-refundable. Of course, any item significantly not as described will get a full refund of the item price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every item listed in the shop is ready to buy and ready to ship. We are happy to accept custom orders on silver and gold jewelry, cutting gemstones and stringing pearls and these are generally ready to ship 30-60 days after your payment is complete.
We will manually provide tracking numbers but only when required to do so, there is no such thing as an automated tracking number supplied when shipping from outside the US.
We are happy to take additional pictures of listed items with small additional charges. We supply either multiple shots or one picture with a video in every listing for free.
There is only Sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold on my benches. We do not use any form of 'white' gold nor can we work with lower karats of gold below 18.
We do not draw pictures of jewelry designs nor do we use CAD. Instead, you may choose your style of jewelry from my online catalog and tell me the design number you see on the picture or combine two or more of my designs and tell me the numbers or send me a link to any picture or send me a picture of your drawing and include a description of your idea.
We cannot falsify receipts to help you avoid custom's duty tax.
We will include a congratulatory note and exclude the receipt when you provide us the details and make the request.
We will gift wrap your item at a small additional cost that will be determined by your details in the request.
Anyone is eligible for wholesale pricing at 40% off when ordering $3,000 worth of retail list price items excluding items containing gold, minimum of $1,800 by one payment with a method that does not allow charge backs. Wholesale is non-refundable.