LichenAndLychee

Ethical Wedding Jewelry Handmade by Shirlee Grund

Seattle, Washington 4296 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (1252)

LichenAndLychee

Ethical Wedding Jewelry Handmade by Shirlee Grund

Seattle, Washington | 4296 Sales

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Shirlee Grund

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Shirlee Grund

Announcement    Lichen and Lychee Jewelry is handcrafted by Shirlee Grund from recycled precious metals, raw and rose cut diamonds, reclaimed diamonds, lab grown Moissanite, and other natural gemstones. I run a low impact, earth friendly studio in Seattle WA.

I make everything from scratch using traditional jewelry techniques such as forming, forging, soldering, and stone setting. Your new piece will be individually hand made by me in your choice of metal, stone type and size, and finish.

I am dedicated to beautiful craftsmanship, environmental responsibility and marriage equality. Member of the EtsyMetal Team - best of the best jewelry on Etsy.

www.shirleegrund.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 11, 2019

Lichen and Lychee Jewelry is handcrafted by Shirlee Grund from recycled precious metals, raw and rose cut diamonds, reclaimed diamonds, lab grown Moissanite, and other natural gemstones. I run a low impact, earth friendly studio in Seattle WA.

I make everything from scratch using traditional jewelry techniques such as forming, forging, soldering, and stone setting. Your new piece will be individually hand made by me in your choice of metal, stone type and size, and finish.

I am dedicated to beautiful craftsmanship, environmental responsibility and marriage equality. Member of the EtsyMetal Team - best of the best jewelry on Etsy.

www.shirleegrund.com

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Shop my sale: 15% off when you spend $100 plus free shipping!
Looking for a little something pretty to celebrate your favorite July birthday? Natural rubies in yellow gold add the right pop of color and is the July birthstone.
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About LichenAndLychee

Sales 4,296
On Etsy since 2010

Custom Handmade Jewelry by Shirlee Grund

In 2010, I started Lichen and Lychee Jewelry to provide a timeless alternative to traditional and mass produced jewelry. Something a little more personal; lux, yet still attainable. My collections offer beautifully crafted wedding and everyday jewelry which are thoughtfully designed to be minimalist, balanced and wearable. Jewelry you can live in - that can transition well, and become wardrobe staples - like your favorite jeans or coziest sweatshirt.

Shop members

  • Shirlee Grund

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a professionally trained jeweler with a combined BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, with further gem setting certification through the New Approach School in TN.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 12, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to read my policies!

PRODUCTION TIME

Almost all items in my shop are custom made to order; please allow 1-2 weeks for me to specially make your jewelry for you. In-stock jewelry will ship in 1-3 business days. I will email with tracking when your order is ready to ship. To check the estimated ship by date, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/your/purchases

If you need something for a specific date please let me know prior to purchase and I'll do my best to accommodate you. Rush orders may require an additional RUSH FEE and may not be possible for international orders. Send me an email including the piece you're interested in, your location and the date you need it by and I'll do my best to help.

You can also search my READY TO SHIP items for pieces that will ship out in a few days. Perfect for last minute gift shopping!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LichenAndLychee/search?search_query=ready+to+ship

Custom orders with specialty stones or cast pieces may need additional time and we'll talk about specifics during the design process. If there's an unusual delay, I will be in touch with details.

*****When ordering RINGS, Please remember to note your ring SIZE during checkout. This is the only way I can guarantee delivery on time. Thank you!!!*******

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURNABLE
I will gladly accept returns of any In Stock Jewelry - this includes most necklaces, earring, and in-stock rings that have not been resized for you. MADE TO ORDER RINGS are considered custom and are not returnable (see below). To make a return or exchange, please contact me within 14 days of receipt and return the item to me within 30 days.

Items returned must be in new condition in their original packaging. Please return your items by an insured delivery method, with plenty of padding, and retain proof of postage, as I can not be held responsible for goods lost in transit back to me. Refunds will be exclusive of postage costs. Do not ship via UPS.

NOT RETURNABLE
All MADE TO ORDER RINGS are considered custom and are not returnable. Made to order rings have been customized with your choice of stone, gold color, finish and ring size. Resizing is usually possible and exchanges will be considered on a case by case basis and may require a restocking fee. Please order carefully and ask any questions in advance of purchase. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me with in 14 days of receiving your order and I will do my best to help. Personalized orders are final sale with no exceptions.

RING RESIZING
It's always best to get the sizing right on the first try. If you need help finding your size, please visit my website for a printable size finder. https://www.shirleegrund.com/pages/ring-resizing

If you do end up ordering the wrong size, I am able to re-size most of my ring designs. A $25-65 charge will be required, plus shipping, for most resizing. If it's a small stretch up or an easy fix, I am happy to waive this fee.

HOW TO PACKAGE JEWELRY FOR SHIPMENT:
Please package any jewelry with plenty of padding; the original box in a padded mailer is ideal.

DO NOT SHIP UPS! They do not deliver reliably in my area.

DO NOT send it in a paper envelope designed for letters. The post office will send it through the sorting machine and it will likely be DESTROYED or lost. I will not be held responsible for any damage or loss in transit back to me and will have to charge you for repairs if repair is even possible.
Payment
I accept payment via etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal.

I also accept payment by check or money order but I do have to wait for the funds to clear before I start working on your order … sorry for the delay.

WA state residence will be charged sales tax at checkout.
Shipping
Need help deciding which shipping speed is best?
Enter your zip code and mine (98102) into this calculator to see when your package should reach you - http://postcalc.usps.com/servicecommitments.aspx

DOMESTIC

**FREE 1st class shipping on all US orders!**

First Class Mail
I ship all packages by USPS 1st Class Mail with insurance, tracking and delivery confirmation unless you choose to upgrade to a faster shipping method. First Class Mail is typically delivered to U.S. destinations in 2-3 business days, but this is not guaranteed by the post office and sometimes things take longer. If you need something by a specific date, please consider a shipping upgrade.

Priority Mail
Priority mail service with insurance, tracking and delivery confirmation is an additional $5. Delivery within 2 days in most cases. In my experience, priority mail doesn't get there any faster than 1st class but it is guaranteed by the post office so if you need it by a certain date this might be a better option.

Express Mail
Guaranteed 1-2 day shipping for an additional $20. Includes insurance, tracking and delivery confirmation.


INTERNATIONAL

**Discounted international shipping with insurance. Orders over $400 USD ship priority mail due to USPS requirements.**

First Class Mail
I ship all packages by USPS 1st Class Mail with insurance unless you choose to upgrade to a faster shipping method. Shipping times vary by country but reach most destinations in 2-6 weeks, but this is not guaranteed by the post office and sometimes things take longer or packages get held in customs. Tracking is not available for 1st class mail once the package leaves the US.

Upgrades
Priority and Express mail are both available for an additional fee. Cost and delivery times vary by destination and insured value. If you need something by a specific date, please let me know and I can help you choose the best shipping option.

International Priority - insured - 6 to 10 business days
International Express - insured and trackable - 3 to 5 business days

Any taxes or customs fees are the responsibility of the customer. If an order is refused do to custom fees, you will be refunded after I receive the return and I may require a restocking fee to cover my loss of time and materials; please see my return policy below. The cost of postage is not refundable. Thanks for your understanding.

This site may help estimate any taxes - https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/ I'm not sure how accurate it is as sometimes custom charges, sometimes not but it's here for your reference.

** Please make sure that your mailing address in your Etsy account is correct! No refunds or credits will be given to items lost or not delivered due to an incorrect address provided by you.
Additional policies and FAQs
FINDING YOUR RING SIZE
For the most accurate sizing, please visit a local jewelery store to be measured. I also offer plastic ring sizers in my shop ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/74165740 ) which are pretty reliable or this free printable download ( http://lichenandlychee.com/2010/05/25/how-to-find-your-ring-size/ ) that's great in a pinch or for covert sizing of a ring she already wears.

CUSTOM DESIGN
Designing for a particular personality is a pleasure and custom orders are welcome. If you see something you like, but it's not just right for you, send me an email and I'll work with you to create the piece of your dreams.

GIFT TAGS & BOXES
I can include a bow and gift tag with your short message written on it upon request. All jewelry is packaged in a gift box.

ETHICAL & CONFLICT FREE STONES
All of the diamond I use are conflict free under the Kimberly Accord. Gemstones are purchased from reputable dealers, are not synthetic, coated or dyed unless specifically explained in the listing. Natural stones are, however, mined out of a big hole in the earth, creating environmental damage and toxic run off. Lab gown stones cause less harm and can be substituted in many of my designs, typically at a lower cost; contact me for pricing.

RHODIUM & GOLD PLATING
Plating is a toxic process that I am unable to use in my studio. None of what you see in my shop is gold plated and white gold is not rhodium plated. Unplated white gold is a warm white, not the chrome color of rhodium.

CARING FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
Jewelry is inherently fragile and should be treated with care. Please do not wear your jewelry in the shower, during extreme physical activity, or expose it to harsh chemicals while washing your hands/dishes. Pearls and softer stones such as turquoise are delicate and should not come into contact with perfumes or hairspray. Oxidation/discoloration can happen to most metals. Please keep your jewelry in a sealed bag or box when not in use. Most jewelry can be safely cleaned with an old toothbrush and mild soap.

PRICES and ORDERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE and/or CANCELLATION
As the price of diamonds, gemstones and/or gold are constantly changing I reserve the right to cancel any orders placed through this shop that I am unable to,and/or are unwilling to fill, for any reason at my sole and absolute discretion. You will be notified by email should your order have to be canceled. If you are about to place an order for a large volume of items I suggest that you contact me first.

PRIVACY
I occasionally send past customers special offers, discounts, or updates about my shop. If you would prefer not to receive this communication, just let me know at shirlee at shirlee grund dot com

WHOLESALE
Wholesale orders are welcome on select collections. Please convo me for a price list and wholesale policies. All solid gold pieces and wedding rings are priced exclusively for etsy and unavailable for wholesale.

CONNECT
Web: http://www.shirleegrund.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lichenandlychee
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/shirleegrund/my-jewelry/

© Shirlee Grund / Lichen & Lychee Jewelry
All designs, images, and copy are the intellectual property of Shirlee Grund and Lichen & Lychee Jewelry. All rights reserved.