Precious Jewels, Handmade one-of-a-kind | one at a time

New York, United States | 175 Sales


Precious Jewels, Handmade one-of-a-kind | one at a time

New York, United States 175 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Lori Kaplan

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Designer Lori Kaplan’s longtime love for jewelry became a career when she began to wholesale bridge jewelry from Italy in 1989. In the summer of 2010, Kaplan’s desire to have more control over the designs led her to delve further into the industry with Lori Kaplan Jewelry Design. Her BFA from Moore College of Art is put to work with colorful designs exhibiting unexpected shapes and textures. Lori Kaplan’s talents are the life force of the brand and she does it all from designing to creation to final photography.

Colorful stones are the focus of her line and influence the unique designs. Many of her pieces feature semi-precious stones and recent pieces incorporate precious sapphires and emeralds. Her classic, sophisticated yet understated jewelry is crafted from precious and semi-precious metals including sterling silver, 14K gold fill, 10-18K gold and 22K gold vermeil. New pieces will feature additional precious metals and stones and an expansion of the 18K gold line. Lori also offers limited edition pieces and one-of-a-kind creations.

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Last updated on December 27, 2016
As a kid at 5 years old, I could be found wearing every plastic bracelet and necklace I could find -- all at the same time! A ring on every finger....so it's no surprise that I have come back to this as a business.

I am in the adult version of a sandbox with all my gem stones around me. They continually inspire me -- natures own candy -- and I am so happy to be able to enjoy them whether it's before I decide what they shall be to the point of sale, when I have to say good-bye.

Earrings will be 925 Silver or Gold Filled with Lever backs. If you prefer to have 'regular' wires, please let me know and I'll change them for you.
A short glossary of terms:
14K Gold Filled wire is basically a tube of 14K gold with a jeweler's wire down the center. The jeweler's wire gives the flexibility to do the twists and turns you see here. The tube of 14K gold gives all of the benefits of 14K gold. It is not plate - it does not wear off, tarnish, or cause allergic reactions like a plate does. And... yes, it is real gold, but it is not solid gold. There are cameos set in 14K gold filled from the Victorian era and they still look great.

Vermeil : sterling silver that is heavily electroplated with 22kt gold.

Sterling Silver: An alloy of 92.5 percent silver with copper or another metal. That's what the '925' stamp on the silver means.

Briolette: A pear-shaped or oval gem, especially a diamond, cut in long triangular facets,
Taking Care of Handcrafted Jewelry
Most beads of fine quality, like those used in designer jewelry, have very small holes and require the use of light wire for stringing, making them very delicate. Please handle your jewelry carefully and store it flat in it's box. Never apply hairspray, lotions or perfume while wearing jewelry.
Additional Policies and FAQs:
If you are buying a present, I am happy to send it directly to the recipient in a nice gift box with ribbon, and also include a gift tag, or a note. Send me a message, or a note when you check out ;-)

All jewelry is made in a smoke-free environment.

if you have seen a particular piece of jewelry that you wish had another type of clasp, or you want a longer or shorter chain, send me a message, and I will do my best to fulfill it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges
. Damaged goods will be re-shipped free of charge upon return of the damaged item to address below.
. No unauthorized returns will be accepted. Convo or call.
. No returns after 3 days of receipt except as authorized.
. Shipping costs are not refunded.
. There is a 15% handling fee on all merchandise returned, unless it's damaged

Repairs due to defects in workmanship and/or materials - free of charge.
I accept Paypal only at this time. You can use a credit card to pay through PayPal.
Paypal will ensure that your item ships within 24 hours.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my things are one of a kind, if damaged I'll do my best to replicate. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you're interested in something custom. The stones I use are natural so no two are exactly alike. What you see in the photograph is the pair that you will receive. Made in Soho, New York City.