MAEartisanjewelry

Original Innovative and AvantGarde Jewelry

Hillsborough, North Carolina · 63 Sales

MAEartisanjewelry

Original Innovative and AvantGarde Jewelry

Hillsborough, North Carolina 63 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(24)

Announcement   MAE jewelry is artisan designed and hand crafted in the USA by me. I create MAE jewelry primarily from sterling silver, copper, brass, silver alloy, vintage and recycled materials adorned with precious and semi-precious stones with an emphasis on the unique and unusual. I draw inspiration from the world in which we live with a focus on shapes and forms. All MAE jewelry is individually made making each piece an original that is uniquely yours. Be original, wear MAE jewelry.

I am currently in process of updating the countries I ship to. If you don't see your country listed please contact me. Chances are we can ship to you.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 11, 2016

MAE jewelry is artisan designed and hand crafted in the USA by me. I create MAE jewelry primarily from sterling silver, copper, brass, silver alloy, vintage and recycled materials adorned with precious and semi-precious stones with an emphasis on the unique and unusual. I draw inspiration from the world in which we live with a focus on shapes and forms. All MAE jewelry is individually made making each piece an original that is uniquely yours. Be original, wear MAE jewelry.

I am currently in process of updating the countries I ship to. If you don't see your country listed please contact me. Chances are we can ship to you.

Cheryl Serdar

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(24)
janell1956

janell1956 on Jun 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I just got this, and I LOVE it!!! It's a size that fits a few different fingers, so I'm experimenting with where it looks best, etc. It's such a cool and interesting ring, not like anything you see the masses wearing! Seller was wonderful to work with, arranging expedited shipping so that I'd get it before the holiday. It also came in a cute little bag, very well-packed. I will definitely buy from this shop again. Thank you so much!

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  • Cheryl Serdar

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Jewelry Artisan

    MAE artisan jewelry is the creation of Cheryl Serdar. I have always had a passion for the fashion industry. I am primarily a self-taught jewelry artist. I am married for 25 years, have 3 furry babies (all kitties) and reside in Chapel Hill, NC.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 30, 2016
Welcome to MAE Jewelry. Original, innovative and Avant-Garde describes MAE jewelry collection. MAE is artisan designed and hand crafted in the USA by Cheryl Serdar, ME! MAE jewelry is created from precious metals, metals, precious and semi-precious gemstone, vintage, recycled materials and most recent resin with emphasis on the unique and unusual. MAE draws inspiration from the world in which we live with a focus on shapes and forms. Be original. Wear MAE jewelry!

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 and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept all major credit cards, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. I also accept Etsy Gift Cards and PayPal. If an item is being shipped to North Carolina I charge sales tax of 7.50%. Once an order is placed, it can not be cancelled, it may be returned or exchanged!
Shipping
Shipping and delivery of in-stock items will be shipped promptly, usually the same day the order is received or within 1-2 business days. If for some reason there is a delay, you will be notified. Items that are made to order will ship as soon as they are available, and can take up to 6 weeks. You will be notified when the item is shipped or if there is a delay from the time specified as expected delivery. Please keep in mind, since many of the items are one-of-kind and made to order, there may be unforeseen circumstances out of our control. Most jewelry purchases over $25 are shipped FREE! I will combine your purchases. Most items are shipped USPS first class mail or priority mail. We don’t believe in profiting from shipping costs. Your shipping costs are based on weight and where the item is being shipped. The shipping costs will be calculated at checkout. Items are shipped with receipt delivery confirmation. If you wish to receive your merchandise more quickly, we can ship via different carrier. Additional shipping charges will apply. We will ship internationally. Please contact us for shipping rates.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to LOVE your purchase. If for any reason you re not satisfied with an item, return it to the following address:

Cheryl Serdar
1815 Arthur Minnis Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Returns and exchanges must be received within 14 days of purchase in original condition and unworn along with the sales receipt. Please contact me before making a return so I can expect the return and or if there a situation that can be worked out. Please insure your package as I can not be responsible for any damages or lost packages. I only accept returns and or exchanges on purchases made directly from me in my Etsy shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most MAE artisan jewelry are one of a kind pieces. I don't repeat a lot of my designs. If I do repeat a design chances are it will vary slightly as each piece is individually crafted by me. When you buy MAE jewelry you are truly purchasing a one of a kind gem!

Jewelry is guaranteed against defects. There is NO guarantee on watch batteries. If jewelry breaks or is defective I will repair, replace or (in cases of one-of-a kind pieces) give merchandise credit. Tarnishing or discoloration is not considered defective! I only accept items purchased directly from me. If you purchased the item from any other source, please contact that retailer. Before returning, you must email or call for authorization. All returns must be accompanied by the original receipt for proof of purchase (no exceptions). Shipping and insurance costs are the responsibility of the owner, so please insure your package appropriately.
I do take and make custom jewelry. For more information please contact me. If you are a retailer and wish to purchase wholesale please contact me.

I do my best to give accurate information and descriptions of my jewelry. I purchase my materials from reputable sources and depend on information given to me so I have no way of guaranteeing the information. Please if you ever know of something to be different than I state let me know. I am human so I do make mistakes! There is much to learn in this business and I am constantly learning more about gemstones, metals and other materials I use in my jewelry making.

Some additional faqs.
What is the difference between fine silver, sterling silver, and silver?
Fine silver is 99.9 % pure or more, but it is very soft and unsuitable for most uses. Sterling silver is defined as 92.5 % pure or higher. Sometimes, 95 % pure silver is sold; while it has more silver than the minimum required to be called sterling, it is still sterling. The remaining 5 to 7-1/2 % is usually copper because this has been found to be the best metal to alloy with the silver to maintain its color while making it more durable.
Silver is the color used to describe base metal which is a metal alloy usually comprised of copper, brass, zinc and nickel.
Both sterling silver and silver may tarnish, but can be polished to restore it.
Silver plate is a thin surface layer of silver color or actual silver. Like sterling silver, silver plate can tarnish. For this reason, it’s frequently lacquered to prevent tarnish (until the lacquer wears off). Similar to gold filled, silver filled has hundred or more times fine silver than the few microns.

What is base metal?
Base metal is a catch-all term in the jewelry industry for metals used in costume jewelry. In metal working, base metal is any metal that is not one of the noble or precious metals, including brass, copper, nickel silver, pewter and others.
What does it mean when something says it has patina or has been oxidized?
A patina is a corrosion or oxidation that takes place on a metal surface. Rust on iron is one example; tarnish on silver is another. Patinas often form naturally by long exposure, but can also be created artificially for an antiqued look or to “color” metal.