mariasjewelrydesigns

Exotic Designer Jewelry by Maria Carter

Washington, United States · 189 Sales

mariasjewelrydesigns

Exotic Designer Jewelry by Maria Carter

Washington, United States 189 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Maria's Designs is a contemporary design company that creates and sells unique, sophisticated, fine crafted jewelry with an exotic appeal. The worldly and elegant style of Maria's Designs makes women feel beautiful, bold, and inspired.

Each piece of jewelry is designed and fabricated by Maria Carter. Maria is continuously fascinated by body adornments from around the world and ancient jewelry techniques, resulting in stunning designs that carry a sense of history, rich in color and form.

>>> READ MORE ABOUT MARIA AND THE JEWELRY HERE <<<
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mariasjewelrydesigns/about/

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All Maria's Jewelry Design items arrive in a custom designer box, ready for gifting.

Please read my shop policies for information about purchases. http://www.etsy.com/shop/mariasjewelrydesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by clicking the "CONTACT" tab.

Announcement

Maria's Designs is a contemporary design company that creates and sells unique, sophisticated, fine crafted jewelry with an exotic appeal. The worldly and elegant style of Maria's Designs makes women feel beautiful, bold, and inspired.

Each piece of jewelry is designed and fabricated by Maria Carter. Maria is continuously fascinated by body adornments from around the world and ancient jewelry techniques, resulting in stunning designs that carry a sense of history, rich in color and form.

>>> READ MORE ABOUT MARIA AND THE JEWELRY HERE <<<
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mariasjewelrydesigns/about/

>>>BECOME A FAN ON FACEBOOK TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS AND FOLLOW MARIA'S DESIGNS <<<
http://www.facebook.com/MariasJewelryDesigns

All Maria's Jewelry Design items arrive in a custom designer box, ready for gifting.

Please read my shop policies for information about purchases. http://www.etsy.com/shop/mariasjewelrydesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by clicking the "CONTACT" tab.

Maria Carter

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Maria Carter

About

<< HANDCRAFTED WORLDLY ELEGANCE >>

Maria's Designs was serendipitously born in 2006, and has grown with passion and creativity ever since. Each piece of jewelry is designed and fabricated by myself. I am continuously fascinated by body adornments from around the world and ancient jewelry techniques, resulting in stunning designs that carry a sense of history, rich in color and form. Many of my designs use symbolism, shapes, and patterns that evoke the age old pursuit of divinity, love, balance, truth, protection, and strength... and beauty of course!

I begin each collection by sketching my designs. Each item is then handmade using traditional metal smithing, forging, and wax carving techniques. Using recycled metals, conflict free gemstones, and minimal waste, all pieces are handmade with love in Seattle.

I also aim to use my skills as a jeweler, business woman, and sociologist to work with international artisanal communities as a means for socio-economic development.

When I am not designing and making jewelry, I am engaged in my other obsessions: designing jewelry boxes, cooking, baking, gardening, photography, international development, and small business development... and whatever i'm dreaming up next.

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  • Maria Tina Carter

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Metalsmith, Gem Collector, Photographer, And All The Magic In Between

    I'm Maria, and nothing gets my soul stiring like glistening gemstones, raw metals, and the endless possibilities within jewelry design. Using gold, silver, and gems, I aim to fabricate elegant jewelry with an exotic appeal and worldly depth.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2014
Welcome to Maria's Jewelry Designs! All items are made by hand using traditional metal smithing, forging, and wax carving techniques. I work with 14K gold, 14K gold fill, 14K gold vermeil, sterling silver, and high quality semi-precious and precious gemstones. All items are handcrafted with care and acute attention to detail. Maria's Designs is also available for wholesale. Please contact me for a line sheet and wholesale information.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal and Credit Card payments directly through Etsy. You do not need a Paypal account to make a Maria's Designs purchase through Paypal.
Shipping
I automatically ship domestic orders through USPS Priority Mail. Priority Mail is a 2-3 business day delivery time, but can occasionally take longer. This includes $100 insurance and tracking.

International Orders ship via USPS first class international mail. The delivery time is generally 2-4 weeks. This service does not include tracking or insurance. The buyer is responsible for any and all fees charged at customs. Unfortunately, I cannot be responsible for any delays in shipping due to customs. International customs agencies have their own systems and timelines, that I am not in control of or able to track.

I am happy to offer expedited shipping and increased insurance coverage for both domestic and international orders when requested. Please contact me with your preferred carrier, deadline, and insurance needs and I will invoice you the additional shipping charges.

Once your payment is received, in stock items ship within 24-48 hours. If the item is made to order, please allow 5-10 days for production, plus shipping time. If the item is backordered, I will contact you will the expected date of delivery.

Your order arrives ready for gifting, wrapped in a custom designer logo jewelry box with ribbon and business card. I also have branded gift cards that I can write a personal note on for the receiver. Just let me know what you would like it to say!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to exchange it. I will gladly discuss options with you for resolving the issue.

In stock items can be exchanged only if the item is returned within 7 days of receipt of the original item. I ofter direct exchanges or store credit. The jewelry must be in same condition it was shipped in.

Custom orders cannot be returned, but please contact me to see what solution I can offer. Make sure you know your ring size and any other specifications for a custom order that cannot be changed after final fabrication.

If you have an item in need of repair due to manufactures defect, please ship it back to me within 1 year of purchase and I will gladly repair the item free of charge. If the damage was due to owner's mishandling, normal wear and tare, or has been over a year, there will be basic repair charges depending on the materials and work involved.
Additional policies and FAQs
Handmade jewelry is wearable art, and must be handled with care. To keep the metal and stones in original form, store them away from water, makeup, hair products, chemicals, excessive sun, and dyes. 14K gold, 14K gold fill, and sterling can be cleaned with a polishing cloth or with water and a little bit of natural soap. Due to the nature of handcrafted gemstones and metal, slight variations may appear in each piece. I produce each item with great attention to detail, but also embrace the organic process of gemstone jewelry, knowing that it makes each item unique.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.