McKenzieJewelers

Meaningful, ecologically responsible jewelry.

Washington, United States · 652 Sales

McKenzieJewelers

Meaningful, ecologically responsible jewelry.

Washington, United States 652 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(240)

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Thank you for looking at our jewelry!

We hand make all of our jewelry here in Olympia, Washington U.S.A.

We make wedding rings, rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings, brooches, pins, charms, and bracelets.

Ask about custom orders!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 2, 2016

FREE DOMESTIC USPS PRIORITY SHIPPING!!!!!!

Thank you for looking at our jewelry!

We hand make all of our jewelry here in Olympia, Washington U.S.A.

We make wedding rings, rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings, brooches, pins, charms, and bracelets.

Ask about custom orders!

Jeff McKenzie

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Jeff McKenzie

Raven and Clam Necklace, sterling silver
US$60.00
Wolf and Moon Necklace, sterling silver
US$85.00
Salmon Cycle Necklace, Sterling Silver
US$122.00
Mother and Child Pendant, sterling silver
US$140.00
Fog Woman Necklace, sterling silver necklace
US$82.00
Viking Wolf Cross in Sterling Silver
US$150.00
Aspen Leaf Necklace in Sterling Silver
US$87.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(240)
Deb

Deb on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is gorgeous. I had high expectations, and as far as the design, the esthetics, the quality .. they were completely met. This seller is great to work with - we're still doing a bit of minor mopping up - and I'm so happy I found this beautiful piece and made it mine.

dneelands

dneelands on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased as a compliment to our McKenzie Jewelers Heron wedding bands as an anniversary gift. Jeff's work is lovely and a wonderful emblem of our love for one another.

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About

Meaningful, ecologically responsible jewelry, made with care.

McKenzie Jewelry Manufacturing is the direct manufacturer of several lines of jewelry, including NorthCoast Collection Jewelry, designed by Paul Wagner, and our own line of reticulated silver jewelry, with other various designs by Jeff McKenzie. We make everything that we sell in our Olympia, Washington shop, using various methods and techniques, including lost wax casting, hand fabrication and forging. We use recycled sterling silver and karat gold, certified by SCS Global Services to be made from 100% recycled content.

The People

Jeff McKenzie: Founder and owner of McKenzie Jewelry Manufacturing. Craftsman, goldsmith, silversmith, jeweler, designer, graduate gemologist. Jeff is the manufacturer of NorthCoast Collection jewelry, and his own personal line, including reticulated silver and other various gemstone and metal designs. He was a jewelry store owner/operator in Olympia, WA for 19 years and has been making jewelry since 1984. Before getting into the hands- on end of the business, Jeff worked for Zale Corp in their headquarters in Dallas, TX then moved into retail jewelry sales before apprenticing as a goldsmith. He is passionate about making jewelry and is constantly striving to improve the quality of all the jewelry he makes. He is at his happiest at his wax carving bench designing new pieces.

Paul Wagner: Designer, artist, carver, blacksmith. Paul is, among many other things, the chief designer of NorthCoast Collection jewelry. He is a biologist, mountain climber, kayak maker and paddler, he carves wood, fossil ivory and wax. He has recently taken up blacksmithing. His wood carving background came in very handy when he decided to start designing jewelry, as wood and wax carving have many similarities. He draws inspiration from the shapes and themes of earth and sea, as is evidenced in his designs of NorthCoast Collection jewelry. He hopes to share the interconnectedness and beauty of the natural world through these lovely artworks which are a pleasure to wear and touch. His aesthetic sensibility and artistry have become well known throughout the Northwest and points beyond. People from all over the U.S. and many parts of the world now enjoy his jewelry designs.

The Jewelry:

NorthCoast Collection Jewelry originated in 1993 as the byproduct of the desire of an artist to design his own wedding ring, and happening to find a craftsman who saw the potential of what that artist could create. From those fateful beginnings, NorthCoast Collection has grown into a 100 plus piece line of jewelry made in silver and gold with Pacific Northwest, Native American, and Nature themes. It is all original jewelry, designed and manufactured in Olympia, Washington, USA. It is substantial, made with strict attention to detail, and is perfectly polished and finished. The jewelry has a sculpted feel, the designs are compelling and rich and each piece tells a story or depicts a theme in a unique way. The line consists of pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets. Custom orders such as pins and belt buckles are welcome. Gemstones may also be incorporated into the designs by special order or request.

Jeff McKenzie designs an ongoing, ever expanding line of jewelry consisting of heat reticulated silver pieces, gemstone and diamond pieces and silver and gold original designs.

About NorthCoast Collection Jewelry

Inspired by the forms and themes of the natural world, these designs express a connection to wild places. Each piece speaks to the interconnectedness of human relationships and the ecosystems we inhabit. These miniature sculptures have a comfortable, solid feel that are a pleasure to wear. The originals are designed and carved in wax by Paul Wagner, with each reproduction made by hand using the lost wax casting technique by Jeff McKenzie in Olympia, Washington.

The Process:

NorthCoast Collection jewelry is made using the ancient process of lost wax casting, so called because the original wax model design is vaporized or “lost” during the process. First, an original wax model is hand carved, attached to a wax sprue and encased, or invested, in plaster. After the plaster hardens, the flask containing the wax model and plaster is placed in a kiln where the wax is burned out. After burnout, molten silver or gold is forced into the cavity left from where the wax was. The plaster is then broken off from around the casting and the casting is cut off, filed and polished and assembled to other pieces when necessary, giving us the finished jewelry seen here in the store. Further, the original casting is molded using rubber or silicone, enabling us to create copies of the original wax model, hence starting the process over again. Metal casting dates back as far as 3500 BC, virtually unchanged for all of that time. We also fabricate jewelry by hand i.e. the reticulated silver.

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Last updated on April 18, 2016
McKenzie Jewelers is a small jewelry design and manufacturing company in Olympia, Washington, owned and operated by Jeff and Lynn McKenzie. Among other things, we manufacture a line of jewelry called NorthCoast Collection. This line of jewelry is designed by Paul Wagner who, with his wife Carolyn, owns and operates Coquina Studio, an art studio also in Olympia. So, we like to say that NorthCoast Collection jewelry is a collaboration between artist and craftsman. Paul says that he is inspired by the shapes and themes of earth and sea. His aesthetic sensibility and artistry combine with Jeff and Lynn's experience as jewelers to bring these designs to life with exceptional detail and consistent quality at a reasonable price. Jeff designs many of his own pieces as well, including reticulated silver rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets, with and without gemstones in 18K gold bezels. We also make other miscellaneous cast pieces. Custom orders are welcome, just ask! We believe in our products and stand behind them 100%.

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Payment
We accept credit cards, debit cards and etsy gift cards and paypal. Sales tax will be added to sales being shipped to Washington state. International sales may require the buyer to pay customs taxes, duty fees, or other charges mckenziejewelers is not responsible for these charges. There may be delays in international shipping for customs clearance. Mckenziejewelers cannot be responsible for lost shipments or stolen merchandise in the mail. Upgraded shipping is available for a fee. Sales not paid within 5 days will be re-listed.
Shipping
Our normal shipping method for domestic shipping is via USPS priority mail. Orders with $50 or higher value will have a signature requirement. If you want to forego the signature requirement, let me know and you will assume all responsibility for delivery of the item(s). Upgrades are available by contacting us through etsy. International shipments go via regular mail unless other arrangements are made. No tracking available with international shipments unless upgraded shipping is requested.You may have to pay import duty and tax on your item. I don't know what the amount of the tax is, or the percentage. The duty/ tax is the responsibility of the purchaser. I am not responsible for this tax and I will not reimburse your for this tax. If you want to inquire about this contact your countries mail system or you can use this link that can help you determine what an estimated cost of duty will be http://www.dutycalculator.com/
Refunds and Exchanges
I guarantee my work and will gladly exchange or refund items within two weeks of receipt for any non customized items or custom orders. I will refund the amount of the item but not the shipping paid for the item. After I have been notified that you would like to do an exchange or return the item must be mailed back within 10 days after I have received notice.

-Buyer must notify me by email or message on Etsy with in two weeks after receiving the item
-I must receive the item within 10 days after you have notified me that you would like to return or exchange the item
-Item must be returned in unused condition
-Buyer covers the cost of sending back the item and is responsible for shipment

*Rings purchased from a listing, in which you indicated the desired size at checkout is not a custom order, and the above return/ exchange policy applies

Custom orders such as items made specifically for you and are not a pre-listed item, are not refundable. I cannot make any exceptions to accept returns or exchanges on custom items. This also applies to engraved items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your item may or may not be in stock when ordered. If not in stock, I will have to make it, so it may take up to 2 weeks to ship orders. We try to keep a large amount of our line made and ready to ship. It is impossible to keep every size of every ring in stock, so most rings are made to order.

Our jewelry, like most artwork, is signed and quality stamped. We make every effort to make it discreet and place the stamps on the back side of the jewelry piece. Everything we make is available in recycled 14K or 18K yellow or white gold as well as the sterling silver. Please contact us for more information. The sterling silver used in our cast pieces is called TruSilver(tm) by Hoover and Strong, and is certified by SCS Global to be 100% Recycled Precious Metal Content.

Please make sure you order rings in the size you need. Most rings are able to be re-sized and I offer a one time free re-sizing per ring. Additional resizings on the same ring will incur charges and are on a case by case basis. Customer is responsible for shipping both ways on all re-sizings.