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Jennifer on Jan 3, 20201 out of 5 stars
Be advised white gold jewelry purchases won’t actually be white (as advertised in the picture) but will be instead tinged yellow (as happens with white gold unless rhodium plated). The posting does not explain to expect variations in color of white gold nor does it explain that the jeweler does not do rhodium plating. When contacted the jeweler repeatedly responded with a clearly impatient and flippant attitude regarding my concerns. I understand that the seller does not accept returns but also was unwilling to offer an exchange even though the item is lacking clear description to guide purchasers expectations. I now have a brand new ring that I have to spend more money on to get it to look actually white and not yellow. In summary: Great craftsmanship. Garbage service. Biggest Disappointment = sentimental value of ring soured.
Holly on Oct 29, 20195 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful! It’s the perfect size and shade of rose gold. Not to mention how awesome Marilyn is! She was quick to reply and was able to ship in the time I needed. I can’t wait to wear this forever <3
jetward228 on Apr 8, 20195 out of 5 stars
We received the finished product and it is even better than pictured or described- Marilyn is a true artisan and professional.
I would highly recommend!
Rachel on Mar 12, 20195 out of 5 stars
Just about the most elegant and simple wedding band I could ever ask for! Arrived on time and in beautiful condition!
racheljhaas1 on Jan 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
Marilyn is very talented, professional and kind. My wedding band is beautiful and well made. I’m looking forward to wearing it next week. Thank you Marilyn for your respectful service and authentic touch. Best, Rachel
Claire on Dec 16, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful shiny, round ring, very delicate looking
Marissa on Nov 29, 20185 out of 5 stars
I cannot say enough great things about this shop, this ring, or Marilyn. My fiancee loved it, and she can't wait to wear it. Marilyn is super helpful; she responded to any message I sent. Really just a great product and great customer service.
Kristen on Oct 14, 20185 out of 5 stars
My fiancé loves his wedding band! Marilyn answered our questions promptly and even made a 1/4 size ring for us upon request. Beautiful craftsmanship, would surely recommend.
contactus307 on Oct 12, 20185 out of 5 stars
Smooth, professional and reliable service from start to finish. Marilyn is a breeze to deal with, clear conversation, great turnaround time and an overall great service. The ring exceeded expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Marilyn to make our wedding rings.
Cynthia on Oct 2, 20185 out of 5 stars
Received our wedding bands from Marilyn, and couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Marilyn was great to work with, and updated me when I reached out, and she replied back quickly.
Meander Works creates beautiful, socially and environmentally responsible jewelry
I’m Marilyn Brogan and I’m the owner, maker, designer and curator of Meander Works. I began my art career amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains in my home state of Virginia. Starting at Virginia Commonwealth University in their highly acclaimed sculpture program, I continued my studies as a Core Student at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina where I fell in love with metalworking.
After the Core fellowship I followed my passion, and a boy, across the country to sunny San Diego where we lived and worked for almost 10 years. In early 2016, the boy (now my husband) and our little dog Leon, moved to the Forgotten Coast of Florida. It's a quiet, beautiful, place and a welcome change for this country mouse :)
I use reclaimed materials from reputable suppliers to be certain they don't harm the earth or the people who work with them. When you buy from Meander Works, I want you to feel good knowing you have a high quality piece of consciously constructed jewelry, meticulously designed and made specifically with you in mind.
Owner, Designer, Creator
Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Marilyn now lives on the Forgotten Coast of Florida. She earned her BFA from VCU and was a fellow in Penland School of Crafts' Core program.
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies.
Typically wedding bands take 3-4 weeks and engagement rings 6-8 weeks. For details, see individual items.
Estimated shipping times
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Meander Works is not responsible for jewelry damaged by wear and tear, or repairs/alterations made by other jewelers. Prior authorization is required for all returns and exchanges. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs, unless the return is due to our error then we will naturally pay for the return shipping. The customer is responsible for any loss in value if the returned item is not in its original unworn condition.
> Only "ready to ship" items are eligible for a refund (within 7 days of receipt)
> Made to order jewelry was created especially for you and therefore not eligible for a refund. For these items we will work with you to repair or exchange the same item.
> All SALE items are final: no exchanges or refunds for sale items (some rings can be resized).
> Custom designs are final sale - not eligible for refund or exchange.
> International sales are final sale - not eligible for refund or exchange.
MADE TO ORDER RINGS
All wedding bands and engagement rings, including engraved rings, are custom made to order, and are a final sale. If there is an issue with your ring or in the unlikely event of a manufacturing defect, please contact us right away.
READY TO SHIP
Ready to ship jewelry without customization (such as resizing or engraving, prior to shipping) may be returned within 7 days of receipt, in original condition, for exchange or refund. Buyer is responsible for shipping fees, including insurance ( original shipping fee is nonrefundable). Prior authorization is required for all returns.
We are happy to offer one *free* ring re-sizing per ring, on most bands with out stones, up to 1/2 size (smaller or larger) within 60 days of receipt. Some rings can not be re-sized so this service is offered on a case by case basis. You are only responsible for shipping fees both ways and prior authorization is required - please do not ship rings without communicating with us first. I ask for 3 weeks to complete a resizing after I receive the ring.
If you require a resizing beyond the 1/2 size parameter the cost is $50 plus the cost of any additional gold. Buyer is responsible for shipping fees both ways and prior authorization is required.
To avoid delays and extra fees it is extremely important to order the correct ring size. We recommend visiting more than one jewelry store to have your finger properly measured. Be sure to mention to the width of the ring you intend to purchase when getting sized - there are different widths of ring sizers and this can effect the accuracy.
SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:
Shipping rates and carrier are determined by the final price of your order.
• $0 to $199 – USPS Priority Mail; includes tracking and insurance
• FREE domestic SHIPPING for orders over $200, I ship via USPS Priority Mail; includes insurance, tracking, signature required at delivery
If you would like to upgrade to UPS 2 Day or Standard Overnight shipping you may select that option at check out.
All orders ship via FedEx Priority International service, the safest, insured, trackable method.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Meander Works is not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Do you create custom jewelry?
I love working with clients to create custom jewelry! If you see an item in this shop that you would like in a different metal, created with a different stone, need in a size not listed please contact me with your request and we will get started!
If you have an idea for a fully custom piece, unrelated to items available in this shop, please contact me with your idea.
Custom work is my specialty!
To avoid delays and extra fees it is extremely important to order the correct ring size. We recommend visiting more than one jewelry store to have your finger properly measured. Be sure to mention to the width of the ring you intend to purchase when getting sized - there are different widths of ring sizers and this can effect the accuracy. Please keep in mind that some rings can not be resized.