MetalWendler

Unique Artisan Gold & Moissanite Rings and Bands

Sebastopol, California · 287 Sales

MetalWendler

Unique Artisan Gold & Moissanite Rings and Bands

Sebastopol, California 287 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(102)

Announcement   Welcome to my store, featuring unique artisan engagement rings, wood and tree bark texture rings, moissanite engagement rings, sapphire engagement rings, and unique gold men's wedding bands.

RUSH ORDERS POSSIBLE- please message me about your due date to see if I can accommodate your order on your timeline.

Offering unique handmade jewelry, 100% recycled gold and silver wedding bands, engagement rings and alternative bridal.

Whenever possible, I select and work with eco friendly materials to make my jewelry. My metal supplier provides 100% recycled silver and gold, and I am proud I offer palladium for many designs. As a member of the larger maker community, I strive to do my part in serving your client needs by exceeding your expectations. If you have a custom idea, please feel free to message me.

PLEASE NOTE: If you order a custom ring from me, please include your ring size. I can do quarter and half sizes as well!

Need faster shipping? Message me for details on how to get your items rushed to you. This will largely depend on my current queue, and if your piece requires any specific extra work (stone setting for example.)

Please share items you like on pinterest, facebook, and twitter <3 Spread the love so an artist can keep on making!

For newest designs and inspirations, visit my blog : http://metalwendler.blogspot.com/

Check out our other Etsy Store for amazing spoon ring designs, vintage, and more: www.spoonier.etsy.com

Thank you for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 26, 2016

Welcome to my store, featuring unique artisan engagement rings, wood and tree bark texture rings, moissanite engagement rings, sapphire engagement rings, and unique gold men's wedding bands.

RUSH ORDERS POSSIBLE- please message me about your due date to see if I can accommodate your order on your timeline.

Offering unique handmade jewelry, 100% recycled gold and silver wedding bands, engagement rings and alternative bridal.

Whenever possible, I select and work with eco friendly materials to make my jewelry. My metal supplier provides 100% recycled silver and gold, and I am proud I offer palladium for many designs. As a member of the larger maker community, I strive to do my part in serving your client needs by exceeding your expectations. If you have a custom idea, please feel free to message me.

PLEASE NOTE: If you order a custom ring from me, please include your ring size. I can do quarter and half sizes as well!

Need faster shipping? Message me for details on how to get your items rushed to you. This will largely depend on my current queue, and if your piece requires any specific extra work (stone setting for example.)

Please share items you like on pinterest, facebook, and twitter <3 Spread the love so an artist can keep on making!

For newest designs and inspirations, visit my blog : http://metalwendler.blogspot.com/

Check out our other Etsy Store for amazing spoon ring designs, vintage, and more: www.spoonier.etsy.com

Thank you for visiting!

Josh Wendler

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(102)
Lynnie Trinh

Lynnie Trinh on Mar 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Josh has been incredibly reliable and helpful during the resizing of this ring and I'm so thankful for that! I purchased this ring as a surprise engagement ring which is a huge challenge in it of itself because my S/O does not own a single ring let alone a piece of jewelry. As a result I had the pleasure of guessing his ring size which required 3 times the charm. Josh provided me multiple solutions everytime I made the incorrect size adjustment. He's been understanding throughout this process because I could sense that he too wanted to get it right. His turn around time is fantastic as well. I HIGHLY recommend his products because they come along with quality, craftsmanship, attention to detail and he's been a joy to work with :)

carriereamanda

carriereamanda on Mar 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I love these rings! Subtle organic design, lightweight, and curved inner edges for a comfortable fit. Fast shipping and quality packaging a bonus. Thanks Josh!

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Updates

So happy with how these rings are coming out! Make sure to get your order in soon for summer events.
Now taking orders for April and May ceremonies. Get yours in today for your summer wedding!!
New Legend of Zelda tribute rings available! This one is set with emerald and oxidized for a bold look. 7mm width, masculine and wearable at the same time.
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About

Inspired by Nature, Jewelry that Gives Back

I began making jewelry in high school, where I fell in love with the process at an early age. Something inside me knew I wanted to be doing this for the rest of my life. So I applied to study jewelry at Colorado State University, where the journey began to deepen.

After that I found work at a local custom jewelry design studio, where I learned many practical applications to jewelry, including wedding and engagement client relations, and computer aided design to create one of a kind pieces.

To further my knowledge of stones and stonesetting, I attended Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, where I decided to stay and enrich my ties to the Bay Area jewelry community. I am always humbled by the way the community here embraces and supports one another, and it has helped my work evolve to new levels!

Taking my love of outdoors from my roots in CO, (and now in CA), my work is an impression of the sense of awe I get from my time in nature. Seeking to fuse modern design technique and aesthetic with a handmade element, Metal Wendler Jewelry offers unique and wearable commitment rings in eco-friendly materials whenever possible.

I work with gemstones that either lab created, recycled, or come with a very strict fair mining protocol. All metals used are recycled metals- either from the leading manufacturers in producing recycled fine metals and gold, or from casters using grain that is refined from vintage jewelry to create new gold alloys. Every piece I make is one I want you to be proud to wear, and have a great story to tell!

A portion of every sale goes to homelessness prevention programs in my home state, in a very progressive program that advocates for poor and at risk families in Southern CO. Check them out at www.lapuente.net .

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  • Josh Wendler

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Josh is a jeweler who got his BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry from Colorado State U., where he grew up. Later he moved to California to study at the Revere Academy for Jewelry Arts. Every day is a good one if you get to work with what you love!

  • Mike Tobias

    Head CAD/CAM Technician

    Head CAD Technician, tech support. Mike enjoys Chai tea and designing celtic jewelry on his own, as well as off grid living plans.

  • Doug

    Casting Specialist

    Based out of Denver, Colorado, Doug has been doing jewelry for longer than I have been alive. Specializing in casting with recycled gold and precious metals, Doug is the man when it comes to getting high quality castings.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2016
Metalwork and jewelry by artist Joshua Wendler. Josh received his BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry from Colorado State University, and recently graduated from the Revere Academy of Jewlery arts as a Jewelry Technician. He aspires to be an award winning jewelry designer, and to deliver fine craftsmanship with attention to detail, materials, with incredible customer service.
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Working primarily in metals, Joshua draws inspiration from nature, sacred objects, native and indigenous ceremonial adornment, surrealism, science fiction, and Victorian ornament. Seeking to create a synthesis from real life experience, it is his goal to create a play on the sacred and the mundane- and to live each day with a laugh.

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Payment
Payment must be received before item is shipped. We accept PayPal, Etsy Gift Certificates and all major credit cards at this time.

Sales taxes apply to the State of CA at 9%.
Shipping
• SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA
Shipping occurs via USPS Priority mail , and shipping times depend on shipping volumes for the US Post office. Most orders arrive within 2-3 business days of shipping, many arrive sooner than that as I ship several times a week. Your order comes with delivery confirmation, insurance, and tracking. I can add signature confirmation upon request.

• Express Shipping (USA)
I can offer a rush option if you need an item before the communicated lead time in your listing. Please message me BEFORE you but if you need an item made in a rush with express shipping option so I can make sure to accommodate your request.
I can quote you for express options. If you only need express shipping, it will be $30 for a USPS express shipment which is then overnighted to your address. Most times the item arrives the next day, although sometimes it can take a full 1-2 business days.

• INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

If your order is over $175, I will ship your item via USPS Express mail International, with insurance. Average delivery is 4-7 business days with tracking updates. Price is $55.

For orders less than $175
International orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail International which is $32 Shipment has an average delivery of 6 to 10 business days.
Tracking is not available.Insurance is not available with this option. The 6-10 day delivery time does not take into account customs. The customs process varies widely depending on the country you order from. I do not have a way to know how long it will take, but I have experienced a very high success rate of delivery.

For orders less than $175
If you would like to have your package EXPRESS shipped internationally, the cost is $55. Average delivery is 4-7 business days and includes tracking updates. Orders are also sent fully insured. Priority mail is the default, so please be sure to read those details and message me if you are interested in upgrading to Express.

Seller is not responsible for stolen or lost international mail.

• IMPORTS AND DUTY TAXES

Seller is not responsible for the duties collected by each individual country. Buyer is responsible to pay taxes on these items as they are in no way a profit to the seller, but goes to the government as a tax collected on imports. I cannot reimburse you for the tax if one is collected. If you need to inquire about the duty/tax your country collects, you can visit: http: //www.dutycalculator.com/ , or contact your Country's mailing system to find out more information.
Refunds and Exchanges
•• RETURN POLICY ••

I guarantee my craftsmanship and want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are unhappy with your order, please contact me within 7 days of receipt in order to arrange a satisfactory transaction. Each piece is handmade with a high level of attention to detail

• If you order an item for a proposal or a gift and the time frame of 7 days regarding exchanges does not work, please message me before hand and I will accommodate your needs. Often it comes down to the initial reaction, which you won't know until the receiver of the gift gets it!

• Exchanges for most items are acceptable, although you must message me before hand to receive consent on an exchange. If you have been approved for an exchange/return, these conditions must be met:

•Buyer must notify me of desired return/exchange within 7 days of receiving the item and exchange must be approved
•The item must be mailed back within 3 days after notifying me
•Item must be returned in unused condition
•Buyer covers the cost of sending back the item and is responsible for shipment
•Buyer will not be refunded for the initial shipping fee

Returns are determined on a case by case basis, and are not available for every item.

•** A 25% restocking fee may be deducted from some items. This is to make up for the labor, materials, and time involved in making a handmade item to your size. I will let you know if this is the case with your item.

• Please do NOT purchase multiple listings in multiple sizes of the same ring, only to return the ones that do not fit. Each ring is made by hand, so it reflects a lot of time and effort on my end to accommodate your order. It is much easier to order a ring once, and re-size if it does not fit. I can send you a ring sizer if needed to determine your size. IF YOU KNOW YOUR EXACT SIZE, EVERYONE GETS A BETTER DEAL OUT OF THE TRANSACTION. Please read my ring re-sizing policies below.

• If you have questions about my policy or any polices please contact me prior to purchase.

• CUSTOM items:
Ring which have been engraved or customized in any way are not refundable, as they were made specially for you and have little to no resale value. There are no exceptions to this rule. Please be sure about your custom order before purchase, payment must be received in full before item is shipped.

Contact me with questions I want to make sure you are happy with your item.

••• CANCELING AN ORDER PRIOR TO SHIPMENT •••

Transactons cancelled within 24 hours of purchase will be given a no questions asked full refund. If a customer decides to cancel a transaction after 24 hours from the time of purchase, there will be a 25% re-stocking fee to cover materials and labor involved in making the item and to cover sellers time in dealing with the transaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
•RING RESIZING (If you buy a ring at a size from me and discover it does not fit you correctly as a result of the customer not knowing their exact size.)

Please be sure to get your exact ring size to me upon ordering your ring. You can visit a local jewelry store, where they will gladly and accurately size you for free. If you are unable to do this, please contact me and I can arrange to send you a ring sizer for $2.50 + shipping.

I can resize most, but not all rings depending on how much it needs to change. In some cases I have to remake the ring. Because of the work involved, price for a resizing varies between $30-75 on average.The buyer will cover the cost of sending back the ring to have it re-sized and the cost to re-send it back to the customer.. Please contact me for an estimate on a re-size of your ring.

• Frequent Questions / Problems Regarding Resizing:

*I occasionally have customers who purchase a ring, then once they receive it find out they need a different size with their wedding date only a few days away. It can take me up to 21 business days to resize a simple men's band because I'm very busy and I have a lot of customers who are waiting to receive their item. A resize goes to the back of the queue in order to fulfill demand.

**** AS AN OPTION, IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET A LOCAL JEWELRY STORE TO RESIZE YOUR RING. Most professional jewelry stores should be able to accommodate a simple ring re-size in a reasonable amount of time. Prices vary by jewelry store and metals in the ring.
Some jewelry stores may not be familiar with the oxidation or texture techniques used to create your ring. The sizing may have a visible "seam" as a result. I will gladly re-oxidize your item for you at a later time if you need to do so. Shipping charges may apply. Craftsmanship of local jewelry stores cannot be guaranteed by MetalWendler.

• OVERALL>>> If you MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR EXACT RING SIZE BEFORE PURCHASE, IT IS A HUGE HELP ON YOUR END AND MY END.


• Using Customer metal for a project?
I cannot use your metal to create a ring. My metal supplier works with refineries to melt metal down to it's pure constituents and alloy it into the metals you see in my store.

• What are the origins of your gemstones?
Whenever possible, I work with gemstones that either lab created, recycled, or come with a very strict fair mining protocol. All metals used are recycled metals- either from the leading manufacturers in producing recycled fine metals and gold, or from casters using grain that is refined from vintage jewelry to create new gold alloys. Every piece I make is one I want you to be proud to wear, and have a great story to tell!


• Engraving?
Please message me BEFORE purchase about your engraving idea. Rings can be engraved starting at $15 on silver items, but require extra time. Please contact seller before purchase to make sure the engraving can be accommodated in a timely manner with your due date.

• Oxidation/Patina?
Oxidation is a natural process of the metals reacting with elements in the environment, which can change or darken the color of the metals. I offer oxidized metals which uniformly cover the rings. The Oxidation (or patina) is only a surface treatment a few molecules thick and will fade with wear, becoming shiny as it rubs on metals and hard surfaces you interact with.

More information

Last updated on Apr 25, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes! Please message me before your purchase to ensure your specialized details can be accommodated in a timely manner. All details, including pricing and timeline are on a case by case basis.

Sizing details

Your best insurance for a good fit is to be sized in person by a professional jewelry store, which will gladly do so for free. If you are looking at gold rings, I would recommend being sized by more than one store before purchase.

I offer a simple ring sizer to get an idea of your size: https://www.etsy.com/listing/265359527/reusable-ring-sizer-custom-ring-sizer

• OVERALL>>> If you MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR EXACT RING SIZE BEFORE PURCHASE, IT IS A HUGE HELP ON YOUR END AND MY END.

Ring Resizing

If you buy a ring at a size from me and discover it does not fit you correctly as a result of the customer not knowing their exact size...

I can resize most, but not all rings depending on how much it needs to change. In some cases I have to remake the ring.

Silver Items (Under $500)
Because of the work involved, price for a re-sizing varies between $30-75 on average.The buyer will cover the cost of sending back the ring to have it re-sized and the cost to re-send it back to the customer. Please contact me for an estimate, and time estimate on a re-size of your ring.

Gold Items (Over $500)
In most cases, I will do a simple re-size for free. This includes re-sizing a ring up or down within 1/2 size. Restrictions may apply.

Ring Resizing on a tight timeline...

I occasionally have customers who purchase a ring, then once they receive it find out they need a different size with their wedding date only a few days away. It can take me up to 21 business days to re-size a simple men's band because there are many customers in the queue waiting for items. A re-size goes to the back of the queue in order to fulfill demand. Contact me about emergencies or rush orders.

* AS AN OPTION, IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET A LOCAL JEWELRY STORE TO RE-SIZE YOUR RING. Most professional jewelry stores should be able to accommodate a simple ring re-size in a reasonable amount of time. Prices vary by jewelry store and metals in the ring. Craftsmanship of local jewelry stores cannot be guaranteed.

What are the origins of your gemstones?

Whenever possible, I work with gemstones that either lab created, recycled, or come with a very strict fair mining protocol. All metals used are recycled metals- either from the leading manufacturers in producing recycled fine metals and gold, or from casters using grain that is refined from vintage jewelry to create new gold alloys. Every piece I make is one I want you to be proud to wear, and have a great story to tell!

As the gemstone industry is a profit driven trade, often dealers will not disclose this information unless pressed by the buyer. I will never claim a stone to be fair trade or sustainable if I don't have proof from the dealer/manufacturer.

Can you use customer metal for a project?

I cannot use your metal to create a ring. My metal supplier works with refineries to melt metal down to it's pure constituents and alloy it into the metals you see in my store.

Meet the maker at their studio?

Clients can make appointments with the shop owner if there are specific needs to be met. As most jewelry is custom made to order in your size, prior notice of items of interest are a huge help.

As I am very busy filling orders and trying to grow my business, I can only meet with clients who are 80%+ committed to getting and item with me.

Studio is located in Sebastopol, CA.

Diamonds and Gemstones from a customer?

In many cases, I would much rather use my own stones to offer you new/certified material for the best possible product.

In some cases, I can offer you one of my designs with a client stone. This will be considered on a case by case basis. Due to the nature of stonesetting, there is a risk of chipping/damaging a stone during the process. Store owner is not responsible for damage done to stone during this process, as only a gemologist would be able to fully know the cracks, fissures, and inconsistencies of any stone. Store owner is not responsible for insuring stones during shipment, and is not responsible for lost or stolen items during shipment to owner.

Please message before purchase if you are serious about a commission.