MochisGifts

Mochi's Gifts

Concord, California | 47 Sales

MochisGifts

Mochi's Gifts

Concord, California 47 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (5)
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Announcement    Welcome to Mochi's Gifts where you will find unique jewelry handcrafted by a geologist!
See my California show schedule at www.mochisgifts.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 22, 2018

Welcome to Mochi's Gifts where you will find unique jewelry handcrafted by a geologist!
See my California show schedule at www.mochisgifts.com.

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About

How to play with rocks when you're an "adult"

Like most children, I had a collection of rocks – mostly unidentifiable but pretty – that were special to me. Unlike most children, my love of rocks and minerals grew as I became an adult. The interest in rocks turned into curiosity about their make up, which led me to serious study and eventually a B.S. in Earth Sciences.

Since playing with pretty rocks didn’t seem like a realistic career path, I chose to do graduate studies in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and received a Masters degree from UC Berkeley in that field. This in turn led me to a career putting my education to work studying and planning for geologic hazards, including earthquakes and volcanoes. Meanwhile, my pretty rock collection continued to grow and I started to make jewelry for myself and friends. I realized that my study of minerals gave me a unique perspective on stones in the form of gems suitable for jewelry, and I started down the path of making and selling pieces myself. I started my business, Mochi’s Gifts, in January, 2003.

I decided I wanted to learn more about the beautiful gems I was working with so I returned to school to learn Gemology. I completed the education and lab work required to earn my Graduate Gemologist diploma through the Gemological Institute of America in July of 2014.

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Shop members

  • Johanna

    Owner, Geologist, Gemologist

    Johanna is a geologist and gemologist located in the San Francisco Bay area. She has been showing her geology-inspired jewelry at art fairs around the Bay Area since 2003. In addition, her work is available in select stores in California.

Production partners

  • Various manufacturers

    India

    I've recently started working with this manufacturer who says "most of my gemstones are still going to be sourced out of Canada and USA exclusively" ..."and will be crafted in India". She uses great stones and sterling silver.

  • Various manufacturers

    Australia

    These opal pendants are purchased from the owner of an opal mine in Australia.

  • Various manufacturers

    Indonesia

    I've been working with this manufacturer for more than 5 years. hand pick each pendant from their selection.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2018
Welcome to Mochi's Gifts!

As a Geologist and GIA Graduate Gemologist, I love working with natural gemstone beads. Accent beads, clasps, chains and ear wires are sterling silver, gold-filled or gold vermeil. I design and bead every item myself.

I look forward to providing you with beautiful, unique jewelry.

Thank you for visiting my store!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Any item can be returned within 14 days of receipt for exchange - excluding shipping. It must be returned in original, unused condition in the original packaging. I recommend that any return made to me be fully insured and via a carrier that provides tracking information.

All items are guaranteed for 1 year under normal wear conditions. Your jewelry will be repaired or replaced for free up to one year after purchase. You pay to ship the item for repair and I pay to ship it back to you.

It is important to me that you are completely happy with your purchases. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Payment
I accept PayPal, most major credit cards, USPS Money Orders, and checks for payment.
Full payment must be made at the time of purchase.

All residents of California pay 8.75% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority mail within 3 business days of receipt of cleared payment. Priority mail will arrive within 2-3 business days after shipping.
If you wish another method of shipping please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that I am working with natural stones; color, size, shape, and finish may vary from stone to stone. This is part of what makes every piece unique.

Also, many stones are treated in the jewelry industry to improve their look or durability. This is normal - most people just aren't aware of it. I disclose any known treatments when I am aware of them. Most hematite beads are imitation. See my blog on treatments here: https://mochisgifts.com/2015/08/28/natural-or-treated-common-gemstone-treatments/

Remember - Rocks are our friends!