GukiKhalsaJewelry

Modern Exotic Artisan Jewelry

Idaho, United States · 501 Sales

GukiKhalsaJewelry

Modern Exotic Artisan Jewelry

Idaho, United States 501 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to Guki Khalsa Jewelry! In my shop you will find unique artisan jewelry with a modern exotic influence.

I strive to create timeless jewelry with and eye towards sustainability. I believe we need fewer, higher quality, things. With that aim in mind I build all my jewelry to last. Each piece is created by me, either in my studio in Sun Valley, Idaho or in Texas.

I pride myself on an attention to detail. While I think detail is important I really don't believe in perfection, I think perfection usually means boring. So while you may find tool marks on my meticulously wrapped wire, they are part of the finish. Some of the gemstones I use will be chosen for their high grade and magnificent cut and color others will be chosen for their unique flaws. I hope you enjoy the exploration.

Special thanks to my very talented sister Dev who does all my photographs. If you would like to see more of her work you can find it at: http://www.devkhalsaphotography.com/

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Last updated on May 10, 2016

Welcome to Guki Khalsa Jewelry! In my shop you will find unique artisan jewelry with a modern exotic influence.

I strive to create timeless jewelry with and eye towards sustainability. I believe we need fewer, higher quality, things. With that aim in mind I build all my jewelry to last. Each piece is created by me, either in my studio in Sun Valley, Idaho or in Texas.

I pride myself on an attention to detail. While I think detail is important I really don't believe in perfection, I think perfection usually means boring. So while you may find tool marks on my meticulously wrapped wire, they are part of the finish. Some of the gemstones I use will be chosen for their high grade and magnificent cut and color others will be chosen for their unique flaws. I hope you enjoy the exploration.

Special thanks to my very talented sister Dev who does all my photographs. If you would like to see more of her work you can find it at: http://www.devkhalsaphotography.com/

Guki Khalsa

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Guki Khalsa

Updates

New Nora bracelet under construction. Finished with the soldering, oxidizing and polish, now to wrap it and put it together!
Don't miss our Spring Sale! 25% - 50% off all items!
The Barcelona collection is here! Be the first to get these new designs like the Giselle necklace, pictured here. This versatile necklace is like 3 pieces of jewelry and one, wear it long or doubled up, or as a multi strand bracelet.
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About

Modern Exotic Jewelry

The Process
I began making jewelry, as many little girls do, stringing beads. When I attended college I was finally introduced to traditional jewelry construction. My gypsy spirit led me to move around the West Coast for many years and so wire wrap, needing few tools, became my medium. Once I settled down in Idaho I soon became restless with the limitations of wire wrap and decided to broaden my pallet. Today I combine soldering, forging and wire wrap to achieve my finished work

The Artist
I have always drawn inspiration from nature, my travels and architecture. I began traveling early in life, attending boarding school in India at the age of 11. The shapes, colors and textures of Asia have always been a source of inspiration for me. Trained as an architect my first career was designing high-end homes. I bring that attention to detail and love of craftsmanship to my jewelry. My primary studio is in Sun Valley, Idaho where my daily contact with nature always revitalizes and inspires my work.

The Collection
I have divided my current work into three collections: Barcelona is brand new, it combines forged rings, coiled wire, chain and two-toned metal for a more industrial, urban take on my style. Generally I only use a few, choice gemstones in this collection. Marrakesh is all about filigree and is inspired by India and the Middle East. Brilliant gemstones are obviously a must. Tendril is a nature inspired collection that has a coiling vine as it’s central motif. Often cascades of brilliantly colored gemstones are the stars.

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  • Guki Khalsa

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    Influenced by her background in architectural design and her travels Guki has developed a style best described as modern exotic in her jewelry. Guki is a full time jeweler splitting her time between her studios in Houston, Texas and Hailey, Idaho.

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Last updated on June 3, 2016
Welcome to Guki Khalsa Jewelry! In my shop you will find unique artisan jewelry with a modern exotic influence. I strive to create timeless jewelry with and eye towards sustainability. I believe we need fewer, higher quality, things. With that aim in mind I build all my jewelry to last. Each piece is created by me, either in my studio in Sun Valley, Idaho or in Texas. I pride myself on an attention to detail. While I think detail is important I really don't believe in perfection, I think perfection usually means boring. So while you may find tool marks on my meticulously wrapped wire, they are part of the finish. Some of the gemstones I use will be chosen for their high grade and magnificent cut and color others will be chosen for their unique flaws. I hope you enjoy the exploration.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
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Payment
CHECK OR MONEY ORDER
If paying by check or money order, please send payment with 24 hours of placing your order. Your purchase will be shipped within 72 hours after the bank has cleared your check.

LAYAWAY
25% deposit paid at time of purchase, then up to 8 weeks to pay the remainder, upon agreement.
Shipping
DOMESTIC ORDERS (U.S.A)
All orders ship within 72 business hours of payment unless otherwise specifically noted. Please make sure that your paypal address is current. All shipping comes with delivery confirmation.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
I love to ship internationally and have not had ANY problems to date (except when shipping to China). However, there is no delivery confirmation for international orders unless insured. I will do my best to ensure the delivery of your item, but if your customs or immigration seizes the item, there is nothing I can do about it. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU A REFUND FOR LOST OR UNDELIVERED PACKAGES. If you wish to have your purchase sent by registered mail, please contact me for this option. You will pay the exact fee that the US post office charges me.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN POLICY
I want you to be happy with your purchase. In the event that you are not, you may return the item, no questions asked. You must communicate with me within 3 days AND I must receive the item back within 7 days. You are responsible for return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
MATERIALS
Sterling Silver: Silver with a fineness of 925 parts per 1000 (92.5%) silver and 75 parts per thousand (7.5%) copper, which increases the silver's hardness.

Gold Filled Wire: Gold-filled wire is made by forming a tube of gold and filling the tube with a base metal, usually jeweler's brass. The gold is pressure and heat bonded to the inner core. The gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total wire. Gold-filled wire for jewelry offers an affordable, durable choice at a much lower cost of solid gold. 14K gold filled wire is also called 14/20 gold filled wire. There is 100 times more gold in gold filled than in gold plate. A gold filled piece of jewelry with normal wear and care should last a lifetime. It is tarnish-resistant like solid 14 karat gold and is safe for most people with sensitive skin who can wear solid 14 karat gold jewelry.

Vermeil: Vermeil is an item made in Sterling Silver and then coated in a thick layer of gold ranging from 10 karat to 24 karat that is at least 2.5 microns thick. The layer or gold is much thicker than Gold plate.

CARE
I do my best to make each piece of jewelry strong but handmade pieces made from sterling and gold can be a little more delicate than jewelry made from base metals. Please also take care when cleaning your jewelry, do not use abrasive cleaners or cloths. Take particular care to use a delicate cleaner when cleaning pearls or soft stones.

CUSTOM ORDERS
I love custom orders and would be more than happy to work with you on creating a unique piece to your specifications--just convo me. When finished, the piece will be listed in my Etsy shop with a reservation for you. I will keep it reserved for 14 days. If you have any trouble with that time limit be sure to contact me to sort it out.