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naturalezanica

ecofriendly wood wedding rings and sustainable jewelry

Louisville, Kentucky · 2612 Sales

naturalezanica

ecofriendly wood wedding rings and sustainable jewelry

Louisville, Kentucky 2612 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(663)

Announcement   Naturaleza Organic Jewelry features custom ecofriendly wood wedding rings and engagement rings made to order in your size. We can make all of our designs in recycled yellow gold, white gold, rose gold (pink gold) and sterling silver. All of our rings, earrings, necklaces and cufflinks are handmade with sustainably collected organic materials and recycled metals.

Current turnaround time for made to order rings is approximately 2-4 weeks - there's still time before the Holidays! Check out the READY TO SHIP section of our shop for items that will ship within 2-3 days of order. Limited Rush Orders may be available for an additional fee - please contact us in advance so that we can create a custom listing if a rush is necessary.

All designs are available in recycled metals: rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and sterling silver and with different wood options. Every ring is made to order to your specifications! Please browse our shop and visit our website for even more information: http://www.naturaleznica.com

All orders include WATERPROOF SEALANT SERVICE at no extra charge. Waterproof Sealant provides an extra layer of protection against moisture, scratches and wear, but it is completely transparent, matte finished and not noticeable on the ring.

We gladly accept custom order requests and Etsy Gift Cards!
See more at: http://www.naturalezanica.com

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 4, 2016

Naturaleza Organic Jewelry features custom ecofriendly wood wedding rings and engagement rings made to order in your size. We can make all of our designs in recycled yellow gold, white gold, rose gold (pink gold) and sterling silver. All of our rings, earrings, necklaces and cufflinks are handmade with sustainably collected organic materials and recycled metals.

Current turnaround time for made to order rings is approximately 2-4 weeks - there's still time before the Holidays! Check out the READY TO SHIP section of our shop for items that will ship within 2-3 days of order. Limited Rush Orders may be available for an additional fee - please contact us in advance so that we can create a custom listing if a rush is necessary.

All designs are available in recycled metals: rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and sterling silver and with different wood options. Every ring is made to order to your specifications! Please browse our shop and visit our website for even more information: http://www.naturaleznica.com

All orders include WATERPROOF SEALANT SERVICE at no extra charge. Waterproof Sealant provides an extra layer of protection against moisture, scratches and wear, but it is completely transparent, matte finished and not noticeable on the ring.

We gladly accept custom order requests and Etsy Gift Cards!
See more at: http://www.naturalezanica.com

Marlon Obando Solano - Amy Shelton

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Marlon Obando Solano - Amy Shelton

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5 out of 5 stars
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natedogg26

natedogg26 on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! This ring is exactly what I was looking for - unique, great craftsmanship, and perfect fit. Marlon and Amy were also so flexible and helpful. Highly recommend!

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Updates

Rose Gold Lados Linea Nacascolo. A beautiful contrast between the warm tones of rose gold and gorgeous grain of Nacascolo wood.
Pillars cufflinks inspired by Kahlil Gibran "For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
Handmade with sterling silver and nacascolo wood.

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The sweet smell of Kentucky bourbon at the cooperage, picking up some more reclaimed charred white oak bourbon barrel wood. These barrels start at the cooperage down the street from our home studio, to the distillery, and then go back all over the world.
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About

ecofriendly wood rings and organic jewelry, inspired by nature

I create one-of-a-kind jewelry using sustianably collected organic materials. I am from rural San Lorenzo, Nicaragua, where exploring the surrounding forest and mountains I learned about different varieties of nuts, seeds, and woods, discovering the beauty of nature’s detail. My work honors nature through its design and process – all of my renewable materials are organic and metals are recycled. As a trained archaeologist, I gained a deeper appreciation for the ancestral and cultural uses of seeds and nuts for jewelry and adornment.

My artistic process begins by collecting seeds and fallen wood from the forest floor. I dry, clean and cure, carve, sand, and inlay to create one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, and rings. I incorporate sterling silver inlay into many of my pieces, using ancient symbols and Mayan numerology. My work reflects my cultural heritage and nature, while experimenting with new elements of design and innovative use of natural materials.

I moved from Nicaragua to Louisville, Kentucky in 2005 with my wife Amy where we collaborate to sell my work as Naturaleza Organic Jewelry on-line and at local retailers and art fairs.

I am a member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the Louisville Artisans Guild. I am also a songwriter and musician and with my band Appalatin.

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  • Marlon Obando Solano

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I create jewelry with sustainably collected organic materials and recycled metals. I am originally from San Lorenzo, Nicaragua but currently live in Louisville, Kentucky with my wife Amy and our son.

  • Amy Shelton

    Partner, Shipping, Correspondence

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2016
Current turnaround time for made to order rings is approximately 4-6 weeks. Check out the READY TO SHIP section of our shop for items that will ship within 2-3 days of order. Limited Rush Orders may be available for an additional fee of $50 per ring - please contact us in advance so that we can create a custom listing if a rush is necessary.

All designs are available in recycled metals: rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and sterling silver and with different wood options. Every ring is made to order to your specifications! Please browse our shop and visit our website for even more information: http://www.naturaleznica.com

THANK YOU FOR READING ALL OF OUR POLICIES - MANY QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED BY READING BELOW

Every piece is a one-of-a-kind creation made with materials sustainably harvested by Marlon Obando Solano. Our ecofriendly jewelry is made with carefully selected materials collected by hand from the forest floor. Every ring includes Waterproof Sealant to provide an extra layer of protection for the wood. All of our sterling silver findings are 100% recycled ecofriendly silver. Precision, simplicity, and attention to detail characterize our work.

Our typical turnaround time for made-to-order rings is approximately 7-9 weeks, but varies depending on our workload. Our most up-to-date shipping estimate is on the front page of our etsy shop: http://www.naturalezanica.etsy.com Please contact us with any questions about timeline and let us know if you have a specific deadline.

We are always happy to hear from you! Please write us with any questions or special requests.

http://www.naturalezanica.com

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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You may select the size and width of the item you need, please include any other specifications, in the "note to seller" when you place your order.

Items will be made to order and shipped when payment is received. Orders are completed in the order they are received unless they are rushed.

RUSH ORDERS
Many times we are able to accommodate rushed orders and we are happy to do so. If you need to place an order and need it in less than our turnaround time (see our shop announcement) we request a $50 surcharge per item plus expedited shipping (if necessary). US Express shipping is $20. Please contact us PRIOR to placing your order so that we can create a custom listing for you.

KY SALES TAX -- We are required to charge 6% sales tax for all orders placed by customers in Kentucky only. Etsy/PayPal will automatically add the 6% to your final bill, but the 6% will not be reflected on your Etsy invoice.
Shipping
All items are shipped to the shipping address provided to Etsy unless we are notified otherwise. When your item is shipped you will receive a notification via Etsy with tracking information.

Each piece is nicely packaged in an ecofriendly 100% recycled jewelry box with a natural fiber ribbon and business card. Ready to give!

Please note, we do not up-charge or profit on shipping - rates are standard USPS rates.

US Domestic Shipping is Priority Mail. US Express Shipping Upgrades are available at checkout. Shipping to Canada is Priority Mail, International Express Shipping Upgrade is available at checkout. Shipping to ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS is USPS International Express Mail, with typical delivery between 3-5 days.

International Shipping - We are not responsible for any taxes, fees, duties charged by the postal service or customs in your country. Our default shipping policy is to use US Express Mail because it is fast, reliable and comes with tracking information. If you would like a different option for shipping outside the US, please let us know and we'll be glad to change it. Please note - if international shipping is over $59.50 for Express Mail the customer is responsible for paying the difference and we will bill you. Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
Every piece is crafted with great care and attention to detail. No two pieces are exactly alike. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, items may be returned for store credit and/or a refund minus $40 exchange fee (for rings only) within 30 days of purchase, and in original condition. Shipping is non-refundable. Normal wear-and-tear will not be refunded or replaced. We cannot refund or exchange custom designs, rings with stamping, or Mayan Numerology rings.

RING SIZE EXCHANGE
We will happily exchange rings for different sizes for a $40 fee per ring and $7 for Priority return shipping ($59.50 for International Express). Please read all of our information about sizing carefully to prevent mis-sizing. For an exchange please carefully package and return the item to Naturaleza Organic Jewelry, 933 Dove Lawn, Louisville, KY 40213 along with payment (shipping and $40 fee). Please include the exchange form from your packing slip, or a note with your address, contact info, etsy id and the size that you need. Exchanges are subject to our regular timeline of approximately 5-6 weeks. RUSH EXCHANGES may be arranged for an additional rush fee, please contact us for details.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
We gladly accept custom orders and custom sizes for rings. Prices may vary based on the amount of time and materials invested. We will charge an additional surcharge for rushed orders (see above). Different sizes of pieces listed on etsy.com will not be considered custom orders. Sorry, returns of custom orders are only refundable under certain conditions.

WATERPROOF SEALANT
All of our rings are created to be extremely durable and last a lifetime. All orders now include WATERPROOF SEALANT SERVICE at no extra charge. The sealant is transparent with a matte finish (not shiny at all) and completely encapsulates the wood. The sealant is food safe and hypoallergenic. If for any reason you would not like waterproof sealant on the ring, please let us know.

REPAIRS
If your jewelry needs to be repaired, we will be happy to replace cords, chains, clasps, etc. for a small fee. Ring repairs are subject to damage, but we stand by the quality of our work and perform most repairs for free if you will cover the shipping costs and are honest about how the ring was damaged. Please contact us and package rings carefully for any return or exchange shipping.

Thank you for reading our Policies, please contact us via Etsy Conversations if you have any questions. We look forward to collaborating with you!

More information

Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Naturaleza rings are made to be worn for a lifetime. Waterproof Sealant is now included at no additional cost on all of our wood rings.
To maximize the look and durability of your ring we suggest:
• Avoid prolonged contact with water. Regular hand washing is not a problem.
• Avoid chlorine and salt water; remove your ring for swimming in either. Avoid chemicals.
• Remove your ring for heavy work where it could be smashed or scratched or hung.
It is not necessary to apply oil to condition a ring with sealant, as the sealant prevents the penetration of any substance into the wood.

Sizing details

Wood rings are made to order in the size and width that you choose. We use standard US ring sizes in whole, half and quarter sizes. We can convert any international size.
SIZE is the inner circumference of the band.
WIDTH is the distance from knuckle to knuckle (in mm).
It is very important to be sized with a band that is the same width as the band you plan to order. We suggest visiting a local jeweler and first deciding the width you prefer, and confirming your size in a ring of that width. Fingers are very unique! We offer a range of widths for this reason, what looks and feels right on your hand is a personal preference, independent of size. See a size conversion chart on our website.

Custom and personalized orders

We will gladly modify, personalize or customize a wood ring design. Contact us with your idea, the design and materials you have in mind, size and width.

RUSH ORDERS

Our turnaround time typically ranges from 4-9 weeks, and is updated in our "shop announcement". Orders are completed they are received. If you need an order sooner, we will gladly expedite your order for a $50 rush fee and additional shipping, if necessary. Please contact us before placing your order so that we can confirm our timeline and create a custom listing that includes the total.

EXCHANGES AND RETURNS

We know that fingers can be difficult to size and can change over time and offer an exchange policy. Please read all of our information about sizing carefully to prevent mis-sizing. Wood rings usually must be re-made, they cannot be re-sized.

We will happily exchange rings for different sizes for a $40 fee per ring and $6 for Priority return shipping ($45 for International Express). For an exchange please carefully package and return the item to Naturaleza Organic Jewelry, 933 Dove Lawn, Louisville, KY 40213. Please do not ship with signature confirmation. Please pay for the exchange via PayPal or check. Include the exchange form from your packing slip, or a note with your address, contact info, and the size that you need.

Engraving and Stamping

Personalize your ring with an engraved or stamped message on the inside band for $5 plus $1 per letter. Length of message will depend on the size of the ring. Contact us in advance for details and a custom listing including the total price.