oliki

Crystal Necklace - Bridesmaid Gifts - Layered Necklaces

Istanbul, Turkey · 6014 Sales

oliki

Crystal Necklace - Bridesmaid Gifts - Layered Necklaces

Istanbul, Turkey 6014 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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About

Oliki Jewelry

"Since childhood, I’ve been surrounded by creativity. I was inspired by my father’s genius projects and sister’s paintings around the home. My mother could also paint, but her gift was crocheting. She could create anything out of crochet. As for me, I hadn’t discovered my talent yet. It wasn’t until high school when I first dabbled in something artistic — photography. My Nikon was the only necklace I had (I wasn’t fond of jewelry back then!). Along with photography came a clearer vision of the world; I discovered a love for buildings and architecture. I remember sketching cityscapes in school while everybody else was struggling with math problems.

It was so inspiring being surrounded by creative people when I decided to go to school to study architecture. I loved creating with my hands and tools, and my design approach began to take shape. Bold structures always impressed me, and I loved creating contrast, like a highly geometric mass cut with a curvy wall (which is now the main approach I use in my jewelry).

The school taught a lot about Istanbul, the city of contrast, and pushed me to discover it. There is no doubt that it’s one of the most inspiring cities in the world. I decided to take a break and discover life in Europe. I attended the Erasmus Program in Rome where I learned a lot about history, architecture, design, and fashion. The boutiques in Italy led me to discover the unique shapes and composition jewelry pieces could hold, which got me thinking.

The summer I returned from Europe, I felt a sudden urge to do something creative in addition to my schooling. I reflected on my recent experiences and ended up creating a jewelry line called EPUU & OLIKI, and I loved it. I had so many ideas and designs already in my head that were just waiting to come to fruition. By the time I graduated, I had to make a decision about my career. It was a difficult one, but I wanted to move forward with my jewelry line instead of architecture. I now love every aspect of my job: shopping, designing, modeling, being a photographer, and marketing. But most of all, I love engaging with customers and hearing feedback from people who love and respect what I do.

Until the age of 25 I had a set plan to follow for my life, but I now live a life that I couldn’t have even pictured a year ago, and it’s amazing. I like the excitement of not knowing how the future will be; I’m enjoying every second." *

*Published in Belle Armoire | Winter 2015

Thank you for stopping by and reading my story.

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Shop members

  • Gözde Cangazi & Stéphane Testuz

    Owner, Accountant, Customer Service

    Owners of Oliki. Live in Pully, Switzerland. Married since 2011.

  • Ebru Cangazi

    Photographer, Designer

    28-Year-Old. Natural Stone and Jewelry Lover.

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2018
Frequently asked questions

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?

You can use following coupon codes at checkout;

FREE SHIPPING on orders of $100+ (Coupon code: OLIKIFS)
50% discount on orders of $500+ (Coupon code: OLIKI50OFF)

Note that you can only get 1 type of discount.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?

Usually within the same week. Please give me your PHONE NUMBER for the best experience.

Processing time is 1-3 business days. But you can contact me if you need it at the soonest time possible, I'll do my best to ship on the same day.

All orders will be shipped with EXPRESS SHIPPING. Estimated shipping times are;

2-3 business DAYS for the USA and Canada
1 business DAY for EU
2-4 business DAYS for the rest of the world.

Tracking information will be sent to your e-mail by ETSY.

DO I HAVE TO PAY TAX?

Every country has different tax regulations but you may be asked to pay tax to receive your order.

According to my experience, none of my US customers needed to pay tax but some of my EU customers had to pay it.

I don't make any refunds if you reject paying tax, because in this case they ask the shipper to pay it which might be higher amount than your order.

CAN I SEND MY ORDER AS A GIFT?

Yes, you can. All orders are gift-boxed and they are ready to give as a gift.

Please give me the recipient's address and phone number for the best experience. I have to state price on the invoice but there will not be any price label on the item. If you want to leave her a note, please write me at checkout.

HOW CAN I RETURN/EXCHANGE MY ORDER?

If you want to return the package, please receive it first and do not reject it. In such cases, shipping back costs too much therefore I CANNOT REFUND you. And please contact me before returning your order. Note that you'll be refunded as much as the item costs.

If your order arrives broken, I need a proof as following: A photo taken with the shipping package with the item in the box. The photo of an item alone is not enough as it might be broken after use. If the proof is acceptable, the item will be replaced with a new one. Please don't ask for a refund.

YOU WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF YOU REJECT YOUR PACKAGE. Because it will be shipped back to me and again, it costs too much (sometimes a higher amount than your order).

HOW CAN I CARE IT BEST?

Most of the materials are gold plated. Therefore store your new jewelry in a cool place away from sunlight and moisture. Don't sleep with it or shower in it, avoid perfume, deodorant or body lotion. Never wear it in a swimming pool or ocean.