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Cissy on Jan 12, 20201 out of 5 stars
I'm very disappointed with the vendor. I initially contacted her because, using the provided tracking number, my purchase couldn't be found. That's when I was told there was a delay because of a printer malfunction. I felt that should have been communicated given it was Christmas but figured she was just as busy as the rest of us. When my order was received a week later, it was incomplete. I emailed in 12/30 and was assured the other item would be shipped on 1/6. It still hasn't arrived and there's been no response to my email.
Corrie on Jan 10, 20205 out of 5 stars
Ordered this for a friend who is going through a rough time - she loved it! Great gift.
William on Jan 8, 20205 out of 5 stars
She Loved it! Perfect gift for my friend.
drylandmurmaid on Dec 23, 20195 out of 5 stars
I purchased this for my sister who is battling Rheumatoid Arthritis...some days are a huge struggle. She loves it...but not near as much as I loved giving it to her. Thanks for providing such a beautiful gift ❤️❤️❤️
Neda on Dec 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
Item was initially delayed but the seller was incredibly accommodating and paid out of pocked for overnight shipping to make sure it gets to me in a timely manner. Thanks Kristen!
Dawn on Dec 14, 20195 out of 5 stars
Purchased for a friend and she liked it. The seller was very accommodating which I appreciated.
caiennarella on Jun 23, 20194 out of 5 stars
Had an initial delay with order but shop owner provided explanation and refunded by shipping to make up for the delay. Very happy with the response and am looking forward to receiving my item.
Christine on May 8, 20194 out of 5 stars
The hidden message makes it meaningful and personal to me
mmstace1111 on May 4, 20195 out of 5 stars
Great bracelets. Arrived just in time to give as a going away gift. Now I want 1 or 2 for myself too. So I’m sure I’ll be back for more soon. :)
Sustainably Sourced, Goddess-Inspired Artisan Jewelry
Inspired by nature, the human spirit and the Divine Feminine, Ossa Gaia Artisan Jewelry pays homage to Mother Earth through hand-forged artisan jewelry created with responsibly sourced metals and gemstones.
STATEMENT OF VALUES, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
Ossa Gaia Artisan Jewelry takes sustainability and human rights seriously. Every step of our process is completed with the past, present and future of the Earth in mind.
GEMSTONES & METALS
As much as we adore the shining and sparkling lovelies that come from the Earth, we must remember that mining can cause some hefty environmental damage. Mining is also an industry that’s been associated with poor (and, at times, tragic) human rights practices. That said, in some instances, gemstone mining serves as a lucrative cottage industry benefitting communities in otherwise impoverished areas. It’s also a beloved hobby for passionate geology buffs, rock hounds and adventurers.
Ossa Gaia is proud to support small-scale miners and lapidary artists, especially those located in the US, Canada and the UK. We purchase gemstones directly from miners, or from suppliers who can provide details of where and how the gems were mined.
Our metals are 100% or partially recycled, and/or sustainably mined in the US. We also use vintage metals or remnants when available.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES
Like our materials, our tools and other supplies are purchased with the Earth and our fellow humans in mind. We prefer to purchase quality, long-lasting tools and supplies made by reputable US and European companies that echo our commitment to sustainable and responsible manufacturing practices.
Two chemical treatments – pickling and patinating – are part of our artistic process. To remove fire scale from our pieces (pickling) after soldering or torch firing, we use citric acid, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional pickling chemicals. The non-toxic liver of sulfur used as a patina doubles as an organic fungicide for our backyard tomato bed.
Ossa Gaia Artisan Jewelry is shipped in mailing envelopes made in the US out of 100% post-consumer and post-industrial material. The envelope has a dual self-seal adhesive strip that allows our customers to reuse it before recycling. Our business cards and tags also are made of 100% recycled cardstock, and were designed and printed by small, US-based, women-owned companies.
In the spirit of Earth’s natural cycles of ebb and flow, give and take, Ossa Gaia is committed to giving back to the Earth and its people. A portion of our profits benefits environmental charities, including ClearWater Conservancy, the foremost land trust and natural resource conservation organization in central Pennsylvania.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
Ossa Gaia Artisan Jewelry arrives packaged in either a fair-trade sinamay pouch or a USA-made box constructed of 100% post-consumer cardboard and eco-friendly cotton fill.
Our jewelry is shipped in mailing envelopes made in the US out of 100% post-consumer and post-industrial material. The envelope has a dual self-seal adhesive strip that allows our customers to reuse it before recycling.
Our business cards and tags also are made of 100% recycled cardstock, and were designed and printed by a small, US-based, women-owned company.
We are happy to offer gift wrapping upon request. Send me a private message for more details.
Each piece of Ossa Gaia Artisan Jewelry is hammered, filed and polished by hand, then antiqued using liver of sulphur, and buffed with a museum-grade microcrystalline wax.
Over time, copper will develop a lovely natural patina to replace the hand-crafted one. If you like, you can polish your piece with soft, clean cotton fabric or a jewelry cloth. Avoid using liquid cleaners.
When you aren't wearing your copper, store it in a soft pouch or jewelry box.
Will your copper turn my skin green?
Some people are sensitive to copper. In severe cases (rare!), the skin will turn red. If this happens to you, please don't wear copper!
Other people may experience a milder sensitivity, which results in greenish marks on the skin due to copper's natural oxidation process. If copper turns your skin green, please note that this is normal and does not indicate an inferior product (unless you believe you've purchased silver or gold).
Coating the portion of copper that touches your skin -- the inside of a cuff bracelet, for example -- with clear nail polish can help minimize this reaction. Ossa Gaia Artisan Jewelry is not responsible for skin reactions to copper jewelry.
Most of our pieces are adjustable. Please contact me if you have a specific sizing question or request. Thank you!
Custom and personalized orders
I love making custom orders! Please contact me with special requests and ideas. I'm always happy to collaborate with customers to design and create a piece that makes them smile.
If you're interested in custom copper cuffs, check out this link for a single cuff:
Or a set of three: https://www.etsy.com/OssaGaia/listing/598061972/set-of-three-custom-copper-mantra-cuff?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1526495442704