PorpeArtifacts

Art Jewelry, Artifacts and Stories

Sammamish, Washington · 31 Sales

PorpeArtifacts

Art Jewelry, Artifacts and Stories

Sammamish, Washington 31 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   Welcome to Porpe Artifacts! Click "Read More" to see our shop news & promos.
ꝏ Free DOMESTIC Shipping (US only)

ꝏ NEW: Get to know us Promos section!!
Check our New Promo Section and find artifacts on sale.
Each month a different design will be promoted!
Get to know our Jewelry!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PorpeArtifacts?ref=seller-platform-mcnav%C2%A7ion_id§ion_id=21848982

ꝏ Our new collection will be presented by the end of 30th September, 2017.
So stay tuned !

ꝏ Our site www.porpe-artifacts.com is under construction and soon will be launched!
Our goal is to have a site that you will be able to browse and get inspired by unique
and beautiful jewelry & artifacts!

ꝏ If you like what you see here, please "Like" our FB page or "Favor" our store on etsy.
You will receive a 10% discount coupon to be used whenever you want!

Jewel yourself!!!
Thank you for browsing!
Vicky & Mina

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 28, 2017

Welcome to Porpe Artifacts! Click "Read More" to see our shop news & promos.
ꝏ Free DOMESTIC Shipping (US only)

ꝏ NEW: Get to know us Promos section!!
Check our New Promo Section and find artifacts on sale.
Each month a different design will be promoted!
Get to know our Jewelry!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PorpeArtifacts?ref=seller-platform-mcnav%C2%A7ion_id§ion_id=21848982

ꝏ Our new collection will be presented by the end of 30th September, 2017.
So stay tuned !

ꝏ Our site www.porpe-artifacts.com is under construction and soon will be launched!
Our goal is to have a site that you will be able to browse and get inspired by unique
and beautiful jewelry & artifacts!

ꝏ If you like what you see here, please "Like" our FB page or "Favor" our store on etsy.
You will receive a 10% discount coupon to be used whenever you want!

Jewel yourself!!!
Thank you for browsing!
Vicky & Mina

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(10)
angiegalaz

angiegalaz on Mar 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this elegant pair of earrings for a present. My friend really loved them. Thank you Vicky and Mina

Annie

Annie on Feb 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are simply sparkly and stunning! I love the burst of wow they give me! I have purchased many items from PorpeArtifacts and have been hugely pleased with every one.

Aliui

Aliui on Dec 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't be more happy with my purchase!!! I like to wear unique pieces and this one definitely stands out. Shipping was really fast and the price really reasonable, so definitely buying from this seller again :)

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About

Porpe Connects People Through Artifacts

"Porpe" is the greek word for buckle and has a long history through the centuries. In Ancient Greece and in Ancient Rome "porpe" was an important jewel of women's and men's clothing. Alongside the practical and decorative function "porpe" was also a sign of wealth social status and family situation of the people who wore them. Different designs have been found in Asia, Africa and Europe.

In the west, belt buckles are sort of a cowboy’s resume, name tag, and family history all put onto a piece of silver plated metal. For a cowboy it is usually a trophy to be worn with pride, and to show others their accomplishments.

Behind Porpe Artifacts there are 2 women, Mina And Vicky. They were connected through their love for art, jewelry and stories. Coming from totally different backgrounds, Mina originally worked as a graphic designer while Vicky was a Program manager for a Bank, they found in art a common language and gradually they started sharing a common vision about art jewelry.

"Porpe" an object of great artistic interest has been travelling through the centuries, connecting continents, people and creating stories.

Shop members

  • Mina Katsouli

    Jewelry Designer & Maker, Graphic Designer, Photographer

    The original design and the peculiarity of the jewelry making is what intrigues me. I like the different versions of the same theme and I don't prefer the perfect, flawless presentation of the object but the imperfection and the freedom of form.

  • Vicky Zomenou

    Marketer, Photographer, Jewelry Designer And Maker

    Consumerism and plethora of goods drives many people to treat jewels only as accessories. There is an alternative point of view, the artistic one and hopefully, this is the side that my work will emphasize.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We happily accept any requests you may for a personal or custom jewel, just send us a convo or send us an email porpe-artifacts@outlook.com

Gift wrapping and packaging

About Packaging
We believe in leaving a small foot print & using sustainable + recyclable products whenever possible. From the metal we use to our cardboard mailers, we try to be environmental friendly. This is why our packaging is eco friendly and can be recycled or upcycled! There is always room for improvement & we choose to make the extra effort whenever possible. !!

About Gift Wrap
All our artifacts are beautifully packed! Even if an artifact is indented for yourself. We believe that we should pamper our ourselves (we try to do it often as well)!!

Sales Tax in Washington state

WA Sales Tax 6.5% will be charged on top of the artifact price. This applies only to Washington state customers

Color between photos and actual jewel

How the colors in the images of the jewels appear on our computer screen may be different from how they will appear on yours.
Lighting also contributes significant differences in color, even though we are doing our best when taking photos of our pieces.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wholesale availability

If you are interested in any of our artifacts just contact us for details!

Makers Mark and Caring advice for your jewels

Makers Mark
In most of our jewels will also have a stamp if the design of the artifact allows us to do so. However, in all of our artifacts we include a card with artifact's details, story and caring advice

Caring advice for your jewels:
- Please store your jewelry either in a separate jewelry box or a cloth bag.

- Cosmetic products and perfumes should not be applied when you wear your jewelry, in such a case gently wash you jewel with warm water and hand soap.

- Your jewelry will live longer if you don't wear them during swimming, showering, and sleeping.

- Don't bring your jewels in contact with commercial home and jewelry cleaning products.

Sizing details

We indicate the size in all od our products. If you want a different size or you have any doubts about it just let us know!

Ring Size:
In all of our rings we indicate if it is adjustable or if it a specific size. If you need adice on how to measure your ring size visit our web site for advise on how to measure your size ring https://porpe-artifacts.com/2016/08/28/ringsize/

Bracelet Size:
The easiest way to find out your bracelet size is to wrap a cord around your wrist and then measure the length of the cord using a regular ruler.
In all of our bracelets, unless they are adjustable, we indicate the length.

If you have any doubts related to sizing don't hesitate to contact us.

Sustainable and ECO friendly

We believe sustainability is a social pact with future generations. Sustainable means meeting our present needs without compromising the needs of our children.

For findings and metals, sustainable means that we buy from suppliers which are selling metal made with reclaimed/recycled metal or with third-party-certified ethically mined metal.

For packaging we use material made from recycled or renewable materials and are eco friendly.

Sustainability is a never-ending process filled with opportunities to make the future better than the past. It is an effort we can all participate in and benefit from together.

Stock

We always try to keep a very small stock on jewels n order to be able to ship quickly. Usually when we are out of stock from a particular design we will relist it only when we have it in stock.