PretiosaDesign

Handcrafted unique sterling silver jewelry

Grimstad, Norway 8 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (1)

PretiosaDesign

Handcrafted unique sterling silver jewelry

Grimstad, Norway | 8 Sales

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Desirée S. Martinussen

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Desirée S. Martinussen

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Welcome to Pretiosa Design - sterling silver jewelry designed and fabricated in my studio in Grimstad, Norway

All pieces are made completely by hand using traditional smithing tools and techniques

I put all my pride and effort in the whole process of fabricating and designing, and I use quality materials only - precious metals and (semi) precious gemstones
Pretiosas' pieces will stand the test of time, and can be passed down to generations to come

Please note that I live in and ship out of Norway, which means international shipping takes about 2-4 weeks for delivery, and in some cases maybe even longer due to holdups in customs and your postal service
If you have a deadline to be met please contact me before making an order, and please purchase only if you are willing to wait the estimated time for your package to arrive

My responsibility is for when your piece(s) are shipped, but not for when you receive them. I ship both with and without tracking, and all packages sent without tracking I will not be held accountable for should they get lost on the way. I am a one-woman show, so thank you for understanding :-)

My pieces are all carefully packed in a gift box, and include a polishing pad and a jewelry pouch


★ Thank you for visiting ★


Desirée

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Last updated on Jan 27, 2019

Hi,

Welcome to Pretiosa Design - sterling silver jewelry designed and fabricated in my studio in Grimstad, Norway

All pieces are made completely by hand using traditional smithing tools and techniques

I put all my pride and effort in the whole process of fabricating and designing, and I use quality materials only - precious metals and (semi) precious gemstones
Pretiosas' pieces will stand the test of time, and can be passed down to generations to come

Please note that I live in and ship out of Norway, which means international shipping takes about 2-4 weeks for delivery, and in some cases maybe even longer due to holdups in customs and your postal service
If you have a deadline to be met please contact me before making an order, and please purchase only if you are willing to wait the estimated time for your package to arrive

My responsibility is for when your piece(s) are shipped, but not for when you receive them. I ship both with and without tracking, and all packages sent without tracking I will not be held accountable for should they get lost on the way. I am a one-woman show, so thank you for understanding :-)

My pieces are all carefully packed in a gift box, and include a polishing pad and a jewelry pouch


★ Thank you for visiting ★


Desirée

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About PretiosaDesign

Sales 8
On Etsy since 2017

PRETIOSA DESIGN, DESIRÉE AND SHOP POLICY

All Pretiosa pieces are handcrafted in a small studio in the South of Norway

By designing and fabricating each piece of jewelry from start to finish, using ethically sourced, high quality materials and traditional metalsmithing techniques, a part of my heart always accompanies the finished piece

Each gemstone is carefully chosen for its beauty, and each design made to enhance that beauty

I take pride in using high quality silver sheet and wire, and turning them into treasured heirlooms, built to last for generations to come

Each piece is a labor of love, and each piece is unique - just like YOU

INFLUENCE​

NATURE - raw, pure and timeless - is a big inspiration to me, and I'm lucky to have its beautiful diversity close to home;

the smooth & serene, the big & bold, the textures and the roughness

My desire is to create wearable reminders of Mother Earth and her astounding beauty

PEOPLE - to celebrate our similiarities, our differences and our uniquenesses, in the form of silver - that is my passion!

You could be a trendsetter..or a trend follower. Maybe you're traditional and have a sentimental heart. You might be a true original, looking for that one piece of jewelry that no one else has...

​I hope to inspire all of you with my work, and I love creating custom pieces significally for you

​Be Unique, Wear Unique

CORE VALUES

Integrity & Pride
Dedication & Passion
Quality & Trust

I am Desirée, owner, designer and maker behind Pretiosa Design
I live in the countryside, more specifically in a little town South of Norway called Fevik

The smell of manure in Spring, the sound of tractors working their fields, cows mooing and the fresh air from the sea nearby...it gives me a sense of freedom and calm (yes, it really does)

From an early age I was what we back then called a "tomboy"
I loved wearing my dads big flannel shirts (yes, I grew up in the 80’s/90's), and nothing could ever beat my old, worn out jeans...(unbeatable still)​

I played football, drove a fiercely trimmed small motorcycle, cut my hair short and couldn’t care less about make up
Jewelry though, I've always been passionate about, and no matter the outfit I would find pieces in my jewelry box to go with it

At markets and fairs, especially when vacationing in foreign countries where the odds of finding something different was better, you'd be sure to find me looking for unique treasures like a magpie attracted to silver​

MY STORY

About 12 years ago, still passionate about jewelry (dads flannel shirts, not so much), I decided to make my own since finding pieces that spoke to me got harder, due to the mass production companies and their abscence of unique and personal pieces

So I spent hours searching the internet for findings in brass and copper, made my first order and started putting my favorite pieces together creating just the jewelry I wanted for any occasion
I even opened an online store eventually, because I produced a lot more than I would ever be able to wear in a single lifetime

After a while I also started making wire wrapped jewelry, giving me a sense of being all the more "my own maker" - and from there on I just knew that I had to learn more, achieve new skills and take my love for this craft to every next level presenting itself

So in May 2016 I bought my first set of tools, some silver wire and my first silver sheet - and soldered my very first ring. It felt amazing, and still to this day that euphoric and magical feeling touch every cell in my body when I'm in my studio

Desirée


SHOP POLICY

HANDLING
Custom/made to order jewelry, commissions and discounted pieces are not eligible for return/refund. Make sure your measurements are accurate and that our dialogue along the way (for custom pieces) are consistent with your wishes.
Stop by a local jeweler if possible, for measuring your exact ring size, and bear in mind that your fingers slightly change sizes during the day due to temperature and salt intake. 
When everything is agreed upon, the piece is paid in full before I swing my tools
 
Please allow 5-10 days for fabrication and another 10-20 (business) days delivery time.
(My experience is that it takes a while to ship abroad, so please expect as much as 30 days).
Have an urgent order? Please get in touch by email and I'll see what I can do


SHIPPING
Ready to ship jewelry will dispatch in 3-5 business days, and often sooner

I offer shipping with or without tracking;

Shipping without tracking is $15 

Shipping with tracking is $35, your tracking number will be sent to your email adress

*Please take into consideration that Pretiosa will not be held accountable for loss of packages shipped without a tracking number.
Should these packages get lost or damaged when in the hands of the Postal services, there will be no refund issued. Pretiosa Design is a one woman operation and not a big mass production company - thank you for understanding

Buyer is responsible for any fees or taxes associated with shipping internationally, and Pretiosa will not be held responsible for items that may be held up by customs.
Please make sure your countrys' import regulations do not have any restrictions regarding import of jewelry


RETURNS
Please be sure to read each product listing carefully, and ask any question you may have before making a purchase

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase upon arrival, please email
post [!at] pretiosadesign.com within 3 days of delivery.
Customer satisfaction is always my top priority, and I will do my best to make sure your needs are met.
Refunds/returns are not guaranteed, so please make sure you ask any questions you may have and be sure of your commitment before making your purchase.
Returns are assessed individually for each purchase, and to Pretiosas full discretion

(Scenario; fabrication of a ring made from your specific measures, will not be refundable, should it not fit. Buyer may return the piece and get it resized, if the design allows it, paying the postage both ways. There may also be an extra charge for the job, depending on the amount of work involved).
As mentioned earlier, please contact me by email beforehand

When the piece is received and 14 days have passed, the purchase is binding and the item can not be returned

Please remember that all my pieces are made completely by hand and are all my own designs. This means they are unique, never identical nor necessarily 100% flawless - like most handcrafted items ♥

Upon return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as when you received it. 
You will be refunded the full amount except postage. The buyer is also responsible for postage upon return, unless otherwise is agreed upon.
Pretiosa takes full responsability for any production faults or defects, and will in such cases refund buyers' postage.
Pretiosa Design will not be held accountable for lost packages or pieces damaged during shipping, and recommends that buyer returns the package including a tracking number and preferrably with insurance

Once Pretiosa receives the item returned, in the same condition as when delivered, you will receive a refund

Return Address;

Desirée Støen Martinussen
Mellomveien 4
4870 Fevik
NORWAY

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  • Desirée S. Martinussen

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Lover of all handcraft, DIY projects and second hand My bench is my place of Zen, where time stands still and there are not enough hours in a day Every piece is handcrafted and my own designs, true OOAK pieces

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Last updated on Nov 4, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I do customs, though on a limited basis. You are more than welcome to contact me with your ideas and thoughts

Sizing details

It's really important that you know your exact size when ordering a ring (or a bracelet/cuff). If you're not sure about your size, the safest way to find out is to get it measured at your local jeweler

Care instructions

Store in a dry place, preferably in a tight zip lock or in a jewelry box
Remove your jewelry when cleaning and putting on make up. The chemicals make your pieces look dull. This also goes for oils and moisturizers
Clean your jewelry with a moist cloth. You can also use a drop of dishwasher
Gemstones are a little more fragile (ex.opal & turquoise) and must be handled with extra care. Use a soft toothbrush and some dishwasher around the bezel, rinse well and dry with a clean cloth. You can also use a polishing cloth now and then, to renew the sparkle
Oxidized jewelry should naturally not be cleaned to any large extent. You can polish a bit on the shinier spots on your piece using a polish pad

Custom orders

Customs/made to order jewelry are not refundable. Make sure your measurements are accurate and that our dialogue along the way is consistent with your wishes. 
Stop by a local jeweler if possible, for measuring your exact ring size, and bear in mind that your fingers slightly change sizes during the day due to temperature and salt intake. 
When everything is agreed upon, the piece is paid in full before I swing my tools

Please allow 5-10 days for fabrication and another 10-20 (business) days delivery time for international customers. (My experience is that it takes a while to ship abroad so please expect as much as 30 days).

Have an urgent order? Please get in touch by email and I'll see what I can do