RainaLeeStudios

Minimalist Handmade Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina

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Raina Lee Scott

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2021

Hello, I am taking a break from making jewelry. If you have a question about a previous order, please leave me another message.

Thank you,
Raina Lee Scott

Raina Lee Scott

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About RainaLeeStudios

Sales 2,349
On Etsy since 2009

Passion for Gold and Fire

As a little girl I watched my Mother with her torch and buffing wheel, hand making gold rings in the early 70s. I was fascinated by the whole process! I loved watching the fire of the torch melt the gold and go just where she wanted it to...

As a child we would travel to India where women in beautiful colors wore their special wedding jewelry. Rich 22k gold necklaces and rings with magnificent colors and shapes. I decided I would make jewelry some day.

Finally when I moved to Asheville, NC I was told of a magical place called Penland School of Crafts. An amazing community where you could live, eat and breath art all the time! I lived up in those hills for months to study metal-smithing. The studios were open 24 hours a day and the instructors were some of the greatest jewelers from around the world!

I began collecting tools, torches, buffing wheels, and files and started my own jewelry bench in 2009.

I have a special place in my heart for wedding jewelry. I love making wedding bands for happy couples in love, and decided to focus on my minimalist gold wedding bands and bangles.

Another passion of mine is FASHION! I have been collecting, curating, photographing and styling vintage clothing for 25 years! Check out my Fab VINTAGE shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/posiesforluluvintage

Thank you for visiting my shop!
Raina

Shop members

  • Raina Lee Scott

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am originally from California, but now live in the beautiful hills of Asheville, North Carolina. I studied to be a metalsmith at Penland School of Crafts. I have a bench in my little home studio where I hand forge each piece of jewelry myself.

Production partners

  • Kennith Cope

    Asheville, NC

    Ken does rhodium plating for me when a customer orders it for their white gold pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2021
*All Items are Made to Order. Please see shop announcement for current turnaround times.

*I gladly accept returns and exchanges and upgrades. (please see conditions below).
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery

*Expedited Shipping and RUSH orders available upon checkout!

I ALSO have a Fabulous VINTAGE shop! Very MAD MEN 1950's and 1960's, and Bohemian Hippie 1970's Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes Lingerie, handbags! Come check it out!* PosiesForLulu.etsy.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I gladly accept upgrades, exchanges and returns. *please see conditions.
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
All shipping is paid for by buyer. No refunds on shipping.

RING RETURNS:
1) If your ring does not fit your finger, I will re-size it up to a 1/4 size larger for FREE ! Just ship it back and I will size it and get it back to you right away! (shipping charges apply for international customers only).

2) If you need more than a 1/2 size larger than you ordered, I will have to refine the gold of the old ring and make a whole new ring, so there will be a $35 labor fee.

3) To size down to a smaller size, I do charge $35 for one hour labor for the cutting, re-soldering, sanding and finishing your ring again.

4) If you would like to upgrade to a wider band, I will take your original ring back and put the cost of your ring towards the price your new ring. All rings are made to order, so there is a 25% fee to get the gold professionally refined and back into a useable state make the new ring.

*5) If your ring does not work for you, I will happily take your ring back for a refund minus a 25% re-stocking fee to get the gold professionally refined again. Please contact me within 5 days to arrange this refund. You will need to ship item back within: 10 days of delivery.

*BANGLE RETURNS:
1) To exchange a BANGLE to a larger size: I will put the cost of your smaller bangle towards your larger bangle. There will be a 25% professional refining fee to send the bangles in to get them melted, refined and back to a workable state. Then there is the cost of the extra gold to make it larger, and a $35 labor fee per bangle

2) To cut your BANGLE down to a smaller size: I charge a $35 labor fee, per bangle, for the cutting, re-sizing, re-soldering, sanding and finishing your bangle again.

3) ALL BANGLES ARE MADE TO ORDER. If your bangle does not work for you, I will happily take it back for a refund minus a 25% refining fee to get the gold professionally refined so I can return it to my gold distributor for a refund. Please contact me within 5 days to arrange this refund. You will need to ship item back within: 10 days of delivery.

*CUSTOM ORDERS:
1) All custom orders are final. I do not do refunds for custom orders or special requests.

-Return shipping paid by buyer.
-No refunds on shipping.
-No refunds for rhodium plating. This is a service I pay for.
-No refunds on special request orders made by customer.
Shipping
TIMING:
All Items are Made to Order. Please see my shop announcement page for my current turnaround times.

SHIPPING UPGRADES:

EXPRESS MAIL: Once you add your Item to your cart, if you need quicker shipping, upgrade to USPS EXPRESS MAIL, and shipping will take 1-2 days! (Ring making time will be the same). International orders take 6-10 days with PRIORITY and 3-5 days with EXPRESS Mail upgrades.

RUSH ORDERS for thin rings only: For Customers in the US: Once you add your Item to your cart, you can also choose RUSH ORDER + EXPRESS MAIL SHIPPING to get your ring made, and at your doorstep in only 5 business days! (Applicable rings only. I can not do rush orders when I am out of town).
Additional policies and FAQs
*FIGURING OUT YOUR RING SIZE:
The best way to get your proper ring size is go to a local jeweler, or any jewelry store in the mall and have them measure your finger size. Let them know if you are getting a very thin ring or a wide ring.

If you can't get to a jewelry store, find a thin stiff ribbon or string, (with no stretch), wrap it around your finger loose enough where I can get over your knuckle, but not too loose. Cut it at the seam where it overlaps and give me that measurement in centimeters and millimeters. Each and every mm counts, so please be as precise as possible! :)

Ring size conversion charts site for other countries:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/ring_size.htm

*FIGURING OUT YOUR BANGLE SIZE:
Fold your hand tight, like you are slipping on a bangle. Use a measuring tape to measure around the widest part of your folded hand (pinky knuckle to lower thumb knuckle). Give me that measurement in inches or mm.

*SHIPPING UPGRADES*
1) Once you add your Item to your cart, if you need quicker shipping, UPGRADE to USPS EXPRESS MAIL, and shipping will take 1-2 days! (Ring making time will be the same). International orders take 6-10 days with PRIORITY and 3-5 days with EXPRESS Mail upgrades.

2) If you need a RUSH order let me know and I will let you know if I am able to do it and what the cost will be.

Please check your ring size before ordering!

Thank you so much!

More information

Last updated on Oct 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

If you don't know your ring size, you can go to any local jewelry store or the mall and get your finger sized for free!