riverofbeautydesigns

Jewelry that reflects your inner light

Rutherford, New Jersey · 15 Sales

riverofbeautydesigns

Jewelry that reflects your inner light

Rutherford, New Jersey 15 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

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Judith

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Announcement   Welcome to River of Beauty Designs--jewelry designed to reflect your inner light. My jewelry is handmade with care in the USA using precious and semi-precious gems, precious metals and other fine materials. Many pieces are one of a kind, and the rest are limited editions. River of Beauty jewelry is meant to last and be treasured for many years.

Free first-class shipping with tracking is provided on all orders within the United States. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can use the Contact links on Etsy or email me at riverofbeautydesigns [!at] gmail.com. I will always do my best to earn your five-star feedback.

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2016

Welcome to River of Beauty Designs--jewelry designed to reflect your inner light. My jewelry is handmade with care in the USA using precious and semi-precious gems, precious metals and other fine materials. Many pieces are one of a kind, and the rest are limited editions. River of Beauty jewelry is meant to last and be treasured for many years.

Free first-class shipping with tracking is provided on all orders within the United States. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can use the Contact links on Etsy or email me at riverofbeautydesigns [!at] gmail.com. I will always do my best to earn your five-star feedback.

Judith

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14)
daottaunick

daottaunick on Mar 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

An impulse purchase that I couldn't resist & so glad I didn't! Exquisite color combo with blue flashes in the natural labradorite - so much prettier than fake colored stones I saw elsewhere. Elegant design & true quality for the price. thanks!

Terri Cook

Terri Cook on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy with my beautiful earrings! Gorgeous color and design, and exquisitely made. My order was shipped super fast and was packed meticulously and very beautifully as well. Judith is a wonderfully talented jewelry designer and maker with unique, beautiful and very inspiring creations. This is an awesome shop, and I highly recommend it!!

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About

it started with a river....

Rivers run through my life. I was blessed to grow up on a street with a majestic river at its end. The time I spent playing by, shrimping in and rowing on that river planted a sense of beauty in my soul. Somehow since then I've almost always lived within walking distance of a river. So River of Beauty Designs felt like the right name for my new Etsy shop, which just opened in November 2016.

Hand-cut gemstones and precious metals are my favorite materials -- the beauty, variety, and uniqueness of the earth's treasures are endless. Gemstones are still being discovered! But I'll take color, texture and sparkle wherever I find them. My work employs high-quality materials--for example, as much as possible I use 14K gold-filled and sterling silver rather than the cheaper, less durable gold and silver plate--because I want my jewelry to last and make you feel radiant.

As a third-career jewelry-maker my style is still evolving, but I hope always to make elegant, color-filled jewelry that honors the earth, my customers and the Artist who made us all.

AMDG

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  • Judith

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a third-career, self-teaching perfectionist who found my true calling in adding tiny bits of beauty to the world.

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Protect handmade jewelry from chemicals, knocks, tugs, tangles and (for jewelry with stones) excessive sun. Remove it to bathe, swim, sunbathe or do hard exercise. Keep away from children.

Store necklaces and bracelets flat. Store sterling silver in plastic bags to slow tarnishing.

Clean appropriately for the materials (listed on the card that comes with your jewelry):

Stones, crystals: Water and clean, soft cloths.
Sterling silver, gold-filled: Jewelry wipes, polishing cloths, Hagerty's silversmith polish.
Argentium: Clean, soft cloths, clean jewelry wipes.
Plated metals, including gold vermeil: Same as sterling and gold-filled, but clean more gently to protect the thin finish. Plated items may need replating eventually.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders come in simple gift packaging as seen in the last photo of each listing. I am happy to send gifts directly to your recipients. If you'd like a note enclosed, let me know in the "note to seller" box at checkout. I'll make it pretty for you!

Sizing details

Sizes vary. Measurements are provided in each item's description. Please look at them carefully. If you know both the item's size and your own sizing requirements (or your gift recipient's), you can probably avoid the bother of a return.

Resizing is available for most items; if new supplies are needed, there will be a small charge to cover their cost. Resized items are considered custom orders and cannot be returned.

Custom and personalized orders

I would be happy to work with you to create a custom piece of jewelry. Start by contacting me and telling me what you are looking for. For original work (i.e., projects more complicated than a simple substitution or alteration), I have a short form to help you think through some of the details. If we agree on the work, price and time-frame, I will set up a listing for you. You will need to purchase your order in full using this listing before any work (including design) is done. Custom orders cannot be returned. Any order that has been resized or otherwise modified/personalized for a customer is considered a custom order.

Shipping Details

Most orders will arrive within 8 days. Orders take 1-3 business days to process before shipping. Estimated shipping time is another 2-5 days, not counting Sundays. Shipping and tracking are free. I use USPS First-Class or Priority Mail, depending on order size.

Please note:

✦ Orders ship only after payments clear. Normally this happens within my 1-3 day processing time. Any delays are beyond my control: Etsy handles this function for its shops.

✦ An upgrade to Priority Mail Express is available at checkout. This service provides overnight shipping to most addresses, after orders have processed.

✦Shipping times are never guaranteed. If you need your order by a certain date, please order early, especially during holiday season.

Correct Shipping Address

During checkout, PLEASE make sure the shipping name and address on your order are correct--especially if you have moved lately or want the item to go somewhere other than the address on your Etsy account. I cannot be responsible for a lost package if the shipping information I get is incorrect. You can use the "note to seller" box at checkout to indicate a new or different address. Thank you for your attention to this vital detail!

Returns

Custom, altered and resized orders are not returnable. Any other purchase you are not happy with can be returned within 2 weeks for a full refund, provided I get it back in its original, clean, undamaged condition.

To start a return, contact me within 7 days of receipt and wait for my confirmation. Send back your purchase within 14 days of receipt. Keep the tracking number. Please pack your return carefully. Insurance is recommended. Buyers are responsible for return postage as well as damage.

No refund will be given without a return.

Returns are no fun! Please feel free to ask questions, as many as you like, before purchasing. Be mindful of your sizing requirements before purchasing. Item measurements are in each listing.

Six-Month Warranty

If an item you purchased breaks due to defective workmanship, I will either repair it or refund your purchase up to 6 months after purchase. The item must be returned (at my expense). Contact me before returning the item, and include closeup photos showing the damage or defect as clearly as possible. I reserve the right to judge whether the breakage was due to my workmanship.

Lost Orders and Damage in Transit

Orders confirmed lost are eligible for replacement or full refund. However, shipping can be slow and lost packages can often be found with a bit of effort. If tracking shows your order was delivered, you will need to help find it and possibly to file a lost package claim. I will help! Refunds may take several weeks.

Orders damaged in transit are eligible for full refund once this is verified but your help is needed. Notify me within 3 days of receipt, with clear pix of both damaged item and outer packaging. Keep the item and packaging. You may need to return the item to me (at my expense) or file an insurance claim. I reserve the right to judge whether damage is shipping-related. I am not responsible for shipping damage after 3 days.

Layaways and Reserves

I welcome layaways on items over $75. Please understand that your first payment is non-refundable. Here's how it works:

- Make a *non-refundable* 40% deposit and set up a payment schedule;
- Full payment is due within 8 weeks.
- Your item will ship when payment is complete.
- PLEASE NOTE: If any scheduled payment is more than 2 weeks late, the item will be considered abandoned and made available to other buyers. You will be refunded only for any amount you paid beyond the 40% deposit. No exceptions will be made.

Please message me to set up a layaway and payment schedule.

Sorry, I cannot reserve any item without payment.