Jewelry that reflects your inner light

Rutherford, New Jersey · 52 Sales


Jewelry that reflects your inner light

Rutherford, New Jersey 52 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner



riverofbeautydesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner River of Beauty Designs is on extended leave while my husband and I prepare to sell our house and move to Rhode Island. My jewelry studio is packed up in boxes. :( The shop will reopen in September. Please check back then. Have a great summer!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 22, 2018

River of Beauty Designs is on extended leave while my husband and I prepare to sell our house and move to Rhode Island. My jewelry studio is packed up in boxes. :( The shop will reopen in September. Please check back then. Have a great summer!


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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.


Shop members

  • 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. I live and work in northern New Jersey.

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Protect handmade jewelry from chemicals, knocks, tugs, tangles and (for jewelry with stones) excessive sun. Remove before bathing, swimming and hard exercise. Keep away from children.

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

Clean each material appropriately (for materials, see listing here or card you got with your order):

Stones, crystals: Water and clean, soft cloths.
Sterling silver, gold- and silver-filled: Jewelry wipes, polishing cloths, Hagerty's silver polish.
Argentium sterling: Clean jewelry wipes and soft cloths.
Plated metals and vermeil: Same as sterling and gold-filled, but clean 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!


TWO-WEEK RETURNS: To start a return, contact me for an authorization within 7 days. A purchase can be returned within 2 weeks for full refund so long as it is in its original undamaged condition. EXCEPTION: Custom, altered or resized orders are not returnable as they were made or changed specifically for you.

Buyers pay return postage. Please pack carefully. Insurance is recommended. Keep your receipt with tracking info.

No refund will be given without a return.

Returns are no fun! To avoid them:

- Ask questions before purchasing. If you need more info or want to see more photos, just ask.
- Be mindful of your sizing requirements before purchasing.
- Note item measurements and other details in the 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

Shipping delays are beyond my control, but lost packages can often be found. Let me know of any problem ASAP. If tracking shows your order was delivered, I am not responsible for refunding or replacing it, but I will help you try to find it &/or file a claim with the PO and police. After 4 weeks undelivered orders are eligible for replacement or full refund.

Orders confirmed damaged in transit are eligible for full refund; timetables vary according to insurer. Your help is vital:
-Notify me immediately or within 3 days of receipt with clear photos of item, inner and outer packaging.
-Keep item and all packaging until any claim is resolved. You may need to take them to your PO for inspection or return the item to me at my expense.

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.