salonpetite

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Orange, Australia · 985 Sales

salonpetite

:*¨¨*:•:,¸ rare and exotic gemstones in silver and gold

Orange, Australia 985 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(386)

Announcement   Welcome to Salon Petite, a sparkling Australian Etsy store showcasing rare and precious gemstones set in sterling silver and gold. I hope you enjoy your visit here!

Me? My name's Graham. I'm a gemstone collector and jewelry designer. My business here is all about buying quality gems at hard-bartered prices and passing those savings on to my customers.

I test all the gems I import by running refractive index, polariscopic, UV identification, and light filter analyses to assure their authenticity ... bottom line : you can rest assured that you're buying GENUINE gems when you shop here.

I mainly design settings in fine and sterling silver, occasionally full karat gold and rolled gold. I never use silver 'fill', 'plate' or 'gold tone' metals though - you'll find only nickel free, non-allergenic solid precious metals here at Salon Petite, guaranteed!

Stylewise I like French and American Art Deco, US designer Miriam Haskell (c.1930) in particular. I'm also influenced by nature, my petite wife, and my three sparkling daughters. Unsurprisingly my style leans to the sort of designs they favour, typically, pieces that are delicate, understated, luxurious, and sparkling!

The fashionable gems at the moment seem to be rubies, apatite, Turkish diaspore (sometimes called 'Zultanite'), 'Rose de France amethyst', pale emeralds (both pink and green), Madeira citrine, peach moonstone and pink tourmaline. I have a pretty nice collection of these in the store if you're interested.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I've enjoyed making it.

Thanks for visiting!

Announcement
Last updated on May 30, 2016

Welcome to Salon Petite, a sparkling Australian Etsy store showcasing rare and precious gemstones set in sterling silver and gold. I hope you enjoy your visit here!

Me? My name's Graham. I'm a gemstone collector and jewelry designer. My business here is all about buying quality gems at hard-bartered prices and passing those savings on to my customers.

I test all the gems I import by running refractive index, polariscopic, UV identification, and light filter analyses to assure their authenticity ... bottom line : you can rest assured that you're buying GENUINE gems when you shop here.

I mainly design settings in fine and sterling silver, occasionally full karat gold and rolled gold. I never use silver 'fill', 'plate' or 'gold tone' metals though - you'll find only nickel free, non-allergenic solid precious metals here at Salon Petite, guaranteed!

Stylewise I like French and American Art Deco, US designer Miriam Haskell (c.1930) in particular. I'm also influenced by nature, my petite wife, and my three sparkling daughters. Unsurprisingly my style leans to the sort of designs they favour, typically, pieces that are delicate, understated, luxurious, and sparkling!

The fashionable gems at the moment seem to be rubies, apatite, Turkish diaspore (sometimes called 'Zultanite'), 'Rose de France amethyst', pale emeralds (both pink and green), Madeira citrine, peach moonstone and pink tourmaline. I have a pretty nice collection of these in the store if you're interested.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I've enjoyed making it.

Thanks for visiting!

Salon Petite

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(386)
Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this beautiful ring. It is exactly what I have been looking for. Arrived very quickly and the resize is perfect. I love it

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Updates

Some new tanzanite earrings for Salon Petite, available soon. Such a fascinating gem ... sometimes purplish blue, sometimes bluish purple, sometimes a hint of gray, and always a scintillating sparkle.
Aquamarine & Frangipani Pendant,
10mm x 7mm x 1.54 Carat Pear Cut,
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
inc. 17"-19" adjustable chain
Natural White Sapphire Post Earrings ...
4.7mm (diameter) x 0.47 Carat (each), Round Cut, in Sterling Silver Settings
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About

Welcome to Salon Petite! Etsy reckons you might want to know the story behind this virtual market stall and its operator, so ...

My name's Graham, the owner and maker here. I first became interested in jewellery in 1970 after listening to a radio lecture by an Australian sculptor named Tom Bass. His thoughts about creativity fascinated, and led me to study Fine Arts at the Australian National Art School in the 1970s. I've always enjoyed making things, and have earned at least part of my living through some or other form of crafting since about 1980.

These days I work mainly with silver and rare gems to produce counter-fashion jewellery from my highland workshop near Orange in rural eastern Australia. I say 'counter-fashion' because the jewellery trend in recent years has been toward large bold pieces, whereas my style has always leaned in an opposite direction, toward minimalist designs - clean, neat, and petite.

I enjoy working with a variety of media besides gemstones, in particular vitreous enamels and antiquities like ancient beads and medieval coins. I seem to be forever evolving my craft interests, designs, and materials. I guess my art path has been a good example of what the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus (500BC) used to say ...
" ... in life, 'change' is the only constant ... "

It's pretty much a one-bloke-business here at Salon Petite. All of the research, design, and manufacture, as well as photography, accounting and website maintenance is done by yours truly.

Etsy suggests that I should also mention here the ...
"things about my brand that are unique." Whilst I don't really look at Salon Petite as a 'brand' I guess it'd be fair to say I work pretty hard to deliver three things ...
• genuine gemstones, tested for authenticity;
• careful workmanship aimed at producing pieces that will last; and
• thorough product descriptions that honestly detail materials and dimensions in order to help my customers make informed decisions.

What else can I tell you about myself? Well, stylewise, I like French and American Art Deco in general and US Art Deco designer Miriam Haskell in particular. I'm also influenced by nature, my petite wife, and my three sparkling daughters. Unsurprisingly my style leans to the sort of designs they favour, typically, pieces that are delicate, understated, luxurious, and sparkling!

That's about it. I hope you enjoy looking at my work here as much as I've enjoyed making it. Thanks for visiting!

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Last updated on June 1, 2015
•:*¨¨*:•:,¸¸,:• ... hi
and welcome to Salon Petite, an Australian Etsy store featuring gemstone jewellery with an echo ... of art deco.

My business philosophy here is pretty simple : to treat my customers as I expect to be treated when I'm a buyer. Consequently I take care to describe my listings in detail, truthfully and accurately, to pack items securely, and despatch them lightning fast!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All prices shown are in US dollars. For your security I only accept payment by PayPal or credit cards mediated by Etsy's 'Direct Checkout' system (meaning, your credit card details will NEVER be passed on to my store at any stage of your transaction).

All products listed at Salon Petite are in stock NOW - no waiting. Except for orders placed on weekends and rings that require resizing, I'll be despatching your order within 1-2 (business) days of placing it.
Shipping
Salon Petite ships to 22 countries worldwide. These include Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and fourteen European Union nations (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland).

Please allow 14-20 days delivery time (less within Australia). From experience, around 39% of my shipments reach their destinations within 8-12 days, 40% reach customers within 13-16 days, 18% reach customers within 17-21 days, and 1-2% are delayed up to 4 weeks due to annoying but unavoidable Customs security checks. Shipments to the west coast U.S States take around 10 days on average. 15 days seems to be the average transit time to the U.S east coast, and to Europe and the U.K.

I ship locally and worldwide with the reputable and super-secure Australia Post. Items valued over $us99 will be despatched by Registered Airmail (signature required upon receipt). Please note that this service will provide you with insurance and proof of posting and delivery, but will not give you a capacity to 'track' its journey online unless you live in Australia or the United States. Once despatched I'll send you a shipping confirmation and your parcel's Registration ID# for this purpose.

Items valued under $us100 with be despatched by Standard Airmail (no signature required, and neither insurance nor 'tracking' included).

If you would prefer a fully tracked, expedited delivery an 'Express Courier' option is available for you to purchase from the 'Shipping Options' section of the store. This service is very fast and secure but Australia Post charges a LOT for it - an extra $30 to $55 depending on your location). Please explore the 'Shipping Options' section of the store if this option interests you.

Please Note : It's against the law for me to mark purchased items as gifts on a Customs Declaration Form or inaccurately declare their true value. Also, since I have no facility to pay Import/Customs duty on your behalf it remains your responsibility to know your country's import taxes (if any), and your responsibility to pay them. This applies especially to customers from the United Kingdom where Draconian import duties apply on jewellery purchases valued over £135. Sorry, but as is the case with 99% of internet purchases the buyer is responsible for any and all import duties, taxes, VAT, and other fees that may be incurred when importing items into their country.
Refunds and Exchanges
~ Refunds

If you're not completely satisfied with your order for any reason please contact me through the Etsy 'Convo' mail system and I will work with you to resolve the problem.

Although I try really hard to photograph honestly and write truthful, detailed product descriptions I appreciate that there are issues with buying jewellery online. I'm totally committed to my customer's satisfaction though and will look after you if you're not happy with what you've bought from me. At the least you're welcome to return your purchase for a no-questions-asked refund, exchange or credit (your choice) within 14 days of receiving it, providing ...
(a) the item is in its original unused condition; and
(b) you return the item via registered mail, at your expense.

If an item is returned your original shipping fee will be deducted from the refund. Also, if the return is a ring that’s been resized then a 20% fee will also be deducted from the original purchase price to offset labor and materials, since I won’t be able to resize it a second time (hence may never be able to resell it).

~ Missing Items

In the past three years I've consigned over 700 shipments through Etsy and not a thing has ever gone missing in the mail. It's given me a lot of confidence in people and promises, and in the world in general! Nevertheless, if your item has not arrived after 30 days from the date of shipping within Australia, or 45 days from the date of shipping internationally, please contact me for a replacement, credit, or refund (your choice). The date of shipping is marked on your Invoice for the order. Please note however that replacement, credit, or refund will not be provided for deliveries that have been correctly addressed at my end (as documented), and signed-for at your end (as documented).