Sea Life and Nature Inspired Jewelry

Portland, Oregon

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Announcement    All my jewelry is designed and handcrafted by me here in the USA. Lift someone’s spirit with a gift of art. 🎁 🎈 🌹 ❤️

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Last updated on May 11, 2020

All my jewelry is designed and handcrafted by me here in the USA. Lift someone’s spirit with a gift of art. 🎁 🎈 🌹 ❤️

✈️FREE Shipping in US🇺🇸 and Canada 🇨🇦
*Note: for my international customers: VAT taxes and duties are NOT included in the price and are the responsibility of the buyer (but shipping is free! Hurray!)



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Thomas Tietze

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About SeaLifeStudio

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On Etsy since 2014

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"

The John Lennon quote captures how I became a jeweler. I was always interested in fishing and everything sea life (my hero= Jacques Cousteau, 1970's), so I set out to become a marine biologist. I worked my way through college with a business partnership, crafting simple jewelry and polishing opals. One day my partners jewelry was stolen and I left college to take a job and repay him. At the time I was devastated. I now feel that this "disaster" became God's way of redirecting my life.
I accepted a jewelry apprenticeship. I had no idea how rare these positions are. I fell in love with the process of designing and then forming jewelry in metals. This launched my 40 year career as a gold and silver smith.
Today, my interest in nature and sea life is as strong as ever. Now my designs reflect this. I hope that my jewelry will serve to inspire an appreciation of the grace and beauty we see reflected in nature.

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  • Thomas Tietze

    Owner, Creator

    Thomas Tietze is an accomplished jeweler and designer with 40 years of experience. Many of Thomas’ creations are inspired by nature. In his Portland studio he crafts his designs using unusual colored stones and precious metals.

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Last updated on July 14, 2019
Thomas' designs are inspired by the nature and sea life of the Northwest. They are expertly crafted in gold and silver and set with beautiful gems such as opals, tourmalines and unique pearls. Many designs are one-of-a-kind creations. “…I aim to create jewelry that is alive and graceful-like nature. Jewelry is more than a commodity or just an adornment, it is art that should tell a story, evoke a memory, mean something personal to the wearer.”

Here you will find salmon and whale rings and pendants, Sealife designs as well as mermaids, sailing ships and other graceful contemporary designs. Welcome to SeaLifeStudio.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 7 days 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
Cancellations of in stock items:
You may cancel your order within 7 days of purchase unless it has been shipped.

Cancellation of custom or personalized items:
You may cancel your order up to the date I begin to craft your order. Once work has begun a custom or personalized order cannot be cancelled.

I want you to be delighted every time you do business with me. If you are ever unhappy with your order, you may return it within 14 days of receipt for a full refund, except for shipping and insurance charges. Within 30 days of receipt, you may exchange the jewelry and/or receive credit toward a future purchase. The only exceptions are custom orders, items that you have asked me to alter (sizing etc.), or that have been altered after you received them.
All I ask is that the jewelry is in new, un-altered condition and that you cover all shipping and insurance charges. You must first obtain a return authorization from me by contacting me via e-mail or phone. All promotional items must be returned as well.
I offer free sizing on my rings, once Within 6 months from the date of purchase. I also adjust some other items for free (read the item descriptions) during the first 6 months.
In all these cases, you incur no charges except for all shipping and insurance charges in both directions.
Please contact me if you are not delighted with any aspect of our transaction. I believe that there are few problems that can’t be resolved with a little goodwill and creativity.
You can pay via credit card or your pay pal account.
Unless otherwise arranged, we will ship via USPS insured mail.
Items over $1,000 in value will be shipped registered insured.
US and Canada shipments are free. Most international shipments only $10.
Express shipping is available on many items for an additional fee- see the item description. Please contact me first to make sure it’s in stock.
Please see listings for further information.

International duties, VAT and other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. These are not included in the purchase price and can exceed 20%. Please check with your local authority on what to expect.
However, I cover some shipping and insurance cost (this is a value of $10 or more that I will pay)
Please understand that custom clearance delays are common and out of my control.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders as well as wholesale and gallery inquiries are welcome.

All my jewelry is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 year. Please contact me first for a return authorization. I will then repair the item, replace it, or issue you a full credit at my discretion. All shipping and insurance charges are your responsibility. This guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear or physical damage to or loss of your jewelry.
I will repair and/or service my designs at reasonable rates beyond the initial guarantee.