sharonzimmerman

Edgy jewelry with a modern conscience

San Francisco, California · 151 Sales

sharonzimmerman

Edgy jewelry with a modern conscience

San Francisco, California 151 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Announcement   Everything in our Etsy Shop is Made to Order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to ship.

Modern jewelry with a modern conscience. Specializing in Moissanite engagement rings and alternative engagement rings.

My jewelry is handmade in San Francisco from 100% recycled sterling silver, palladium, solid 14 karat and 18 karat gold, with the occasional lab-gemstone added for eco-friendly sparkle.

I Blog here - www.sharonzjewelry.com/blog

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I am a proud member of SF Made-SFMade.org

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 26, 2017

Everything in our Etsy Shop is Made to Order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to ship.

Modern jewelry with a modern conscience. Specializing in Moissanite engagement rings and alternative engagement rings.

My jewelry is handmade in San Francisco from 100% recycled sterling silver, palladium, solid 14 karat and 18 karat gold, with the occasional lab-gemstone added for eco-friendly sparkle.

I Blog here - www.sharonzjewelry.com/blog

Instagram-@SharonZJewelry
Facebook-http://on.fb.me/O5Cvhl
Twitter-@SharonZJewelry

I am a proud member of SF Made-SFMade.org

Sharon Zimmerman

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(35)
Dana Leeman

Dana Leeman on Mar 28, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful piece. It's unusual, and I love it. My one critique is that the pin is a bit short so the the piece comes out more easily than it otherwise might. Highly recommend this artist's work, and she is lovely and responsive.

rachelgonia

rachelgonia on Feb 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this shop! I absolutely LOVE my earrings. They arrived quickly, were packed beautifully and the earrings are just gorgeous! Thank you so much! 😀

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Updates

Starting on a couple of Woodland Palladium bands for a special couple.
Layering the tiny spear necklace with the Vertex necklace.
Celebrating National Coffee Day with my mug from Unurth Wonder and my True North ring
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About

Moissanite and Post Consumer engagement rings in unique and not-so-ordinary styles

Sharon Zimmerman creates jewelry that is unique in its understatement—clean and simple, yet distinctive and playful.

Designed to compliment any style, her pieces are crafted by hand from an elegant palette of precious metals-sterling silver, palladium, 14 and 18 karat gold with just the occasional splash of color from lab-grown gemstones. She creates jewelry that you’ll want to wear every day for years to come.

Growing up in Seattle, she was fascinated by the interplay of nature and machinery from a young age. Surrounded by rings of mountains and evergreen trees, as well as the architecture of the aerospace industry, the artist learned to appreciate that the world is a wonderful mix of organic and geometric. Today, she continues to draw inspiration from her environment. The architecture of San Francisco inspires her sculptural, organically modern pieces, while the natural beauty of the Bay Area subtly informs her organic, abstract designs. Her travels around the world also influence her sophisticated aesthetic with a movement and energy of its own.

Encouraged by her parents to play with arts and crafts instead of the latest new-fangled toys, she grew up dreaming and creating. After a few stabs at other, less creative fields, she decided to take up metalsmithing in 2003. She studied with metal sculptors and jewelry makers during a brief stint in the Midwest before moving to San Francisco in 2005 to study jewelry making at the Revere Academy.

Sharon delights in designing and making pieces that people find expressive, beautiful, and treasurable. “Jewelry is the one art form that people interact with directly on a daily basis. It connects the wearer and the maker in a tactile and sensual relationship. This intimacy with art is what most interests me.”

She is a proud member of SFMade.

Member of Ethical Metalsmiths.

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  • Sharon Zimmerman

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Jewelry Designer/Metalsmith

    Modern Jewelry with a Modern Conscience - because being ethical doesn't mean sacrificing style. My jewelry is designed and handmade in San Francisco, CA

Production partners

  • Jena Hounshell Casting

    San Francisco, CA

    Jena is a metalsmith and caster with years of experience in the industry. I've been using her for casting for the last 4 years and her quality and service are top-notch. She is also part of a new wave of women making entry into the casting field of the jewelry industry.

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Last updated on Feb 27, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I accept most reasonable requests to customize existing work - chain lengthening and shortening (longer chains=higher price, just FYI), a change to the finish on a piece, a change to the color of the stone, etc.

Custom work is not usually the cost-effective route towards making jewelry for you, but it can be super rewarding! Keep in mind that requests to source a special stone or upgrade and existing product to solid gold will naturally result in an increase in the price.

I don't work with gold fill or gold plate. Why not? The gold layers on these products tends to wear off over time and require maintenance to keep the gold finish. Solid gold on the other hand is, well, solid. Consider the cost over the lifetime of your jewelry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item comes in a lovely paper box and comes wrapped either with a silk ribbon (small boxes) or tied in a gorgeous fabric wrap (larger boxes).

Sizing details

Ring sizes are listed in American sizes, but can be easily converted to UK, Australian and European sizes.

Many of my rings can be resized after purchase if the fit isn't quite right. A few cannot. If you have any uncertainty about the size that you would like to order, please contact me in advance and I can help you. In the event that a ring size isn't right, I recommend mailing the rings back to me for resizing. If you are in the EU or Australia and don't want to incur outrageous shipping charges for a resize, please take the rings to a reputable jeweler, but, and this is a big one, put them in touch with me prior to sizing so that we can go over any concerns they might have.

Wholesale availability

Are you a store, boutique, major retailer, minor retailer or gallery interested in carrying my work? You are in luck! I sell over on Etsy Wholesale. Meet me over there!

Care instructions

Jewelry is made to last...but you'll need to take care of it. Chlorine (from pools and hot tubs) can be corrosive to some precious metals. Hot springs (of the sulfurous variety) can turn silver black. washing your hands and applying lotion can make jewelry appear dull over time. Exercising (yes, even yoga) can wear on jewelry in ways that you may not have thought of. Care for your jewelry so that you can enjoy it for years to come.