singleBbeautiful

Ecofriendly jewelry in recycled gold and platinum

Portland, Oregon · 991 Sales

singleBbeautiful

Ecofriendly jewelry in recycled gold and platinum

Portland, Oregon 991 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(464)

Shop owner

Justine

Contact

Announcement   Welcome! You have landed in my Etsy shop. Please enjoy a nice little look around. If you need any help with details or you have questions about custom orders, feel free to send me an email and I will get back to you ASAP.

Right now my work time is right around 4 weeks (give or take a couple of days) for custom made items. If you have an urgent deadline, I will try to accommodate you, but please get in touch as soon as you can. Ready made items ship in 1-2 business days. Please see my shop policies if you have questions about shipping, sizing, returns, or other nuts and bolts issues.

***STUDIO HOURS***
My studio hours are 8am to 2pm PST, Monday through Friday. I do my best to answer emails on the same day they come in. If you are looking for a rush order, please say so in your email and I will get to you right away.

If you are interested in my design process or if you are curious about how things are made, please visit my blog: http://jyaffa.com/singlebstudio/

For pretty jewelry photos (and gardening, holiday decorating, and twin photos) you can find my Instagram here:
https://www.instagram.com/j.yaffa/

I have a Facebook page where I post updates on new items:
https://www.facebook.com/jyaffajewelry/

Buyers, please know that your order will take around 4 weeks to make. Calculate 4 weeks from the date that I received payment and you will have your approximate shipping date. If you have a special occasion, please let me know and I will try to work with you. Some items will not take that long to ship out, but in general 3 weeks is the absolute minimum of time I need to actually make something. I also charge an express order fee for any deadlines under 4 weeks. Special projects will likely take longer than 4 weeks, but I will keep you updated on the progress on your special order.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 2, 2018

Welcome! You have landed in my Etsy shop. Please enjoy a nice little look around. If you need any help with details or you have questions about custom orders, feel free to send me an email and I will get back to you ASAP.

Right now my work time is right around 4 weeks (give or take a couple of days) for custom made items. If you have an urgent deadline, I will try to accommodate you, but please get in touch as soon as you can. Ready made items ship in 1-2 business days. Please see my shop policies if you have questions about shipping, sizing, returns, or other nuts and bolts issues.

***STUDIO HOURS***
My studio hours are 8am to 2pm PST, Monday through Friday. I do my best to answer emails on the same day they come in. If you are looking for a rush order, please say so in your email and I will get to you right away.

If you are interested in my design process or if you are curious about how things are made, please visit my blog: http://jyaffa.com/singlebstudio/

For pretty jewelry photos (and gardening, holiday decorating, and twin photos) you can find my Instagram here:
https://www.instagram.com/j.yaffa/

I have a Facebook page where I post updates on new items:
https://www.facebook.com/jyaffajewelry/

Buyers, please know that your order will take around 4 weeks to make. Calculate 4 weeks from the date that I received payment and you will have your approximate shipping date. If you have a special occasion, please let me know and I will try to work with you. Some items will not take that long to ship out, but in general 3 weeks is the absolute minimum of time I need to actually make something. I also charge an express order fee for any deadlines under 4 weeks. Special projects will likely take longer than 4 weeks, but I will keep you updated on the progress on your special order.

Justine

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Justine

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(464)
Kim Perkins

Kim Perkins on Apr 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love my ring. Buy diamonds for yourself Ladies. Don’t wait on a man. Justine was awesome and so easy to work with. I actually purchased a diamond anniversary for myself. It’s beautiful. I look forward to future purchases.

Emily

Emily on Mar 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

We love our rings! I wish you could post more than 1 pic so I could show you how beautiful they are! I picked all my favorite features of the rings Justine makes and asked for that and she nailed it!!Just what we wanted! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much!!

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Updates

My trusty shop monkey (aka my husband) assembling and mounting my new bench scope! I’ll be using it set tiny melee like in the microbezel halo. It is amazing! It makes seeing what I’m doing so much easier, like the lights have finally been turned on!
Preparing waxes for more of these free form nature inspired rings. Green sapphire in a pear rose cut and an octagonal cut and a natural yellow diamond in a rose cut cushion. I’m having difficulty deciding on metals. Yellow gold? More blackened silver?
A little bit of process...I sculpt the body in wax, ensuring the seat for the stone is a good fit, adding little bursts of bubbles. I wanted this to be asymmetric and random, but I think these decorative elements have a lot of potential for patterns.
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About

Ex-Navy linguist decides to not become an academic and starts her own jewelry business instead.

I love precious metals and stones. Not only because they are precious, but because they are beautiful and durable. I try to make jewelry that will last as close to forever as a piece of well loved jewelry can. I want my pieces to be passed on to grandchildren. Perhaps to be taken apart and reset to suit the fashion of the times (what will popular jewelry look like in 50 years? I predict that halo settings and micro pavé will be just as ubiquitous). But maybe not! So that is what I am aiming for. Pieces that a future granddaughter will be as excited to wear as her nana was back in the day. And I want the construction of my work to last that long too, not just the designs.

I can't take myself that seriously though, I don't want to go on and on about my design process or influences. Ideas come into my mind, I attempt to make them in metal and then I make them again and again until they are perfect. I don't have enough time (or resources!) to make all of the things that I think of, but nothing is more satisfying than when I finish a new piece. Except, perhaps, when I make something new and people like it as much as I do.

I try to value each piece individually, give it my full attention, and not let routine take over. I love it when my customers let me know a little about themselves (of course, I also value those who just want to buy something and don't need or want a lot of backstory or hand holding!). But I REALLY love getting engagement or wedding photos after my work has been put into action.

So I guess that's about it. I am a work from home mama, who lives in her studio part of the day, looking out on a big vegetable garden (that always needs work!), with two adorable dogs snoring away under the desk.

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Shop members

  • Justine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, The Whole Shebang

    I work from home, in a tiny studio that looks like a little house. It is covered in ivy on one wall, and looks out onto the garden that my husband works so hard in. I have two babies (twins!) and two pugs (devils!), and one wonderful life.

Production partners

  • Hoover and Strong

    VA, United States

    Hoover and Strong is a metals and findings manufacturer, located in North Chesterfield, Virginia. They also do metal refining and their metals are recycled.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2018
Welcome to my shop. I want you to be happy with your jewelry and the best way to accomplish this is for you to read my shop policies carefully. Thanks!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns on PREMADE/READY TO SHIP items available in the sale section or listed as ready to ship:

Please contact me within 7 business days if you intend to return the items you purchased. Shipping and insurance on the return is your responsibility.

CUSTOM ORDERS:
Returns on custom orders are done on a case by case basis. I require a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit on all custom orders. The final 50% is due when the item is finished and photographed. Your item will ship after you give photo approval and make the final payment. If you receive the item and are displeased with it due to obvious defects, I will do whatever is necessary to correct the problem. If it is true to the description and photographs, and you still want to return it (within 10 days of receipt), I will give you a return of 50%. The non-refundable portion of your payment applies towards my time and investment in materials.

LISTED ITEMS:
All sales are final. In general, items purchased AS PICTURED in my listings (no changes to any part except ring size) can be EXCHANGED within 7 days of receipt of the item. Please let me know within 7 days that you want to exchange your item. I am a small business, and each item that I make after it is ordered is an investment of both time and materials. Exchanges are a big deal for me, so please be as absolutely sure as you can that you want the item that you are purchasing. I make a great effort to describe and photograph my items accurately so you will have a good idea of what you will be receiving.

RESIZING It is always, always better to get the ring in the CORRECT SIZE the first time around. I cannot emphasize this enough! Please, please, please get your correct ring size from a jeweler (if it has been a few years since you were last sized, it is probably a good idea to get sized again). Any jewelry store will be able to give you your size. Please do not print out a ring sizing chart and hold your rings against it, or wrap a string or slip of paper around your finger to get your size. That will rarely give you your correct ring size. Please just go and get sized with metal rings at a shop, you will be more pleased with the result, trust me. :-)

ATTENTION: I don't know any tricks for getting your girlfriend's ring size without her knowing. I really don't. I always feel that it is best to just ask, and find out the correct size, with any additional input that she might want to give you. I've had people come back to me after they propose wanting to change the color of the metal, or having trouble getting the ring re-sized because it was 4 sizes to big. JUST ASK. Just ask her, and find out what she would like to have.
Payment
I accept credit/debit cards, paypal, or bank issued money orders or certified checks. I also accept personal checks, but I will have to wait until the check clears before I will start or ship your order.

In most cases, custom orders require a 50% deposit. If you are having a custom order made, I will make you a custom listing here and you can then purchase it to get the order started.

Please pay for the item that you have ordered with 2 days of purchasing. If you have purchased something that I have on hand, something that I do not have to make, I will ship it within 3 days of receipt of payment.

I do make most items custom AFTER THEY ARE ORDERED. So please allow 4-6 weeks for production and and additional couple of days for shipping. If it is a custom order, you and I will work out the details together about the time-line.
Shipping
Domestic (United States) orders will be shipped via USPS priority or Express mail, with insurance. Orders over 5K will be shipped via USPS registered mail with insurance.

In general INTERNATIONAL orders will be shipped via USPS, with insurance if the value is below 5000 USD. If it is above that, I will ship via Fedex. In addition, some countries require shipping via a certain method, so INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE DEALT WITH ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. Some countries do not allow jewelry to be shipped to their country. ***I CANNOT get real insurance for Fedex shipments, so if I have to ship via Fedex to your country, buying from me will be at your own risk. :-(***

**If you are ordering internationally, it is your responsibility to pay the proper customs taxes etc. In general, when a package has entered your country's customs and postal service there isn't much I can do to track it from there.***

Buyers, please know that your order will take right around 4 weeks to make. Calculate 4 weeks from the date that I received payment and you will have your average shipping date. If you have a special occasion, please let me know and I will try to work with you. Some items will not take that long to ship out, but in general 3 weeks is the absolute minimum. Special projects will likely take longer than 3-4 weeks, but I will keep you updated on the progress on your special order.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMER PROVIDED STONES

I would be glad to work with a stone that you provide as long as it is round, oval, or cushion shaped and in good condition. This is limited to diamonds, sapphires, and moissanite. It needs to be removed from it's current setting and inspected before being sent to me.

DIAMOND SELECTION

I don't keep a stock of diamonds on hand, so I need to order them for each ring after a deposit has been paid. When I buy a diamond I usually have stones sent out to me (using the parameters set up in terms of color/clarity/carat/cut). I then look for proportions in terms of table and pavilion percentages, a very good polish, and I make sure that any inclusions aren't distracting (i.e. they get lost in the sparkle). I also look for a clean and sharp sparkle, no dimness or blurriness. I only use what I feel are superior stones, and every diamond I use I would use for my own wedding ring. All larger (.25ct+) diamonds will be GIA or AGS certified, unless we have discussed using diamonds from other grading agencies or the listing specifies that the diamond does not come with a grading report.

INSURANCE

It is really important that you insure your purchase. I am not an insurance agent, I'm a craftsperson/artist and I know almost nothing about insurance, nor do I offer any sort of insurance or warranty on my rings. An agent will be able to guide you through insuring your ring/diamond much better than I can. So please, have your ring/diamond insured! Accidents happen, things get lost, so be prepared with a good insurance policy.

RUSH ORDERS

I know it is hard to plan ahead of time, but rush orders are very stressful (for both you and me!). Depending on the item that you order, if your deadline is sooner than 6 weeks from the date you purchase the item, there might be a 150USD rush order fee. I'm sorry, but my schedule is very full and when I have to rush something it is very disruptive. Please keep that in mind when you are planning your purchase. :-)


CAN YOU COME AND VISIT THE STUDIO TO SEE RINGS IN PERSON?

I make almost everything custom after it is ordered. So, I don't have a stock of jewelry on hand to be tried on or looked at. I am more than happy to chat with you over the phone, or answer questions via email.