TaBouTreasures

Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry with a Global Vibe

San Diego, California
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Announcement    Hello and welcome to my etsy shop, where I am proud to offer you my global-inspired, artisan jewelry, handcrafted by me in my San Diego home studio. Using both traditional metalsmithing as well as more modern techniques, I combine sterling silver with natural gemstones and minerals to create unique pieces of wearable art.

I offer free shipping throughout the US on all purchases. At this time, I am shipping orders up to twice a week - one shipment usually goes out mid-week and one on the weekend. This is to limit my trips to the post office and potential Covid-19 exposure. I will update my shop status accordingly if anything changes. Thanks for your understanding and stay safe.

Please be sure to follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TaBouTreasures/) and Instagram (@TaBouTreasures #TaBouTreasures) to get a sneak peek at new items before they hit my shop, behind the scenes process photos and learn about special shop sales and coupon codes.

Please note, by making a purchase, you are agreeing to my shop policies - please be sure to read them before making a purchase. If you have any questions on any of my products, please be sure to ask them before making a purchase.

Also, in your etsy subscriptions, please be sure to enable receiving emails from etsy for coupons and sales to automatically receive special discount codes for my etsy shop when you purchase or favorite an item in my shop :)

Please note I'm not currently accepting any custom orders.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 14, 2022

Hello and welcome to my etsy shop, where I am proud to offer you my global-inspired, artisan jewelry, handcrafted by me in my San Diego home studio. Using both traditional metalsmithing as well as more modern techniques, I combine sterling silver with natural gemstones and minerals to create unique pieces of wearable art.

I offer free shipping throughout the US on all purchases. At this time, I am shipping orders up to twice a week - one shipment usually goes out mid-week and one on the weekend. This is to limit my trips to the post office and potential Covid-19 exposure. I will update my shop status accordingly if anything changes. Thanks for your understanding and stay safe.

Please be sure to follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TaBouTreasures/) and Instagram (@TaBouTreasures #TaBouTreasures) to get a sneak peek at new items before they hit my shop, behind the scenes process photos and learn about special shop sales and coupon codes.

Please note, by making a purchase, you are agreeing to my shop policies - please be sure to read them before making a purchase. If you have any questions on any of my products, please be sure to ask them before making a purchase.

Also, in your etsy subscriptions, please be sure to enable receiving emails from etsy for coupons and sales to automatically receive special discount codes for my etsy shop when you purchase or favorite an item in my shop :)

Please note I'm not currently accepting any custom orders.

Thank you for visiting my shop!

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About TaBouTreasures

Sales 428
On Etsy since 2008

My love of jewelry comes from my mother

My love of jewelry comes from my mother. As a child I was always playing with and admiring my mother's jewelry that she kept stashed away in her dresser. I used to sneak into her room while she was in the kitchen and try on all her earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I’d pile them on then dance around in front of the mirror, loving the way some pieces jingled and jangled, and dangly earrings were (and still are) my favorite.

Growing up, my parents and my grandmother would occasionally gift me with small pieces of gold jewelry, so that's pretty much all I knew - costume jewelry was never really worn in my family, we favored precious metals and natural gemstones.

Back in 2007, I decided I wanted to expand my small jewelry collection, for the simple reason that I wanted to have more interesting pieces to wear than just the plain gold cross and hoop earrings that I wore every day. Well, buying gold can get pretty expensive (especially the last few years!), but I had no desire to purchase costume jewelry. I did have a few silver pieces but selections in stores seemed pretty limited and everything looked the same. One day I ran into a co-worker in the ladies' room - she was wearing this exquisite silver necklace. I'd never seen anything like it and asked her where she got it from - she said she made it herself. And that's really where it started for me - within a few days of that random encounter in the ladies' room, I had purchased my first set of hand tools, some wire and beads and a beginner's book and started learning some simple techniques to make jewelry, just sitting at the end of the dining room table.

Although my original intent was just to make a few pieces for myself to wear, this quickly snowballed into an all-out obsession and next thing you know I've made more jewelry than I know what to do with.

In 2008, I discovered etsy and opened my first shop, TaBouTreasures. As I grew my technical skills, my designs evolved as well. After a while I found that the pieces I was selling on etsy were pretty varied, from simple bead-strung and wire-wrapped pieces to more technically challenging metalsmithed designs. I enjoyed dabbling in everything, so within a couple years I opened my second etsy shop, SweetTaBou. My intent was to sell the metalsmithed pieces under TaBouTreasures, where there’s more focus on the metal, and the simpler beaded jewelry designs under SweetTaBou, where the focus is on the beads. (In 2018, I decided to consolidate my 2 shops so now everything can be found here in TaBouTreasures).

Since that time I first started out making jewelry on the end of the dining room table, I’ve acquired more skills and the tools to go with them. Now I have a small studio in my home where I can go “play” and create whatever tickles my fancy. Everything is 100% done by me – design, execution, photography, making the listings, packaging orders and running to the post office, sourcing materials, etc. My shops are all just me :)

My design inspiration usually comes from the materials themselves. I tend to hoard gems and beads, then design around a particular gemstone. Being the daughter of middle eastern immigrants, I also draw a lot of my inspiration from middle and far eastern designs or motifs.

I enjoy making little pieces of wearable art, mostly from precious metals and gemstones, and offering them to others here on etsy and at the occasional art show. In addition to the materials and the workmanship, a little bit of that little girl who used to love playing with her mother’s jewelry goes into each piece I make, and I truly hope that whomever ends up owning one of my pieces feels that same pleasure when they wear it.

Thank you for your time :)

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  • Tanya Boutros

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Tanya Boutros

    I was born and raised in Montreal (Canada), now living in San Diego, California with my wonderful hubby. I have always had an artistic outlet, like drawing and painting, even writing poetry. I have been making jewelry since 2007.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
UPDATE: I am excited to now offer FREE SHIPPING within the US! Please read my updated shipping policies.

Hello and welcome to TaBou Treasures :)

Here you will find my one-of-a-kind (or very limited edition) handcrafted jewelry made of sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones, and occasionally incorporating copper, bronze, gold-filled and brass. Everything you see here is crafted by me out of my San Diego home studio with care and a passion for metal and beautiful gemstones, using traditional metalsmithing techniques. I enjoy making unique pieces of jewelry so that the wearer knows that they and only they will ever own such a piece. What you are purchasing is a statement piece designed to transcend fashion trends and passed down from generation to generation.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you have any questions about an item, please ask before making a purchase.

If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, please contact me via convo before leaving any feedback. I will accept returns only for items on which feedback has not been left – please contact me via convo within 3 days of the delivery date to inform me of a return. After I receive the item back in the same condition it left my studio, I will refund the purchase price (minus shipping). Item must be returned within 7 days of the delivery date and securely packaged and in the same jewelry box I sent it in and insured for the purchase price. Buyer must notify me once the item has been shipped back to me and provide the tracking number. Buyer pays all shipping costs. If item is damaged or in any way altered from its original condition when I receive it back, a full refund will not be given – I will contact you to discuss. If you send something back to me without notifying me first, your purchase will not be refunded or only partially refunded depending on the situation. Please note for hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be returned.

I package everything securely and will not be held liable for any damage that may occur during shipping. If your item is damaged when you receive it and if your package was insured, then we will open a claim with the US post office.

Please note that CUSTOM orders are 100% NON-refundable, including the 50 % up front deposit. Ready to ship items that were altered or personalized for you in any way are not refundable either. Sorry, no exceptions.
Payment
Payment must be in US currency. I accept Paypal, etsy direct checkout, and etsy gift cards. International buyers are responsible for any applicable duties or taxes that may be incurred on their purchase (please note I am not currently shipping outside of the US). Please note that California residents will be required to pay sales tax (city of Vista tax rate). I know, it sucks, but that's the law...
Shipping
My shipping policy has changed as of October 13, 2018. I am now offering FREE SHIPPING on all shipments within the United States. I am no longer shipping outside of the US at this time. Items will be shipped First Class via USPS and will include tracking and insurance.

Due to the COVID19 situation, I will only be shipping once a week on weekends for ready to ship items, while made to order items may take up to 2 weeks. I will then contact you via convo or etsy shipping notification to let you know your package has been shipped and provide you with the tracking number for your shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
I guarantee the workmanship on all my pieces; they should all withstand normal wear. However, beads and gemstones can break or chip, and metals may bend or even break if overstressed, so please treat your jewelry with care and respect. Store your pieces in jewelry boxes when not being worn. Strung and knotted pieces should be stored flat. Don’t toss pieces around, especially if they contain glass or gemstones. Don’t wear your bracelets playing volleyball, you catch my drift?

If ever something you purchased from me should fail under normal wear, I will gladly repair or replace it with same or similar item free of charge (buyer assumes all shipping costs). However, if you back out of your driveway and run over your bracelet or something to that effect, I will gladly fix it (if I can!) or replace it for a fee.

And please be aware, sterling silver, copper, bronze and brass WILL tarnish over time, this is a natural process and can give your jewelry a beautiful effect. However, this can be slowed down significantly if you store your jewelry in an anti-tarnish container, or minimally in a sealed plastic bag to keep the air out. You can also polish the metal to bring the shine back. Please note many pieces I make are already oxidized on purpose – this will always be indicated in my listings (patina, antiqued, oxidized are some of the terms used in the listings).

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER!
The jewelry I make is only intended for adults! The jewelry pieces you purchase from my shop are not toys for children so under no circumstances should they fall into the hands of a child – both for the safety of the jewelry and especially the child! I will not be held liable for any injury that may occur from the improper use or handling of any piece of jewelry purchased from my shop. I will not be held responsible for any allergies you may have or may develop to silver or any other materials used in the fabrication of each piece of jewelry.