TempestSociety

Handmade Jewelry | Designed and Crafted in Toronto

Toronto, Canada | 1382 Sales

TempestSociety

Handmade Jewelry | Designed and Crafted in Toronto

Toronto, Canada 1382 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (347)

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Announcement   PLEASE message me first with any inquiries regarding your order.
PLEASE read our shipping policies before placing your order.


<<<<<<IF YOU NEED YOUR ORDER BY A CERTAIN DATE PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE WILL DISCUSS OPTIONS TO UPGRADE YOUR SHIPPING IF NEEDED!!!!>>>>>>>


Original jewelry made from genuine materials, custom hand made to order. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and classic tools to hand forge my pieces, which are mostly crafted from sterling silver.

Because these pieces are custom made individually for you, it will take 1-2 weeks for production.

For custom-variations to existing designs, please email or Etsy convo me.


Please allow for up to 48 hours on weekdays for me to respond to your inquiries. If you do not receive a response, please message me again- I might not have received it.Thank you.


INSTAGRAM: @TempestSociety
Email: TempestSocietyDesigns [!at] gmail.com





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Last updated on Oct 16, 2016

PLEASE message me first with any inquiries regarding your order.
PLEASE read our shipping policies before placing your order.


<<<<<<IF YOU NEED YOUR ORDER BY A CERTAIN DATE PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE WILL DISCUSS OPTIONS TO UPGRADE YOUR SHIPPING IF NEEDED!!!!>>>>>>>


Original jewelry made from genuine materials, custom hand made to order. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and classic tools to hand forge my pieces, which are mostly crafted from sterling silver.

Because these pieces are custom made individually for you, it will take 1-2 weeks for production.

For custom-variations to existing designs, please email or Etsy convo me.


Please allow for up to 48 hours on weekdays for me to respond to your inquiries. If you do not receive a response, please message me again- I might not have received it.Thank you.


INSTAGRAM: @TempestSociety
Email: TempestSocietyDesigns [!at] gmail.com





ما شاء الله
هذا من فضل ربي

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About

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” — Oscar Wilde

The appeal of metalsmithing is a particularly singular one — because of the relative immutability of metal, the craft not only requires a skill that is equal parts artistic grace and brute force, but the end product itself is something that is truly timeless, never depreciating in either luster or value, and is often passed down through generations. While a beautifully made piece of fabric, or wood, or glass, or any work of art of a perhaps subtler craft may in themselves be beautiful and well-made, they will never become heirlooms in the way jewelry does. Furthermore, because of the scarcity and preciousness of the material used, the artistic act of creation becomes doubly focused and intentional; when a thing is cast in gold, it can be assured that the artisan took much time in its planning and execution. There is no eraser that the craftsman can rely on or second draft. When we look to the achievements of a past culture, or try to understand it through their material rather than intellectual remnants, it is usually through the stone and metal works that they fashioned and have survived — what their lives were like, what their values were, and what was truly important to them.

I originally was attracted to working with steel, creating knives, swords, body armor, hauberks and the like — it was only later that I realized that it was the beauty and detail of the pieces, the small cultural or historical significance imbued in the weapons, rather than their utilitarian functions, that I was truly drawn to. Jewelry was the natural recourse for someone with such inclinations.

I began making jewelry at the beginning of 2015, and have done it so consistently when not busy with university.I work and design from my home and am for the most part self-taught. My pieces are 100% designed and handmade by myself, using traditional silversmithing techniques such as piercing, sawing, hammering, and soldering. My works primarily consist of sterling silver, with the occasional addition of gemstones and crystals, or copper and brass, to add color and contrast. My decision to primarily work with these materials comes from an appreciation of not only the beauty of precious metals such as silver, but also an appreciation - borne out of my blacksmithing days - for the beauty and versatility of these other base metals. Furthermore, I aim to create pieces that are not only unique and timeless in themselves, and will last a lifetime, but are at an affordable price, and I always have this in mind when I am designing.

This last point is perhaps one of the main motivations for me in opening my shop and selling jewelry: I believe that jewelry — real, authentic, and unique jewelry — should be something that every person, regardless of status or gender, should be able to wear and enjoy.

I do not believe that jewelry should be the luxury of the privileged.

—Ali

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2017
Welcome to my shop policy page.

Send me an email or Etsy convo for any and all questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
Returns, exchanges and refunds are done on a case to case basis. While your satisfaction is my highest aim, if for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me to work out a solution.

Because of the nature of their design, custom orders are non-refundable and non-exchangable.

I cannot refund or exchange earrings for reasons of hygiene, unless they are damaged or are a wrong order
Payment
I accept direct checkout, Paypal and Etsy Gift Cards.

Orders will be shipped once payment is received. Most items are made to order, unless it is an already made one-of-a-kind piece, in which case this will be reflected in the processing time. Items will be shipped within 1-3 weeks turnaround time of the order being placed, depending on production time, the popularity of the item, and our communications based on your needs. Already made items will usually ship within a week maximum of the order being placed.

Order cancellation is possible within 48 hours of your order, but afterwards, if I have already started on your item there will be a 20% restocking fee for cancellations.

I have the right to refuse or cancel sales if needed.
Shipping
I ship all my items through Canada Post. Most made to order items will be shipped within 1-3 weeks of the order being placed, unless otherwise stated.


Additional items in the same shipment ship for free.

Delivery Times:
Canada: 1 week, but usually only a few days, if not overnight, depending on what province you live in
US : 1-2 weeks , but usually within a week
International: 1-3 weeks

Most parcels are sent with tracking, but not always, depending on where the item is being shipped. If you need to upgrade your shipping for faster delivery for any reason, please let me know.


Please understand that parcels get lost, sometimes get accepted at the wrong address, and can take long periods of time to arrive depending on where you live outside of Canada.

The buyer is responsible for any applicable custom fees or taxes. I am not responsible if a buyer fails to accurately write their shipping address when checking out. I will send items to the address on the buyer's invoice, unless I have been told otherwise beforehand.

I recycle much of my packaging.