TheFinestKind

Rarefied metal designs; ornaments & absinthe spoons.

23 Sales

TheFinestKind

Rarefied metal designs; ornaments & absinthe spoons.

23 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
(3)

Announcement   The Finest Kind is an online shop for handmade silver and brass ornaments, decorative pieces, and housewares.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop! Here is some info that is useful to know about ordering from The Finest Kind:

** All Orders Ship Within 3 Business Days After Payment is Received
Business days are Monday to Friday, excluding US holidays.

**Orders usually take 3 to 4 days to arrive within the USA through USPS using the First Class Regular rate. A tracking number will be sent to you when your order has shipped.

**Orders typically take 7 to 10 days to arrive in most international countries outside the USA — though sometimes this period of shipping time is longer based on customs procedures. Unfortunately there is no tracking for international packages.

**More Questions? Check out my Shop Policies
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFinestKind/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Feel free to contact me with any concerns and I will try my best to respond to any questions.

If you'd like to know more please check out the About page!

Announcement

The Finest Kind is an online shop for handmade silver and brass ornaments, decorative pieces, and housewares.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop! Here is some info that is useful to know about ordering from The Finest Kind:

** All Orders Ship Within 3 Business Days After Payment is Received
Business days are Monday to Friday, excluding US holidays.

**Orders usually take 3 to 4 days to arrive within the USA through USPS using the First Class Regular rate. A tracking number will be sent to you when your order has shipped.

**Orders typically take 7 to 10 days to arrive in most international countries outside the USA — though sometimes this period of shipping time is longer based on customs procedures. Unfortunately there is no tracking for international packages.

**More Questions? Check out my Shop Policies
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFinestKind/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Feel free to contact me with any concerns and I will try my best to respond to any questions.

If you'd like to know more please check out the About page!

Sarah Maine

Contact shop owner

Sarah Maine

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Dec 27, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful ornament a great addition to my christmas tree- I love it so much that it is definitely NOT getting packed away until next year- I will display this all year long.

Anonymous on Nov 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Just as beautiful as the first set I ordered. These will make wonderful gifts.

Anonymous on Nov 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Wonderfully crafted and imaginative. I also want to use them as pendants, they will look great nestled on the knap of my turtle neck sweaters a la the wild 60's. n

About

Inspired by the world, wrought in metal, The Finest Kind.

I first worked with metal at summer camp when I was 16. College age counselors set us loose in a room full of tools, providing gentle guidance and basic instruction. The first time I got to heat metal to a cherry red I was gone. It wasn't until many years later that I got to work with metal again. It's like they say about riding a bicycle, you just get right back on, but it's better.

After graduating from college and moving to New York I studied silver smithing, wax carving and jewelry design at FIT. After a year of taking classes at night I cut the cord and began working on my own in a studio. Metal work is a bewitching mixture of art and science, two of my favorite things in life.

My designs draw heavily on nature and decorative arts from various traditions. I was fortunate to spend large chunks of my childhood in Indonesia and in Italy. The decorative traditions of both cultures are embedded in my creative DNA. I relish the constant puzzle of how to shape these influences into beautiful metal pieces.

The name of my shop is inspired by something my father says when he is working on a project. A regular Mr. Fixit, he often enlisted my sister and I as assistants when we were kids. Who am I kidding - it still happens when we go home for a visit! When the pieces of a project fall into place he'll quietly exclaim "That is the finest kind, the finest kind." Remembering that phrase, it struck me as the perfect thing to call my shop. Whenever a piece is ready to meet the public it is just that - The Finest Kind.

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  • Sarah Maine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Designer & Metalworker

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2012
Shop Policies are fun! Maybe not, but seriously, please read over the policies before placing your order. There is lots of *USEFUL* information listed here.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
The Finest Kind shop accepts payment by credit card and PayPal.

If payment is not received within two days, the order will be canceled and reported to Etsy.
Shipping
Please contact the shop if you have any shipping concerns when placing an order.

Orders will ship within 3 business days (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) of payment confirmation.

Orders are shipped to the address that you check out with. If you would like to ship to a different address - please contact / convo the shop.

All orders are packaged very carefully in protective packaging.

All orders are sent First Class Domestic with USPS delivery confirmation within the United States. An email will be sent to you when your order has shipped and will include your tracking information - if you have not received this information, please check your spam folder and/or contact the shop.

Shipping within the USA with First Class Domestic USPS takes typically 2 to 7 business days from NYC. In the unlucky event that USPS mismanages the package - it can sometimes take as long as 3 weeks to arrive.

The Finest Kind can ship to international countries, but certain countries will include a mandatory shipping insurance fee!

All orders are shipped internationally using USPS First Class International. Unfortunately there is no way to track international packages. Packages outside the United States can take up to 6 weeks to arrive - mainly because of customs. If the package does not arrive at its destination, no refund will be given unless shipping insurance has been purchased.

Shipping insurance is valid for 90 days. Please contact the shop if you have not received your order in 30 days and have bought shipping insurance with your order.

It is possible to upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail, Express Mail, UPS and even Fedex. Feel free to contact the shop for these services // revised shipping prices.

Shipping Insurance is strongly suggested. It covers up to $100 and costs only $1.25 USD for a package mailed in the United States, and $2.25 USD for international orders. Please contact the shop directly for insurance. There is a 90 day expiration date on shipping insurance.

The Finest Kind is not responsible for any international customs and duties that may be imposed on large orders shipped to countries outside the US. Please check with your local customs office about rules and regulations.
Refunds and Exchanges
All my items have accurate descriptions and measurements as well as descriptive photos, therefore in general I don't accept refunds or exchanges. All items are carefully packaged in protective material for shipping.

The Finest Kind is not responsible for items lost by the USPS or other shippers (FedEx, UPS). Please use the tracking number provided to keep tabs on your package.

If you have concerns about your package arriving safely please consider purchasing shipping insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Can I pay for my order without using Paypal?
Yes! You can also pay for your order using a credit card through Etsy.

Why does my country fall in the "Everywhere Else" shipping category and why is the shipping cost more than other countries?
You live in a country that requires a mandatory shipping insurance fee to ship your order. Insurance is valid for 90 days from the shipping date.

My order is missing something?
Human error! Please quickly email the shop and it will be quickly resolved.

All metals can oxidize over time or if they are not cared for properly. Make sure to protect your metal pieces from perfumes or other cosmetics as well as from bleach or detergents. Some tarnishing is natural and may occur over time. To reclaim the original luster, polish gently with a soft cloth and brass polish.