THEmodernBAZAAR

Personalized Jewelry, Coordinates Handwriting Monograms

Houston, Texas · 13424 Sales

THEmodernBAZAAR

Personalized Jewelry, Coordinates Handwriting Monograms

Houston, Texas 13424 Sales On Etsy since 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars
(1759)

Shop owner

Jen Carey

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Announcement   Thank you, Houstonia Magazine, for featuring our handwriting cuff in your 2017 February Gift Guide!

The November 2016 issue of GLAMOUR magazine featured our Coordinate Rings as a Top Trend on page 60!!!

REALSIMPLE magazine lists our handwriting ring as #4 for 7 Pretty Pieces of Personalized Jewelry From Etsy!

InStyle magazine names our gold Latitude & Longitude bracelet a thoughtful Mother's Day gift under $40...http://www.instyle.com/news/thoughtful-mothers-day-gift-picks-etsy-are-all-under-40

Should you need to reach us for any reason, we prefer to be contacted through Etsy's message system. It's very difficult to answer every message system out there. If you make your purchase through Etsy, locating your order and shipping details is much easier if you contact us through Etsy, as well. For Etsy messages only, we guarantee a response within 24 hours M-F.

YES! You can wear your TMB jewelry in the SHOWER!

To ensure our customers receive the highest quality personalized jewelry, we only use 14K gold filled sheet metal which literally has more than 100 times the gold as does plated jewelry. We also use fine silver (.999) which will not tarnish in addition to solid brass and rose gold filled metals. With care, your TMB jewelry will last a lifetime - plated jewelry won't last long, has no inherent value and the coloring will easily rub off.

We fabricate and hand forge all of our designs in-house. Our jewelry is made using a thicker gauge higher quality sheet metal than you see elsewhere (16G vs. 24G). We then custom cut the metal, file and polish each piece in our studio. Due to the handmade nature of our gold filled jewelry, seams on rings and bangle bracelets might be somewhat visible. Although we aim for perfection, we rather not polish away the gold and instead opt to embrace the handmade character - we hope you do, too!

For more information on the difference between gold filled and plated jewelry, please visit our website at www.TMBjewelry.com and if you have any questions, let us know! We'd love to help you!

Our Latitude & Longitude bangle bracelet made #8 on Stylecaster.com's, "20 Chic Pieces of Jewelry That You Can Customize"! Check them out to see why!

Do we hear wedding bells? If you're a BRIDE-TO-BE looking for quality jewelry, you've come to the right place!

We love our brides and take extra special care of your wedding party gifts, Your bridesmaids are sure to treasure our personalized one-of-a-kind meaningful necklaces or bracelets! They'll be talking about them for weeks after the wedding! And don't forget to get one for yourself with your wedding date inscribed!

Announcement

Last updated on May 17, 2017

Thank you, Houstonia Magazine, for featuring our handwriting cuff in your 2017 February Gift Guide!

The November 2016 issue of GLAMOUR magazine featured our Coordinate Rings as a Top Trend on page 60!!!

REALSIMPLE magazine lists our handwriting ring as #4 for 7 Pretty Pieces of Personalized Jewelry From Etsy!

InStyle magazine names our gold Latitude & Longitude bracelet a thoughtful Mother's Day gift under $40...http://www.instyle.com/news/thoughtful-mothers-day-gift-picks-etsy-are-all-under-40

Should you need to reach us for any reason, we prefer to be contacted through Etsy's message system. It's very difficult to answer every message system out there. If you make your purchase through Etsy, locating your order and shipping details is much easier if you contact us through Etsy, as well. For Etsy messages only, we guarantee a response within 24 hours M-F.

YES! You can wear your TMB jewelry in the SHOWER!

To ensure our customers receive the highest quality personalized jewelry, we only use 14K gold filled sheet metal which literally has more than 100 times the gold as does plated jewelry. We also use fine silver (.999) which will not tarnish in addition to solid brass and rose gold filled metals. With care, your TMB jewelry will last a lifetime - plated jewelry won't last long, has no inherent value and the coloring will easily rub off.

We fabricate and hand forge all of our designs in-house. Our jewelry is made using a thicker gauge higher quality sheet metal than you see elsewhere (16G vs. 24G). We then custom cut the metal, file and polish each piece in our studio. Due to the handmade nature of our gold filled jewelry, seams on rings and bangle bracelets might be somewhat visible. Although we aim for perfection, we rather not polish away the gold and instead opt to embrace the handmade character - we hope you do, too!

For more information on the difference between gold filled and plated jewelry, please visit our website at www.TMBjewelry.com and if you have any questions, let us know! We'd love to help you!

Our Latitude & Longitude bangle bracelet made #8 on Stylecaster.com's, "20 Chic Pieces of Jewelry That You Can Customize"! Check them out to see why!

Do we hear wedding bells? If you're a BRIDE-TO-BE looking for quality jewelry, you've come to the right place!

We love our brides and take extra special care of your wedding party gifts, Your bridesmaids are sure to treasure our personalized one-of-a-kind meaningful necklaces or bracelets! They'll be talking about them for weeks after the wedding! And don't forget to get one for yourself with your wedding date inscribed!

Jen Carey

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Jen Carey

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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(1759)
Anna Richter

Anna Richter on Jul 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love. Love. Love my ring. I had my 3 children's names ( first and middle) engraved as well as a bible verse. This ring is just as described. I've worn it everyday, all day in the shower etc. Yes it does take a few weeks but that is explained in the description. Once my ring was shipped it took less than 48 hours to get here. The communication was out standing ( fast, eager to help and answer any questions) I am in love with my modern day mothers ring. I will defiantly be a repeat customer. Thanks again !!!!

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Updates

Love how this turned out with the addition of birthstones to the birthdate! So classy. I want one for each of my kids...two_heartstwo_heartstwo_hearts
How cute are these acrylic decorative clasps? Love the pop of color on our new clear vinyl coordinate bracelets! So fun! heartheartheart
Just listed these awesome vinyl bracelets with lightweight decorative acrylic clasps...perfect for summer! They are really cute! I've been wearing mine every day - you can even wear them in the water! two_heartstwo_heartstwo_heartstwo_hearts
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About

Wear your story, one memory at a time. Collectible Personalized & Modern Jewelry

As a fourth generation jeweler, I guess my fate was sealed. After graduating with a degree in Architecture from CU, I began my career living in San Francisco and selling software during the dot com era. Many years later, I ended up back home in Texas where I grew up. I soon adopted my two children from the same small town in Russia - a location obviously very dear to me - and had the latitude and longitude of where I first saw them tattooed down the back of my neck. This later inspired me to create jewelry that could commemorate special events for people. Looking back, it sure would have been a lot easier to make a bracelet and a heck of a lot less painful!

The first pair of earrings I ever sold was to my dad's nurse while he was in the ICU many years ago. Just weeks prior, while visiting my dad one day, we were sitting in his backyard when he introduced me to my amazing husband, Dan...and sadly passed away three weeks later. For an entire year after his death, I wore a charm necklace that was my great grandmother's and had my dad's name on it. I don't know what I would have done without it. I found such comfort from wearing that charm. It's important that I help others find the same comfort when they are in need - the real reason I do what I do. This is the vision behind my motivation.

So - I have always been the creative type and enjoyed making things with my hands. It was Dan who gave me my first power tool (at the time, I thought it was the worst Christmas present ranked up there with a vacuum) and introduced me to the love of manipulating metal. If not for him, I'd only know how to make beaded earrings! I opened my Etsy shop, THEmodernBAZAAR, in 2013. After endless hours, determination and passion, I am thankful to be doing my life's work - designing and creating jewelry that inspires, comforts and honors an important life event or person. Our hand stamped Coordinate Collection is the common thread linking our customers to the places they've traveled - whether it's just to the backyard where they met or across the world where they were born - stories from all over the world, both happy and sad, we are truly honored to help curate.

This year, we're taking our personalized jewelry line even more personal with the ability to place a photograph or actual handwriting onto any one or our designs. We’ve also added the ability to engrave in addition to hand stamp. I’m so grateful to have found my calling and thanks to all our wonderful customers, my husband now handles the production side of the business full time - we're truly a family run business.

I am inspired everyday by the meaning behind the jewelry I am making. More than anything, I love hearing our customer's stories. We are touched by our client's sentiment and often hear that our customers wear their personalized jewelry every day, and that makes handcrafting and designing each collectible piece even more meaningful.

So…. What's your story? We'd love to hear it, make it – and have you wear it!
xoxo,
Jen and Dan Carey

Shop members

  • Jen Carey

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    My love for making jewelry began when I modernized my grandma's exquisite yet painful screw back earrings. Now when I wear her timeless earrings, I'm reminded of her elegant beauty and enormous sense of pride.

  • Dan Carey

    Owner, Husband, Production Head

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More information

Last updated on Apr 29, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We currently have a 2-3 week turnaround time plus shipping for all personalized items.

Please include all details and/or any special requests at checkout in the “Optional Note to Seller” box just under the total in your cart. We work from these notes, not convos or emails. If you’d like to make a modification after you've placed the order, let us know within 24 hours and we will gladly make the changes to your order notes.

Font choices for engraved pieces can be found on the listings. If you do not specify a font or placement of inscription or image, we will assume artistic freedom.

To find the coordinates of your special place: http://www.itouchmap.com/latlong.html

Sizing details

You may request any size in the note to seller box upon checkout. We can size any of our items specific to your needs.

We will re-size any of our bracelets at no charge however, we do ask that buyers pay for the shipping costs and possibly a new band should your find your leather bracelet be too small (it's always best to order a size larger.) There is a listing for this return shipping charge that you may purchase or you can include a pre-paid envelope or send us a label so that we may return your item(s). We guarantee the size ring you ordered is the same size we send you. Let us know if your ring doesn't fit. We'll be happy to resize it the best we can although we can't guarantee a different size from the one you ordered.

Returns - Refunds - Cancellations

For personalized items and/or custom orders, all sales are FINAL - no refunds or exchanges. If a mistake has been made on our part, we will be more than happy to send you a replacement at no cost to you. Please contact us immediately if this is the case. Items must be returned undamaged and in original packaging no later than 7 days after you receive them.

We cannot cancel personalized orders so please make sure you want to purchase before doing so! We base our material purchases off our orders to guarantee we have what we need for production.

Should you have any issues with your purchase, please contact us immediately upon receiving your order versus leaving a negative review. We rather work with you to ensure you are a happy customer!

How can I expedite my order?

To speed up our production from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 days, you can rush your order for an additional $20. This option can be found under the shipping upgrades at checkout.

What should I do if there's a problem with my order?

We take Quality Control very seriously and inspect each order numerous times before shipping. If there is a problem with your purchase, please contact us immediately and we will make every effort to correct the problem. We love what we do, but we are human and sometimes make mistakes. Please understand that our jewelry is made by hand from start to finish. There will be imperfections such as visible seams on our rings and bangles. If you want a manufactured perfect piece of jewelry you will not find it in a handmade artisan marketplace. Working with gold filled jewelry is difficult - there are only a few of us who accept the challenge! Most hardly notice any imperfections and love their new TMB jewelry. We hope you do, too!

What’s the difference between gold filled and gold plated jewelry?

Our jewelry is NOT PLATED! To ensure our customers receive the highest quality personalized jewelry, we only use 14K gold filled sheet metal which literally has more than 100 times the gold as does plated jewelry. We also use fine silver (.999) which will not tarnish in addition to solid brass and rose gold filled metals. With care, your TMB jewelry will last a lifetime - plated jewelry won't last long, has no inherent value and the coloring will easily rub off.

There is a big difference in both quality and aesthetics so please be sure to ask if something is plated vs. filled – as they say, "you get what you pay for" – which is definitely the case when purchasing jewelry!

Please see: https://www.tmbjewelry.com/blogs for more details.

What’s the difference between hand stamped jewelry and engraved jewelry?

Engraving is done by machine, so it produces a more clean design. Hand stamping is done by hand and is loved for it's non-traditional style. The stamping leaves a deeper impression in the metal. For pictures and more information on the difference, please see a blog post we wrote on our website found here: http://www.tmbjewelry.com/blogs/news/76483457-hand-stamped-vs-engraved-jewelry

We ship USPS Priority 2-3 day with tracking and insurance!

We ship all packages via USPS Priority 2-3 day mail which includes tracking and insurance. You can opt to upgrade to Express 1-2 day service at checkout. The shipping method you select is in addition to our production process. Please take the following into consideration when selecting the shipping method. We can only control the ship date, not the delivery date as that is up to the US Postal Service. If USPS is delayed in delivering your package, there is no recourse if your order is sent via Priority 2-day. Only if they lose your package will insurance cover the replacement costs. There is a 15 day waiting period for Priority 2-day shipments before a claim can be filed.