ThePassionatePearl

Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Maine, United States · 1228 Sales

ThePassionatePearl

Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Maine, United States 1228 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(349)

Announcement   Welcome to The Passionate Pearl where Quality Freshwater Pearl Jewelry in 925 Sterling Silver and Gold Fill is offered - Handmade by me in Maine in Limited Edition with a lot of care and attention to detail - Made to last, that's my Guarantee!

Attention to detail, functionality and durability is a priority at The Passionate Pearl. I often pay high prices for top quality supplies to maintain Great Quality which will reflect in my Retail Prices.

My studio is pet, smoke and perfume free and every order is carefully packaged. In 6+ years I have never had any damage in shipping!

Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design (SRAJD) Member # 3413
http://srajd.com

Thank you for visiting The Passionate Pearl ♥

Stop by again soon

Jeanne
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What Customers say about The Passionate Pearl Jewelry:

"Simply beautiful, lightweight and the best hand-made jewelry I have purchased in a long time. These are true artisans and I can't wait to order from this fine company again." (Erin L.S.)

"I am thrilled with my lovely lever back freshwater pearl earrings! Given I could not see in person, the earrings I would be receiving, I was a little hesitant to order them. For me, I'm a bit of a stickler about pearls; they must be a perfect match in size, shape and color, but also the nacre also needs to have a natural richness to it. These earrings were absolutely gorgeous across the board! The lever backs are well made, making them neither too stiff or too flimsy to open and close. If I could, I'd given my earrings six stars!" (Dawn C.)

"These are beautiful earrings! I wore them for all my holiday functions this Christmas season and received many compliments. Not only are they beautiful, the craftsmanship is exemplary. I studied fine arts through a Master's level and I know quality and an artist's eye. These have both! Highly recommended!" (Elizabeth C.)
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To see my Latest Designs and Promotions feel free to

"Like" my Facebook Page for Special Discounts or Latest Designs
http://www.facebook.com/ThePassionatePearl

Or Follow me on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/jeannecostello2

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 19, 2016

Welcome to The Passionate Pearl where Quality Freshwater Pearl Jewelry in 925 Sterling Silver and Gold Fill is offered - Handmade by me in Maine in Limited Edition with a lot of care and attention to detail - Made to last, that's my Guarantee!

Attention to detail, functionality and durability is a priority at The Passionate Pearl. I often pay high prices for top quality supplies to maintain Great Quality which will reflect in my Retail Prices.

My studio is pet, smoke and perfume free and every order is carefully packaged. In 6+ years I have never had any damage in shipping!

Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design (SRAJD) Member # 3413
http://srajd.com

Thank you for visiting The Passionate Pearl ♥

Stop by again soon

Jeanne
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What Customers say about The Passionate Pearl Jewelry:

"Simply beautiful, lightweight and the best hand-made jewelry I have purchased in a long time. These are true artisans and I can't wait to order from this fine company again." (Erin L.S.)

"I am thrilled with my lovely lever back freshwater pearl earrings! Given I could not see in person, the earrings I would be receiving, I was a little hesitant to order them. For me, I'm a bit of a stickler about pearls; they must be a perfect match in size, shape and color, but also the nacre also needs to have a natural richness to it. These earrings were absolutely gorgeous across the board! The lever backs are well made, making them neither too stiff or too flimsy to open and close. If I could, I'd given my earrings six stars!" (Dawn C.)

"These are beautiful earrings! I wore them for all my holiday functions this Christmas season and received many compliments. Not only are they beautiful, the craftsmanship is exemplary. I studied fine arts through a Master's level and I know quality and an artist's eye. These have both! Highly recommended!" (Elizabeth C.)
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To see my Latest Designs and Promotions feel free to

"Like" my Facebook Page for Special Discounts or Latest Designs
http://www.facebook.com/ThePassionatePearl

Or Follow me on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/jeannecostello2

Jeanne Costello

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(349)
AlwaysLeah

AlwaysLeah on Apr 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfectly matched to the necklace I ordered at the same time. These are beautiful. Can't wait to give them to the recipient!

AlwaysLeah

AlwaysLeah on Apr 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious! Arrived in perfect condition and delightfully wrapped. Thanks! Got a WOW from my husband.

Sally Gecks

Sally Gecks on Apr 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are so shiny and make such a beautiful addition to my jewelry pieces.

Becki

Becki on Apr 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is even more beautiful in person! This was purchased as the "something new" for my sister's wedding and I cannot wait to surprise her with it!!

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Updates

A One of a Kind 36"necklace with beautiful gray and white freshwater pearls for that special someone. All handmade by me here in Maine (USA)
AAA Quality Freshwater Pearls with an amazing luster in 3 Strands make this unique OOAK One Of A Kind Necklace. Handmade in USA right here in Maine. Each strand is a different color - Gorgeous white, gray and peach freshwater pearls make a real statement
This new necklace was made yesterday and listed today! These are beautiful lustrous purple freshwater pearls. OOAK necklace, one of a kind. I really enjoyed working with these gorgeous pearls.
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About

About Jeanne

Many people call me "intense" because I put 100% of myself into everything I do. Whether I am on my laptop updating my shop or working on a piece of jewelry, I forget time and dinner sometimes does't get ready! I love pearls and am a passionate person, thus the name "The Passionate Pearl".

I learned Silversmithing in Biot, France in the 70's and years later when I was looking for a pendant to match a pair of Earrings and couldn't find it, I started buying supplies to make it myself. I so enjoyed the experience that my supplies grew and I started giving earrings to all my friends. In 2009, as I was taking classes at the Apple Store to build my own Jewelry Website, someone told me about Etsy and soon after that I opened my Shop.

I was born and raised in France to a large family of artists. I have 7 siblings many involved in arts and crafts including Leather, Stained Glass, Cabinet Making, Photography, Painting, Sculpture and Music. My mom was an accomplished artist and I grew up loving art. I married an artist and have 3 very artistic daughters. Creativity has always been in my DNA since day one. As a child I painted as soon as I could hold a bush. I have been involved in Arts and Crafts my whole life in one way or another, from Painting on Silk to High Fire Porcelain Pottery. My husband and I are both Licensed Christian Ministers and have ministered as far as China and New Zealand.

I Love to work with Beautiful Quality Freshwater Pearls and Gemstones and turn them into treasured pieces of Jewelry. Freshwater Pearls quality has diminished in Grade the past 10 years because of pollution in rivers and lakes in China where they are cultivated. It has become a hard job finding beautiful Quality Pearls but I am getting better at it. The prices charged in my shop reflect that part of the business.

Sterling Silver is the media I first used when I was working with Arlette Baron and Claude Pelletier accomplished Silversmiths in Biot, France in the early 70's. Arlette and Claude were both taught Silversmithing by the world famous Silversmith Vivianna Torun from Sweden. I feel very privileged to have learned from such outstanding artisans!

I have a Gold Filled Jewelry line because I think Gold makes White Pearls really stand out and also looks beautiful combined with Sterling Silver. I also use a fair amount of Quality Faceted Gemstones - I love them because light sparkles on every facet and makes them come alive.

Everything you see in my store is handmade by me except some Sterling Silver or Gold Filled findings. I love using organic materials and couldn't imagine making jewelry with anything else.

When you purchase something from my shop your order is usually be made that day or within the next 3 days depending on how busy it gets.

Please come back again soon

Jeanne ♡

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The Passionate Pearl Interviews:

THE A-LIST
http://indiealist.blogspot.com/2013/10/small-business-saturday-passionate-pearl.html

HAYDENS HARLOW
http://haydensharlow.tumblr.com/post/46870604950/thepassionatepearl

ART OF CRAFTS
http://art-of-crafts.net/2013/01/10/art-of-crafts-interview-jeanne-costello-from-the-passionate-pearl/

THE STEADY HAND
http://thesteadyhandblog.com/feature-the-passionate-pearl/

ARTFIRE
http://www.artfire.com/nosh/featured-artisan-thepassionatepearl/

YAHOO
http://voices.yahoo.com/etsy-interview-passionate-pearl-6552110.html?cat=46

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  • Jeanne Costello

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born in France to a large family of artists, married to an artist, we have 3 very artistic daughters. Creativity is definitely in my DNA. Passionate in all I set my heart do, I love pure art and nothing artificial. I absolutely love making Jewelry.

  • David Costello

    Shipper, Assistant, Product Review

    David is my husband and an artist and helps me with design dilemmas, going back and forth to the Post Office which is about 3 miles from our house. He is a real pearl!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 28, 2016
Welcome to The Passionate Pearl,

If you are looking for a Unique Gift for that special someone you may just find it here. My work is handmade in my own studio with great attention paid to details, durability and functionality. Each Piece is made to order but I am very prompt at getting your order in the mail within 1- 3 business days.

I Design simple pieces maybe just because I am from France and think you never get tired of simple designs. I use recycled Sterling Silver whenever available and recycle any of my scraps so nothing is wasted. My Gift boxes are made from Recycled Paper as well.

Freshwater Pearls and Gemstones are carefully Hand Picked, sometimes Rare Finds which can make Duplication Impossible (OOAK or One-Of-A-Kind). The time I spend looking for the Best Quality Products reflects in both my work and prices.

I am a Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design # 3413
http://www.artisimportant.com/SRAJD/index.html

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
For your convenience I accept most major CREDIT CARDS and PAYPAL as well. I do not accept Checks or Money Orders at this time. Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
Shipping
* All orders come wrapped in a Recycled Black Glossy Gift Box tied with an Organza Ribbon and my Oval The Passionate Pearl Tag. If for example you order 3 or more pairs of Earrings, they will each come in a separate gift box unless specified. I include bubble wrap inside my gift boxes to secure the jewelry and avoid damage in shipping. So far in the 6 years I have been on Etsy, I have never had anything damaged in shipping.

* White Poly Bubble Mailer Packaging is used for all Destinations to ensure that your purchase arrives undamaged. It is virtually impossible to tear the package and I have never had a problem with it even when shipping to Europe and Australia which I do frequently.

ALL USA ORDERS are shipped USPS 1ST CLASS MAIL with Tracking Number - you should receive your package within 2-5 business days, although Holiday seasons tend to take a little more time.

PRIORITY UPGRADE (1-3 Days) is now AVAILABLE on most of my listings in the USA only.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ:
All International Orders will be sent 1ST CLASS INTERNATIONAL MAIL.
** You will receive your package within 1-5 weeks depending on where you live but it might take longer if your package gets stuck in customs.
Please be aware your country may charge additional customs duty and/or import taxes although that happens very rarely.

Please also be aware that as a seller we do not pay for any applicable duty, value added taxes (VAT - Value Added Tax) charged to you by your country.
The recipient of the merchandise will be occasionally required to pay the duty or VAT upon delivery. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we are unable to provide an estimate for duty or VAT. So far I have never heard of any of my international customers being faced with this issue and I ship often as far as Australia.

I will not put false information on Customs Forms so please do not ask.
Thank you for understanding that I run an honest business. I write "Fashion Accessories" on the shipping label because of theft issues (if I mention any type of jewelry often packages will get stolen)
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Your Package will come with this Return Address:
Jeanne Costello
PO Box 655
Freeport . ME 04032 . USA
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LOSSES: You, as my customer, are not responsible for any lost packages.
It is my policy to refund or replace packages lost in transit. Please contact me if you have not received your order within a reasonable time. Please understand that packages are occasionally delayed or lost by the USPS and that is beyond my control.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want my customers satisfied with the quality of my products. If you need to return an order for some reason, please contact me.
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=ThePassionatePearl

If items were damaged in shipping which hasn't happened yet in 6 years, I will need pictures of the received product in order for you to get a refund or replacement.

Items need to be returned within 2 weeks of purchase in the USA or 3 weeks overseas.

There are no refunds on Custom Orders.

Customers are responsible for the cost of sending the item back to me. I will then send a refund for your purchase if the item is in like new condition. I pack all my gift boxes with bubble wrap inside the gift box to protect Pearls or Gemstones during shipping and it would be great if you do the same.

Thanks so much for shopping at The Passionate Pearl

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Additional policies and FAQs
I TAKE CUSTOM ORDERS on some of my listings

Some of my Sterling Silver Designs can be made in 14K GOLD FILL (if supplies are readily available)

14K GOLD FILL is the next best thing to 14K Gold! The layer of Gold is so thick, you'll never know it's not just solid Gold - Very Durable and More Affordable than Pure Gold. There is 100 times more Gold in 14K Gold fill (Rolled Gold) than in gold plate. A 14K Gold Filled piece is usually considered a lifetime piece of jewelry.
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BUY 4 OR MORE of the same ITEM AND RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT
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