Tribes + Society simple jewelry with roots in the past

Calgary, Canada | 53 Sales


Tribes + Society simple jewelry with roots in the past

Calgary, Canada 53 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Please note that any orders placed between July 27th and August 18th won't be sipped until August 23rd, 2018


Last updated on Jul 24, 2018

Please note that any orders placed between July 27th and August 18th won't be sipped until August 23rd, 2018

Sophie Gabias-Moffat

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Sophie Gabias-Moffat


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The founding idea behind Tribes + society started over a decade ago. After many years of exploring different trends, mediums, and techniques, I finally embarked on the journey I was most true to: jewelry designing and making.

I have created a line of jewelry made mostly of brass, bronze and gemstones. I purchase chains and clasps, but fabricate every other components from various metalsmithing methods. I get my inspiration from jewelry found during archeological digs, in lost tombs and buried hoards. Celebrating past generations of artisans who have created jewelry that is still found today and give us a glimpse of their lives and World. I am always moved to find that the gifted hands from past centuries or millennia, created something I can still feel and appreciate. It is a legacy that truly connects me to the past.

Each piece is crafted with a distinctive simplicity and minimalist style, that can be seen in my present collection. I take great care not to "over work" the pieces, leaving them with an air of raw craftsmanship and ethnic look. I work alone in my studio and personally complete each piece by hammering, soldering, "texturing", cutting, shaping, forging, and overall making a raucous my husband LOVES! ;) It is my own little getaway and passion that keeps me awake at night and fills my head with ideas every minute of the day by mixing my love of archaeology and metalsmithing.

I started like many designers, by selling jewelry to friends and family, to little local shops and a few online ventures. I do feel that I have matured as a designer and creator, being able to bring ideas to life and producing a collection I am proud of.

Each piece I craft makes me happy: and I hope it makes others happy too!

Visit my website for updates and entries on my journey as a designer:

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Shop members

  • Sophie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Calgary based jewelry designer and silversmith, creating silver and brass jewelry inspired by archeology and history.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 20, 2013

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'm sorry but at this time Tribes + Society cannot accept refunds or exchanges, please purchase seriously. However, if you are unhappy with the item you have received, please contact Tribes + Society and let me know what the issue is: feedback is always appreciated.
Tribes + Society now accepts payments by credit cards and PayPal. You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal, here is how:

During checkout, choose the PayPal option . After submitting your order, click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

We will not agree to send any packages until the payment has been received. Customers are obliged to pay within three days of placing the order. Tribes + Society may provide you with one additional day (that's four days total) if requested by messaging the shop. If payment has not been received on the fourth day, the transaction will be cancelled and the item will be listed again.

If you are having issues with PayPal or any other aspect of the transaction, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will work with you the best we can to accommodate your needs.
All orders will ship within 3-5 business days from the date of payment. All packages will be sent via Canada Post. When shipping overseas, customs can delay packages by up to 6 weeks. This doesn't happen often, but it can happen.

If the shipping address is different from the address provided through Etsy or PayPal, please contact the seller prior to payment. If the Etsy and PayPal addresses are different, and no special instruction has been provided, Tribes + Society will send the order to the address provided through Etsy.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you wish to purchase the item as a gift, Tribes + Society can provide special packaging and a hand written note can be included at no extra cost. Please let me know at the time of purchase using the "contact the seller" link at the bottom of the page to inform us of the occasion, shipping address, and personal message to be included in the package. This should be done as soon as possible after the purchase.