Truly Unruhly Jewelry

Dallas, Texas 32 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (7)


Truly Unruhly Jewelry

Dallas, Texas | 32 Sales

Chris Unruh

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Chris Unruh

Announcement    Hooray! We'll be at the 2019 Etsy Jingle Bash!

Jewelry that is modern, fun, and playful. Inspired by sculpture, art, and architecture. Sophistication with a wink! Proud member of Etsy Dallas.


Last updated on Aug 31, 2019

Hooray! We'll be at the 2019 Etsy Jingle Bash!

Jewelry that is modern, fun, and playful. Inspired by sculpture, art, and architecture. Sophistication with a wink! Proud member of Etsy Dallas.


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5 out of 5 stars

About TrulyUnruhlyJewelry

Sales 32
On Etsy since 2008

From a love of sparkly

It all goes back to a very small child with a very understanding family; a great aunt in particular who gave me not one, but twelve colored stone rings (like the kind you used to get in gumball machines) in a box when I was about five years old. To say it was the best gift ever might cause a rift with other friends and family, but it was HUGE.... and started little me down a path of interest in jewelry that led to many pricey classes at a local craft guild and finally applying for a scholarship to study the subject at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

That intensive program led to almost a decade of working behind the scenes in a number of costume jewelry houses, crafting up looks based on the lead designers of the time. Some were worn only on the runway, and others ended up at major department stores or even QVC. While some inspiration, especially for the teen lines, came from television shows of the time (like Friends and Seinfeld), so much more came from having access to the great museums of New York City, and the amazing jewelry districts (from 34th street - costume heaven - on up to 47th street, home of diamonds and fine jewels) to the remarkable jewelry retailers, many of whom had flagship stores in the city: Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Tiffany, and many others.

After returning to Dallas, I began making my own line of jewelry, selling in local shows and on Etsy. Fast forward through several years when I gave jewelry a break and worked on hypertuffa pots (always crafting something!) and running a shop called Makers Connect for four years, I am now happily back doing what I enjoy the most; making jewelry. I hope to grow the business over the next few years and look forward to continuing my relationships with the many wonderful craftsmen and women I have met along the way, assisting and supporting them as well as I am able. I know that karma always returns the favor, and so it goes. Thanks for reading my story. Hope you have something that makes you as happy to do with your time!

Shop members

  • Chris Unruh

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Proud new member of TeamEtsyDallas! In short, this jewelry love story has been ongoing for 30 years. From designing costume jewelry in NY till today, it's been a twisty road filled with office-y &retail-y gigs; but never stopped making jewelry!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2018
Thanks for finding me at Truly Unruhly Studio. I make jewelry that I love to wear. I feel grateful and fulfilled when others like my work too. I hope you are one of those. I want to get to know you better if you resonate with my work; please feel free to contact me and follow along with my adventures on Instagram (@trulyunruhly) and on

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
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

All items are made to order or one of a kind, so returns are generally not accepted, unless the item is not as described, marred in shipping, or is defective.

All efforts will be made to fix these problems with you should they arise.
I follow fairly standard procedures for items that are one of a kind and handmade. If you understand that Etsy is a marketplace for handmade items and not a department store, then we're already 95% on the same page.

The best way to deal with potential conflict is to avoid it by asking questions; so if you have them, let them fly! My email is trulyunruhly [!at] I check it frequently - it's the fastest way to reach me.

No questions are dumb. Go for it.
Sorry, at this time Truly Unruhly is not shipping outside the United States.

Everything is sent USPS Priority Mail, which carries an implied insurance of $50 and is trackable. We always let you know when your item is shipped and what the tracking number is so that we can both watch it make its way to your door.

IMPORTANT: Is your Paypal shipping address different than your Etsy shipping address? If so, do please remember to convo or email us to indicate where you'd like your piece shipped.

Though we’ll be watching, please do not hesitate to contact Trulyunruhly by email or phone if item is taking longer than expected to arrive.