ZhivanaDesigns

Minimal jewelry: Gold / rose gold / silver / brass

Montreal, Canada · 2436 Sales

ZhivanaDesigns

Minimal jewelry: Gold / rose gold / silver / brass

Montreal, Canada 2436 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner I'm taking a break and will still be answering inquiries, but may take a little longer than usual.
My shop will re-open again later on this month, when I will also have some new designs.
Thanks, everyone, and see you again soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 8, 2017

I'm taking a break and will still be answering inquiries, but may take a little longer than usual.
My shop will re-open again later on this month, when I will also have some new designs.
Thanks, everyone, and see you again soon!

ZhivanaDesigns

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If you love rose gold, you'll want to take a look at some of my new listings!
Another new ring in my shop. Personalize with a letter or number that's meaningful to you.
New in my shop: personalized initial cuff rings! Available in 14K gold fill and sterling silver.
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About

Handmade quality modern minimal jewelry / Personalized and custom-made jewelry

Personalized jewelry, feather rings, stacking rings, hammered cuff bracelets, rose gold jewelry, hoop earrings and custom jewelry. Handmade in Canada, just for you.

My mission is to provide high quality handcrafted jewelry and excellent customer service - straight from my workshop to you! When you buy from Zhivana Designs, you are truly supporting independent handmade.

I took up jewelry-making as a hobby while making other plans, but soon found myself obsessed. Zhivana Designs was launched in 2007.

Following some metalsmithing courses in San Francisco and Montreal, I set up a workshop in a spare bedroom. I work mainly at an old oak desk that was upcycled into a jeweler's workbench, and have spent many happy hours shaping, hammering and soldering jewelry-to-be on its surface. I feel so grateful to the Etsy marketplace and all of my wonderful customers for allowing me to live my dream!

Zhivana Designs jewelry is designed for the woman who loves a touch of sparkle, shine and meaning to accentuate her wardrobe. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or custom requests.

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Shop members

  • Louise Otmar

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 13, 2017
Welcome to Zhivana Designs, where you will find quality jewelry made with sterling silver, 14K gold fill, brass and vintage jewels.

Custom orders are welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any special requests.

Zhivana Designs jewelry ships worldwide. Please see the “Shipping” section below for more information.

Most of my jewelry can be purchased in multiples. If you would like to order more than one of any item you see in this shop, please contact me for a customized, reserved listing.

To contact me or learn more about Zhivana Designs :
Email: mail [!at] zhivana.com
Etsy Conversations: http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=ZhivanaDesigns
Blog: http://zhivanadesigns.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZhivanaDesigns
*Canadian customers will be charged sales tax.*

I answer inquiries quickly, generally within a few hours; late evening inquiries get answered the following day.

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
You can pay using Etsy Direct Checkout or by using PayPal. Credit cards are accepted through Etsy Direct Checkout, and Etsy Gift Cards are accepted in this shop.
Shipping
Items are shipped from Canada and standard shipping for most items to the US and international destinations does *not* include tracking. If you would like to have tracking including with your shipment, please choose an upgraded shipping option at checkout. Standard shipping for items that include a gift box also include tracking.

* Please note that my current production time on made-to-order items like rings and bracelets is up to 2 weeks. Shipping times are in addition. *

NO extra shipping cost for additional items. :)

Business days quoted below are Monday through Friday, not including the day of shipment.

US and International orders: The value in Canadian dollars MUST be included on the shipping label for customs purposes.

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* All prices below are in US dollars. *

Canadian destinations:
Letter Mail: $2; 1 to 3 business days locally from time of shipment; up to 4 business days to urban centres nationally; and up to 8 business days to remote areas. Available for select items; packaged in a gift bag. No tracking.
Expedited Parcel: $13.50; 1 to 2 business days locally from time of shipment; up to 4 business days to major urban centres nationally; up to 7 business days to remote urban centres; and up to 13 business days to remote non-urban areas. Includes tracking and a gift box. In Quebec and Ontario, the final cost would be between $8.50 and $9.75. Etsy Shipping only offers the option of charging a flat rate across Canada, but I will refund shipping overages.
Xpresspost: $15.50; 1 to 3 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box. Guaranteed delivery date. In Quebec and Ontario, the final cost would be between $10.00 and $12.50. Etsy Shipping only offers the option of charging a flat rate across Canada, but I will refund shipping overages.

US destinations:
Standard Shipping: $6.05; 1 to 2 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Small Packet (Over 2 cm high / Includes gift box): $7.65; 1 to 2 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Tracked Packet: $13.75; up to 7 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box.
Expedited Parcel: $16.50; 4 to 5 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box.
Xpresspost: $28.50; 2 to 4 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box. Guaranteed delivery date. If you choose Xpresspost as your shipping option, please leave your telephone number in the Notes to Seller at check-out, as it is required on the Xpresspost shipping label.

International destinations:
Standard Shipping: $8.75; 1 to 3 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Small Packet (Over 2 cm high / Includes gift box): $9.95; 1 to 3 weeks from time of shipment. No tracking.
Tracked Packet (where available): $32.00; 7 to 10 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box.
Xpresspost (where available): $57.25; 4 to 5 business days from time of shipment. Includes tracking and a gift box. Guaranteed delivery date.

Delivery times have generally been very reliable in the past. Packages may occasionally take longer than the estimated times to reach their destinations. Shipments are only considered to be lost after 6 weeks following shipment.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any taxes, duties and custom fees associated with international shipping.

Please verify your address before placing your order. Misdirected packages that need to be reshipped will incur an additional shipping fee.

Jewelry is normally packaged in a reusable drawstring bag lined or covered with bubble pack.

If you would like a gift box, please choose an upgraded shipping option. (Canada Post charges more for parcels that are over 2 cm in height.)
- In Canada, choose "Expedited Parcel".
- For US, European Union and other international destinations, choose "Small Packet Over 2 cm (Gift Box)".

Most orders are shipped in a bubble mailer; a box is used for larger orders.

For PayPal purchases, orders ship to the address on your PayPal account.

If your purchase is a gift, I am happy to ship directly to the recipient. I would also be happy to include a note with your personalized message at no additional charge. If you would like your order shipped directly to the gift recipient, please change the shipping address in PayPal and Etsy and leave me details, including what you would like your note to say, in the “Message to Seller” box at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns of non-personalized items are accepted within 7 days. Returns are for a full refund or exchange, less shipping fees and a 5% restocking fee. Items must be undamaged and shipped back in the same packaging materials in which they were sent. Return shipping costs are NOT refundable.

If you have ordered the wrong size and want to make an exchange, a resizing fee of US$3 will be charged for each item. In addition, the buyer will be charged reshipping fees.

I am sorry, but I can not accept returns on personalized items unless I made an error.

For hygiene reasons, earrings are not returnable.

Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions about your order, and I will work with you to ensure that you are happy with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
None of the jewelry sold in this shop is intended to be used by children.

Please note that photos have been taken on macro settings for detail, and items may appear larger than they actually are. Detailed measurements are provided for each item.

I do my best to ensure that colors are represented accurately, but please note that different computer screens show colors differently, and there may be some variation from what you see on your screen.

RECYCLED STERLING SILVER / RECYCLED GOLD:
All of Zhivana Designs recycled metals are sourced from Hoover & Strong, a company with a strong background and reputation in supplying eco-friendly, 100% recycled metals.

In addition, I save my scrap metal and return it to a company that recycles it.

14K GOLD FILL / 14K ROSE GOLD FILL:
Gold fill is made up of a solid layer (5% total weight) of karat gold bonded to a base metal core with heat and pressure. Far more durable than plated gold, gold fill is a wonderful, economical alternative to solid 14k gold.

VINTAGE JEWELS:
Each jewel used in Zhivana Designs jewelry is individually examined using a magnifying jeweller’s visor. Those chosen may have tiny imperfections - small enough to add to the vintage charm of each piece of jewelry without detracting from its beauty. Most jewels used in Zhivana Designs jewelry are vintage, with a few dating from the 1990s (as indicated in each item’s description).

ABOUT OXIDIZED STERLING SILVER:
All sterling silver will naturally tarnish and darken over time. The surface of oxidized sterling silver is silver that has been intentionally darkened to give it a rich charcoal grey - almost black - color. The silver is still shiny underneath, and over time the oxidization will rub off with wear for a naturally time-worn look.

All items are made in a smoke-free, pet-free, music-filled environment.

Zhivana Designs is a brand of Zhivana Designs Inc.

More information

Last updated on Jul 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom and personalized orders are those made in your exact size - ring sizes, bracelet lengths and necklace lengths - or those with stamped initials. I am unable to accept returns on these, but am happy to offer resizing options.

Sizing details

Photos have been taken on macro settings for detail, and items may appear larger than they actually are. Detailed measurements are provided for each item, so please be sure to take note of them.

RING SIZING:
If you have ordered the wrong ring size and want to exchange your ring, I am happy to work with you to ensure you get the right size. Please note that resizing / reshipping fees will be charged on ring exchanges.

Care instructions

- Avoid contact with water, soap, hairspray, makeup, lotion and perfume.
- Remove rings before performing manual tasks.
- Clean with a soft cloth.
- Restore brass and silver to a lighter glow with a commercial polishing cloth.
- Store jewelry in a plastic zip-lock bag.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Jewelry is normally packaged in a reusable drawstring bag lined or covered with bubble pack.

If you would like a gift box, please choose an upgraded shipping option. (Canada Post charges more for parcels that are over 2 cm in height.)
- In Canada, choose "Expedited Parcel".
- For US, European Union and other international destinations, choose "Small Packet Over 2 cm (Gift Box)".

Most orders are shipped in a recycled bubble mailer; a box may be used for larger orders.

Gifts

If your purchase is a gift, I am happy to ship directly to the recipient. I would also be happy to include a note with your personalized message at no additional charge. Please leave me details in the “Message to Seller” box at checkout.

None of the jewelry sold in this shop is intended to be used by children.

What is gold fill?

Gold fill is made up of a solid layer (5% total weight) of karat gold bonded to a base metal core with heat and pressure. Far more durable than plated gold, gold fill is a wonderful, economical alternative to solid 14k gold.

Recycled metals

All of Zhivana Designs recycled metals are sourced from Hoover & Strong, a company with a strong background and reputation in supplying eco-friendly, 100% recycled metals.

Whenever possible, metal wire used in bracelets, rings and hoop earrings is from Hoover & Strong or Rio Grande, which shares a strong commitment to sustainability: over 85% of their gold is recycled.

In addition, I save my scrap metal and return it to a company that recycles it.

What is oxidized sterling silver?

All sterling silver will naturally tarnish and darken over time. The surface of oxidized sterling silver is silver that has been intentionally darkened to give it a rich charcoal grey - almost black - color. The silver is still shiny underneath, and over time the oxidization will rub off with wear for a naturally time-worn look.