KyreneDesigns

Artisan fine pearls and gems with a light boho touch

London, England | 178 Sales

KyreneDesigns

Artisan fine pearls and gems with a light boho touch

London, England 178 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (38)

Announcement   Beautifully crafted, quality pearl and gemstone jewelry with sterling, gold fill and vermeil. I can often customize work seen in the shop to suit your preferences - a different length, clasp, metal, earring fittings - just let me know. Many items are 'unusual' and come in very limited editions.

Designed and handmade only by myself, an independent artisan.
More information can be found in 'FAQs' below.

Announcement

Last updated on 16 Mar, 2019

Beautifully crafted, quality pearl and gemstone jewelry with sterling, gold fill and vermeil. I can often customize work seen in the shop to suit your preferences - a different length, clasp, metal, earring fittings - just let me know. Many items are 'unusual' and come in very limited editions.

Designed and handmade only by myself, an independent artisan.
More information can be found in 'FAQs' below.

Katherine

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Katherine

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About

Welcome to a selection of sumptuous pearls, pretty gems and other treats. My jewelry is meticulously with lots of love and care in my London home studio. I've been designing and making Kyrene Designs jewelry since 2009 but joined Etsy in more recent times.

My emphasis is on nature’s own superb materials - high quality pearls and gemstones, coupled with careful workmanship. My jewelry is designed to be easy to wear and made to last. Inspiration comes from the raw ingredients; the shapes and colors never fail to impress, sometimes the end result is ‘dressed up’ and sometimes it’s more relaxed with a bohemian dash of fun. Many pieces are limited editions and unique.

The most important thing for me is using quality ingredients and thinking carefully about how the piece behaves when being worn. Great customer service then just comes naturally, as I want you to have the best and feel special! Just as I would.

My artisan background is fine goldwork embroidery which requires lots of detailed and dexterous work and I’ve transposed those skills to making jewelry when I wanted a silk knotted pearl necklace and could not find one to buy, so set out to make it and the journey to understand and create that was not easy. And so I started Kyrene Designs.

Katherine x

Shop policies

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Last updated on 04 Mar, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Shipping times

UK orders are shipped first class, 1-3 days to arrive after posting. Slips through a UK letterbox.

International orders – mostly shipped standard airmail without tracking. You can purchase tracked and signed shipping on checkout. Some higher priced items are automatically sent tracked and signed for.

Assuming packages are not held up in your Customs, these are typical times, most items arrive earlier than later.
Europe - 4-10 business days
North America – 7-21 business days
Rest of world – 10-30 business days

Please allow up to 30 business days for international post.

Please ensure your shipping address is correct.

Packaging and Gifts

Your jewelry arrives in a protective box tied with aquamarine ribbon and packaged in a padded mailer.

If you want the gift to be sent to the recipient directly in the same country as you, please ensure their correct shipping address is used.
I can write a gift note which will be included in the package, let me know the details in ‘note to seller’.

‘Marked as gift' means there's no value invoice in your package but Customs labels will show a value.

Sizing

Photographs are expanded to show details, so do check the given measurements.

Bracelets – measure snugly around your wrist between your wristbone and your hand i.e. that is your ‘wrist’ size. Generally about 3/4'” to 1" is added to that measurement to get your ‘bracelet’ size.

Metals used

14kt Gold filled looks just like solid gold and is a fabulous high quality, inexpensive alternative which is known as a ‘lifetime product’, a very thick layer of 14kt gold is bonded to another metal. It comes in yellow and rose gold.

Vermeil - 18kt or 22kt yellow or rose gold is laid over sterling silver. It’s a much thicker layer than gold plate.

Sterling and fine silver.

My simple pearl guide

AAA - top of class, very shiny, sharp reflections, no blemish
AA - good pearls, shiny, good reflections, no blemish
A - nice pearls, less shine, some surface blemish
B - poor shine, no reflections, blemished/grooved

Round freshwater pearls are the most expensive shape, simply due to less of them made by the mollusc compared with other shapes. AAA is top of harvest and typically commands top prices.

Jewelry care

Sterling silver tarnishes so keep it in an airtight bag. Wipe jewelry clean regularly. You can use a polishing cloth, or gentle soap and water to remove tarnish. A silver dip is not recommended as it can damage delicate silver items as well as pearls and gems.
Never immerse porous gems like turquoise or opal in water, just wipe with a damp cloth.
Gold items, on occasion, may require a gentle wash or a gentle rub with a polishing cloth.
Keep all jewelry away from cosmetics, showers, chlorine and small children.
Sleeping in jewelry and activities like sports etc particularly when wearing bracelets, can lead to their breakage and is not recommended.

Returns

Please see the main policies.
Pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, personalized and customized items are not refundable.

IMPORTANT! It is important you contact me prior to any return for helpful and legal instructions to ensure a successful full refund, AND address where to send to before you post back.

Deductions may be made if expenses are incurred at UK Customs or items are damaged.

Please note that return postage is the buyer's responsibility.

Seller details
Katherine B.
Evelyn Avenue
RUISLIP, HA48AB
United Kingdom