Handmade animal and nature inspired eco jewellery

Brighton, England
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Announcement    Welcome to Metal Dove, a fun animal and nature inspired jewellery brand. I'm a one stop gift shop to buy presents for those people you love in your life or just a treat for you! From whales to sausage dogs I've got necklaces, brooches, rings, studs and bangles. Custom orders are always welcome if you have a particular furry friend in mind. I also have a lovely botanical collection for those nature lovers out there. Feel free to get in touch.


Last updated on 11 Jul, 2021

Welcome to Metal Dove, a fun animal and nature inspired jewellery brand. I'm a one stop gift shop to buy presents for those people you love in your life or just a treat for you! From whales to sausage dogs I've got necklaces, brooches, rings, studs and bangles. Custom orders are always welcome if you have a particular furry friend in mind. I also have a lovely botanical collection for those nature lovers out there. Feel free to get in touch.



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Ali Hopkins

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About MetalDove

Sales 369
On Etsy since 2015
Video summary: I've also done some blacksmithing and this is me in action hammering a steel leaf. That smile is what it's all about.

Welcome to Metal Dove, hold onto your hats!

METAL DOVE is a Brighton based Metalsmith who creates unusual and fun necklaces, rings, brooches and earrings using copper, brass and eco silver (recycled). Welcome to my online jewellery shop!

I'm Ali, creator of Metal Dove. I work from my home studio by the sea and I've been on Etsy for a couple of years. I started out doing a night class in Metalworking and soon became obsessed with anything metal and the design ideas came flooding in. Metal has taken over my life and I couldn't be happier!

My collection on here is changing with more emphasis on eco silver and sustainability and I'm working towards the idea of zero waste in the way I work, from the metals I use to the recycled packaging. Metal Dove is also about affordability for my customers, a range of lovely products at different price points, gift ideas and beautiful hand made products is what I'm all about.

I'm currently working on my Eco Silver Collection alongside BESPOKE design requests so it's an exciting, busy time for Metal Dove despite the challenges Covid has brought to our world.

Inspiration for my pieces come from nature. I started with purely butterflies and now I've moved onto other animals and have some gorgeous leaf and twig designs in the works. I like to mix simple beauty with more playful, colourful designs hence my novelty rings. Also really love geometric design as it highlights the simple beauty of the metal itself. I guess you could say I'm exploring my designer identity at the moment, it's quite a whirlwind.

Buying from Metal Dove offers the full gift experience. Everything comes in a cute box with logo, I want my jewellery to look awesome from the moment you open the jiffy bag, it's a treat whether it's for you or for someone you love.

If you have any BESPOKE design requests please convo me, for example any of my brass or copper designs can also be made in sterling silver. I also do wedding rings in recycled silver or gold. Am totally open to design thoughts and here to help you turn your idea into something that makes you want to do a little dance when you put it on.

You can follow me on Instagram @Metal_Dove, on Facebook at

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Ali

Shop members

  • Ali Hopkins

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hiya, I'm Ali, welcome to Metal Dove!

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 May, 2022
Hi there and welcome to Metal Dove! Here you can find all my policies on shipping and payment. If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to convo me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I take great pride in my handmade products and hope you like them too.

I'm happy to exchange or refund items within 14 days of purchase (minus the shipping costs) as long as they are returned unused and in the same condition you received them in, including all packaging. If you would like to request an exchange or refund please convo me within 7 days of receiving your order. Please do not send anything back without contacting me first, otherwise your return may not be successful.

I cannot refund any items which have been worn or damaged by you. For health reasons, I cannot accept returns or exchange of earrings.

The cost of returning an item is your responsibility, the original shipping cost will not be refunded. I recommend using a Recorded or International Signed For delivery method to ensure the item is safely returned. This way you can also check yourself that the item has arrived here, I cannot be held responsible for anything until its received. Exchanges and refunds will be processed within 3 working days of receipt of the returned items.
I accept payments through Paypal only.
Processing time
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.
Estimated shipping times
North America: 5-7 business days
Europe: 1-5 busines days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please get in touch for custom orders or wholesale/sale or return requests.

Any questions? Please convo or email me: metaldovejewellery(at)
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
* As needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
* When you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
* If necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
* As necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
* Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
* Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
* Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
* Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
* Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
* Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Alison Hopkins, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at metaldovejewellery [!at]