The "Robin's Egg" is a breathtaking gemstone cuff bracelet, with dense clusters of natural, untreated aquamarine briolettes and pink tourmaline. Each gemstone (and there are dozens and dozens of them!) are wire wrapped to a substantial, heavy gauge Argentium silver cuff using fine silver wire. The center of the bracelet features a smooth, polished nugget of pink sapphire. The aquamarine color varies in hue from the palest aqua to a blue-green, and are completely natural. The stones have not been heat treated or color enhanced in any form.
Approximate measurements: 2 1/2" inner diameter
I'm providing some information on how to wear a cuff that may be helpful. Since a cuff is a firm piece of jewelry, it is not made to be opened and squeezed repeatedly in order to wear it. Doing so will shorten its life considerably, particularly with sterling, and in this cuff's case, Argentium silver. Silver is soft and malleable, but when bent repeatedly in the same place, it becomes brittle. Eventually, it will snap in half, if one does not take care when wearing! In addition, due to the heaviness of the metal, and the stones wrapped to most of it, this cuff is not meant to be adjusted drastically. It can however, be adjusted slightly at the tips. To ensure your cuff will last, please follow the steps below:
1. Apply one end of the bracelet on the soft underside of your wrist, about 2" from your hand (ABOVE your wrist bone) If you need to open the ends in order for it to fit, please open ONLY from the ends...do not bend from the middle of the cuff, which may cause the stones to loosen or break off.
2. Roll the other end on. This is the best way to get your cuff bracelets in & out.
3. Slide the bracelet over the wrist bone toward your hand.
4. Close the bracelet until it feels right by hugging it between your thumb and index fingers.
smaller. A bracelet that is your size will allow you to roll in and out (steps 1 & 2) without further bending.
Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me!
Your "Robin's Egg" cuff will ship USPS first class mail with insurance and tracking, and will be packaged in a lovely gift box tied with ribbon.
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Maryland residents will be charged 6% sales tax on their purchases.
I do accept layaway! Convo me for a plan that works for your budget.
I ship all packages by USPS with tracking and insurance (in the US, please read on for international policies)the next day, after I receive your payment. I will notify you with the delivery confirmation details to either your personal email, or thru the "conversation" system on Etsy once your item has shipped.
For my international customers: I ship United States Postal Service first class delivery. Please contact me if you would like to add insurance to your package, as I do not include it in the shipping price. I will contact you to advise you when your package has shipped, usually within a day or two of having received payment. Please be advised that you may be charged a custom tax upon receipt of your goods from the United States.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If for some reason, you are not completely delighted with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days of receiving your jewelry to make an exchange or receive a full refund. The merchandise must be unworn and in original condition in order for me to accept it as a return. Please convo me or email me at thebijoubabe [!at] gmail.com for return instructions. Shipping charges are non-refundable nor included on returns. Custom designs, or my designs that were altered per your request (lengthening or shortening, color changes, or other design alterations) are final sales. Deposits for custom designs are also non-refundable. All custom designs are photographed and sent to you for your approval prior to shipping, if something needs to be adjusted once you receive it, I'll be happy to re-work it to your satisfaction.
I welcome custom orders! Please send me an Etsy 'conversation' to let me know what you had in mind and I will be thrilled to work with you. A minimum 50% deposit is required to begin all custom orders, which is non-refundable. Please allow more time for completion and shipping of custom orders, as some materials may need to be special ordered for you. All custom orders are provided with photographs and conversations along the design process. The order is not complete until the client (you!) have approved of the final design. Balance is due once you are completely satisfied with the finished piece.
I offer wholesale discounts to licensed, retail businesses. If you are interested in carrying my jewelry in your boutique, please contact me at thebijoubabe [!at] gmail.com to discuss.
I love to work with clients on custom orders! A minimum 50% deposit is required to begin work, and the balance is due upon completion and client's approval . Photos are sent for the client to select materials (if applicable) and once completed, photos are sent for client's approval.
Many people have misconceptions about vermeil, because they confuse it with "gold plate". However, they are vastly different! Vermeil must meet the FTC standard of 100 millionths of an inch (2 ½ microns) of fine gold layered over sterling silver. In order for a piece to be labeled legally as "vermeil", the item must not be less than 10 karat gold and have a substantial thickness, with a minimum thickness of 2 ½ microns. In contrast, "gold plating" is a miniscule layer of solid gold applied to a brass base. The plating does not compose any measurable proportion of the product’s total weight, and is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating will wear off rather quickly and expose the brass base product.
No! Gold-filled is constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. The gold alloy is then bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. The bonded raw material is then sold as sheet or wire to jewelry manufacturers for use in designs. Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is then described by the karatage of the gold alloy. Most gold-filled is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled. All of the gold-filled used in my designs is 14kt. It is a beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold.
Artisan jewelry is not mass produced, and needs to be cared for properly. Please do not wear your jewelry to sleep, bathe, or swim in. A great rule of thumb is to accessorize with your jewelry last! Be sure to apply perfume and hair products before putting on your precious jewels. Vermeil and sterling silver jewelry will tarnish, so to help keep that to a minimum, please store your jewelry in the box provided when not worn. While gold fill jewelry does not tarnish in the same way, it is a good idea to also protect it in a box, to help prevent scratching or damaging of any wire wrapped pieces. To clean, you can use a mild jeweler's cleaner that is safe for gemstones and gold. Please do NOT dip pearls, opals, or any other porous stone.