This avant garde claw with top detail is hand forged from recycled solid 14k yellow, white or rose gold.
Each claw is approximately 40mm by 4mm (at the top). I add each detail at the top individually and hand form each claw so each will be unique. Now lost wax cast!
In the interest of saving you from purchasing a chain you may have already, this listing is for the pendant only. If you would like to purchase a chain from me, I will custom make any chain length for you:
Solid 14k gold: $4/inch https://www.etsy.com/listing/156890035/solid-14k-gold-chain-by-the-inch?
14k gold-fill*: $1.25/inch https://www.etsy.com/listing/156881924/14k-gold-fill-chain-by-the-inch?
**made to order- please review my policy page prior to purchasing for more information on lead time, returns and shipping.
*Gold-fill is a budget-friendly alternative to solid 14k gold with much of the same quality. It is NOT the same as standard gold plate. For a comparison: gold-fill is 1/20th gold where as gold plate is 1/200th gold. Gold-fill is a VERY thick gold plate and the quality is made to last many years even with every day wear.
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PAYPAL: Preferred method of payment.
Now accepting major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
- Payment is required at checkout
- Please contact me prior to purchase if you need additional time for payment or multiple payment plans
Please refer to your purchase invoice for expected ship date. All of my received orders are in process from the time I receive the purchase confirmation, rest assured. You will be personally notified if your order will be delayed past the expected ship date and shipping upgrades will be added complimentary, otherwise due to order volumes contact after purchase is limited to your automatic purchase confirmation via Etsy.
One of a kind diamond rings are ready to ship. Sizing requires 1-3 business days.
All items listed are custom made to order especially for you, unless otherwise noted, and generally require 10-14 business/working days fabrication time from the date of purchase. Please contact me prior to or within 2 business days of purchasing if you need your piece by a certain date- I will do my best to accommodate all rush orders.
***Due to overwhelming popularity this wedding season, MOST wedding bands will require a minimum of 20 business days for fabrication. Some styles can accommodate a rush- please convo for more details.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING INCLUDES:
- USPS First Class or FedEx Ground*
- Delivery Confirmation
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INCLUDES:
International buyers please contact me before purchasing for possible shipping charge adjustments.
- USPS International determined by purchase price
- Shipping is determined by country destination
- All customs, taxes etc. is the sole responsibility of the buyer
*All shipments valued at $201 or more will require signature confirmation. Seller reserves right to chose shipping carrier and method.
**Although most packages sent via USPS and FedEx have guaranteed delivery dates or timeframes very rarely packages are delayed. Because these shipping delays are out of my control seller is not responsible for liabilities due to postal delays.
SHIPPING CHARGES INCLUDE INSURANCE- I REQUIRE INSURANCE FOR ALL SHIPMENTS. IF YOU RECEIVE A PACKAGE THAT APPEARS DAMAGED, PLEASE TAKE PHOTOS BEFORE OPENING TO AID THE REFUND/REPLACEMENT PROCESS.
SHIPPING UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE- PLEASE CONTACT ME
All items are tastefully gift-wrapped in recycled packaging. All rose cut diamond engagement rings include a beautiful presentation box.
Your satisfaction is my top priority. All returns and exchanges are done on a case by case basis. Please contact me with any concerns within 2 days (48 hours) of receiving your item. Returns/exchanges after this period cannot be honored without prior approval. Altered designs, CUSTOM (see listing for custom identification) made to order designs and rings are generally non-returnable due to their custom design and size individual to you unless with prior written approval. All returns and exchanges must be received in original and unworn condition and may be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Sample sale items are final sale.
All returns and exchanges require a return authorization number. Returns/exchanges will NOT be accepted without a RA# clearly labeled on the OUTSIDE of the package and will be returned to the sender unopened.
I guarantee my designs 100% from metal breakage due to craftsmanship, however, due to the nature of all handmade jewelry, please handle with care. Guarantee accommodates repair or replacement determined by SMM. Breakage due to client accident or negligence will gladly be repaired for nominal repair fees plus applicable shipping costs.
A note about natural stones and diamonds:
Natural stones and diamonds get their beauty from color deposits and refractive inclusions. Some rose cut diamonds have natural deposits that can appear in the surface. The rose cut diamonds are considered "Fancy Diamonds" and are not graded on the same scale as the traditional white diamonds. Diamonds certifications (such as GIA, IGI etc.) are never done on the fancy diamonds because they are prized for their unique inclusions and color fragments. Though very strong, please be careful with these one of a kind stones.
A note about "One of a Kind":
Many of the stones and diamonds I work with are truly one of a kind. This is not a marketing ploy- there is and only ever will be one of these stones that is just like the one labeled. I rarely come across two diamonds that are similar so replicating a sold piece is next to impossible though I may be able to find one that is close or has similar properties. Very rarely I have one or two stones cut from the same lot that are very similar to each other, but no two diamonds are ever the same. If you see a one of a kind diamond that you love please do not hesitate- once its gone its gone!
A note about micro-pave:
This type of setting is intricate to achieve the coveted delicate nature. SMM contracts all micro pave setting work out to a professional diamond setter who does this work 100% by hand. It is not uncommon for these types of settings to need a simple tightening occasionally, such as when professionally cleaning, or if ever resized in the future to prevent stone loss. After time it is not uncommon for these tiny diamonds to come loose- replacing or tightening is easily and inexpensively done. Pave work guaranteed secure at time of delivery.
A note about metal and now all small white diamonds:
All of the metal I use is 100% recycled from a green USA refiner. This means that all metal my supplier refines is recycled or up cycled metal and no new material has been sourced from the ground. And now all of my small white diamonds are reclaimed as well!
A note about white gold:
Most white gold on the market has been plated with rhodium- I do not rhodium plate my white gold. Rhodium is a very white metal and is used to "cover up" the white gold underneath. A good majority of the public is aware that after wearing a white gold piece for a period of time that it will "turn an ugly yellow" and will need to be re-plated with rhodium. This is only true of lesser quality white gold alloys often found in big box jewelry stores. I use a high quality bright white gold alloy. This alloy is brighter white and does not have a dingy yellow hue to it, but a subtle shiny white warm glow and will NEVER need to be plated.
- Most rings can be resized, those that cannot will be labeled accordingly
- The most reliable way to know your size is to have at least two qualified jewelers professionally size you- there is slight variability between all jewelers.
- Please note that the same size rings with different band widths will fit differently. For example a true size 8 in a 4mm band will fit tighter than a true size 8 in a 1.5mm band. SMM will do its best to accommodate for this when sizing.
- Current weather conditions also affect most people regarding size- in the winter your rings will tend to fit looser and in the summer tighter.
- Resizing fee: $15- buyer pays return shipping. Diamond engagement rings include a one time complimentary sizing.
Trades considered. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Please see Shipping and Refund/Exchange sections. Any other questions/concerns are encouraged- please email me at SMcIntosh@samanthamcintosh.com