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Please allow 14 weeks for creation.

F.A.Q.


 

Ethical Jewels

A smidgen of magic, reclaimed metals, and jewels sourced with love.
 
The North Way Studio is proud to create every handmade talisman with reclaimed, domestically refined fine metals, along with natural diamond melee traced back to their mines of origin, each through our casting house which is certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council.
Natural diamonds used within our creations as center stones range from reclaimed antiques, to Canadian origin upon request. Misfit Diamonds is a phenomenal diamond supplier that is available upon The North Way Studio for weaving into each amulet. 
For gemstones, such as sapphires, spinel, and rubies, they are selected for their spark and soul from suppliers that Maria is not only honored to call friends, but who have also worked with The North Way Studio throughout the years to ensure as much transparency as possible when selecting a jewel for your token of love. Montana origin sapphires from Mountain Momma Gems, as well as Nigerian and Australian origin sapphires are available through Choice Gems in Seattle, Washington—just a short dragon’s flight over the mountains from The North Way Studio. 
Moissanite is also available as lovely lab grown alternative for those seeking a colorless, brilliant stone with smaller price point. Each comes with a limited lifetime warranty from their supplier, Harro or Charles and Colvard. Lab grown diamonds from the Diamond Foundry here in Washington are also available upon request. 


Ring Sizing

All rings come with one free re-sizing and unlimited spa days if needed for a deep cleaning, stone tightening, or polishing for a big day.

Please note that sizing of rings takes around five full work weeks, sometimes longer if a sizing portion needs to be carved to match textures.

Please see our 'Amulet Care' page for more information on warranties. 

 

Shipping

The North Way Studio ships using USPS for both domestic and international packages. Additional insurance and expedited shipping can be purchased during check-out. Please provide your correct shipping address at check-out, and any business names needed if shipping to a business. Insured packages will have to be signed for. 

All international packages are legally declared at full value of the item, so please note that they will likely have duty or custom fees once delivered in your country. The North Way Studio is not responsible to pay these fees, or responsible for any delays due to customs. 

 

F.A.Q.

Are pieces from The North Way Studio solid gold, or plated?

All creations are handcrafted in reclaimed and refined fine metals, from 14 karat and 18 karat golds, to platinum and palladium. They are never plated over base metals. The North Way Studio only uses black rhodium plating as a patina for highlighting carved textures if the customer wants an aged, antiqued appearance to their piece. White rhodium plating is not used to allow the natural hue of white gold to shine through. 

Will you work with jewels I already have?

Beginning October 1st of 2019, I will no longer be working with client's gemstones. 

Can you send out a blank setting for another jeweler to set my stone into?Since each creation is my art, I do not send out blank, or empty settings. It's a bit like asking another painter to take over for just the important details on a canvas, and then claiming it's the other artists work still. 

The ring is causing a reaction! Why would that happen?

Gold mixtures can sometimes cause a mild skin reaction depending on allergies, chemicals that have come into contact with the skin or ring, and even salt water. If you notice any reaction at all, please remove your ring and soak it in a warm soapy water, such as dawn dish soap. Scrub it with a toothbrush, and also clean your hands well. Dry both thoroughly. It’s best to keep all strong chemicals, lotions, and even hand sanitizer away from metals for their longevity and your comfort. White gold does contain nickel in its mixture. If you have a known nickel allergy, please message me for other white metal options such as platinum or palladium.

What does my ring ship in? 

Every creation comes wrapped in a small velvet box with satin ribbon, perfect for proposals and storing your heirloom for years to come! 

Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! Please visit the 'Payment Plan' page for more information.

Does The North Way Studio ship internationally?

Of course! But please note that any duty or custom fees upon arrival are not covered by The North Way Studio and are the responsibility of the customer. Please look into custom fees before ordering in your country. Legally, all items are declared at full value for shipping and insuring.

Can you recreate a design I saw somewhere else?

No. I will not copy another artist's or company's work due to ethical reasons. It is stealing and wrong. Please do not ask for a price quote on another artist's work.

Do you offer rushes? 

At this time, unfortunately not. To keep everything fair and organized, orders are first come, first serve in my work queue. However, shipping can always be upgraded to overnight for domestic orders, or even a bit quicker for international orders. Please send along a message if you've placed your orders and would like to upgrade to faster shipping.  

Do you have a showroom I can visit, or are your pieces in any storefronts? 

The North Way Studio is a small private studio in eastern Washington, and is not currently accepting in-person appointments.