RESERVED installment 1 for black petrified wood choker necklace | raw natural black stone in a rustic brutalist silver setting

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Thank you so much for looking but this piece has been reserved for Jenny.

Installment 1 Payment $75 (due by 20/5/2021
Installment 2 Payment $75 (due by 27/5/2021)

Beautiful natural raw stone choker necklace. I found the stone on one of my trips and thought at first it might be obsidian, but on closer inspection, I think I am safe in saying it is petrified wood. I have set the stone in a handmade lead free pewter setting. I sand-cast my settings in one piece, adding texture to the sand before pouring the molten metal, then adding additional texture and patina to the finished piece. The choker section is created in the same way.

The solid choker piece has an inner diameter of around 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) measured straight across at the widest point. The stainless steel chain adds an additional 13 inches (33 cm). The tinned copper hook can pass through any link in the chain.

Total weight of the piece is around 180grams (6.3 ounces)

The stone is secured by the setting's prongs and with epoxy cement. Pewter is a relatively soft metal that has been used for jewelry and adornments dating back to Ancient Romans, Egyptians and Celts. It is 'grayer' than sterling or pure silver, which makes it perfect for my pieces which are purposefully organic or rustic. Pewter does not rust like some metals but will oxidize over time. Just buff with a polishing cloth or fine steel wool to remove any oxidation and to bring the shine back up.

I use a dark patina, which brings out the textures and seal with a natural wax polish (the black patina may, occasionally, transfer to your skin when first worn; this is quite harmless and easily removed with soap and water).

Shipping from Australia

Processing time

1-3 business days

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.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

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 personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my item take to reach me?

I ship internationally from here in Australia. Shipments to the USA and the UK generally arrive within 15 business days. You can check your estimated shipping times for your country here.

Please note that shipping estimates are not guaranteed and rural or regional areas may take a bit longer.

Domestic items are shipped via 'Express Post'

All my items are shipped with tracking and please feel free to send me a convo if you have any questions or concerns.

Do you wrap your items?

All my items are securely packaged and wrapped in new and clean recycled packaging.

I try to keep my environmental footprint as light as possible so I use ephemera (vintage sewing pattern tissue, old unwanted books and Atlases) in my wrapping.

Can I return my purchase for a refund?

Absolutely. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery (please note: purchasers are responsible for return postage costs but I will issue a refund upon proof of postage, so you don't have to wait).

What's your aesthetic and your pricing philsophy?

My work is purposefully raw. I use natural stones, crystals and salvaged materials, as these hold more meaning than shiny new things. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts; stitches, tool marks, natural texture and patina - these tell the story of a pieces' journey with me. I love that one of my customers described my work as 'beautifully broken' because there is great beauty in what some consider to be imperfection.

Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating. When you purchase one of my pieces you are getting something that is unique and which has taken many hours to create.

Custom and personalized orders

My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.

Can I reserve an item? Do you offer lay-away?

I am happy to reserve items for up to seven days for returning customers (ie. people who have purchased from me before), but please note that by reserving an item you are committing to purchase that item.

I can also set up layaway (payment via instalments) for new customers. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this option.

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