We shy away from big holiday promotions because slashing prices and following in the footsteps of large retailers is voting for an economic model that is harmful to small independent businesses, and often the environment and the people mass producing consumer goods. However, we will jump at the chance to support charitable giving and a more ethical model of capitalism.
This holiday season we are particularly sensitive to what's happening around us politically and socially, and we want to raise awareness and move more spending power into the hands of those helping to respect and restore people and place. Donate to the non-profit of your choice and we will give you 20% off your order.
From November 23rd to December 31st, forward us your donation confirmation email or a screenshot of the final payment screen from the donation process and we will send you a coupon valid until the end of 2016 as a thanks for spending less and doing more good. Send these to email@example.com
The blacked out "Shadow" version of our Basilica Plugs features a bezel set hematite stone inlay towering over an ornate filigree background. The entire assemblage is... View full product details
Inspired by depictions of Buddha’s elongated ear lobes. A calm, rounded, meditative shape to remind us that the present moment is the most important part... View full product details
A minimalist, futuristic form partially inspired by the amazing manga and movie of the same name, which explores ideas about networks, consciousness, and interaction of... View full product details
HIVE ear weights, a design inspired by our love of bees. Also, don't forget to check out our HONEY version of these weights, which feature the added... View full product details
HONEY ear weights, a design inspired by our love of bees. These are similar to our HIVE weights, except we've stepped them up a notch and and... View full product details
Double-flared, made-to-order teardrop shaped plugs carved from Lapis Lazuli stone, prized since antiquity for its intense color. Mined as early as 7th century BC, Lapis can... View full product details
Double flared plugs carved from Obsidian, a black volcanic glass. These pieces are hand carved to your specification in our Richmond, Virginia workshop. These pieces... View full product details
Olivewood plugs with genuine faceted Amethyst held in a silver four-prong setting. We love the bright contrast and color play of the purple against banded Olivewood. These natural... View full product details
Olivewood plugs with stabilized Turquoise inlays. Turquoise cabochons are set in brass bezels and secured with a hardware setting to the wood. We use no adhesives... View full product details
"Pyrite" is cast from a lead-free silicon bronze and weighs about 51 grams. It is wearable from 19mm and up. They measure 30mm tall, 22mm... View full product details
Trumpet flared tunnels carved from Pink Ivory, an African wood prized for its pink color. Color varies from a mid-tone pink to deep magenta (toward red). A dense... View full product details
Inspired by my love for ethnobotany, the study of the human relationship with plants, the Somnia ear weights are a tribute to the history of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy. This controversial plant has seen ancient ritual and medicinal use, been used as the economic basis for war and the addiction and enslavement of an entire country, and most recently has provided medical science with the single known natural source for lifesaving opiate medications. Follow the story of this beautiful flower from ancient use to the inspiration for our new Somnia ear weights.
We are launching the preorder for our new "Pyrite" ear weights this week while Jared is in Las Vegas managing our booth at the Association of Professional Piercers conference. To celebrate this great new style (and the boss being out of the office) we've decided to have a sale and offer a giveaway!Read More
Stone has had enormous impact on us both creatively and technologically. Minerals gave us the first chance to paint our lives with color and story, and take it with us for others to see. It turns out that aside from things which are alive (birds, bugs, plants), colors in nature, and particularly jewel tones, are actually very rare. Most vibrant colors are either the result of environmental light play, such as sunsets or the color of a lagoon, or they are biological - flowers, butterflies, etc. In either of these cases, the color is not permanent. It is location specific, temporary, or sadly, it dies.Read More
We want you to be happy with your purchase! If you can't wear our jewelry, then we've our wasted precious time and material, and nobody is happy. Contact us immediately about any issues and we'll see what we can do for you.
Our products are shipped sealed in clear plastic, and it's possible view all aspects of the jewelry without opening this plastic. Please examine your jewelry closely. Once you open the plastic, we can no longer accept a return or exchange. No exceptions.
If your jewelry arrives damaged, that's on us.
We will replace (if possible), substitute (with your permission), or refund (last resort) your order.
If your jewelry was made with the wrong specifications, and the specifications you provided meet our sizing guidelines, we'll make it right.
However, we cannot be held responsible for misunderstandings related to size conversions or how to measure wearing length or flare sizes. We provide a size guide on each product page for your convenience.
If your jewelry is not to your liking aesthetically, let's talk.
Please understand that we are working with natural materials that vary in color, pattern, and texture not just between tree to tree or stone to stone, but within the same piece of material. We take detailed product photos, and clearly explain each piece. We encourage you to learn about the materials and styles, and ask any questions you might have. We cannot promise very specific color requests, patterns, etc. If we have not disclosed something, or we come to agree that we have not accurately described what you've purchased, we will work with you to make it right.
We charge a restocking fee on pieces we have made to your specifications. We are open to reducing the restocking fee on returns if you opt for store credit rather than a refund.
For stocked and made-to-order items without custom specifications there is no fee!
For made-to-order items with custom specifications and custom orders cancelled before completion the fee is 20% of the jewelry cost.
The fee for custom specifications and custom orders is because the jewelry was made to fit you specifically, and/or because we have corresponded, booked time in our custom queue, done sketches, cut and prepared materials, etc.
We guarantee our jewelry to be free from manufacturing defects, but we can make no guarantees about materials due to the unpredictability of natural materials. If there is an issue resulting from the production process (workmanship) we'll make it right and repair or replace as necessary.
Once jewelry has been removed from our sealed plastic packaging, we have no control over the storage conditions or handling of your jewelry, and we cannot be held responsible for any damage.
If your jewelry requires basic repairs due to accidental damage, we're happy to work with you to make sure you have something wearable. We will, at our discretion, and at no cost to you, repair by means of sanding, shaping, or polishing to make a piece safe to wear. This may not "fix" aesthetic issues but will remove sharp edges. Shipping both ways is your responsibility.
If your jewelry cannot be repaired, we're happy to work with you on options for replacement.