How to determine size…

Leather Cuff Bracelets:
When sizing for a leather cuff, please cut a 1 1/2 wide strip of paper or fabric to get a more accurate measurement. Then add how much you would like for the fit you want.

Example: My wrist measures approximately 5 1/4″ with a tape measure. It measures 5 5/8″ with a 1 1/2″ strip of paper. This would feel too snug. A comfortable cuff size for me is is 6 1/8″ to 6 1/4″.  So for a comfortable fit for myself, I measure with 1 1/2″ strip of paper, and I add 1/2″ to 3/4″.

Expandable Bangle Bracelets:
Small – Coming Soon
Medium – Closed diameter: Approximately 2 1/4″ Open diameter: 2 3/4″ On Bracelet Sizer: Approximately 6 1/4 – 6 1/2″
Large – Closed diameter: Approximately 2 1/2″ Open diameter: 3 1/4″ On Bracelet Sizer: Approximately 7 1/4 – 7 1/2″

Stretch Bracelets:
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
8.5
Custom – Please leave your size in notes.

Measure your wrist with a tape measure (or similarly sized strip of paper and then measure with a ruler). Measure exactly how you want it to fit and fall on your wrist. This tends to be about 1/2″ – 3/4″ over your actual wrist size. Our sizes will vary by approximately 1/4″ just because a bead size may make it go just under or over. Please keep in mind that the actual design may need to be altered to make it in your size. I try to do this as carefully and discreetly as possible, but the design will vary slightly to accommodate the number of beads needed for your size. Choose the closest size to your measurement from the drop down box when placing your order.

For example, I measure about 5 – 5 1/4, depending where you measure on my wrist. The 6 will fit me, but it will hang looser like a charm bracelet. If I want a snugger fit, I would wear one that was 5 3/4.

Also, keep in mind that there tends to be about a 1/2″ difference between the right and the left wrists. If it doesn’t fit one, it could fit the other.

If you need a different size, please contact me, and we can discuss what might work best for you.

General…

Are the items identical?

No, they are not. Each item is custom and handmade with care and love and will have slight imperfections, only adding to the character and individuality of each piece.

Also, note that if you want several of the same items to somewhat match, you will need to order them at the same time. Each item is custom and handmade, so to get your items as close as possible, please order them at the same time. With our printed glass jewelry, the color can even vary if we change paper or glue, etc.

Each piece is handmade with love and care, but due to the nature of handmade, there may be slight imperfections, adding to the character and individuality of each piece.

Are these regular stock items, or are they items that might not be available at a later date?
Our supplies vary as we find unique and beautiful elements for our line. Some items will be regular stock and some are a one time buy only, but all are designed for beauty and to be that piece you will just feel so good wearing.  We will be adding more unique, handmade designs soon! If you see something you love, it would be wise to purchase it. Some elements we only had limited stock and is not an item that is easily found.

Do you do custom sizes if I need a smaller or larger bracelet?
Oh, my goodness, yes! We will be happy to help you. As someone who can never find a bracelet to fit me, I understand completely and will absolutely make a custom size for you. Contact me on Etsy or at topaz@artofabeautifullife.com

Can I use your designs for my own work?
Each item includes our own custom art and photography and is copyrighted to protect our hard work and to support our family and may not be legally used by anyone else. Many of the quotes are also our own.

Can I get it wet?
No, I do not recommend getting it wet. I take every effort to be sure the adhesive is sufficient to attach and seal without making it a gluey mess on the outside, but it would still be possible for water to get in between the quote and the setting. This would cause it to react and change the coloring of the quote. It is also not recommend for leather or metals.

Do you ship outside of the United States?
Currently, we ship only to the United States.

How long will my order take?
It varies depending on the item. Each item is handmade, and some take longer than others because of wait times during the process. It can be anywhere from 3 days to 14 days. It will generally take 5-7 business days. If you need it sooner, please let us know, and if possible we will add a rush option, if possible, for $5.

About Simply Topaz Jewelry…

We make inspirational jewelry so that you can wear your mantra, daily encouragement, whatever helps us to live a more beautiful life. We make things with words…words that encourage, words that make us stronger, words that inspire. Words that inspire us to be brave, to be fierce, to be the magic, to live out loud, to immerse ourselves in a life that moves us, to take journeys, to be beautiful. Our jewelry should not just be something we wear to match our clothes. It should move us. It should mold us. It should make us feel braver, fiercer, and more beautiful. It should make us who we were created to be. What is calling to you? What is moving you? How do you want to feel? Who do you want to be?

About our designs…Our engraved pieces are all finished by hand with care, so each piece is unique. Also, any stones are gems will vary in size and shape since many are natural. Gift packaging varies depending on the piece and what we have in stock. Please note that some of our designs are limited editions. Some elements we carry regularly, but others are special, limited finds, and when they are gone, they are gone. This is what makes some of our pieces unique…and the heart of being designed and handmade in the USA. If you need a larger quantity than we have listed, please contact us, and we will be glad to check our supplies for you.

Customization…
Please let us know if you have a special request, and we will try to accommodate if we can. Also, if you need more than we have available, please let us know how many you need, and we will do a special order for you if we have the supplies on hand.

Copyright…
All text, photography, designs, and the quotes by Topaz are copyrighted and may not be used without permission.

Disclaimer….
Jewelry may contain small parts and metal. Please use any necessary caution and also, please keep away from children.

The Art of a Beautiful Life Movement…

The Simply Topaz jewelry line is part of The Art of a Beautiful Life Movement (http://artofabeautifullife.com). It is more than just inspirational jewelry or blogging. It is about changing lives, making lives more beautiful. And not just our own lives, but the lives of others. A portion of the sale of each piece goes to help someone else have a more beautiful life, too. So if you are buying a piece for a friend, that’s a whole lot of giving going on. We give a portion of every purchase to make a dent in the Universe, to make a difference, to make someone else’s life better, more beautiful. Everything we do has a trickle effect. It will touch so many more, but it must start with one touch, with one single act, with one single gift. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for partnering with us to make a difference.

Helping others…philosophy, the way we live, mantra…
“Let’s write on the wall of life that we were here. We came, gave, and loved with gratitude and joy and left it a better place.” -Topaz

Some of the places and causes we choose from each month…
World Vision (http://www.worldvision.org/) – They help children, widows, and the sick to have basic care and to become self-sustaining. They go in and help with a need, but they don’t leave them there. They help them to be able to help themselves, both within a family unit and a community. I love organizations that do this. We all want to be able to take care of our basic needs.They also multiply our donations through grants and other gifts to make an even bigger impact with our donations. World Vision helps in many countries, including America.

Compassion (http://www.compassion.com/)- Their primary focus is children in countries like Haiti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and others.A lot of what we do involves helping children, but we love to be involved in anything that is a good cause. Everyone of all ages need help sometimes. It is all about making a difference.Thank you for helping us to do that.

Writing on the wall of life,
~Topaz