shop details / jewelry care / shipping / policies & returns / ethos
s h o p d e t a i l s
R A I V O M O D E R N, about the jewelry
CLASSIC COLLECTION: I work with a local casting house to pour these designs via the technique of Lost-Wax Casting. My process for creating the pieces varies depending on the nature of the design, but all are either hand-carved in wax or hand-fabricated in metal, cast in either sterling or bronze, and finished with final details in house.
RHYTHM & RITUAL: These designs are hand-fabricated using the most basic raw materials: brass, sterling, fine silver or gold sheet and wire are formed and textured using hammers, heat and flame. Many also feature Keum Boo, an ancient technique of marrying high karat gold to pure silver; with heat and pressure the molecules of the two metals intermingle to form a permanent bond.
Most items in the CLASSIC COLLECTION and RHYTHM & RITUAL are currently available on a made-to-order basis, please allow 3-4 weeks for their fabrication.
ONE OF A KIND / SMALL SERIES: This is a uniquely undulating and evolving collection of designs. Often they involve labor-intensive processes and feature unique stones or organic materials. If a piece is especially calling to you from this collection, it really may have been made just for you. There is a particular sort of magic in these.
j e w e l r y c a r e
Materials & Care:
Sterling silver, brass and copper all develop a patina over time. This natural patina occurs from a chemical interaction with exposure to oxygen. Some pieces lend themselves well to this look and if you like you can let nature take its course. A number of pieces have been intentionally patinaed as part of the finish, handle these with care to keep the integrity of the patina. Otherwise, to keep the original shine store jewelry in a sealed plastic bag when not wearing and polish with a sunshine cloth on occasion.
Many stones like to be cleansed & recharged to maintain their optimum health and vibrancy. Most can be cleansed & recharged in similar ways, but there are exceptions and preferences depending on their structure/constitution. When applicable, more specific details and care instructions are offered in the individual listings.
Handle and store all pieces gently to prevent scratches.
Put jewelry on after applying any makeup, perfumes or hair products as these can discolor the metal or alter the stones. Remove jewelry when showering and swimming.
s h i p p i n g
united states: Items are shipped via USPS first class with tracking and delivery confirmation. Please note that currently most items in the shop are made to order with a turnaround time of 3-4 weeks, although quite often they will be ready sooner. An email will be sent out to let you know your package has shipped along with a tracking number; expected delivery is within 3-5 days following.
international: International shipping is currently unavailable at this time.
s h o p p o l i c i e s / r e t u r n s
If for any reason you are not completely happy with your purchase, please contact me for details on arranging a return within 2 weeks of receiving your package. Return shipping will be the responsibility of buyer unless otherwise noted, and the shop cannot be responsible for items damaged or lost during return shipping. Please carefully repackage item and use a traceable carrier; a refund will be made upon receipt of package in original condition.
Please contact me if any issues arise with delivery of your purchase. Please be sure the address you provide for delivery is current and safe to receive packages. The shop is unable to cover loss of packages that have been confirmed delivered.
e t h o s
I believe in sustaining the tradition of handcrafted "slow fashion" and aim to employ environmentally conscious practices in all aspects of the business. This includes everything from supporting other small businesses and sourcing material from ethical companies to using recycled packaging, and maintaining low-impact studio practices.