About Sharon Z Jewelry

*Modern Jewelry With a Modern Conscience*Sharon Zimmerman creates jewelry that is unique in its understatement—clean and simple, yet distinctive and playful.Designed to compliment any style, her pieces are crafted by hand from an elegant palette of precious metals - sterling silver, palladium, 14 and 18 karat gold with just the occasional splash of color from lab-grown gemstones. She creates jewelry that you’ll want to wear every day for years to come.Growing up in Seattle, she was fascinated by the interplay of nature and machinery from a young age. Surrounded by rings of mountains and evergreen trees, as well as the architecture of the aerospace industry, the artist learned to appreciate that the world is a wonderful mix of organic and geometric. Today, she continues to draw inspiration from her environment. The architecture of San Francisco inspires her sculptural, organically modern pieces, while the natural beauty of the Bay Area subtly informs her organic, abstract designs. Her travels around the world also influence her sophisticated aesthetic with a movement and energy of its own.Encouraged by her parents to play with arts and crafts instead of the latest new-fangled toys, she grew up dreaming and creating. After a few stabs at other, less creative fields, she decided to take up metalsmithing in 2003. She studied with metal sculptors and jewelry makers during a brief stint in the Midwest before moving to San Francisco in 2005 to study jewelry making at the Revere Academy.Sharon delights in designing and making pieces that people find expressive, beautiful, and treasurable. “Jewelry is the one art form that people interact with directly on a daily basis. It connects the wearer and the maker in a tactile and sensual relationship. This intimacy with art is what most interests me.”She is a proud member of "SFMade":http://www.sfmade.org/Member of Ethical Metalsmiths.

*Shipping Time*All of our jewelry is made to order. Please allow 5-10 business days to complete your order. If you need your jewelry by a certain date, or if you need a rush order, please message me before placing your order.*Shipping*We ship via USPS in the continental United States. All shipping prices include handling and full insurance.International ShippingWe are happy to ship to many countries outside of the United States. If you don't see your country listed, please message me to find out if I can ship to your region.Please note that international customers are responsible for international duties, taxes, customs fees and refused shipping charges. We are unable to quote these fees at this time and we suggest contacting your local government for more information.*Return Policies*We want you to be happy with your order Scratch that – we want you to LOVE your jewelry, but sometimes things don’t work out – wrong size, or length, maybe it just didn't flatter your fabulous self. We understand and we like to make returns as simple as possible. So here is everything you need to know:30 days to return your item in perfect condition.Please note that we cannot refund shipping costs and that you will be responsible for return shipping to us.If you purchased your item from one of our stores, you’ll need to return it to that store.We only take returns on items purchased from Supermarket.Refunds are processed on the same business day on which your return is received, but please allow 5-7 business days for your bank to process the refund.We are more than happy to suggest alternative pieces, lengthen or shorten a chain or resize your ring. Consider giving us a chance to make it right for you.*Repairs*Sometimes jewelry breaks, and we feel your pain. Never fear – we are adept at fixing our jewelry. Please note – we only repair pieces from Sharon Z Jewelry; we can’t fix your toasters and lamps (much as we would love to), or other jewelry – just ours. Repairs on items purchased within one year are on us – we guarantee our jewelry for one year against breakage. After one year, some repairs may incur a fee and will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. Please message me if you have any questionsRing ResizingRing re-sizing is $25 for silver rings and $50 for gold or palladium rings. Re-sizing can only be done for Sharon Z Jewelry rings. We do not re-size rings made by other companies or designers.