How to Order
I offer "Made to Order" gemstone rings and ring bands. I can make these items identical or near identical to the depicted ring in the listing photos. Many of these gemstones I do facet myself and have been able to source consistent raw gem material, others are ethically sourced.
Alternatively, if you want something that is truly "One-of-a-Kind" I have a selection of unique and notable gemstones that I have personally faceted from rare and unusual rough gem materials such as untreated natural sapphires, garnets, tourmalines, tanzanites and more that I can custom make a setting to fit around. I have a selection of pre-priced settings for your convenience. Any of my "made to order" gemstone ring settings can also be customized or I can make a setting to your own specifications. For my One of A Kind gemstones selection you can also purchase a third party Gemological Institute of America laboratory report verification as a security and to add value to your investment.
My name is Sennin, I live in Berkshire County, western Massachusetts. My jewelry journey started with some copper wire and an abandoned pair of pliers. Twisting wire quickly became an obsession. Not long after taking up wrapping I opened an Etsy shop in 2012 with some of my wire work. As that progressed I had an opportunity to get some exposure to other methods of making jewelry in a class at Studio Jewelers in NYC. After learning a little bit about fabrication I started purchasing tools that I needed so that I could continue to practice at home. With my school and work schedule, I was only able to spend a little bit of time making jewelry each week, progress was slow at first. I started working full-time making jewelry in 2016. Making jewelry has become my passion and daily enjoyment. I personally make and photograph all of my jewelry.
Since 2016 I have made immense progress which has enabled me to meet my goals as an artist and maker! I have a continuous desire to learn and improve my jewelry and gem knowledge. I am currently completing Gemological Institute of America's Graduate Gemologist program. I have a degree in Environmental Science which has inspired me to work on making my business and all its aspects a sustainable operation.
I have transitioned to using mostly SCS third-party verified USA or Canada recycled gold and silver in my jewelry. I try to live a sustainable lifestyle and make conscious decisions with sustainability in mind. I am pro-active about recycling and I support Organic, Non - GMO and Local businesses! I am constantly finding and implementing new ways of improving my sustainability and reducing my carbon footprint on a personal and business level.
In 2019 I started faceting my own gemstones. Sourcing my own gemstone rough allows for more transparency in the industry. Removing an industrial cutting house from the equation allows me to make more ethical and sustainable choices for my business and my clients. I'm in the process of transitioning away from commercial cut gems to all gems I hand cut here in my workshop. Faceting is adding a new level of fulfillment and involvement in my work.
Mountain Spirit Jewels is my DBA name. If you see this mark on your rings its my official makers mark. For rings that aren't wide enough to bear this mark I add my SZE makers mark.
I no longer sell on Etsy, they have pushed really hard to replace authentic makers with mass produced items that can ship the next business day as an attempt to increase their revenue and please their shareholders. Their new sellers policies are no longer compatible with my business. When you purchase from my website, you support me directly.