Price shown is for 1 personalized bracelet. Customize a set. Photo depicts a set of 4 simulated birthstone bracelets with personalized initial charms. See simulated birthstone months in 2nd photo.
HOW TO ORDER:
Select bangle band finish and total quantity of bracelets needed all months combined. Then enter the birth month and initial for each bracelet you are ordering in "notes box" to Frosted Willow during checkout. If the notes box does not appear, simply message me with the info at this link.
I make these simulated birthstone bracelets with rhinestones or if December (glass stone) and transform them into a dainty & delicate simulated birthstone bracelets with your choice of bangle band in brass, silver filled, 14k gold filled, or sterling silver, and initial charm in 14k gold filled or sterling silver depending on the bangle band you select.
Rhinestones and glass stones have the beauty of a real stone, but without the high price tag.
These make great gifts for bridesmaids, maid of honor, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom. Especially if you don't want everyone to wear the same exact bracelet at your wedding.
My size chart below is easy to pick from without even measuring hand circumference. Just match general size of wearer to the description, and it should be a great fit. It's meant to be easy. If measuring (see instructions at the bottom). All of my bangles are clasp-free for easy on, easy off. Therefore they slide on over the hand. And cannot be made to open. If you need any help selecting a size please message me at the following link after ordering and I will happily help you choose; https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=7875084
Having handcrafted over 100,000 bangles in my life, I developed the size chart below to enable my customers to pick a size from the right range without having to measure for themselves or for gifts.
MAIN SIZES - EASY PICKING - OVER 85% OF MY CUSTOMERS CHOOSE A MAIN SIZE:
Petite: 7 inch circumference - Very slim adult hand, comparable to average size teen.
XSmall: 7.5 inch circumference - Slender hand - narrower than the average adult.
Small: 8 inch circumference - MOST COMMON SIZE - average size woman.
Medium: 8.5 inch circumference - 2ND MOST COMMON - medium adult hand size.
Large: 9 inch circumference - Larger adult hand size.
XLarge: 9.5 inch circumference - Extra large adult hand size.
SIZE TIP #1:
If you are caught in the middle of two main sizes above, or unsure and unable to measure for gifts, I can make in-between the "two most likely sizes" for that person, and it should be a great fit. See "in-between" sizes below. Usually 2 or 3 different sizes can work for the same person because my sizes are so close together. Each "in-between" size is just 1/4 inch apart (.25 inch apart) from main sizes above. This makes it very easy to choose a size from the right range without having to measure in the majority of instances.
IN-BETWEEN SIZES GROUP A - 3 SIZES FOR "SMALLER" THAN AVERAGE ADULT HAND
6.75 inch: Between XPETITE & PETITE - half size smaller than average teen hand.
7.25 inch: Between PETITE & XSMALL - half size larger than average teen hand.
7.75 inch: Between XSMALL & SMALL - half size smaller than average adult hand.
IN-BETWEEN SIZES GROUP B - 3 SIZES FOR "LARGER" THAN AVERAGE ADULT HAND
8.25 inch: Between SMALL & MEDIUM - half size larger than average adult hand.
8.75 inch: Between MEDIUM & LARGE - half size larger than medium adult hand.
9.25 inch: Between LARGE & XLARGE - - half size above large adult hand.
SIZE TIP #2:
If in doubt, choose the larger of the two sizes you're considering. Better to be a little bit over than a little under. For example, if you are deciding between a Main Size and In-Between Size, choose the larger of those two sizes if you unsure, and it should be a perfectly good fit.
I can always resize any bangle if not a perfect fit. I don't charge any resizing fee. I want everyone to know their true size, and to be a repeat customer. My Frosted Willow shop has over 500 original bangle bracelet designs.
HOW TO MEASURE:
If you are measuring give me the circumference of the widest area of your hand where the bangle will slide over. To measure hold your hand flat as a pancake, fingers together pointed straight up with knuckles flat in the back. Make hand narrow by moving thumb into palm of hand or point thumb toward pinkie to make hand narrow as if sliding on a bangle. Measure circumference around widest area of hand (usually bottom of thumb area) using a flexible tape. You may also use a piece of string to measure. Check flexible tape for measurement, or pinch the string at the point where it comes around hand, and hold the segment of string up to a ruler to see the size. You may also measure one of your favorite bangles.
This simulated birthstone bracelet created and hand crafted with great care and love for you and yours. This simulated birth stone jewelry is a special creation that is an original Frosted Willow concept and design.
A derivative of my original Copyright © 2009 & © 2010 rhinestone bangle bracelets;
Copyright © 2013 Katrin Lerman, Frosted Willow
The artist reserves all reproduction rights. No work may be reproduced in any manner, or derivative copy made whatsoever with out express, written consent of the artist.
HOLIDAY SHIPPING NOTIFICATION -- During busy times of the year such as the holiday season or Mother's Day, the shippers may be overwhelmed with packages and can have trouble making timely deliveries Some packages may travel alternate routes during such times causing delays. The only service USPS guarantees is Priority Express 1-2 business days. During such times I work around the clock to handle all orders and ship out on time. But any shipping transit issues are out of my control. I wish I could hand deliver each package to all of my wonderful customers! Thank you so much for your understanding.
Also various pieces may have different turnaround / production times and they are displayed on the page for each piece. Shipping time will vary according to the option you select at checkout.
If you didn't include your jewelry customization requests in "notes box" during checkout such as sizes needed (see size chart below for bangles), initials or number of gift boxes, please send me a message at the following link with that information as soon as possible so I can make and ship your jewelry on time.
If important order details such as initials aren't provided to me I may have to alter the shipping date until I hear from you. If no size is provided to me in time to produce the piece and meet the shipping deadline, then it's assumed the most common size is wanted.
Please see the bangle size chart below, and message me with any questions;
My standard sizes for "slip on bangles" are below. Keep in mind they slide on over the hand. So aren't sized the same way as traditional bracelets using wrist size. The following descriptions are meant to make it easy to choose a size if unable to measure hand circumference for a gift. See custom measuring tips below size chart.
Bangle Size Chart:
Petite Hand: (7 inch circumference) - Extra Slim Adult or Slim Teen
X Small Hand: (7.5 inch circumference) - Slimmer Than Average Adult or Average Teen
Small Hand: (8 inch circumference) - Average Adult or Adult Size Teen MOST COMMON SIZE
Medium Hand: (8.5 inch circumference) - Medium Adult 2ND MOST COMMON
Large Hand: (9 inch circumference) - Plus Size Adult
X Large Hand: (9.5 inch circumference) - Extra Large Adult
***Between sizes: I can also make the bangle halfway between any two sizes above. This can be helpful if caught between sizes, or if you're estimating "size range" for a gift.
*** Custom size: Use a flexible tape to measure the circumference of the widest part of hand when held narrow as if sliding on a bangle. Tuck thumb into palm toward pinkie finger as far as comfortably possible while holding other fingers side by side pointed straight out (hand flat / knuckles flat in the back). The widest area is usually the bottom of thumb area going around, or lower set of knuckles area going around. Measure tightly.
*** I'm always happy to resize if needed. There's no charge for any new metal used on a resize. But re-shipping would be the responsibility of the customer.
My bangle bracelets are without a clasp for quick & easy putting on, and removal, so must slide over the widest part of your hand when held narrow.
If you didn't add enough total charms to your order including initial charms or crystals, etc, please add the extra charms to you cart so I can make your custom jewelry within the promised time frame;
I want to send your jewelry on time. And I want your jewelry to be made in the correct size on the first go around. However, if I'm not provided with important details such as initials needed, or size, and no reply is sent to my message, I may have to alter the shipping date until I hear from you. Or I may have to make your jewelry in the most common size in order to meet the shipping deadline because if it's a gift I like to make sure you at least have that. If it needs to be resized later we can work something out.
Please contact me here with any personalizations / customizations as mentioned above;
I'd be happy to include a card with a short and sweet hand written message or if you would like me to print the message instead please communicate that to me in a timely fashion.
If you have a special shipping request, just let me know at time of purchase so I can do my best to accommodate.
While I can usually estimate a delivery date range for U.S packages, I cannot outright guarantee the performance of the shipper. International shipping times are hard to predict.
With respects to international orders, you are responsible for any customs charges, import taxes, VAT taxes or local handling fees for putting your package through customs for you that might be added by the government or your local mail service. For example in the UK, Royal Mail may charge an extra handling fee in addition to import or VAT taxes. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer / importer. Please be aware of such charges for importing goods from abroad prior to ordering.
Thank you so much,
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to fully enjoy your purchase. If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact me, and I will do my best to make it right for you. I'm happy to re-size any bangles you ordered free of resizing charge. I only ask that you cover the re-shipping charges.
Any hand stamped or engraved personalized items or custom made items are not eligible to be returned, unless there is a defect such as incorrect initials... Custom made items include bangles made to a custom size specified by the customer... Or if a custom size wasn't provided to me in time to meet the shipping deadline, and I made the bangle size 8" as per my policies. In such a case I'm happy to resize any bangle without charging for the work or without charging for any new metal required to complete the resize provided shipping is covered by the customer. Hand stamped or engraved personalize items are not eligible for return.
Wedding jewelry / bridesmaid jewelry is not eligible to be returned. I work hard to make larger orders for a wedding including for multiple bridesmaids or a multiple jewelry set for bride. On occasion I've had customers attempt to return jewelry after the conclusion of their wedding because it's only been worn one time. Jewelry that I make for a wedding order is not eligible to be "borrowed" for the occasion and then returned.
Wholesale orders are not eligible for return. You may order a small number of pieces at first if you want to sample the merchandise prior to placing a large order.
Other non custom pieces can be returned within 30 days of the order date if notice is provided within 14 days of delivery of intent to return. As soon as I receive the item, I will issue a refund to you for the price of the product, not including the shipping charge in either direction unless their was a mistake on my part with the order.
If I sent your item free shipping, then this amount would be deducted from any refund.
I cannot refund or replace any items that have somehow gone missing from your delivery address, but have been marked "delivered" by USPS or other shipping service.
Regarding tarnish, all silver is prone to tarnish. It can collect tarnish very quickly depending on compounds in the air it's exposed to such as perfume, hairspray, humidity, sulfur from groundwater sprinklers, (eggs or onions cooking), and the list goes on and on. Silver can tarnish just sitting in a jewelry box if the air has any humidity or tarnishing compounds. And tarnish is not grounds for a return as other silver products would have also developed tarnish under the same conditions.
All silver requires care to keep looking shiny. And it's an industry in itself with cleaning solutions, polishing pads, anti-tarnish strips for storage, and anti-tarnish jewelry boxes.
Brass also can develop tarnish and can be removed with a cleaner.
As the artist, I retain all copyrights of my work and it is not licensed without my explicit permission. I also retain the copyright of the images of my work as displayed on this website and others.