The Family Birthstone Bracelet
The inspiration for this custom made bracelet came from a ring my Oma wears that contains all of our family’s birthstones on the band. It has been one I have loved since I was little girl.
I wanted to have a way to offer that to others without the commitment of a pricy ring. You can wear yours, your partners, your children’s, your parents, your best friends, etc.
Your soul family, your ancestral family, your chosen family. Everyones family is different and that is what makes it so unique and beautiful.
This bracelet is a custom made piece, every family is unique, and so is your bracelet!
You choose your how many different birthstones you need in your bracelet and which months. If you are unsure about which months are which stones, we have attached a guide to make it easy. Some months have multiple stones, we have gone with what was most readily available to us.
**Please leave a note a checkout stating which stones you need and if you would like them in a particular order.**
January - Garnet (dark red)
February - Amethyst (purple)
March - Aquamarine (light blue)
April - Clear Quartz (it is diamond, but quartz/herkimer is the alternate )
May - Emerald (dark green)
June - Moonstone (milky white)
July - Ruby (deep, vibrant red)
August - Peridot (lime green)
September - Sapphire (dark blue)
October - Tourmaline (pink)
November - Topaz (clear)
December - Turquoise (vibrant blue)
If you are curious to see what these birthstones look like, check out our Illumination Collection to see most of them.
At salt + Sage we want your jewelry to last. Thats why these pieces are made with various precious metals.
We are offering this bracelet with your choice of three precious metal options:
-925 sterling silver
-14k gold fill
-14k rose gold fill
925 sterling silver means that the metal is 92.5% fine silver.
gold fill is different than plated, the gold is bonded to jewellers brass and the rose gold is bonded to jewellers copper. This bonding process binds the 14k gold to the base metal, and with basic care it wears like just gold and will not tarnish at a more affordable price than solid gold.
ORDERING/ABOUT THIS CUSTOM PREORDER
This bracelet is a custom preorder! When placing your order PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE IN THE ACTIVE CART stating which stones you need and if you would like them in a particular order.
Once you enter the checkout process there won't be a spot to leave the note for the birthstones you would like.
We will be doing our best to have pieces shipped out within 1 week of ordering.
The precious metal beads on this bracelet are 3mm in size. The birthstone bead will range from approximately 3mm-4mm. They are strung on a durable elastic string for easy daily wear.
If you are unsure of the size of bracelet you need, please refer to the sizing tab.
*All gemstones are earthly treasures, and are therefore one of a kind. Pieces will always have slight variations in the stones that will be different from the picture.
To ensure of the right size for you, simply measure around your wrist with a piece of string, mark it and lay beside a ruler.
You must then decide what fit you would like best. Some people prefer them to be a little more snug, some prefer to have it a little on the loose side.
Most of our jewelry is made with either 925 sterling silver, 14k gold fill, 14k rose gold fill or solid 14k gold or fine silver.
Fill is different than plated, the gold is bonded to jewellers brass and the rose gold is bonded to jewellers copper. Filled metal has to be at least 5% solid gold or rose gold. This bonding process binds the 14k gold to the base metal, and with basic care it wears like just gold and will not tarnish at a more affordable price than solid gold.
14k gold is approximately 57% gold, making it a very durable gold that most skin can tolerate (except for those who are very allergic). The adding of alloy metals to the gold gives its more strength as the higher percentage of gold (24k being 100% pure gold) the softer it is and more likely to get scratched or dented.
Sterling + Fine Silver
Sterling silver is 92.5 percent silver with 7.5 percent other alloy metals, generally copper. This is why sterling silver over time can tarnish, but will polish up quickly with a polishing cloth.
Fine silver is 99.9 percent silver with a small amount of copper present to help it to retain its hardness as pure silver is very soft. This metal is much slower to tarnish over time.
The Family Birthstone Bracelet
How do I ensure long life of my jewelry?
- swimming, showering, or working out with your jewelry on should be avoided.
- Precious metals & porous gemstones should not be treated with ammonia, chlorine, or other harsh chemical solvents found in cleaners, perfumes & lotions.
- You can polish your jewelry beads with a cotton cloth or special jewelry cleaning cloth only.
- Please do not let children tug on your jewelry. If your item breaks from being tugged on, has caught on something or any other physical damage, that is not a reflection of Salt + Sage.
- Keep your jewelry stored in the up cycled cotton bag we supplied or in a jewelry box.
Do we create custom pieces?
We do some custom work like certain gemstone rings in your choice of metal, stone and size.
Inquries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipping + Returns
At Salt + Sage we are committed to processing all orders as quickly as possible.
Due to the fact that items are handmade to order, please allow up to 3-5 business days for items to be shipped. It will then generally take 1-10 business days to arrive, depending on the shipping method chosen.
See full shipping policy tab for more information.
Everything ships out of Calgary Alberta.
Returns + Exchanges
As a small business, we make most pieces to order, because of this WE DO NOT OFFER RETURNS but we do offer exchanges or store credit.
Please note that some pieces will be listed as final sale.
We will gladly accept UNWORN items still with all original packaging within 7 days of receiving your order for exchange for store credit. Retail value can be put toward higher prices items with the buyer paying the difference.
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Get in touch
If you have any questions about your order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our customer service is available Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm MST
Canadian + Female Founded
Salt + Sage is the creation of owner + metalsmith Cayla Joss. Residing in Calgary Alberta, the entire business is run by Cayla and her partner Matthew. We create size inclusive demi-fine jewelry thoughtfully designed and hand crafted in our jewelry studio.
Handmade in Alberta
All of our jewelry is handmade in our home studio. Handmade is something we feel passionate about in a world of fast, cheap fashion. Cheap and disposable jewelry creates a structure where work is outsourced to places where work conditions and pay are very poor. We need to vote with our dollars for a more equitable world.
Real Gems + Metals
We source our real gemstones through reputable sources, other small businesses and from within Canada whenever possible. We ackonlwdge that these gems and metals are gifts from the earth and should be treated with respect. This is why we handmade pieces that are made to last.