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Etsy Love – Vidar Jewelry

6 Feb

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Roi and Liron who run Vidar Jewelry where they sell their stunning collection of wedding and engagement rings.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop. 

il_570xN_401783163_lw24It all began with our marriage proposal. Roi decided to surprise Liron with a marriage proposal. At first he did not have any clue about rings and jewelry. Luckily for him, his friend told him about a little business that belongs to a kind goldsmith. The marriage proposal was perfect and surprising, just as it should have been. When we wanted to buy a wedding ring, we knew positively we would turn to the same goldsmith from which Roi bought our engagement ring. When Liron entered the goldsmith’s studio, she was absolutely enchanted. She always had a weakness for working tools and she could use her hands to accomplish any task. At that exact moment, she knew her goal in life – designing jewelry.

We went to India for our honeymoon, where we took a motorcycle tour to the Himalayas, which was quite an extreme vacation. During one of our stops in Dharamsala – an inspiring place with a lot of interesting courses – Liron took a goldsmithing course. We gained there a lot of knowledge and tools and got back home. We opened our business and made our first steps in the jewelry business.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

This is our favourite picece:il_570xN_354934684_kivu

Why it’s our favorite set?

Our jewelry is very expensive and one day our client really wanted to buy this set but he had no money to pay, so instead of doing this to her in gold and diamond we made her a  replica and we used silver and zircons.  Then we realized that no matter who is in front of us we will do fine jewelry for each and every budget that the person has.  We love to make people happy and to see them excited about our jewelry.

3. What is it that makes your shop unique?

We use 3D technology to design our jewelry. This digital technology allows us to achieve very complex designs, and thanks to it we can do everything we want.  It also gives us the opportunity to design each piece of jewelry to the client’s budget.

4. What’s next in the pipeline?

We see our future leading designers in the wedding engagement rings industry. We want to travel to exhibitions around the world and show our special designs.

5. Tell us something about you or your shop that you haven’t previously shared!

Do you know the saying: “The shoemaker goes barefoot” – This is exactly what describes us.  We hardly wear jewelry and just want to make people happy with the talent given to us.

6. And finally, let us know where we can find you.il_570xN_374232418_mbcf

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Vidarjewelry

Website:  http://vidarjewelry.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VidarJewelry

Twitter: https://twitter.com/milestonejewel

Email: Info@vidarjewelry.com

Thanks for sharing with us, Roi & Liron!  Your shop contains some truly beautiful rings and it must be a wonderful feeling to know you are helping to create magical moments for couples around the globe!

Etsy Love – Torkkeli Jewellery

22 Feb

Next up in my Etsy Love series is Pasi from Torkkeli Jewellery.  Pasi’s jewellery is visually stunning and his designs ooze class and sophistication.  His shop is so well put together with gorgeously simple photography which allows each piece to really sell itself. 

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

My name is Pasi Torkkeli and I’m from Finland.  I have graduated from the Institute of Jewelry Design and I had an opportunity to work with the very best jewelers in Helsinki,  Finland. During my career I have done high end jewelry that was sold mainly in Dubai. In the Finnish market I have concentrated in engagement rings and wedding bands. My favorite materials to work with are gold, platinum and silver with precious gemstones. I enjoy doing different kind of jewelry that still represent my design style. 

I heard about Etsy from my girlfriend when she was constantly reading about it from her business books and magazines and I was really excited to have finally found a global market place for my jewelry. After the first visit in Etsy I was sold and started preparing my shop right away. I have really enjoyed this experience here. The community is so welcoming and warm and people are genuinely happy for each other. Every day I see so many awesome designs and products and it is fantastic to know how many talented people there are.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

My favorite item in my shop is this amazing engraved diamond ring.  It’s my favorite because the ring always delivers the customers’ own story with it and it’s always unique.. My other favorite Item is my pink tourmaline earrings because they are simple and at the same time gorgeous. I also like those earrings, because I have once given this design as a gift to a very important person in my life

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

Well I had over 5000 views in my shop during the first 15 days and that was so amazing. I’m so happy that people like my shop and designs.

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

I just started designing my new Bright Colors product line, which I will expand. I will also make other jewelry lines that I’m designing right now. I am also planning on starting a new Etsy shop which would sell supplies to high end jewelry, but that is something that I just started to think about, so it might take a while.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

You can find me here:
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TorkkeliJewellery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Torkkelijeweler
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kultaseppa.pasitorkkeli

Thank you for answering my questions Pasi and for sharing your gorgeous jewellery with us.  I am so impressed by your massive number of views, but considering how professionally your shop has been put together, I really shouldn’t be surprised!  I know you will have a lot of success on Etsy and I just hope I am lucky enough to one day receive one of your pieces (I’m going to have to drop some subtle hints around my house!)