Meet the maker Claire Wood

Hello and welcome to Claire Wood Jewellery.

I've always had a passion for jewellery and have been designing and making in one form or another for over 20 years. My contemporary gold, silver and gemstone jewellery is designed and handmade in my home studio using traditional silversmithing techniques.

I am fascinated by the way that people interact with their jewellery and, with this in mind, my work has a fun element to it with many of my pieces featuring kinetic elements - rolling, spinning or rotating with the wearer's movement, enticing the wearer to 'play' with their jewellery. The aesthetics of my designs are strongly in the minimalist style. I am also very interested in the 'structure' of objects and this also inspires many of my designs.

I have a first class BA (hons) degree in Jewellery from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College which I gained as a mature student in 2004 and I am a member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery. I currently work part time on my designs, fitting my working life around being a mum to my lively little boy.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE:

POSTAGE:
I offer free UK postage and packing. I ship all UK jewellery orders by Royal Mail Special Delivery next day delivery and aim to have all in stock items despatched within 48 hours of purchase. Items that are made to order are usually ready for despatch within 4-6 weeks, please see the individual listings for more information.

International delivery is charged at a flat rate of £5.00 to all destinations. All international orders will be despatched by Royal Mail Airsure, if available, or the most appropriate service for your destination, so please allow a little longer for delivery (most services deliver within 3-5 working days).

Please note: All items are sold under UK laws and regulations. For non-UK customers, the buyer will be responsible for any local taxes or charges due.

RETURNS:
I am happy to accept returns for any reason, provided the item is returned within 14 days of receipt. Please return the item unworn, in its original condition and packaging. Return postage will be at the buyer's expense.

CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY:
Silver jewellery will tarnish over time when exposed to the air, so to keep your jewellery looking bright and shiny, a careful wipe with a silver jewellery polishing cloth will keep it clean. Please don’t immerse your jewellery in water or other cleaning fluids .

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