Susan Shaw Jewelry has been a wholesale company for over 35 years and we make each piece by hand, for our customers, out of our shop in San Antonio, Texas. Now that we are selling direct to the public for the first time, we will be giving each customer the same service- hand made jewelry to order- shipped direct to you.
We encourage our customers to shop locally, but in many cases there may not be a boutique in your area that carries our line. We hope with this retail site we can bring our jewelry to more people across the country.
All of the items shown are either 24kt handcast gold plated or handcast sterling silver plated. Handcasting is a plating method that is actually done by hand. This method produces the most consistent and highest quality plating possible and is far superior to standard machine plating. All items are plated over a lead-free, nickel-free base metal.
None of the jewelry shown on our website has plastic pieces. All of the items shown contain actual semi-precious stones, some of the types used are genuine turquoise, quartz, coral, onyx and several others.
Cotton pearls are used on several of the items that are shown. A cotton pearl actually contains a tightly wound inner-layer of cotton with an almost paper mache type outer layer. They are extremely light weight, giving you the benefit of a big fun pearl, without any of the bulky weight.
The necklaces featured are generally 16" and each include a 3" extender chain, so they may all be comfortably worn between 16-19". Longer chains are listed with their actual length beside each item.
As is the case with all jewelry regardless of manufacturer or method of plating, alcohol based sprays (such as perfume and hairspray), if sprayed directly on to the pieces, may over time eat away at the silver or gold plate. In order to preserve the original state of the jewelry, Susan Shaw suggests you simply apply your sprays before putting on any jewelry.