Jewelry it is!

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Earrings as unique gifts

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  • Ana

    Beautiful and unique earrings! Contemporary appearance is what it makes them fabulous. For those who can recognize the style. Happy to have them in my collection of jewellery.

  • Sara

    Simple and subtle, yet unique earrings crafted with lots of love and knowledge. Petra's expression pays great attention to detail what makes every piece of her jewelry loveable!

  • Irina

    So fine, simple jet eye catching small silver earrings make me fill beautiful... Less is more and that is why I am in love with Petras fine art jewelry.

  • Ivona

    Unique, modern, great quality. I could only recommend this shop. Personal touch with the buyers feels great and welcoming. Thank you Petra!


How long does it take to produce my piece of jewelry?

Time I need for production of your order for shipping varies. For details, see under description of ordered item how much time is needed. If your order is urgent, please contact me at and I will figure out the best solution.

What should I watch out for?

notAjewelry is mostly handcrafted in
silver, brass and copper or as a combination of metals often combined with alternative
materials such as plastic, fabric, (semi-precious) stones, colors and  (found) objects.

All metals oxidize / change during time as
an inevitable and always present process as we all breathe.

Therefor the best and safest way to take care
of your notAjewelry is to always store in a dry place within received black box
and never mix it with other jewelry .

Cleaning Techniques / (Sterling) silver

Most of my (sterling) silver earrings and
rings with organic textured surfaces are handmade with an idea that natural
changes suit them well and they will emphasize shades and diversity of magic

I don't like the approach of shining and
polished jewelry pieces so there's no special need and extra care concerning
treatment of your notAjewelry.

I would like to add that some jewelry
pieces are getting more elegant and unique as time passes by as they're
changing within their charming antique note : like wine :)

Concerning silver matte / rough look (mostly
on silver stud earrings) the best way to preserve that "rough" look
and to prevent tarnishing is to clean them is with dry and clean (new) kitchen cloth,
removing tarnish with matte effect.

Or you can use a soft-bristled brush, like
a toothbrush which can also be used to clean dirt and grime from your jewelry.
Use gentle strokes to avoid scratches on delicate surfaces.

Use mild soap and water: Mix a small amount
of mild soap with warm water to create a cleaning solution. Soak your jewelry
in the solution for a few minutes and then gently scrub with the brush. Rinse
with water and dry with a soft cloth.

And always avoid harsh chemicals: Harsh
chemicals, like bleach, can damage your jewelry. Avoid using them and stick to
mild cleaning solutions.

Another tip if you like: you can use
anti-tarnish strips which can be found at most jewelry stores, and they help
prevent tarnishing by absorbing moisture and other contaminants.



Cleaning techniques : Brass / Copper Jewelry

Mixed metals jewelry also oxidize and
tarnish during time.

Brass as alloy of copper and zinc can
behave differently concerning the quality and percentage of zinc in alloy. In
order to prevent your brass jewelry from tarnish, follow the same tips concerning
taking care of silver jewelry:

-Always use a soft-bristled dry and clean
brush, like a toothbrush or kitchen cloth in order to clean dirt and grime from
brass surface and to achieve shiny look. Use mild soap and water: mix a small
amount of mild soap with warm water to create a cleaning solution. Soak your
jewelry in the solution for a few minutes and then gently scrub with the brush.
Rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth.

Furthermore if you like to avoid tarnish on
your brass rings, just wear them often!

The oils in your skin can help prevent
tarnishing by keeping the metal shiny.


Copper (as well as brass) can leave traces
depending of pH of the skin, therefor I do not use copper in a direct contact
of the skin. Copper is mostly used in brooches, large necklaces or objects.

I often disguise copper with patina, colors
and other creative approaches loving to see how it charmingly changes during
time, therefore there's no need to take extra care of those notAjewels.


Storage Tips:

a. Keep it dry: Moisture can cause
tarnishing and damage to your jewelry. Store your jewelry in a dry place, like in
a received jewelry box (or a soft pouch.)

b. Keep it separated: Store your jewelry
separately to avoid scratches and tangles. You can use small ziplock bags or
separate compartments in a jewelry box.

c. Avoid direct sunlight: Sunlight can
cause your jewelry to fade or discolor. Store your jewelry away from direct


Other Maintenance Advice:

a. Remove before activities: Remove your
jewelry before engaging in activities like swimming, exercising, gardening or
in the kitchen. These activities can cause damage to your jewelry.

b. Regular maintenance: Regularly check
your jewelry for signs of damage or wear and tear. Get it repaired by a
professional jeweler if needed or you can always contact me at

I'll be glad to help.


In conclusion, artisan jewelry is a special
and unique form of jewelry that requires proper care and attention to maintain
its beauty and quality.

By following the tips and advice in this
guide, you can help ensure that your NotAJewelry piece remains a cherished part
of your collection for years to come. Remember to store your jewelry properly,
clean it regularly, and seek professional help if needed.

At NotAJewelry, I am committed to provide my
customers with the highest quality artisan jewelry, made with care and
attention to detail.

I hope that this guide has been helpful in
teaching you how to care for your jewelry piece and that it will inspire you to
continue exploring the world of artisan jewelry. If you have any questions or
concerns about your NotAJewelry piece, please do not hesitate to contact me for


With proper care and maintenance, your
artisan jewelry can be enjoyed for years to come. If you have any further
questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me

How do I find the perfect size for my ring?

Please, contact me if you would like to resize any of my jewelry pieces. If you are not sure about your finger size, I’ll be glad to help with your size.

More on ring size:

Do you do custom orders?

I can accept custom orders, so feel free to contact and tell me more of that special jewelry piece you would like to have.