Fifth Essence (noun) from the Latin Quintia Essentia
1) The fifth and highest element in ancient and midieval philosophies that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies
2) The root of quintessence, the essence of something in its purest and most concentrated form

Fifth Essence Jewelry is handcrafted jewelry intended for those who crave unique wares. These items aren’t for those who want to blend into a crowd, but rather, those who want to stand out with bold statement pieces or unique one-of-a-kind items. Each design is crafted using high-quality crystals, beads, and gemstones.

I’m Ashley Lauwereins, the face behind the jewelry. My handmade jewelry is made using metalsmithing, stringing, and wireworking techniques. I hand source all of my materials, and designs are often crafted with a specific theme and story in mind. The result is small unique jewelry collections that have a limited number of designs. If you are interested in seeing and buying my jewelry shop my jewelry designs on Etsy.

I intend for my jewelry to finish an outfit, to stand out, and to be a consistent presence for the wearer. Since very few of my designs are made in multiples, each show I participate in will be different depending on the inventory I have on hand.

I also enjoy pushing myself as a designer and using my talents to create custom jewelry for weddings and to give as gifts. If you are searching for jewelry to include in your wedding but haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, I would love to collaborate with you to create exactly what you want for your special day. If you want to give a meaningful gift, let’s collaborate together to design something special. Contact me to get started.

When I’m not in the studio making jewelry, you’ll find me enjoying a beer, hiking, spending time outside, or relaxing with my cat Sappho, dog Athena, and boyfriend Josh.

Shipping Information

Orders usually ship within 3-5 business days (longer if I have to make your item from scratch) via USPS First Class mail, and arrive within 3-5 business days in the lower 48 States. Delivery times will vary around Federal holidays. Please keep in mind that I am a one-woman show and can sometimes fall behind by a day or two. I will do my best to fulfill orders in a timely manner but reserve the right to change my shipping times due to extenuating circumstances. If you are concerned about receiving an order in a timely manner, please contact me to discuss possible expedited options. I will alert you by email when your order ships.

I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages. If your item becomes lost in the mail, I will do everything in my power to help you track it down. Unfortunately, I cannot give refunds for lost parcels. If you would like to add insurance to your jewelry, please message me when you place the order and I will add it to your order.

Repair Policy

If your item breaks in any way, such as a chain breaks or bead wire breaks, please contact me so I can fix it for you. If I made a mistake of your jewelry arrives broken, please contact me to discuss the best options for repair. You, the buyer, are responsible for return shipping to me, and I will ship the item back for free.

Jewelry Return Policy

Returns and refunds are not allowed. I will not accept returns due to the wrong size or buyer’s remorse. Please review the product descriptions and pictures for measurements of all items. If you need additional information or have further questions, don’t hesitate to
message me prior to purchase.

I do offer an exchange policy so if you are truly dissatisfied with your jewelry we can exchange for something else. In this case, please contact me within 3 days of delivery. For all exchanges, the customer is responsible for the return shipping costs.

I’m committed to doing all I can to make you happy but please understand I am a small business and one-woman shop. I appreciate your patience, understanding, and most of all, patronage.