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Why buy from us?

The Five W’s of Jewelry Buying

 

 Why buy from T.R.Hawkinson?

  1. Absolute money back guarantee for any reason.
  2. Each piece of jewelry is individually made for each order. Never a ring off the shelf or surplus inventory!
  3. Quality is # 1 priority followed by customer satisfaction.
  4. Best price. Our jewelry is not available in any store and this allows us to offer our jewelry at a wholesale price to you. Compare with other jewelry retailers and you’ll see the difference.

 

What makes this jewelry unique?

  1. All sterling silver jewelry is made of solid Sterling Silver.  It is never plated.  The sterling we use is a new, non-tarnishing Sterling.  This “De-Ox” Sterling stays bright and shiny and will not tarnish like the old traditional sterling.
  2. Our jewelry  comes from a very special jewelry collection. We like to consider these styles “rescued pieces.” Having been stored away in a box for many decades, reintroducing them will keep these historic pieces alive for many more years. We also consider them a “modern made antique,” considering they are made the same way they were made when originally introduced.
  3. Each piece is hand crafted from start to finish. From the molten metal casting to the stone setting and polishing, this process lends itself to a truly one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

 

Who is T.R.Hawkinson?

  1. Todd Hawkinson has been making jewelry since 1971. He apprenticed under several Master Jewelers before establishing a successful business that has been introducing unique and handcrafted jewelry locally and nationally for decades. On top of running his jewelry business, Todd has shared his passion for jewelry by teaching students using a traditional jewelry apprentice style instruction. Recently retired from teaching in the MNSCU (Minnesota State College & University) system, he was the head of the Jewelry Department at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College and the most recent instructor at the Southeast Technical College in Red Wing Minnesota. Todd says: “We have a very small staff that is dedicated to creating our handcrafted jewelry.  This team includes my son Nils who has decided to apprentice in this age old trade and profession. Also on staff is my former friend and business partner’s wife Adele, who is the office manager.”
  2. Todd is a member of the Society of North American Jewelry Historians.
  3. He is a current member of the Board of Directors – Minnesota and North Dakota Jewelers Association.
  4. Todd is the owner, founder, designer and maker of T.R.Hawkinson, Ltd., a jewelry company specializing in historic jewelry manufacturing techniques, antique jewelry restoration and replication. Todd’s specialty is jewelry styles originating from 1880 to 1920. Having studied Martials Arts in the late 1970’s he currently produces an extensive line of Black Belt and Karate inspired jewelry.

 

Where is this jewelry made?

  1. All jewelry is handcrafted in small workshop in St Paul, Minnesota. From start to finish, every step takes place in our workshop. This ensures that our jewelry is made with quality and integrity.
  2. All metals are currently acquired from our local refinery Stebgo Metals. Newly refined and recycled Sterling Silver and gold is our first choice. This makes our Sterling and gold as “Green” as it gets.

 

When will I receive my jewelry?

  1.  We start making your jewelry as soon as we receive the order and payment. Our lead-time is typically 7-10 days. We will contact you if there is a delay.
  2. PayPal will help speed the process, as this payment process is immediate.
  3. We accept all credit cards.  We manually process credit cards and will only do so when your order is ready to ship.
  4. We accept Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks.
  5. We accept personal checks, however this will delay shipping until the check has cleared the bank.
  6. If you need an expedited order, send us a message. For a nominal fee, we can make this possible to meet your needs.
  7. Out of the United States orders are accepted. Please note payment and shipping times will vary depending on location. Some locations are not accessible.

 

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