The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
1. Information Makers Minerals Collects
To fulfill your order, you must provide Makers Minerals with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to Makers Minerals), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide Makers Minerals with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact us directly.
2. Why Makers Minerals Needs Your Information and How Makers Minerals Uses It
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
4) Compliance With Laws - Makers Minerals may collect, use, retain, and share your information if Makers Minerals has a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
4. Data Retention
5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
Makers Minerals may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, Makers Minerals may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If Makers Minerals is deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. These rights are described below: 1) Access - You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information Makers Minerals holds about you by contacting us using the contact information below; 2) Change, Restrict, Delete - You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons), Makers Minerals will generally delete your personal information upon request. 3) Object - You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from Makers Minerals after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, Makers Minerals will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons; 4) Complain - If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about Makers Minerals use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
7. How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, Makers Minerals is the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, you may send mail to:
Makers Minerals, 456 Vista Ln, Bayfield, CO, 81122
Makers Minerals ships all orders with tracking, including to locations outside of the United States. Our customers can follow their order using the tracking number that we always provide or through the Etsy app. Please contact your postal provider if you did not receive your package, especially if your tracking says "delivered". If you reside in the United States, we are happy to help you locate your misplaced package by calling your local USPS and getting GPS coordinates to help resolve the issue.
Mineral chips are usually tumbled to slightly tumbled pieces that can range in size and shape. Most shops buy mineral chips from a wholesaler (usually China) and then resell them on ETSY or elsewhere. They are rarely curated or tumbled by the actual seller.
Crushed minerals are very different! They are not mass produced or offered at wholesale. Usually, the seller (myself) hand picks the material to be crushed; therefore, they can control the quality of the end-product.
YES, absolutely! Makers Minerals supplies QUALITY, natural minerals at an affordable price. All our minerals are 100% natural and untreated unless otherwise stated. For example, we have "lab-created" turquoise AND natural, untreated turquoise. Each mineral/listing will explicitly state if the material is natural, lab-created, synthetic, dyed, or treated in the listing title and listing description.
It is always advised to wear nitrile gloves, when handling crushed minerals, especially mineral powders. I also would advise a N99 mask if you are sanding minerals or are using mineral powders in your project. In addition, make sure you have proper ventilation.
Personally, I wear 4mil nitrile gloves, an N99 mask, and eye protection everyday!