TRIBAL MUSE carries Tribal Jewelry, Ethnic Jewellery and Quality Fashion Jewelry from around the world. Celebrate with us the creative spirit and symbolism expressed through jewelry, both old and new.
ABOUT TRIBAL JEWELRY: You will find that Tribal Jewelry styles and patterns are unique to specific geographic areas. In addition to being beautiful adornments, these pieces hold special cultural meaning that communicates messages about the wearer's status or the celebrations where they are worn. The colors are natures colors...such as the rich blues of turquoise and lapis, the glowing reds of carnelian and coral, the creamy whites of pearl and bone, the toasty warm hues of amber and horn...elements that have been used since antiquity by jewelry artisans.
Handcrafted Tribal Jewelry is rarely uniformly shaped or exactly symmetrical such as with machine crafted jewelry, and may often have missing pieces, wear patterns, or debris. Many of these pieces have traveled around the world from village to village, and generation to generation and these irregularities are part of that charm and heritage. We sell our old tribal pieces with the patina (if any) intact, since collectors value it so highly. Patina can usually be easily removed with a mild jewelry cleaner, if desired.
Tribal Muse does not own nor sell any archeological relics
or items deemed National Treasures, as such articles rightfully belong to the
people of the country where they were found.
CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY: Tribal Muse also carries Contemporary Ethnic and Fashion Jewelry pieces that have been carefully selected to assure the highest quality. Jewelry is a recognized form of artistry. At Tribal Muse each piece, new or old, tells a beautiful story all its own.
PAYMENTS: You can pay online by using your credit card and through PayPal. To pay by check, send payment in US dollars to TRIBAL MUSE, Attn: A. Litton, 13-B Chase Lane, Lakewood, WA 98498. Your order will be shipped as soon as your check clears. If Check is not received within 14 days from date of purchase, the order will be cancelled. For International purchases we recommend using PayPal (which now accepts credit cards without a PayPal account) since our domestic Credit Card clearing processor often does not recognize international credit cards and declines them even when they are valid.
If you get a Card Declined message: Sometimes credit cards are declined for no apparent reason. Credit Cards sometimes get declined when the address or phone number submitted during Checkout differs from those on file with your Credit Card company. If this happens, you can always use PayPal by clicking on the link below the your Shopping Cart list on the homepage. If you prefer, you can also pay by check made out to Tribal Muse in US Dollars (sorry, we can't accept foreign currency), mailed to TRIBAL MUSE, Attn: A. Litton, 13-B Chase Lane, Lakewood, WA 98498. Your order will be shipped immediately upon check clearance.
If you see an item on our website that you would like to put on Lay Away (On Hold), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the item number or description and we'll put it ON HOLD for you for 30 days without a fee of any kind. If you want us to hold it longer than 30 days, we can keep it ON HOLD for an another 60 days with a 25% down payment (If you change your mind and decide not to purchase during this 60 day period, your down payment will be refunded in full, minus a 10% restocking fee (since the item you selected will not be available for sale to others while it is ON HOLD for you).
We make every effort to get your items to you quickly, safely, and in perfect condition. We ship Worldwide by US Postal Service (USPS) two times a week from USA (Seattle, WA). Shipping charges are calculated by package size, weight, and destination. Combined shipping and flat rate shipping is also available.
International Shipping...International buyers please read!
The postal service requires First Class International Registered Mail for International shipments This will be automatically calculated in the shipping costs at checkout for all International Customers. Please see the USPS International Mail Manual
to view your country's requirements. International buyers assume related customs charges.
We ship items Internationally 2 times a week from Seattle, WA - USA. Please be aware that your country's customs officials may hold parcels for several days, or sometimes even for weeks before clearing them for delivery to you. Unfortunately, we have no control over customs offices in various countries, but we do provide you with tracking numbers whenever possible so you will know when your package has been sent to your country. Most packages arrive quickly within a few days; however items that were made in countries of current unrest may experience longer delays when clearing customs, sometimes up to several weeks.
We are happy to provide combined shipping when you purchase more than one item, for both USA domestic and International shipping. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
if you have any Shipping questions.
: Most of our items come gift boxed and/or attractively packaged at no extra charge. If you want additional gift services, Tribal Muse provides gold-paper gift wrapping and a message card for a modest extra fee of $2.99 per item for boxed item dimensions up to 8x8x8 inches. Please email us if you would like this extra premium service firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be happy to ship it directly to the intended recipient for you.
: We make every effort to assure top quality and satisfaction with all your purchases. If you are dissatisfied with your order for any reason, you can return your items within 30 days from the invoice purchase date for a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping). Refunds are credited back to the account you used for purchase, after we have received the item(s) back in the same condition as sent and without any odors (such as perfume, smoke, etc.). Items on sale for 20% off or more are priced for clearance and are not returnable. A 10% restocking fee is charged on all returns to defray actual costs incurred in receiving and processing the item(s) back into inventory. Please wrap item(s) so they do not move around in the box during return shipping.
Mail or ship your carefully wrapped return item(s) with the completed Tribal Muse Returns Form
Attn: Andrea Litton
13-B Chase Lane
Lakewood, WA 98498 USA
Customers assume the costs for return postage by a secure, traceable, insured method.
WHOLESALE: To keep prices low for all our customers, Tribal Muse has discontinued its Wholesale Program. If you have a current Tribal Muse Wholesale Account, we will of course continue to provide your earlier wholesale discount.