FAQ

Answers to your frequently asked questions

Do you accept returns?

Yes, I do! I want you to be 100% happy with your new jewelry.

Please contact me within 30 days of the purchase date so I can help you out.

If you’d like a refund, I will need you to return the item(s) to me within 30 days of when you received it.

I will refund you the purchase price of the item(s) once I receive them and I confirm that they are in their original and undamaged condition.

The cost of the original S/H and/or return S/H will not be refunded unless it was an error on my part.

Please understand that I cannot accept returns that are not within this time frame.

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Why should I buy my jewelry from you?

It’s very important to me that you get quality jewelry at a price you can afford.

I only use Swarovski crystals and pearls (which are the highest quality crystals in the world) and the best metals and components I can find. 

I also insist on all items being handmade right here in the usa, because I don’t believe in 16 hour workdays with few bathroom breaks and food breaks.

People deserve to be treated with respect, and you deserve to own quality jewelry that was made with love, not sweat. 

So, you can rest assured that you are getting the absolute best quality at a price that works for you, and with humane conditions. 

 What metals do you use?

Most of my metals are antiqued pewter/silver and antiqued brass/gold. This means the metal is oxidized to give it an antiqued Old-world patina.

I do offer other options for ear wires if you’re allergic, such as gold filled, sterling silver, surgical steel, and clip ons. I list all the options in every earring listing I have.

What is gold filled vs gold plated?

I only use GOLD FILLED ear wires because there is a huge difference between the two. Here’s the difference:

Gold plated items have a very thin layer of gold that is applied by electroplating it. That layer can be scratched and rubbed off with your fingers easily.

That is not the quality of jewelry I stand for.

Gold filled on the other hand, has almost 100% more gold than gold plated.

Gold filled jewelry is required legally to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight.

Gold filled is made of two or three layers that are then bonded to the core metal. These layers will not chip off easily and cannot be removed by rubbing your fingers on it.

You never have to worry about gold filled jewelry tarnishing, and even if you’re allergic to the core metal you don’t have to worry about reacting to it as the thick layers of gold will protect you from a reaction.

Gold filled jewelry is one step down from solid gold when it comes to quality. 

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Gift wrapping and packaging

I send your jewelry to you in a beautiful gift box with my logo and wrapped with beautiful colored rafia. It will be completely ready for gift-giving!

How should I care for the jewelry I purchase from you?

Since most of the components I use undergo an antiquing process (oxidization), I always suggest taking off your jewelry before taking a bath or shower or going for a swim. 

Here is what you SHOULD DO:

 Be gentle with your handmade jewelry. Wear it in good health and smile a lot!

This is what you SHOULD NOT do:

*  Do not swim in ocean water or chlorinated water (pool water) while wearing your handmade jewelry. This will damage the beautiful antiqued finish of the metal.

* Don’t shower with your jewelry on. While a little bit of water won’t harm the jewelry, lots of water might ruin the finish over time.

* Do not attempt to bend or reshape it.

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What are your options for Ear Wires?

My earrings come with standard antiqued silver or antiqued brass ear wires.You can order them with gold filled ear wires, sterling silver ear wires, surgical steel wires, or clip ons. (Please read above for the definition of gold filled!)The surgical steel posts are 316L implant grade surgical steel and are intended for use on the body.

Inches to centimeter conversions

My details are in inches. Here is the length conversion for your convenience:1″ = 2.54cm
1.5″ = 3.8cm
2″ = 5.08cm
2.5″ = 6.35cm
3″ = 7.62cm
3.5″ = 8.9cm7″ = 17.8cm14″ = 35.5cm
16″ = 40.64cm
18″ =45.72cm

Can I customize a piece of jewelry?

I can modify most of my designs to suit your needs so you have exactly what you want.Longer, shorter, take off or add an element…Please click on the ‘contact seller’ icon and let me know what you would like. I try to reply to my emails within a few hours.

How long have you been designing jewelry?

I began designing in my early 20’s. I’m in my mid forties now, so that’s 20 years! I have sold my designs to upscale boutiques and my creations were sold in over 100 stores along the East Coast of the United States. Today I am focusing on selling online. If you’d like to read more about my journey click here.

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