♥ how do i care for my jewelry?
Jewelry should be the last thing on (even after perfume/cologne!), & the first thing off to protect your jewelry & clothing.
• Jewelry set with stones, especially rings should be worn with care.
Natural stones may fracture, chip, or shatter when struck at certain angles. The chances of the stone reacting in this way depends on the specific stone/hardness, how the stone was cut, as well as if there are pre-existing inner fractures.
• Remove jewelry before any activity requiring the use of chemicals or detergents (gardening, washing dishes, laundry...), or activities involving perspiration. These activities may wear out the polish of precious metals & stones more quickly, or may even cause other unhappy results.
• Store jewelry in separate cloth bags away from moisture & open air.
Definitely store jewelry containing stones in individual bags (eg. do not store jade with opal: Opal is a soft stone, Jade is a hard stone)
To slow down silver from tarnishing, anti-tarnish pads can be purchased, or if you have the little anti-moisture gel packs found in dry goods, these do the job too. It does not prevent silver from tarnishing, it slows down the process.
• Restore shine to your precious metals using a polishing cloth impregnated with rouge compound.
Make sure to wash your hands well with soap after using the cloth! Do not wash the cloth after use, there will be black residue from removing the tarnish (this is normal), the cloth can be re-used over and over.
♥ why does silver Tarnish over time?
Silver + Air = not friends.
The moisture in the air causes silver to tarnish over time.
This is a natural reaction, but we can take steps to slowing down the process, as well as remove tarnish.
Avoid keeping jewelry in humid rooms, such as the bathroom.
Keep your silver jewelry in separate cloth bags - so it doesn't scratch against other pieces.
Plastic bags are also okay, but make sure pieces are dry so it doesn't trap in moisture.
♥ What is 14K Gold Filled?
Solid gold is $$$$$$$$$
(I aspire to offer jewelry made with solid gold one day!)
Gold-filled precious metal has a thick layer of actual gold on top of a base metal, usually brass.
Gold-plated metal contains a very thin layer of gold, that disappears with wear.
♥ do you make custom pieces?
Sorry, at this time, I am not taking custom orders.
♥ do you sell your handmade stones?
Currently, I do not.
If you are looking for handmade cabochons from local BC Lapidary artists, I would be happy to get you in touch with friends who do beautiful work with all types of stones! From local BC stones such as jade, agate variety, jasper, to Royston Ribbon turquoise!
Get in touch with your request.
Serious inquiries only please.
♥ Do you offer wholesale?
At this time, I do not offer wholesale.
I make each part and piece of jewelry by my own two hands using a jewellers saw to pierce each teeny tiny part, file and sand down each part by hand, solder, & polish each piece using a small hand-held rotary tool.
Each piece is either One of a Kind, or One of a Few :)
If you are a local/small boutique wishing to add my pieces to your carefully curated collection, I would be happy to chat about pricing!
♥ Shipping & Returns
Packages will be shipped from Vancouver, BC
Items come in a small kraft box to protect the purchased item, the kraft box is snuggled into a cardboard shipping box for extra protection.
Buyer pays for shipping to their address, & is responsible for any duties/taxes.
Please visit my Etsy Shop for detailed info. on Shipping Times, Shipping Costs, & Return Policies
♥ Environmental impact
Recycled Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Gold
Nickel-Free (for severe skin allergies, please always check!)
Polishing compound used is vegetable based
Packaging materials may include: kraft box, cardboard box, 100% post consumer recycled cards, 100% cotton cord, kraft tissue paper, paper shred filler, natural wood excelsior