We hand craft our jewelry out of solid sterling silver, copper, and 14k yellow and rose gold-filled metals that are sourced right here in the USofA. Our cuff bracelets are made from either extra heavy gauge copper sheet or fine pewter that is melted and hand poured, one piece at a time.
You'd think it would be filled with gold, but it's not. It's actually the opposite ... it is multiple layers of solid 14k gold, pressure bonded to the outside of high quality jeweler's brass. To legally carry the name 'gold filled', it must be at minimum 5% solid gold. That may not seem like a lot, but it is often more than 100 times the amount of gold found in gold plated jewelry! It won't flake or peel, and is tarnish resistant ... it really wears like solid gold!
Sterling silver is a precious metal, but when it is exposed to common compounds in the atmosphere, it can tarnish. Some body chemistries can cause more tarnishing than others. It doesn't mean the jewelry isn't great quality; the silver is just doing what silver sometimes does.
We suggest removing jewelry to exercise, shower, swim and sleep, and to take care when applying lotions, perfumes, or hairspray. This will keep the oxidizing and tangling down and the quality up. Especially for your sterling and copper pieces. You may wash your jewelry with a gentle dish soap and completely dry it with a soft cloth. To remove tarnish/oxidation, you can find our favorite jewelry dip here.
Although we can't necessarily recommend it, we will say that some members of our team wear the same gold filled pieces every day, rarely remove them, and they do beautifully.
When you aren't wearing your jewelry, keep it in an airtight zip bag.
Your jewelry is handcrafted to order, but we try to get orders shipped within 3 business days. If you are hoping for a production rush, please contact us ahead at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a note at checkout. When you order ships, you will receive an email with tracking.
We ship internationally and love our friends who are abroad! While we try to keep costs down and offer flat-rate shipping, international shipping costs are just high, dang it. Consider combining orders with a few friends to save money on shipping.
If you ever need your jewelry polished up, a jump ring tightened, or the impression re-oxidized, please send it our way, and we will make it like new! Chains are guaranteed for 90 days, but if you have a problem after that, send your piece back, and we will restring it at a discounted price.
We put so much love and care into each piece we make and hope that you love it too! But if you don't, you have 14 days to return it. Please email us first at email@example.com to let us know it's on its way. Jewelry must be in new condition and returned to the shop from where it was purchased.