Q & A
When will my order ship out?
Ready made orders will ship within 1-3 days. Made to order items will ship out in 3-5 days.
I would like my jewelry gift wrapped. Is this something you provide?
All jewelry comes gift wrapped for free!
I see an item in your shop I would like resized. Can you offer this?
In most cases yes. Please contact me with your specifications.
How can I contact you?
You may contact me here. I will try to respond as soon I can.
What is 14kt gold filled?
14kt gold filled jewelry is the affordable solution to real gold. By law, it has 1/20th by weight layer, of 14kt gold permanently bonded over a core of base metal, like silver, brass, or copper. It has more than a hundred times the amount of gold than gold plated jewelry. Under normal wear and care, 14kt gold filled jewelry will not chip or peel, and can be cleaned just the same as 14kt solid gold. It is tarnish-resistant like solid gold. 14kt gold filled is long lasting just like solid gold and economical as well.
What is Vermeil?
Vermeil gold, pronounced ‘vermay’ is a French word describing sterling silver that has been coated with 14kt gold, thicker than that of gold plating, Vermeil gold should be treated with special care, unlike 14kt gold filled, especially during normal wear and cleaning. Vermeil gold consists of 100% precious metals (sterling silver and gold)
Does sterling silver tarnish and why?
Over time, any sterling silver jewelry findings exposed to air will tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. It’s the other metals, primarily copper, that make sterling silver to tarnish. The copper reacts to moisture and sulfur in the air, causing the sterling silver tarnish. Silver tarnishes faster in areas with high humidity and air pollution. Chemicals like hairspray, perfume, deodorant, body lotion, bleach, etc., can speed up the tarnishing process.
How do I clean my jewelry?
The best way to clean silver is to use a silver polishing cloth to remove oxidation. Do not use harsh chemicals or toothpaste as this can scratch your jewelry and leave it looking dull.
I do have certain items that are available for wholesale. Please contact us with any questions.
What does couture mean?
The word Couture is of French origin and means dressmaking. It refers to detailed sewing and tedious needlework techniques using high quality expensive fabric. The French definitely know what they're doing when it comes to fashion.
My couture collection focuses on hand sewing my jewelry designs and incorporating leather, silk, precious, semi precious gemstones, glass, crystal, gold, silver, vermeil, and whatever else I find interesting.