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sales are final and there are no warranties expressed or implied. Every effort
is made to produce the sturdiest possible pieces. Anything that breaks or falls
apart due to poor construction will of course be repaired, at my discretion;
however, the customer is responsible for their own misuse, abuse, accidents,
daily wear-and-tear, etc. If you have any questions at all, be sure to ask before
on "quality marks": According to the Federal Trade Commission, jewelry-makers
are not required to put a stamp of "sterling," "14K," etc.
on an item. If you do add such a stamp, then there are specific guidelines to
follow, and other countries have their own, different, guidelines. I prefer
to simply let the buyer know the quantity of gold or silver in an object. After
all, stamping a piece with "24K" doesn't make it true (yes, that has
happened). The buyer can always have it tested if they choose.
things the FTC insists on are disclosures as to "treatments" applied
to gemstones. All my silver is Sterling; all my gemstones and beads are genuine
and not laboratory-created. It is unavoidable that certain gemstones and gem
beads are treated in some way but I do not buy stones that I know are dyed,
irradiated or otherwise enhanced. However, certain ones are almost always heat-treated,
such as citrines, amethysts, aquamarines and others, to deepen their color.
I prefer my stones as close to the natural color as possible but I know some
of them have been enhanced by heat. Most stones I use have inclusions, but I
like them that way. The mother-of-pearl beads I use are definitely bleached
(their natural color is brownish). Any other questions, feel free to ask.
on ring-sizing: All rings are a size 7 unless otherwise specified. I can
make any ring smaller for an additional charge of $50, but not larger.
Custom work: Feel free to contact me regarding custom assignments.