Can I have a jewellery set resized?
Resizing can incur a charge between £20 to £50 or more (excluding materials purchased) depending on the style of the piece, bead and accessory used. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer.
How do I care for my coral jewellery?
As an organic gem, coral is softer and more fragile than other gem materials. Due to its fragile nature, it should be protected from sharp blows and stored in separate boxes from all other gemstones. Coral scratches and abrades easily, properties such as chlorine, alcohol, ammonia; nail polish remover can damage it. Remove coral rings when washing and moisturizing your hands. Avoid exposing your coral to extreme temperatures. It may gradually change colour from everyday wear. To clean coral, wipe it gently with a moist soft cloth.
Do you accept custom orders?
Yes we do, kindly send the details of the kind of jewellery you want or call for consultation.
Do you deliver to countries other countries other than UK?
We currently deliver to UK, Europe, USA and few African countries.
What type of payment is accepted?
PayPal will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover cards online through our website.
What type of Beads do you use?
We use natural beads; non-dyed beads with natural colours. For example, we use freshwater baroque pearls which have range of interesting irregular shapes that are generally not perfectly round. Our other beads include Coral, Pearl, Crystals, Agates, Garnet, Chalcedony, Lepidolite, Emeralds, Glass and smoked quarter
Finding: 925 and Gold plated, Silver, Brass and Gold finding only for custom orders.
What precious metals do you use?
Our silver pieces are Sterling or Fine Silver, which are recognised standards of either 92.5% – 925 sterling silver or pure silver.
For gold pieces, we use “Gold Filled”, which is also a recognised standard, where solid gold is bonded to a base metal of which one twentieth (5%) of the weight must be gold. we use Gold Filled mostly made with 14K gold of either “yellow gold” or “rose gold” varieties. The custom order includes all mention above, 18k, 14k raw gold findings and Vermeil.
Vermeil: (Pronounced: Vermay) is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. Most of our vermeil is plated with 22K-24K gold. This is a good combination for those with allergy to normal, plated jewellery items. The difference between vermeil, and gold-filled, is in the thickness of the gold and the base metal used. In vermeil, the base is sterling silver.
Gold-filled: also called rolled gold. These jewellery items are not actually filled with gold. They are made of a base metal (usually brass or copper) covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process. Effectively a thick coat of gold: the gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight. Use gold-filled items for your top-of-the-line jewellery. Usually made with 14k gold, it is hard wearing. With reasonable care it will not peel or flake and should last as long as solid 14k gold jewellery. It is safe for most people with sensitive skin.
Gold jewellery reacts with chlorine. Never take your gold jewellery into a pool or spa.
Allergies: Some people have allergic reactions to some plating.
The most common is nickel-plating- possibly up to 10% of people react to nickel unfortunately
For further inquiries, please contact us via phone or email.