All orders will be shipped next business day by USPS, first class parcel, delivery
All free shipment orders will be shipped via regular first class parcel with delivery confirmation. Expedited shipping available upon request with additional fee . If you would like your item to be upgraded to priority mail,Fedex, UPS or with insurance, please let me know before shipping.So I can adjust the charges. Akya can't be responsible for the delivered packages that claimed as not received. Items that are lost in transit will only be refunded or replaced if you select the registered mail option, which is insured and has a tracking number.
For International orders, (Registered) Insurance and tracking will be an additional charge. Please note that International First Class Mail may take 1-4 weeks to arrive. sometimes 6 to 8 weeks. AKYA can't be responsible for lost international orders that are not registered nor insured. International buyers be aware that sometimes there might be Custom tax or fees according to your Country's Custom Regulations
Orders are NOT considered "Lost", but in transit until the following amount of time has passed: Domestic: 21 days past shipping date International: 60 days past shipping date
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Customer's happiness, communication and honesty are AKYA' s business priorities. Any claim or for any reason you feel the need to return an item should be done , within 7 days of receiving your order. Once your item is received in original condition ,i will refund your original purchase price, minus shipping.
i guarantee that all of my items are correctly described .No misleading
TARNISH: Tarnish happens when it comes to .925 sterling silver and gold plated sterling silver jewelry. Tarnish is caused by the reaction of the copper in the sterling silver, to humidity and elements. Even perfumes, lotions, hair care products and sweat will accelerate tarnish on jewelry. Polishing cloth will bring back the shine.
.925 STERLING SILVER Silver, even that has been fully work-hardened, gradually recrystallizes and softens at room temperature. To maintain hardness, other metals are added to form alloys that are harder, stronger, and less susceptible to scratching and marring. The best-known copper-silver alloy is sterling, which is 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper
GOLD FILLED (GF) Gold filled is a process of pressure bonding a thin layer of gold to a base metal core (usually brass). Gold filled (unlike gold plating) has an actual layer of gold, giving it more value and making it tarnish-resistant.
VERMEIL (pronounced either ver-meel' or ver-MAY') is gold-plating process developed in France in the mid-1700s. Early-day vermeil involved the use of mercury. Modern-day vermeil is produced by a safe electrolytic process. The inside core is sterling silver and the outside is a coating of gold. Gold plate adheres OK, but not perfectly to silver. Where the plating has not bonded, the silver will tarnish underneath the plating. On the gold-plated surface, this will appear as dark, blotchy spots. The gold-plate will darken over time, and will eventually wear off. On highly decorated surfaces such as Bali beads, the irregular darkening adds an antique effect to the piece. If you are mixing vermeil and gold-filled pieces together, remember that the vermeil will darken, but the gold-filled will not.
CZ (CUBIC ZIRCONIA) CZ looks very similar to diamond and usually hard to distinguish the difference with the naked eye. CZ has many characteristics like diamond but at a fraction of the cost. CZ is slightly less brilliance (liveliness and sparkle) than diamonds, while having more fire (flashes of rainbow colors). CZ has a scientific hardness rating of 8.5 (vs. Diamond 10) on the Mohs' scale, hence can scratch glass (hardness 6~7). CZ is about 75% heavier than diamond and comes in variety of colors. High Quality CZ is machine cut to exacting tolerances that duplicates the diamond-cutting process. Main sources of CZ are United States, Switzerland, Thailand and China.