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Use these Endless Hoops with Raindrops Charms to create earrings that you can change with your mood. Made in the USA, they measure 18mm in diameter - just over 5/8". Sterling Silver.
Pull them open, slide on your Raindrops charm and push the thin wire thru your piercing. Insert the thin wire back into the tubular hoop to create a secure, clean look.
These can be oxidized to my blackened finish and hand polished to a slight sheen for $2.00 more. Please convo if you'd like the listing adjusted.
Also available in 14K Gold Fill in the shop - see last photo.
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Shipping & policies
:: ORDER PROCESSING ::
Currently you can expect your order to take 3-5 business days to create. Note that shipping adds extra time depending on the service you select. Please select one of the shipping upgrades in the cart if needed. If your item requires personalization, I may need to contact you - please be sure to check your convos as this is my regular mode of communication. If you send a message via email, I may not respond promptly and this may delay your order.
:: SHIPPING INFO ::
DOMESTIC Shipments are via USPS First Class 2-5 day service. PRIORITY and EXPRESS MAIL are available via Shipping Upgrades in the cart. ALL shipments include delivery confirmation.
Priority is a 2-3 day service* and includes $50 of insurance. It is NOT a guaranteed service; during the Christmas season, it can take up to 5 days to receive your package.
Express orders will be shipped in USPS Express flat rate envelopes. If your order will not fit, you will be notified - most orders will fit if you are ordering less than 5 gift boxed items. Express is generally a 1-2 day* service depending upon your zip code. Insurance IS included for items valued up to $100.00.
* as taken from the usps.com website.
INTERNATIONAL Shipments are processed via USPS Priority International ONLY. If your order will not fit into a Small Flat Rate Priority box, you will be notified. Sometimes, by eliminating gift boxes, I can get your order to fit without increasing shipping costs.
There is no guarantee of delivery and no tracking outside of the USA. However, insurance is now available! Please convo for pricing and to have the listing adjusted prior to adding it to your cart. International customers are responsible for any duties or taxes incurred.
Note: I cannot be held responsible for the actions of the postal service. If you have concerns about receiving your package without damage, insurance is recommended for your peace of mind.
I accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, via Etsy Direct Checkout and Paypal. You can also pay using your Paypal account - please note that e-checks take approx. 3 days to clear and will delay the processing of your order.
Payments are received at the time you place your order. If you need more time or would like to be put on a payment plan, please convo me.
Orders shipped to Minnesota will incur 7.625% sales tax.
:: HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER ::
Here is a tutorial to help you through the checkout process
:: HOW TO PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD ::
Here is a tutorial about paying with your credit card: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/
:: HOW TO USE A COUPON CODE ::
This article will explain how a discount can be applied with a coupon code:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/350. Please note minimum purchase must be met prior to tax and shipping to qualify for discount. Coupons cannot be combined with other offers/sales.
:: HOW TO GET THE BRIDAL DISCOUNT ::
If you order 4 or more of the same item, you can qualify for a bridal discount of 5% off your order total before shipping. To get the bulk bridal discount for an item not already listed as a set, you must convo for a custom listing. Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to bridal orders that already have a bulk discount, sorry.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
:: HOW TO RETURN ::
1) Email me within 3 days of receiving your package with the reason for your return and to obtain RA# and my "Returns" address. (Packages sent without prior notification or to the wrong address are returned to sender.)
2) Pack your item/s carefully using the original shipping supplies provided or a sturdy box to avoid damage. Please indicate the RA# on the outside of the package.
3) Ship within 7 days of receipt, to avoid restocking fee of 15%, via an insured, trackable method such as UPS or USPS with delivery confirmation.
Refunds will not be given for items lost in transit; shipping costs are non-refundable.
Sorry, but custom and personalized orders cannot be returned. If I have made an error in the stamping, I will re-stamp it and pay for shipping the item both ways.
Earrings are final sale for hygienic reasons.
Chains are cut to order and therefore cannot be exchanged or returned for refund. You are welcome to purchase a removable necklace extender - that's why they are offered in the shop - so it will match your necklace - same clasp size and style, etc. If you prefer an attached extender, I will be happy to add it to your necklace and ship it back for a small fee.
Discounts are non-transferable; we reserve the right to calculate refunds where a discount was applied. In some instances, you my not qualify for full refund if you received a discount from a sale and a minimum purchase was required.
If you have questions, please contact us prior to ordering.
When you choose to make a purchase with me, you are agreeing to the terms as stated above.
How should I care for my jewelry?
For your reference, the following care instructions are printed on the back of our "logo tag" included with every jewelry purchase. For more extensive info, please scroll down to the ~ Jewelry Care ~ section.
* Store flat, out of direct sunlight and away from heat.
* Wipe clean with soft damp cloth.
* Never apply hairspray or perfume while wearing jewelry.
* Do not use metal cleaners or tarnish removers - they can damage pearls and gemstones.
What is 14K Gold Fill?
14K Gold Fill is a layer of solid 14K gold that has been bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal - usually brass. Gold filled products wear like solid gold at a fraction of the price. This also means that it will scratch like solid gold so care should be taken in storage - separating jewelry pieces or storing them in a soft cloth or jewelry bag is recommended.
How is Rose Gold Fill made?
Rose Gold Fill is made the same way as Yellow Gold Fill except solid 14K Rose Gold is used as the outer layer. Rose Gold is made by combining copper with yellow gold.
What is the difference between .925 Sterling Silver and .999 Fine Silver?
.925 (or Sterling) Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% alloy - usually copper. .999 (Fine) is 99.9% silver.
Are your products nickel free?
We have just begin to list a few items that are advertised as nickel free and this info will be in the description. That said, most of the items are not guaranteed to be nickel free BUT you are less likely to have an allergic reaction if you observe the following:
1. Avoid costume or flash plated jewelry. Costume, also referred to as "fashion" jewelry, is usually base metals that have been plated with a very thin layer of gold that may have a nickel additive. This thin layer will wear off over time thus exposing the wearer to the base metals.
2. Buy recently manufactured Sterling or Fine Silver Jewelry. Most Sterling Silver produced today is no longer made with nickel largely due to the ban of nickel in jewelry by the European Union in 2000. That said, anything labeled as "nickel free" is still allowed to contain .05%.
3. You wear 14K Yellow Gold Fill and 14K Rose Gold Fill. If you can wear 14K Gold without issue than you should be able to wear 14K Gold Fill because any nickel (if present) will be sandwiched between the gold and will not come in contact with your skin. Note: Due to the nature of how 14K White Gold Fill is made, it is not recommended for people with Nickel allergies, like myself.
4. Keep your jewelry loose and dry. Jewelry needs air space to breathe so do not wear tight jewelry. Keeping your jewelry dry is especially important as wearing metals on hot days, or profuse sweating while wearing jewelry, may cause metals to leach out.
Are your gemstones genuine? natural?
Nearly all of my gemstones are "mined gemstones" which makes them genuine and natural, the rest are lab grown.
Corundum quartz occurs in nature as a brown stone. It is then grown in the lab under carefully controlled conditions to create lab sapphires and rubies. Some people would consider them to be genuine gemstones because they are identical in chemical composition and have the same refraction as mined gemstones; they are considered to be perfect. But one cannot say that they are 100% natural as they did not fully occur in nature.
~ Jewelry Care ~
* Store jewelry flat, out of direct sunlight, and away from heat. *
Some stones, such as Kunzite and Rose Quartz, will fade if left in direct sunlight for lengthy periods; heat will dry out pearls. Avoid sudden temperature changes to prevent stones from cracking.
* Clean by wiping gently with a soft damp cloth after each wearing. *
Or, try Sunshine ® cloths for sterling silver to clean and polish without scratching. We also like 3M ® High Performance Cloths for cleaning and polishing gold fill, gold vermeil, gold plate, and sterling silver. Not only are they readily available at your local supermarket, they're washable and reusable.
If the need arises, you can swish jewelry lightly in a solution of mild soap (Ivory or Woolite) and warm filtered water, rinse well, and air dry completely before storing. Jewelry strung on silk should NOT be submerged as the silk could stretch and/or become weakened. We don't recommend using ultrasonic cleaners. Did you know they can damage stones such as Peridot?
* Last on, first off is recommended for all jewelry. *
It is especially important for gold vermeil/plate, pearls and soft stones, such as turquoise - by not exposing jewelry to hairsprays, perfumes, and lotions you eliminate the need for heavy cleaning and polishing and prevent metal discoloration. Over time, this could greatly affect the life of your piece.
Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, or doing chores with chemicals.
Chemicals like chlorine and detergents can harm stones and/or discolor metals.
24K Gold Vermeil and 24K Gold Plated Brass: In addition to the above tips, care should be taken not to expose these products to high humidity or heavy sweating. Wiping with a clean soft cloth, to remove oil and dirt, is recommended. Glass cleaner can be used to provide added luster.
All gold will scratch if not stored properly. To prevent scratches use jewelry bags.
~ Additional Tips & Info ~
I carefully hand make each piece of jewelry with love and care. I also hand select beads for color and quality. Gemstones are usually cut in India and have very small bead holes. This requires the use of very fine wire for wire-wrapping or cable for stringing. Please handle these pieces as you would any fine piece of jewelry. Should you break your jewelry, we will gladly repair it for a minimal charge which will be determined at the time of inspection.
Gemstones and Pearls are sometimes enhanced to improve their appearance. Common enhancements include heat treatment, irradiation and dyes. As a general rule we stay away from dyed beads but in certain instances, ie. rose quartz and garnet, it is not always possible. Please note that when we do choose to buy dyed beads, we only buy those that are permanently dyed to avoid dye transfer.
Sterling Silver will tarnish. Tarnishing is a natural process caused by oxidation and can easily be removed by rubbing the piece gently with a soft polishing cloth. Note that polishing cloths with rouge may scratch pearls and gemstones. Metal polishes and/or tarnish removers - can also damage pearls and gemstones as well as remove oxidized finishes found on Bali sterling.
Prevent tarnish build-up by polishing regularly and storing in a cloth sack or box with tarnish inhibiting strips. We do not recommend using zip top bags to store pearls or gemstones - these are natural products which need to breathe.
Gold-fill will scratch just like solid gold - care should be taken when storing to extend the life of your jewelry.
Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.