F.A.Q.

Is your jewelry actually sterling silver?

Great question! Yes!  All our jewelry is .925 Sterling Silver unless the description says otherwise.

Love an item but it is currently out of stock?

We do our best to keep all items in stock, however, demand sometimes gets ahead of us. If you are interested in an item that is currently out of stock, just shoot us an email. In most cases, we can move this item to the top of the list and have it on its way to you in no time!

Are you dropshippers?

NO!  We are a family run business and we believe that seeing, and holding, an actual item is the best way to know the quality of that item. We also like having control of how an item is packaged and shipped.

What is CZ?

Cubic zirconia is a man-made crystalline material that is colorless, hard, and flawless.  It is made in different colors.  It is not "real" and is not a diamond, though it is difficult for the naked eye to tell the difference between a cubic zirconia and a diamond. It is a stone that is as brilliant as a diamond but much more affordable. It is almost as hard as diamond on the Mohs scale of hardness. It is an 8.5 and a diamond is a 10. It is cut in the same shapes as designs as a diamond to replicate a diamond almost exactly.

What is Marcasite?

Marcasite is a genuine, natural gemstone. It is derived from a natural mineral called 'pyrite'. During the reign of Louis 14th of France, only the King was allowed to wear genuine diamonds. Marcasite became very popular in the region as a diamond imitation, and was worn by high society and also by women at court. During queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century, marcasite jewelry was cherished, both for its elegance, and for its ability to be combined with pearls. It quickly gained in popularity and soon reached a wide audience.

What is the difference between natural gemstones and lab-created gemstones?

First, they are not gem imitations; lab-created gemstones are the real deal. They are grown in a laboratory but are identical chemically, physically and optically to natural gems. An imitation gemstone, while also artificially made, does not follow nature’s recipe, so it’s completely different  from the natural gem it copies.

For example:  A lab-created opal has less water and is therefore stronger than a natural.

How do I care for my jewelry?

* Don't wear jewelry around a pool/hot tub or while swimming/showering, the chlorine, humidity and pool chemicals can cause tarnish.

* A jewelry polishing cloth can remove tarnish. Be sure to use it at the first sign you see yellowing / tarnish.

*The golden rule for jewelry: it’s the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off when you get home. Depending on your body chemistry, the food you eat, and the products you use, make-up, lotions and hair sprays can also cause jewelry to tarnish.

*All metals (except stainless steel) can eventually tarnish over time. Tarnish is accelerated by moisture & sulfur in the air. Everybody's skin reacts differently to metals so your body chemistry could tarnish your jewelry faster than somebody else's.