I'M IN Berkeley! CAN I PICK UP MY PURCHASE IN PERSON?
Yes, but you must make an appointment first. Contact me to schedule a pickup.
DO YOU OFFER EXPEDITED SHIPPING?
Yes, I do! We offer UPS Overnight ($47) or UPS 2nd Day ($27). Expedited orders must be received by 3:00 pm or they will ship out the following business day. Note that if you are ordering a made to order piece, this does not speed up the production time, only the speed at which we ship when your item is complete. Read more about shipping policies here.
CAN I PLACE A RUSH ORDER?
If the items are in stock, you can opt for expedited shipping to send your item via the fastest means possible.
If the item is made to order, like most of our bridal selections, we can sometimes help. Please contact me with your desired item and delivery date. Handcrafted jewelry takes time so it's always best to plan ahead.
HOW DO I DETERMINE MY RING SIZE?
The most accurate way to determine your ring size is to visit your local jeweler and have them take your measurement. If you prefer to size yourself at home, I sell a handy ring sizer.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A PIECE OF JEWELRY?
That depends on whether you're ordering an item from our collection or customizing a piece of your own. I try to stock everything needed for regular collection items so I can get them out the door fast. Usually, this takes less than 10 business days.
Customized versions of engagement rings or wedding bands can take up to 5 weeks.
I HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN ORIGINAL ENGAGEMENT RING. CAN YOU HELP?
At this time I can only accommodate customized versions of my engagement rings, not fully custom. Customizations can include a different gemstone type or shape, different metal, or a different kind of accent stones.
CAN YOU USE MY DIAMOND OR GEMSTONES IN A NEW PIECE OF JEWELRY?
I only work with customer stones that are diamond, sapphire, ruby or other similar gemstones ranking an 8 or higher on the MOHS hardness scale. We will inspect your gems together [for quality, scratches, cracks, etc.] to determine if they are a good candidate for use in one of my designs. A small fee is assessed for the removal of gems and diamonds from your existing jewelry.
CAN YOU USE MY GOLD TO MAKE A WEDDING BAND?
My commitment to sustainability means I like to recycle and reuse wherever I can. Customers can provide their old precious metal jewelry to recycle for credit towards their ring. The value will vary based on the jewelry you provide and the current metals market.
In some cases, I may be able to use the exact gold you provide in the new design. Currently, this process is only offered for yellow and rose gold jewelry (white gold often becomes too brittle upon recasting.) The jewelry you provide must be of the same color and karat as the finished piece we are creating. A minimum amount of metal is required for the casting process to work.
Please note that we charge a $150 gold handling fee to work with your gold plus a small charge for each gemstone we remove from your old jewelry.
CAN YOU MAKE ME A WEDDING BAND IN STERLING SILVER?
Heirloom items such as bridal jewelry should be made in a metal which can stand the test of time. Silver is great for rings which are worn on occasion, but as metals go it is quite soft. Over the long haul, it is prone to scratches and dents and this can lead to losing gemstones. For this reason, I choose not to create any wedding rings in silver.
DO YOU REPAIR ITEMS MADE BY ANOTHER JEWELER?
No, I do not. It's always best to have your jewelry repaired by the jeweler who made it. They are most familiar with the process used for its creation, and often have the repair materials (such as chains and replacement gems) stocked and ready to use. You may even find they have a warranty on their work like I do!
DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION I DID NOT COVER HERE?
Please contact me, I look forward to hearing from you!