Frequently Asked Questions
It's really important to me that your handmade piece is just that, handmade.
There are a couple of situations where it's not practical to handcraft a certain element. For example fine chain or the butterflies that go on the back of stud earrings. These items are teeny and are often stronger when machine made.
Check out this video showing how chains are made mechanically.
The best way to find out your ring size accurately is by getting a jeweller to help you. Most high-street jewellers will help you do this. Alternatively you can purchase one of these clever little ring sizers.
The best way to keep your jewellery looking great is to wear it! It's only when jewellery is forgotten and unworn that it begins to tarnish. That being said it is advisable to take your jewellery off when washing your hands or showering as some soaps can cause damage to gemstones and precious metal. The same can be said for lotions, make-up and perfume so make your jewellery the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night.
I supply all my pieces with a polishing cloth and an anti-tarnish tab which can be popped in your jewellery box to slow down the tarnishing process.
All my materials are bought from ethical sources and many of my gemstones are purchased directly from the source. A large percentage of the precious metals I use in my work is recycled and I am working toward this being 100% in the near future.
Each element of my packaging is either recycled, recyclable or reusable.
I’m not currently taking commissions.
By law in the UK, precious metal over a certain weight must be tested and hallmarked at an assay office. Regardless of weight, One of a Kind pieces will be fully hallmarked. Underweight Sterling Silver pieces will be stamped 925. If you’d like to know more about hallmarking then check out my blog post.
Whilst I mainly work with silver I also love to create with 18k gold, brass and copper.
The gold pieces in my Everyday Essentials Collection are 14k Gold Filled. Gold Filled is similar to gold plated but there is a much thicker layer of gold so it doesn’t wear off like gold plate does. Generally you can expect gold plating to last a couple of years but if you look after it, Gold Filled can last up to 30 years.
I’ve teamed up with the payment provider ‘Klarna’ so if you’ve absolutely fallen in love with one (or two!) of my pieces but don’t want to pay all at once then you can split your purchase over 3 interest free payments. Just select Klarna as the payment method at checkout.
My little handmade bags started life as gorgeous Belgian Linen duvet covers!