No gimmicks here. What you see is what you get. Gemstones and other materials are described here as they were when I acquired them. Stones are often called by different names depending on origin and wholesaler. Some stones are "natural" with minimal human intervention except cutting and polishing. Others have been enhanced in some way, like heating and dying. I acquire stones primarily based on their aesthetic appeal, and make no claims as to their actual origin, chemical composition, properties or level of processing. A good source of no-nonsense information about gemstones is the International Gemstone Society.
Privacy & Security
Customer information is not shared with anyone, anywhere, ever.
The Wix Stores checkout process is secured by HTTPS / TSL encryption. This level of encryption is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and secure. TLS is the industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. Additionally, Wix Stores only work with payment gateways that offer the highest level of security certification (PCI DSS Level 1).
In this store, you'll be able to check out using two of these secure gateways. Clicking on each will take you to their specific Privacy & Security policies:
Sales Tax, Shipping & Pick up
Sales Tax I dutifully file and pay the State of Virginia 5.3% of all sales in sales tax - this amount is automatically added at checkout if you reside in this lovely state.
Shipping charges are based on USPS First Class Package rates with an average weight of 1 oz per item plus weight of packaging. A total order weight over 13 oz will be shipped using USPS Priority Mail Small Box Flat Rate. Every effort will be made to ship your little treasure within two business days.
Pick up. If you live in or around Staunton, Virginia and would like to pick up your item, please choose that option during check out and then get in touch, and we'll make arrangements.
As much as I hope that you will absolutely love your new adornment, returns are accepted. Here is the return policy:
returns are initiated by contacting me via this website with a subject line of "return request"
returns must be initiated within 15 days of purchase
you are responsible for shipping back the item, preferably in its original packaging
once the item is received and confirmed undamaged, you will be refunded the original cost of the item, minus shipping and minus a 15% restocking fee
Do you have a jewelry, clothing or accessory store, and have an interest in featuring my work? That's great - drop me a line and let's talk about it - please include link to your store's website.