Frequently asked questions about SwankMetalsmithing
Each piece of jewelry comes in a tan box with the leather top. We also include a polishing cloth.
I will be happy to gift wrap you jewelry for you upon request.
I am happy to work out a payment plan with you. I generally ask for a deposit of $250 to get started. After that the amount and frequency of installments is up to you, I do ask that they are a minimum of $100. When the piece is paid off it will ship.
Made to order items take about 4 weeks for us to make. If you need something sooner please contact me to see if we can accommodate you.
Most of the white gold that you see in America has nickel as the alloy. 14k gold is about 56% pure gold, the rest is alloy. Nickel based alloys can be problematic because approximately 15% of the population is or will become allergic to nickel over their lifetime. The Palladium white gold we use is nickel free. Palladium which comes from the platinum family of metals replaces the nickel in the alloy, making it hypoallergenic. Palladium white gold has a gorgeous gray color and we do not plate any of our metals so there is no upkeep required.
Palladium white gold is just as durable as commercial white gold.
I highly recommend you request a free ring sizer from me, it will be delivered in the postal mail.
If you request a ring sizer from us prior to us making your ring we will be happy to size it within 1 size, within 30 days of receipt for free. Over 1 size or after the first 30 days there will be a reasonable sizing fee.
If you do not request a ring sizer we will be happy to size a ring with a continuous pattern up a 1/2 size, up to 30 days after receipt for free. Rings with plain bands can also be sized up or down a 1/2 size for free, within 30 days of receipt. Continuous pattern bands, rings that need to be sized more than a 1/2 size & rings past 30 days can be sized for a reasonable fee.