Lance and Grail Design

Las Vegas, Nevada | 16 Sales


Lance and Grail Design

Las Vegas, Nevada 16 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Linda Koprin Pardue

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Linda Koprin Pardue


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Last updated on February 15, 2011
I am often asked - why Lance and Grail? What does that mean?
It means life - and the creative polarity that spawns it. Nothing in the Universe exists without it's opposite - and it is that constant oppositional force that creates US - and makes each one unique.

And I make sure my designs reflect that uniqueness.

I use all sterling, 14k and 12k gold-filled wire and chain(14k solid wire in custom orders only), precious and semi-precious stones and 49 strand premium Accu-flex or Beadalon wire and Wildfire thread unless otherwise noted in the description.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I know how hard buying over the internet can be - and I want you to feel confident in your purchase! Therefore, all of my pieces are guaranteed.

*updated as of 11/29/2009* If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, notify and return to me within 14 days of receipt and I will give a full refund minus shipping and handling - however, you must send them back to me INSURED and trackable as I send them to you! *when notifying me of the return please include the tracking information*

I will not be responsible for loss if you return it any other way or past the day specified! If you decide AFTER the 14 day period to return it, I will allow you to do so up to 4 weeks after receipt but for store credit only. Either way, I must receive it in the same condition it was sent to you in.

Please also keep in mind that photos and colors vary depending upon your monitor and measurements are approximate.
I request the order be paid within 1 day of placing it as I pride myself on a fast shipping time. However, if you must, you may delay up to three days (72 hours) - at that point the sale will be cancelled if no payment has been received.

Layaway is also available with a 20 percent downpayment of the total bill and 20 percent payments every two weeks until paid. Once the order is paid in full it will be shipped within one business day. ***PLEASE NOTE**** However, should you change your mind, there is a 15 percent restocking fee that will be deducted from all payments made. If you stop making payments and have not contacted me within 1 week of your last payment, the sale will be cancelled and all payments will be forfeit.
On any order over 35.00 insured first class shipping is free.

International orders are an additional 5.95 over domestic shipping, whether it is free or not.

If the order is under 35.00 see each item for shipping costs.

If you wish to upgrade your shipping to Priority, Airmail or express, please contact me so that I may invoice you the additional charge. You will be charged ONLY for what the carrier charges me in the case of upgrades.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders require a 50 percent non-refundable materials deposit.

A wholesale price list is available upon request, however, I will not do consignment with anyone over the internet. Shops in the general Las Vegas area are more than welcome to contact me for a meeting.

Also *new as of 12/09/2008* I will also accept layaway! Terms are as follows.
20 percent of the total down, 20 percent due weekly until paid. The first 15 percent is non-refundable in the event you wish to cancel the transaction and if you are more than 7 calendar days late on a payment all payments are forfeit.

***About my materials***

There is a large difference between "gold-filled" and "gold-plated" jewelry. Gold-Filled jewelry is of a higher quality and still considered "Fine Jewelry" as an industry standard. It is also sometimes referred to as "Rolled Gold". Any Gold-Filled item is regulated by the government (as is solid gold) and must be at least 5% gold by weight. It is a professional jeweler's quality wire. I prefer to use 14kt gold and 14kt gold-filled wire instead of 10 kt, but I will also use 12kt if the item calls for it.

14 kt gold-filled wire is made by forming a tube of solid 14kt gold that is "filled" with a base metal. The gold is bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. The base metal is also gold in color and is made up of almost the same mixture of metals (usually a brass alloy) used to bring 24kt gold down to 14kt, 10kt, etc. The exterior of the product is solid 14 kt gold and everything you can see or touch is a solid layer of 14 kt gold. This is why it will never tarnish, chip or wear off. The gold layer on gold-filled wire is approximately 100 times thicker than gold-plate as and is bonded with heat and pressure.

Gold-Plate, on the other hand, is a microscopic film of gold particles that have been adhered to most any kind of base metal by means of an electroplating (or dipping) process. Gold-Plate is often sold as "gold-filled" (against regulation) or is often called other things such as "gold-overlay" in order to mislead the consumer. It is often difficult to initially see the difference between gold-filled and gold-plate jewelry. However, due to the gold particles, gold-plate has the tendency to chip, flake, and wear off.

Gold-filled jewelry is economical & durable -- you enjoy the look and feel of gold at a fraction of the cost. Solid 14kt gold items are also available by request - see my custom jewelry policies.

All gold products I offer meet federal standards for quality and content and are warranted to never tarnish, chip, or wear off. I also use solid Sterling Silver wire (.925) and it will last just as any Sterling Silver item -- however, Sterling Silver does naturally tarnish, but it can be cleaned with any type of silver cleaner.