RubysCharms

Personalised Gifts and Handmade Jewellery

Spalding, United Kingdom · 1619 Sales

RubysCharms

Personalised Gifts and Handmade Jewellery

Spalding, United Kingdom 1619 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   My hand crafted range of personalised keepsake jewellery and gifts are colourful and fun, with funky beads, charms and text personalised specifically for you.

A piece of keepsake jewellery from Ruby’s Charms makes a special gift for any occasion, for yourself or someone special. As they are individually handmade – some may be similar, but no two are exactly the same.

Guaranteed to spark conversation and interest, all of my keepsake jewellery and charms are assembled to make the most effective use of colour and theme, and if you have a specific occasion or colour in mind, then please drop me a message. All items can be customised to your specification, and I go that extra mile to make sure that your charm is made specifically for you – after all my love of crafting needs an outlet, and I am always happy for a new challenge.

And if you’re wondering why Ruby’s Charms, well Ruby is the most precious Chihuahua you could ever meet and what better name for my shop!

Announcement

My hand crafted range of personalised keepsake jewellery and gifts are colourful and fun, with funky beads, charms and text personalised specifically for you.

A piece of keepsake jewellery from Ruby’s Charms makes a special gift for any occasion, for yourself or someone special. As they are individually handmade – some may be similar, but no two are exactly the same.

Guaranteed to spark conversation and interest, all of my keepsake jewellery and charms are assembled to make the most effective use of colour and theme, and if you have a specific occasion or colour in mind, then please drop me a message. All items can be customised to your specification, and I go that extra mile to make sure that your charm is made specifically for you – after all my love of crafting needs an outlet, and I am always happy for a new challenge.

And if you’re wondering why Ruby’s Charms, well Ruby is the most precious Chihuahua you could ever meet and what better name for my shop!

Laurence Beeken

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Laurence Beeken

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Beautiful Things for Beautiful People

I made a collar tag for Ruby and a keepsake keyring for a friend.

Then I thought, hey this is fun, I wanna do more........

And here we are with our own shop and a pile of beads, chains and findings, just waiting to be turned into personalised keepsake jewellery and unique gifts for her and gift ideas for men.

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  • Laurence and Ruby the Chihuahua

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I began to make my own personalised jewellery when I wanted a special present and couldn't find anything in my price range. With the range of beautiful materials available, nothing seems impossible and there's always something new to make.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2016
Thank you for your interest in my personalised jewellery. All items are made for specific purpose, but if you need something that's not listed, please feel free to drop me a line - I'll enjoy making it as much as you will owning it!

I make items that can be cherished as a keepsake or worn as costume jewellery, using materials that are colourful and beautiful in many ways.

Personalised items are individually hand stamped with a hammer and letter stamp, there is no machine engraving here!

Please take the time to read my shop policies before ordering to make sure that you understand the hand stamping process to be fully happy with your item.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Please pay as soon as possible after purchase - if only so that I can get your item out to you quickly!

If you have ordered in error (and we are all guilty of that sometimes) just let me know.
Shipping
Items are shipped within 10 working days of purchase, often much quicker, unless we have a power cut out here in the middle of nowhere!

If you want to pay for a service not listed on the item, please let me know and I'll be happy to arrange it.

Normal delivery times are as follows:

UK Delivery - Approximate delivery times:

Special Delivery - 1 business day from dispatch.
First Class - 1-3 business days from dispatch.
Second Class and Standard Parcels - 3-5 business days from dispatch.
Courier - 1-3 business days from dispatch.

Occasionally due to seasonal backlog, or busy periods, delivery may take up to 15 business days. Packages can occasionally get stuck in the system and take longer than estimated.

International Delivery - Approximate delivery times:

Standard delivery takes 5-28 days and is not tracked.

International Tracked service is generally faster than standard Airmail. Delivery aims are:

two working days after posting to western Europe
four working days after posting to eastern Europe and postal subsidiaries (islands and principalities)
six working days after posting to the rest of the world.

International Tracked is only available to selected countries that can support tracking and service standards.

If you would like to select the International tracked option, please select the appropriate upgrade.

*Customs may occasionally detain a package and therefore please allow up to 30 days for delivery before informing me of missing items.

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CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TIMES 2015:

These are the cut off dates recommended by Royal Mail:

International Services:

International Economy (formerly known as Surface Mail) and International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®)

Friday 4 December Africa, Middle East
Monday 7 December Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia
Tuesday 8 December Caribbean, Central & South America
Thursday 10 December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Monday 14 December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Tuesday 15 December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16 December Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
Thursday 17 December France
Friday 18 December Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland


International Standard HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)
Friday 27 November Operational BFPOs
Friday 11 December Static BFPOs

UK Services:

Saturday 19 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Monday 21 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®
Wednesday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Refunds and Exchanges
Here's the legal bit -

In the unlikely event that your item is faulty or is not the correct item, again please let me know and return it for replacement or refund in full as per distance selling regulations - Refund of your return postage is covered.

From 1st August 2015, I regret that I cannot offer refund for customised items just because you have changed your mind, or are not happy with the hand stamping or horsehair braiding processes - please make sure that you have read my 'Additional Information' and the item specifics for details about the item that you have ordered, and understand what is involved.

If, after 21 days (UK) or 30 days (Worldwide) you have not received your item, please let me know and I will arrange a replacement or refund - please note that sometimes, especially for custom pieces, replacement is not possible and a refund only will be offered.
Additional policies and FAQs
How to Care For Your Keepsake Jewellery

Thank you for purchasing your keepsake from Ruby’s Charms. With the right care, your purchase should last a lifetime and become an item to cherish in the future.

A little info about hand stamping:
All of my jewellery is handmade to order and no machinery is involved in its creation and assembly. I take the individual pieces and hand stamp them to ensure that each and every item is different. Each letter is individually positioned and impressed manually with a hammer, so variations will occur in every piece, and there is a mark left on the reverse of the piece.

This individuality is what makes a piece of handmade jewellery from Ruby’s Charms unique and special to you, and these tiny differences are what makes the whole piece unique.

Your keepsake should be treated like any other piece of costume jewellery, and care should be taken when wearing it. Like all jewellery, daily wear and tear along with pollutants and chemical reactions may tarnish and scratch your keepsake so it is important to follow a few simple steps.

Horsehair:
This is natural horse tail hair and as such is coarser than mane hair or fur. When braided it takes on a strong acrylic quality. However, it is still a natural product and is designed for occasional wear and should not be wetted or allowed to rub against other materials.

Your stainless steel component:
The main, hand stamped part of your keepsake is stainless steel and as such will not tarnish. It may however become scratched from constant rubbing, especially if charms and gems are stacked against the metal. This is unavoidable and can be minimised by storing your keepsake carefully on its own in its box or bag, separate from other jewellery, at the end of the day. Remember too that it is not impervious to everything and can be marked by paint, glues and a whole range of other staining agents, so care should always be taken.

The hand stamped lettering has been highlighted with a jewellery grade marker and its purpose is to highlight rather than colour the text. This is the nature of my jewellery and as such I don’t recommend cleaning this part in an ultrasonic cleaner or by using abrasive creams as they may remove the colouring completely. A soft silversmith’s cloth is a better alternative to take off fingerprints and surface dust.
If your jewellery does get scratched, you should have it professionally polished by a jeweller.

Charms and Findings:
The charms and findings (jump rings, wires and chain etc) that come with your necklace are silver plated and may therefore tarnish. Some of the charms will be ‘antiqued’ and the black oxidised look is part of the look of your keepsake – the item description when you purchased will provide that information.

Tarnish on silver plated Jewellery can look different depending on how long it's been oxidizing, varying from yellow to black. Tarnish occurs when silver reacts with oxygen in the air to form silver oxide on silver surface. Other factors that cause tarnish are exposure to humidity, sulphur, certain acids and a whole range of cosmetics such as lotions, perfumes, deodorants etc. Tarnish is a natural process and not a fault in your keepsake.

A Note on Silver Plated Jewellery:
Silver plated jewellery gives you the look of silver for a fraction of the cost, where a layer of silver is deposited over a metal base.
Silver plate is subject to wear like any other metal, and constant wear will remove the layer to expose the metal (often copper) underneath. Because of this, I recommend that all of my silver plated jewellery is not worn constantly or against other jewellery to preserve the finish for longer.

Prevention is better than cure:
Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place. The more moisture in the air, the faster it tarnishes. If you can, store them in individual small plastic sealed zip-loc bags to minimise oxidation. This also prevents scratches and other substances in the air that speeds up tarnishing. Small silica gel packs are now widely available and are useful in absorbing moisture in the air.

Bigger pieces can be wrapped in an anti-tarnish cloth.

Do not wear your silver jewellery while cleaning, swimming, bathing or taking a shower. The chemicals such as ammonia, bleach and chlorine in water may cause faster tarnishing. Perfumes and deodorants will speed up the tarnish process too, so if you can avoid dousing yourself, your jewellery will last much longer.

Before returning your keepsake jewellery to storage, wipe and clean it with a soft cotton cloth such as a professional silversmith’s polishing cloth to remove any body oils, dirt, lotions etc. Do not use paper towels or tissues to dry your jewellery as they can scratch the surfaces.

Should tarnish get too bad, you can clean your keepsake gently by washing in warm water with a mild detergent, then rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft silversmith’s cloth.

Guarantee:
Your keepsake jewellery is guaranteed to be free from defect for a period of 60 days from purchase providing you have taken care of the item as above. Unfortunately I cannot guarantee against tarnish, scratching or wear and tear as these are silver plated and stainless steel items.