SydneysbyDesign

Sydneys by Design

Saint Michael, Minnesota | 1662 Sales

SydneysbyDesign

Sydneys by Design

Saint Michael, Minnesota 1662 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (423)
Sydney Milam

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Sydney Milam

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Announcement    Welcome to Sydneys by Design, I am honored and delighted that you stopped by to take a peek at my creations. Let me know if I can make something special just for you.

In my shop policies and you will also find information on sterling silver, tarnish, how to deal with it and what you can do to make your jewelry stay beautiful longer ! https://www.etsy.com/shop/charmedlifedesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

Hand Forged items are made from sheets of Sterling and coils of wire. Each is cut out individually from a larger sheet and forged, hammered, torched, filed, sanded and polished to help prevent tarnish. Allow 2-3 weeks for creative process, add 1 week during winter holiday season.

Thank you
Sydney

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Last updated on Mar 6, 2019

Welcome to Sydneys by Design, I am honored and delighted that you stopped by to take a peek at my creations. Let me know if I can make something special just for you.

In my shop policies and you will also find information on sterling silver, tarnish, how to deal with it and what you can do to make your jewelry stay beautiful longer ! https://www.etsy.com/shop/charmedlifedesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies

Hand Forged items are made from sheets of Sterling and coils of wire. Each is cut out individually from a larger sheet and forged, hammered, torched, filed, sanded and polished to help prevent tarnish. Allow 2-3 weeks for creative process, add 1 week during winter holiday season.

Thank you
Sydney

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2016
Hello from Charmed Life Designs! This is a soley owned and operated business, dedicated in selling casual, quality jewelry. Please stop back to see what new items have been listed. Your comments and requests are welcome. If you are thinking of making a purchase please take a look at my shop policies and additional information about sterling silver, what it is made of, the tarnishing process and proactive things you can do to make you jewelry look beautiful for longer.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
You must contact Charmedlifedesigns [!at] gmail.com within 30 days for returns. Items must be in same condition as shipped. Shipping charges cannot be refunded once item has shipped. Import/export charges that may occur due to international shipping are obligatory to the purchaser.

You are not guaranteed refund until item has successfully reached my doorstep. It is not required, but highly suggested to use tracking of returned items. If it is lost in the mail back to me I cannot refund the purchase.

A FULL REFUND constitutes item total, shipping not included once item has left my facility.
Payment
Paypay, credit cards and gift cards through Etsy.
Shipping
Standard USPS with shipping confirmation # for orders within the USA.

International Customers cannot be offered door to door tracking, to guarentee your packages safety you have the option of using registered mail.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/89433685/international-registered-mail
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope you enjoy the hand crafted and handmade items as much as I enjoy creating them. I strive for quality but keep in mind these items are hand made and will differ slightly at times and I am indeed human and alignment of stamping may not be perfect. I stand behind my products, I am happy to work with you and do take items back and will refund. Everyone, including me works hard for their money and I feel you should be happy with the purchases you make. So please lets communicate with each other and make life easier for all of us.

The first thing you should do with your ring is to wash it with soap and water, a smithing shop no matter how clean I keep it is full of silver dust, wax and grease. Beyond that if you are having any problems with black marks after wearing your silver, it is due to your own chemical make up and the chemical reaction between you and the metal, I use Sterling Silver from a very reputable dealer. The information below tells more of the story of why silver tarnishes and may mark your skin. The best way to keep your silver looking its best is to wear it ! The washing of your hands and your skins oils and daily wear and tear help to keep your ring free of tarnish.

Information about sterling silver:
Silver Jewelry has been around forever. But forever doesn't help the fact that Silver is very soft. Silver is actually too soft to wear as Jewelry. That's why most of the Silver you find on the market today is called "Sterling Silver". Sterling Silver is more durable than pure Silver because of one main reason. It's mixed with other alloys. Sterling Silver contains 92.5% Silver, and the other 7.5% is Copper. Copper makes the Silver stronger and more durable so it can be crafted and styled into beautiful Jewelry pieces.

No matter what, Pure or mixed, nothing stops Silver from tarnishing. When Silver is exposed to the air and atmosphere, it causes a chemical reaction that creates something called Silver Sulfate. That's what that lovely little black mark is on your finger. There really isn't much you can do about Silver tarnishing. It's just the nature of Silver. Silver's a metal that reacts to chemicals. Whether it be chemicals in the air, or chemicals touching it. Silver reacts!

The good thing is, it's easy to buff and clean Silver. It doesn't take much to polish up a Ring with a Polishing Cloth or a Jeweler's Buffing Wheel. Just a couple of minutes and your Silver Jewelry will look new again.

The best way to store your Silver Jewelry is in individually sealed poly bags or zip lock bags. Store it with those cute little Silica Gel Packs and it'll help remove any moisture from the air. It won't keep your Jewelry from tarnishing, but it will delay the process.

Cleaning your Silver Jewelry with warm water and drying it with a soft cloth after you wear it, will remove any oily residue and slow the process down as well.
Some people also advise storing your Jewelry with chalk just because it absorbs the toxins in the bag. Keeping your Jewelry in Tupperware or Rubbermaid Bins works great also. (Especially if you can seal them air-tight!)
The best medicine for preventing Silver from tarnishing, believe it or not...
Is to wear it!

It's true. Just normal wear and tear and friction of daily life will sometimes be enough to keep your Rings outer surface Bright and White! Fancy that! And if it starts to tarnish, what ever you do... Don't use Toothpaste to clean it with! The chemicals in Toothpaste are too harsh for Silver and it'll do more damage than good.

I'd recommend using a good Silver Polish or a soft Polishing Cloth made for Silver, And just remember, wear your Silver often, keep it dry and clean, and polish it a couple times a year. That way, your Sterling Silver Jewelry will last you a lifetime, and for only a couple of bucks, that's a great investment you can't deny!





Please contact me if you would like to make a purchase in a larger quanity, again, most items are made to order.

More information

Last updated on Mar 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Please read the item description, it will have sizing information based upon the width of the ring and is important to get a good fitting product.

Custom and personalized orders

Please contact for any custom orders, if you can explain to me what you want I may be able to create it for you !