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Anonymous on Mar 25, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

fast delivery, nice design.

Anonymous on Mar 20, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much!! It is so cute and I love it! I will be your advertisement in Japan!

Anonymous on Mar 4, 2008

5 out of 5 stars

lovely, thanks so much!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2011
Hi!
My ambition is that this should be a nice experience for both you and me. In my spare time I love creating jewelry which you hopefully will enjoy wearing!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I only accept payments via PayPal. I'd appreciate if the payment is made within 7 after the purchase.
In case of any custom fees, dutys or taxes they are the sole responsibilty of the buyer.
Shipping
When payment is recieved I'll ship your order within two business days. PLEASE NOTE that if there are different addresses on the PayPal receipt and the Etsy order I will contact you and ask what address to ship to. This can cause delays.
All shipping is first class airmail and will take about 3-10 business days. Everything will be safely packaged in a padded envelope (sealed with lots of tape so nothing "accidentally" gets opened by the mail man).
Refunds and Exchanges
If you, for any reason, like to return any of your Aloha Dear items this is fine with me as long as it's happens within 7 days after recieving the item. I will refund your money (minus all shipping and Etsy fees) after the item has been returned to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
+++A BIT ABOUT BRASS+++
Most of the jewelry I make are (or have parts made of) brass. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. I love brass for several reasons. It will never flake off like plated things, it ages beautifully and people with metal allergies seems to be able to wear it.
Brass oxidizes and tarnishes very easily. Although this can be very beautiful and give the piece a vintage look, if you want your jewelry to stay bright and shiny there are some methods that you can use.
Storing: when you're not wearing your jewelry, keep it in a plastic lock bag. The humidity in the air causes metal to oxidize.
Cleaning: Oils in the skin, perfume, hairspray, etc. will cause tarnish and oxidation. This can make the metal a bit dull. If you clean your jewelry every once in a while, it will stay nice and shiny. There are a lot of products out there to buy that you can use. Since I am a diy kind of a girl, I make my own brass cleaner.
I use a solution of about 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp dish detergent and 1 tsp citric acid. Put the brass items in the solution and let them soak for a couple of minutes. I've heard lemon juice with a pinch of salt works as well. After that, I put them in some white vinegar for a couple of minutes. This will make the brass bright and shiny. I then wash the items to get rid of the vinegar smell. Dry thoroughly! This is important since water can cause dark spots. If pieces such as chains and lockets are difficult to wipe dry with a towel, I use a hair dryer. After cleaning, I rub the jewelry with some olive oil. It takes just a teeny tiny little drop on a cotton pad. The oil works as a protective barrier between the metal and the air.
Some pieces are not suitable to get wet, such as those with satin ribbons, then I just apply the cleaner with a Q-Tip or a cotton pad and just gently rub the brass areas.