StampedByTheHeart

Personalized Hand Stamped Jewelry

Tennessee, United States · 2996 Sales

StampedByTheHeart

Personalized Hand Stamped Jewelry

Tennessee, United States 2996 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(660)
Shop owner

Donna

Contact

Announcement   My turnaround time is 3-10 business days depending on the project.
Deeply etched/raised items can take up to 2 weeks. Please keep this in mind
if its for a holiday

*********************************************************************************

****HOLIDAYS, MOTHER'S DAY & FATHER'S DAY****
I highly recommend ordering 1 to 2 weeks in advance & upgrading to Priority or Express shipping closer to the holiday. I usually cut holiday ordering off 7-10 days prior to a holiday.
If you need me to rush/expedite your order, you can upgrade to that too!!
(does not include shipping)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259867863/rush-order-does-not-include-shipping?ref=listings_manager_grid

If you have placed an order (full instructions are either in the items description or small photo boxes on the items listing)
If you have images/attachments to send, you'll attach them in a message to me a long with your personalization. You may also add your personalization during checkout, but images must be sent to me in an Etsy message. (see detailed info below under COMMUNICATION WITH ME)

**** The sterling cable chains that you see in most of my listings have recently been upgraded to a nicer and newer thicker 2.3mm Rolo chain!

****ATTACHING MULTIPLE PICS W/ NAMES****
Please make sure you put the corresponding names ON the photos w/ the prints you are sending to me, because they do NOT save as the file name that you named it.

****If I have ANY issues w/ your order or prints you have submitted, please rest assure, I will contact you before proceeding, so no worries & please keep a check on your Etsy messages
I may not be able to look over your order until its up next on my desk****

****COMMUNICATING WITH ME****
ALL communications have to be via Etsy conversations 'convos', please do not send me emails because I can't keep track of the information outside Etsy.. Etsy has a great system that links all the communications with your order & it really comes in handy if you are sending me prints or scans. I'm not responsible for special requests sent to my email accounts. You can also click on ATTACH IMAGE (JPG) in the Etsy messaging system from a pc. If you have trouble, its probably because you are using a mobile devise or ipad.

**FAQS & Policies Page**
Be sure to read my FAQS & Policies pages. This holds a lot of updated information that may not be on the items description. A lot of new information is always updated on my FAQS & or Policies pages that cant make it to the items description, because its almost impossible to revise hundreds of listings.

**Leaving out information**
Some projects require you to choose a pendant size. If a size is not selected at checkout or in messages, I will use the size that best fits your project. Its very important to read all of the items description to make sure you are not leaving anything out.
**PAW PRINTS
You must state in your instructions if you want nail prints or not. If its not stated, nail prints will not be on your piece.

**PREVIEWING**
Due to my workload & staying on top of my orders to be fair to everyone, I do not offer a preview before or after engraving due to time restraints. This is why it is very important to specify how you'd like your special piece to be laid out/made.
If I am unclear of your instructions, I will contact you before starting, which can delay in processing your order. In certain circumstances, I may ask you to send over a sketch/drawing if there is any further confusion regarding your order.
If you are ever in question on font, you can find most of my engravers font in your Word doc on other online programs to test them out before making a decision.
Once I get your instructions or a draft from you, please note that changes can not be made to your order. I usually try to start on the artwork of your piece not long after it is submitted. If an order needs to be updated & I have already begin on your piece, you will need to repurchase it.
Its a very good idea to have your ideas & thoughts together before submitting your design. I do this full time and especially during holidays, it gets very hectic.
The more back & forth will delay your order by several days.
I upload photo of my projects 1-4 times a month.
**Sizing**
Please make sure you choose the correct length.
There is a charge for cutting down, replacing components & shipping & in most cases if you need a chain or bracelet longer, you will have to purchase a new chain or bracelet.
If you need to send an item back for alterations, a processing fee & shipping charges will apply.

** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
"Seller's payment instructions
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."
Find out more about CUSTOMS here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023?ref=help_search_result
*************If you need items in a hurry, I do NOT recommend 1st class. You can upgrade to Priority or Express mail at checkout.
Please check w/ usps.com on transit times to your country.
I ship fast, but I am not responsible for slow transit times.************

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
Order notes/details are not reviewed until I am ready to create your order. ONLY if I have any questions about your order, I will ONLY contact you through Etsy. If you have any questions about your order, please contact me ONLY through Etsy, not email.
Please be sure to include all details from the items description. Leaving information out may delay your order.
Please be sure to read over the items listing, view the small photo boxes, this will answer most of your questions.

******************CHECK YOUR MESSAGES :) *********************
Be sure to keep a check on your Etsy messages until your item has shipped in case I should have a question about your order. Some folks leave their phone numbers on their orders for me to contact them should I have any questions...Sorry, but I do not make phone calls as this will take time away from processing my orders in a timely manner & I must have all instructions in writing as this cuts down on errors.

**Disc Thickness**
I use 20g disc for the majority of my topically engraved & hand stamped projects. The only time I use 24g-22g (a bit thinner) is on layered pieces. This is standard. If you require thicker, you need to message me before I begin your project.
16g to 18g disc are used for deeply etched items.

**Backside**
Most projects backside of disc, even if double sided, will have a satin matte finish since it will be laying next to clothing or skin. This helps reduce scratches & smudges.
If you choose a layered piece, please keep in mind that with the disc laying on top of one another, the friction will cause minor scratching, there is no way around this.

**Sizing/Length on "BAR/PLATE" necklaces
Total length will not include the length of the bar.
Example....if you choose 16" length, the chain will be 8" on each side so the necklace will hang as a 16" necklace should. The bar is horizontal & does not play a factor in the overall length.
If you need to send back for adjustment, please contact me regarding adjustment charge & shipping.

If you are looking for something specific, please use the search box in my store & type in your keywords. Please contact me if you can't find what you are looking for or need a custom piece done!! :)

Instructions on how to personalize your special piece is in the items description, small photo & or & the choices & font charts are located in the photo boxes below the main photo. (click zoom)

**TOPICALLY ENGRAVED OR DEEPLY ETCHED ITEMS**
The impressions are immortalized & will NOT come off in time.
*The pendants are either SILVER or GOLD in color, not black (.925 sterling silver) Very shiny/reflective & hard to caption the "silver" color in photos. (please see the many samples/views in the small photo boxes for collages & detail) Inscriptions are Immortalized & will never come off or removed. It is a piece that you will have for many years to come!
* Wording may be scaled, shifted or adjusted to fit best on the piece.
* I work with what is given to me. If I think a print will not turned out, you will be notified.
*I usually copy/paste personalization from your order instructions. If there are quotation marks, ect...those will be incorporated onto your project, so please only include what needs to be on your special piece.

Hand stamped, custom made and personalized runner jewelry, marathon jewelry, family jewelry - jewelry for every aspect of your life!

**Please check my POLICIES page on how to take care of your new piece of jewelry**

**YOUR MAILING ADDRESS**
Please make sure that you keep your address current here on Etsy & PayPal. If an item ships to a wrong address & then returns to me, a $4 reshipping label will apply to resend your order to you.

**NO cancellations after 12 hrs. as materials have already been reserved for your order**

**ONLINE ONLY/NO LOCAL PICKUPS

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 18, 2016

My turnaround time is 3-10 business days depending on the project.
Deeply etched/raised items can take up to 2 weeks. Please keep this in mind
if its for a holiday

*********************************************************************************

****HOLIDAYS, MOTHER'S DAY & FATHER'S DAY****
I highly recommend ordering 1 to 2 weeks in advance & upgrading to Priority or Express shipping closer to the holiday. I usually cut holiday ordering off 7-10 days prior to a holiday.
If you need me to rush/expedite your order, you can upgrade to that too!!
(does not include shipping)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259867863/rush-order-does-not-include-shipping?ref=listings_manager_grid

If you have placed an order (full instructions are either in the items description or small photo boxes on the items listing)
If you have images/attachments to send, you'll attach them in a message to me a long with your personalization. You may also add your personalization during checkout, but images must be sent to me in an Etsy message. (see detailed info below under COMMUNICATION WITH ME)

**** The sterling cable chains that you see in most of my listings have recently been upgraded to a nicer and newer thicker 2.3mm Rolo chain!

****ATTACHING MULTIPLE PICS W/ NAMES****
Please make sure you put the corresponding names ON the photos w/ the prints you are sending to me, because they do NOT save as the file name that you named it.

****If I have ANY issues w/ your order or prints you have submitted, please rest assure, I will contact you before proceeding, so no worries & please keep a check on your Etsy messages
I may not be able to look over your order until its up next on my desk****

****COMMUNICATING WITH ME****
ALL communications have to be via Etsy conversations 'convos', please do not send me emails because I can't keep track of the information outside Etsy.. Etsy has a great system that links all the communications with your order & it really comes in handy if you are sending me prints or scans. I'm not responsible for special requests sent to my email accounts. You can also click on ATTACH IMAGE (JPG) in the Etsy messaging system from a pc. If you have trouble, its probably because you are using a mobile devise or ipad.

**FAQS & Policies Page**
Be sure to read my FAQS & Policies pages. This holds a lot of updated information that may not be on the items description. A lot of new information is always updated on my FAQS & or Policies pages that cant make it to the items description, because its almost impossible to revise hundreds of listings.

**Leaving out information**
Some projects require you to choose a pendant size. If a size is not selected at checkout or in messages, I will use the size that best fits your project. Its very important to read all of the items description to make sure you are not leaving anything out.
**PAW PRINTS
You must state in your instructions if you want nail prints or not. If its not stated, nail prints will not be on your piece.

**PREVIEWING**
Due to my workload & staying on top of my orders to be fair to everyone, I do not offer a preview before or after engraving due to time restraints. This is why it is very important to specify how you'd like your special piece to be laid out/made.
If I am unclear of your instructions, I will contact you before starting, which can delay in processing your order. In certain circumstances, I may ask you to send over a sketch/drawing if there is any further confusion regarding your order.
If you are ever in question on font, you can find most of my engravers font in your Word doc on other online programs to test them out before making a decision.
Once I get your instructions or a draft from you, please note that changes can not be made to your order. I usually try to start on the artwork of your piece not long after it is submitted. If an order needs to be updated & I have already begin on your piece, you will need to repurchase it.
Its a very good idea to have your ideas & thoughts together before submitting your design. I do this full time and especially during holidays, it gets very hectic.
The more back & forth will delay your order by several days.
I upload photo of my projects 1-4 times a month.
**Sizing**
Please make sure you choose the correct length.
There is a charge for cutting down, replacing components & shipping & in most cases if you need a chain or bracelet longer, you will have to purchase a new chain or bracelet.
If you need to send an item back for alterations, a processing fee & shipping charges will apply.

** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
"Seller's payment instructions
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."
Find out more about CUSTOMS here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023?ref=help_search_result
*************If you need items in a hurry, I do NOT recommend 1st class. You can upgrade to Priority or Express mail at checkout.
Please check w/ usps.com on transit times to your country.
I ship fast, but I am not responsible for slow transit times.************

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
Order notes/details are not reviewed until I am ready to create your order. ONLY if I have any questions about your order, I will ONLY contact you through Etsy. If you have any questions about your order, please contact me ONLY through Etsy, not email.
Please be sure to include all details from the items description. Leaving information out may delay your order.
Please be sure to read over the items listing, view the small photo boxes, this will answer most of your questions.

******************CHECK YOUR MESSAGES :) *********************
Be sure to keep a check on your Etsy messages until your item has shipped in case I should have a question about your order. Some folks leave their phone numbers on their orders for me to contact them should I have any questions...Sorry, but I do not make phone calls as this will take time away from processing my orders in a timely manner & I must have all instructions in writing as this cuts down on errors.

**Disc Thickness**
I use 20g disc for the majority of my topically engraved & hand stamped projects. The only time I use 24g-22g (a bit thinner) is on layered pieces. This is standard. If you require thicker, you need to message me before I begin your project.
16g to 18g disc are used for deeply etched items.

**Backside**
Most projects backside of disc, even if double sided, will have a satin matte finish since it will be laying next to clothing or skin. This helps reduce scratches & smudges.
If you choose a layered piece, please keep in mind that with the disc laying on top of one another, the friction will cause minor scratching, there is no way around this.

**Sizing/Length on "BAR/PLATE" necklaces
Total length will not include the length of the bar.
Example....if you choose 16" length, the chain will be 8" on each side so the necklace will hang as a 16" necklace should. The bar is horizontal & does not play a factor in the overall length.
If you need to send back for adjustment, please contact me regarding adjustment charge & shipping.

If you are looking for something specific, please use the search box in my store & type in your keywords. Please contact me if you can't find what you are looking for or need a custom piece done!! :)

Instructions on how to personalize your special piece is in the items description, small photo & or & the choices & font charts are located in the photo boxes below the main photo. (click zoom)

**TOPICALLY ENGRAVED OR DEEPLY ETCHED ITEMS**
The impressions are immortalized & will NOT come off in time.
*The pendants are either SILVER or GOLD in color, not black (.925 sterling silver) Very shiny/reflective & hard to caption the "silver" color in photos. (please see the many samples/views in the small photo boxes for collages & detail) Inscriptions are Immortalized & will never come off or removed. It is a piece that you will have for many years to come!
* Wording may be scaled, shifted or adjusted to fit best on the piece.
* I work with what is given to me. If I think a print will not turned out, you will be notified.
*I usually copy/paste personalization from your order instructions. If there are quotation marks, ect...those will be incorporated onto your project, so please only include what needs to be on your special piece.

Hand stamped, custom made and personalized runner jewelry, marathon jewelry, family jewelry - jewelry for every aspect of your life!

**Please check my POLICIES page on how to take care of your new piece of jewelry**

**YOUR MAILING ADDRESS**
Please make sure that you keep your address current here on Etsy & PayPal. If an item ships to a wrong address & then returns to me, a $4 reshipping label will apply to resend your order to you.

**NO cancellations after 12 hrs. as materials have already been reserved for your order**

**ONLINE ONLY/NO LOCAL PICKUPS

Donna

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Donna

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Hi! I'm Donna...
A little about me. I quit my nursing career of 7 yrs, 14yrs ago to do online sales full time & I can honestly say, its been successful! Just recently I ventured over here & love'n it! I have always believed that if you are going to remain happy in what you are doing from home, then you have to be doing something that you enjoy or it will never last...well, 11 yrs running & I'm always finding new things I enjoy doing & now it is creating one of a kind unique items that you just can find on the department store shelves. Since working from home allows me more freedoms, sometimes, I took up running about 5 yrs ago & have completed several half marathons & my first full marathon of 26.2 miles just this year! That's what lead me to the hand-stamped jewelry because I wanted a special necklace & just couldn't find it any where....so here I am!!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2016
My turnaround time is 3-10 business days depending on the project.
Deeply etched/raised items can take up to 2 weeks. Please keep this in mind
if its for a holiday

*********************************************************************************

****HOLIDAYS, MOTHER'S DAY & FATHER'S DAY****
I highly recommend ordering 1 to 2 weeks in advance & upgrading to Priority or Express shipping closer to the holiday. I usually cut holiday ordering off 7-10 days prior to a holiday.
If you need me to rush/expedite your order, you can upgrade to that too!!
(does not include shipping)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259867863/rush-order-does-not-include-shipping?ref=listings_manager_grid

**** The sterling cable chains that you see in most of my listings have recently been upgraded to a nicer and newer thicker 2.3mm Rolo chain!

If you have placed an order (full instructions are either in the items description or small photo boxes on the items listing)
If you have images/attachments to send, you'll attach them in a message to me a long with your personalization. You may also add your personalization during checkout, but images must be sent to me in an Etsy message. (see detailed info below under COMMUNICATION WITH ME)

Please be sure to include all information necessary to process your order (full instructions is on the items description & small photo boxes) I may not get to look your order over until its up next on my desk. Missing information will delay your order. Attach all images in Etsy messages.

****COMMUNICATING WITH ME****
ALL communications have to be via Etsy conversations 'convos', please do not send me emails because I can't keep track of the information outside Etsy.. Etsy has a great system that links all the communications with your order & it really comes in handy if you are sending me prints or scans. I'm not responsible for special requests sent to my email accounts. You can also click on ATTACH IMAGE (JPG) in the Etsy messaging system from a pc. If you have trouble, its probably because you are using a mobile devise or ipad.

****ATTACHING MULTIPLE PICS W/ NAMES****
Please make sure you put the corresponding names ON the photos w/ the prints you are sending to me, because they do NOT save as the file name that you named it.

My turnaround time is 3-10 days depending on the project.
Within 24 hrs of your purchase, I will look your order over & let you know an approx turnaround time. If you need it quickly, please let me know & I'll see what I can do!! :)
I answer messages morning & afternoon.

****HOLIDAY ORDERING****
I would highly recommend any holiday ordering 1.5-2 weeks prior to the holiday and upgrading shipping to Priority or Express mail.
Feel free to contact me days leading up to a holiday for that last minute gift...if I am caught up on orders, I may just be able to get yours out just in time!! :)
**allow extra time for Christmas orders!!

**CARING FOR YOUR ITEM**
Scroll down to the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section towards the end of this page.
Its very important that you education yourself STERLING SILVER & POSSIBLE TARNISH. .925 can tarnish, this is no secret!!

**FINGERPRINT SIZES**
If you need a fingerprint enlarged, this must be specified with your instructions, otherwise the fingerprint will be sized accordingly to the project or download size.
If a fingerprint needs to be close to actual size, then you will need to provide me with the MM (millimeter) of that fingerprint LxW.

**FAQS & Policies Page**
Be sure to read my FAQS & Policies pages. This holds a lot of updated information that may not be on the items description. A lot of new information is always updated on my FAQS & or Policies pages that cant make it to the items description, because its almost impossible to revise hundreds of listings.

**LEAVING OUT INFO**
Some projects require you to choose a pendant size. If a size is not selected at checkout or in messages, I will use the size that best fits your project. Its very important to read all of the items description to make sure you are not leaving anything out.
**PAW PRINTS
You must state in your instructions if you want nail prints or not. If its not stated, nail prints will not be on your piece.

**I usually copy/paste personalization from your order instructions. If there are quotation marks, ect...those will be incorporated onto your project, so please only include what needs to be on your special piece.

**SIZING**
Please make sure you choose the correct length.
There is a charge for cutting down, replacing components & shipping & in most cases if you need a chain or bracelet longer, you will have to purchase a new chain or bracelet.

**Sizing/Length on "BAR/PLATE" necklaces
Total length will not include the length of the bar.
Example....if you choose 16" length, the chain will be 8" on each side so the necklace will hang as a 16" necklace should. The bar is horizontal & does not play a factor in the overall length.
If you need to send back for adjustment, please contact me regarding adjustment charge & shipping.

**HALLMARKING**
Hand stamped items & engraved items are NOT hallmarked .925 as the sterling silver is cut from machines in bulk that come from my supplier.

** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
"Seller's payment instructions
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."
Find out more about CUSTOMS here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023?ref=help_search_result
*************If you need items in a hurry, I do NOT recommend 1st class. You can upgrade to Priority or Express mail at checkout.
Please check w/ usps.com on transit times to your country.
I ship fast, but I am not responsible for slow transit times.************

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
Order notes/details are not reviewed until I am ready to create your order. ONLY if I have any questions about your order, I will ONLY contact you through Etsy. If you have any questions about your order, please contact me ONLY through Etsy, not email.
Please be sure to include all details from the items description. Leaving information out may delay your order.
Please be sure to read over the items listing, view the small photo boxes, this will answer most of your questions.

**SENDING BACK FOR ALTERATIONS)
If your item requires modifications once you receive it, please note that there will be a service charge for any alterations (message me for price) plus a flat $4 U.S. shipping fee to mail your item back to you.

**DISC THICKNESS**
20g disc for the majority of my projects. The only time I use 24g-22g (a bit thinner) is on layered pieces. This is standard. If you require thicker, you need to message me before I begin your project.
Most projects backside of disc, even if double sided, will have a satin matte finish since it will be laying next to clothing or skin. This helps reduce scratches & smudges.
If you choose a layered piece, please keep in mind that with the disc laying on top of one another, the friction will cause minor scratching, there is no way around this.

If you are looking for something specific, please use the search box in my store & type in your keywords. Please contact me if you can't find what you are looking for or need a custom piece done!! :)

Instructions on how to personalize your special piece is in the items description & the choices & font charts are located in the photo boxes below the main photo. (click zoom)

**TOPICALLY ENGRAVED OR DEEPLY ETCHED ITEMS**
The impressions are immortalized & will NOT come off in time.
*The pendants are either SILVER or GOLD in color, not black (.925 sterling silver) Very shiny/reflective & hard to caption the "silver" color in photos. (please see the many samples/views in the small photo boxes for collages & detail) Inscriptions are Immortalized & will never come off or removed. It is a piece that you will have for many years to come!
* Wording may be scaled, shifted or adjusted to fit best on the piece.
* I work with what is given to me. If I think a print will not turned out, you will be notified.

**PREVIEWING**
Due to my workload & staying on top of my orders to be fair to everyone, I do not offer a preview before or after engraving due to time restraints. This is why it is very important to specify how you'd like your special piece to be laid out/made.
If I am unclear of your instructions, I will contact you before starting, which can delay in processing your order. In certain circumstances, I may ask you to send over a sketch/drawing if there is any further confusion regarding your order.
If you are ever in question on font, you can find most of my engravers font in your Word doc on other online programs to test them out before making a decision.
Once I get your instructions or a draft from you, please note that changes can not be made to your order. I usually try to start on the artwork of your piece not long after it is submitted. If an order needs to be updated & I have already begin on your piece, you will need to repurchase it.
Its a very good idea to have your ideas & thoughts together before submitting your design. I do this full time and especially during holidays, it gets very hectic.
The more back & forth will delay your order by several days.
I upload photo of my projects 1-4 times a month.

I do this full time, therefore, I can get your custom pieces to you sooner!!

**Please check my POLICIES page on how to take care of your new piece of jewelry**

**KEEP YOUR MAILING ADDRESS CURRENT**
Please make sure that you keep your address current here on Etsy & PayPal. If an item ships to a wrong address & then returns to me, a $5 reshipping label will apply to resend your order to you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
"Seller's payment instructions
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."
Find out more about CUSTOMS here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023?ref=help_search_result

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
Order notes/details are not reviewed until I am ready to create your order. ONLY if I have any questions about your order, I will ONLY contact you through Etsy. If you have any questions about your order, please contact me ONLY through Etsy, not email.

I accept PayPal, All credit cards through PayPal and Etsy checkout along with Etsy gift cards.

There will be absolutely NO cancellations on any orders in which kits have been mailed. This information is private & highly confidential to my studio. All sales are final. Products, materials, shipping & time is involved.

**NO cancellations after 12 hrs. as materials have already been reserved for your order**

**ONLINE ONLY/NO LOCAL PICKUPS
Shipping
My turnaround time is 3-10 business days depending on the project.
Deeply etched/raised items can take up to 2 weeks. Please keep this in mind
if its for a holiday

*********************************************************************************

****HOLIDAYS, MOTHER'S DAY & FATHER'S DAY****
I highly recommend ordering 1 to 2 weeks in advance & upgrading to Priority or Express shipping closer to the holiday. I usually cut holiday ordering off 7-10 days prior to a holiday.
If you need me to rush/expedite your order, you can upgrade to that too!!
(does not include shipping)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259867863/rush-order-does-not-include-shipping?ref=listings_manager_grid

If you have placed an order (full instructions are either in the items description or small photo boxes on the items listing)
If you have images/attachments to send, you'll attach them in a message to me a long with your personalization. You may also add your personalization during checkout, but images must be sent to me in an Etsy message. (see detailed info below under COMMUNICATION WITH ME)

Please be sure to include all information necessary to process your order (full instructions is on the items description & small photo boxes) I may not get to look your order over until its up next on my desk. Missing information will delay your order. Attach all images in Etsy messages.

My turnaround time is 3-10 days depending on the project.
Within 24 hrs of your purchase I will look your order over & let you know an approx turnaround time. If you need it quickly, please let me know & I'll see what I can do!! :)
I answer messages morning & afternoon.

****ALL HOLIDAY ORDERS****
I recommend ordering at least 2-3weeks before a major holiday to guarantee delivery in time. (U.S shipping)
I would highly recommend upgrading shipping to Priority or Express mail for all orders placed 7-14 days before a holiday


**IMPORTANT NOTE**
Order notes/details are not reviewed until I am ready to create your order. ONLY if I have any questions about your order, I will ONLY contact you through Etsy. If you have any questions about your order, please contact me ONLY through Etsy, not email.
Please be sure to include all details from the items description. Leaving information out may delay your order.
Please be sure to read over the items listing, view the small photo boxes, this will answer most of your questions.

Since all of my items are handmade. It normally takes 1-2 weeks (or completion date stated on your item listing) from time of order to shipping after payment has cleared. I usually will get out most orders. If you would like the item sooner,email me with the date you need it by and I can usually work it in and get the piece out sooner. Your purchase will be shipped out via first class or priority mail depending on size order.

**KEEP YOUR MAILING ADDRESS CURRENT**
Please make sure that you keep your address current here on Etsy & PayPal. If an item ships to a wrong address & then returns to me, a $4 reshipping label will apply to resend your order to you.

**TRACKING**
PayPal or myself will email you with a tracking # as soon as it ships.
To get accurate & up to date tracking, please visit the usps.com site directly!!

** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
"Seller's payment instructions
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."
Find out more about CUSTOMS here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023?ref=help_search_result
*************If you need items in a hurry, I do NOT recommend 1st class. You can upgrade to Priority or Express mail at checkout.
Please check w/ usps.com on transit times to your country.
I ship fast, but I am not responsible for slow transit times.************


**ONLINE ONLY/NO LOCAL PICKUPS
Refunds and Exchanges
There are NO refunds on personalized handmade projects.
Each item is custom made to your specification, I am unable to exchange or return items.
There will be absolutely NO cancellations on any orders in which kits have been mailed. This information is private & highly confidential to my studio. All sales are final. Products, materials, shipping & time is involved.

Please note.... I take pride in my work and I would not send out any piece I would not wear myself.

All items being sent out are inspected before being shipped.
I strive to satisfy each customer. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me within 3 days of the receipt of the item here on Etsy so we can solve any issues that has come up.

I will remake only if the item is damaged in shipping, or if there was a mistake in the spelling or design you wanted on my end. I will replace it in that case. The old piece will need to be sent back to me & then a new one will be made for you.

I can not repair or replace chains/necklaces that have become damaged by wear. There is no way for me to determine the care that was taken with these custom pieces. A lot of times, local jewelers can solder things back together quickly for you

Items that have been special ordered or custom made are not refundable. This is specific to any of the personalized jewelry or any special changes that were made to my original designs with the authorization of the buyer including different stones or colors used.

**RE-DO'S (shipping back to me_
For any reason I have made an error on your piece, I will have you send it back to me immediately :).
I will refund you on shipping it back to me. 1st class mail is approx. $3.00.
If you choose to send it any other method, Priority or Express shipping, amounts over $3.00 is not my responsibility.

**Sizing/Length on "BAR/PLATE" necklaces
Total length will not include the length of the bar.
Example....if you choose 16" length, the chain will be 8" on each side so the necklace will hang as a 16" necklace should. The bar is horizontal & does not play a factor in the overall length.
If you need to send back for adjustment, please contact me regarding adjustment charge & shipping.

**TARNISH**
Before you think something is wrong with your special piece, please scroll down a little further on this page to the Additional Information section & read up on TARNISH & caring for your item.
STERLING SILVER CAN TARNISH, THIS IS NO SECRET :) the www is full of information as well if you need additional information above & beyond what I have included below.
If you are concerned about your piece, you are more than welcome to send it back for a cleaning, but please message me first to get a total you'll need to include for the service & shipping.

**CLEANING VIDEO**
CHECK OUT MY 1 MINUTE VIDEO....THIS IS HOW SIMPLE IT IS TO REMOVE TARNISH
https://youtu.be/zKe3SU3avFM

**REPAIRS
If an item becomes damages, you may contact me for a repair price. If an item can not be repaired by me, I do not pay for repairs on something that has been repaired by someone on your end.

**LEAVING OUT INFO**
Some projects require you to choose a pendant size. If a size is not selected at checkout or in messages, I will use the size that best fits your project. Its very important to read all of the items description to make sure you are not leaving anything out.

Exchanges must be made within 3 days of receiving item.

**DEEPLY ETCHED OR RAISED ITEMS**
Keep in mind, this is an acid etched item & etching sometimes will not be perfect & could show minor signs of distress or imperfections. This is just part of the acid process & uniqueness of each piece.

**DISCLAIMER**
Please be sure to include all the information requested from the items description to avoid delays or missing specifics in your order.
Please advise if you'd like the first letter/name capitalized, if not, It will be stamped or engraved as you have typed it in your order, if not instructed otherwise.
If certain specifications are not chosen at checkout like finish, crystals, font, chain, ect..It will be sent basic which would be no crystals, flat, & with a matte finish & cable chain. It will be sent just as you have requested.

**I usually copy/paste personalization from your order instructions. If there are quotation marks, ect...those will be incorporated onto your project, so please only include what needs to be on your special piece.

This disclaimer comes after so much back & forth messaging because of orders missing information which takes away from my working on other pieces.
**NO cancellations after 12 hrs. as materials have already been reserved for your order**

Thank you,
Donna
Additional policies and FAQs
My turnaround time is 3-10 business days depending on the project.
Deeply etched/raised items can take up to 2 weeks. Please keep this in mind
if its for a holiday

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****HOLIDAYS, MOTHER'S DAY & FATHER'S DAY****
I highly recommend ordering 1 to 2 weeks in advance & upgrading to Priority or Express shipping closer to the holiday. I usually cut holiday ordering off 7-10 days prior to a holiday.
If you need me to rush/expedite your order, you can upgrade to that too!!
(does not include shipping)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259867863/rush-order-does-not-include-shipping?ref=listings_manager_grid

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**FAQS & Policies Page**
Be sure to read my FAQS & Policies pages. This holds a lot of updated information that may not be on the items description. A lot of new information is always updated on my FAQS & or Policies pages that cant make it to the items description, because its almost impossible to revise hundreds of listings.


**** The sterling cable chains that you see in most of my listings have recently been upgraded to a nicer and newer thicker 2.3mm Rolo chain!

**LEAVING OUT INFO**
**Standard 18" chains are sent if no selection is made at checkout.
Some projects require you to choose a pendant size. If a size is not selected at checkout or in messages, I will use the size that best fits your project. Its very important to read all of the items description to make sure you are not leaving anything out.
* Wording may be scaled, shifted or adjusted to fit best on the piece.
Please note that I usually do not look over your order until its up next on my desk. I will contact you if any information is missing before proceeding
*Some projects require you to choose a chain length (stainless) if this is not chosen, & I do not hear back from, I will send the standard length which is 18".
If a longer or shorter chain is desired afterward, a charge will be involved.
**PAW PRINTS
You must state in your instructions if you want nail prints or not. If its not stated, nail prints will not be on your piece.
**Cleaning up a print (paws especially)
If i can not determine what is pad or ink & or if it can take away from the originality of the paw, I will not do much cleaning up around the paw pads.

****ATTACHING MULTIPLE PICS W/ NAMES****
Please make sure you put the corresponding names ON the photos w/ the prints you are sending to me, because they do NOT save as the file name that you named it.

** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS**
"Seller's payment instructions
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying."
Find out more about CUSTOMS here on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023?ref=help_search_result

**SENDING BACK FOR ALTERATIONS)
If your item requires modifications once you receive it, please note that there will be a service charge for any alterations (message me for price) plus a flat $5 U.S. shipping fee to mail your item back to you.

**PREVIEWING**
Due to my workload & staying on top of my orders to be fair to everyone, I do not offer a preview before or after engraving due to time restraints. This is why it is very important to specify how you'd like your special piece to be laid out/made.
If I am unclear of your instructions, I will contact you before starting, which can delay in processing your order. In certain circumstances, I may ask you to send over a sketch/drawing if there is any further confusion regarding your order.
If you are ever in question on font, you can find most of my engravers font in your Word doc on other online programs to test them out before making a decision.
Once I get your instructions or a draft from you, please note that changes can not be made to your order. I usually try to start on the artwork of your piece not long after it is submitted. If an order needs to be updated & I have already begin on your piece, you will need to repurchase it.
Its a very good idea to have your ideas & thoughts together before submitting your design. I do this full time and especially during holidays, it gets very hectic.
The more back & forth will delay your order by several days.
I upload photo of my projects 1-4 times a month.

**Sizing/Length on "BAR/PLATE" necklaces
Total length will not include the length of the bar.
Example....if you choose 16" length, the chain will be 8" on each side so the necklace will hang as a 16" necklace should. The bar is horizontal & does not play a factor in the overall length.
If you need to send back for adjustment, please contact me regarding adjustment charge & shipping.

**I usually copy/paste personalization from your order instructions. If there are quotation marks, ect...those will be incorporated onto your project, so please only include what needs to be on your special piece.

**The chains being offered in listings are complimentary....you are purchasing the pendants & art, so please keep this in mind when purchasing. If you upgrade to a longer or different style chain, your purchase will come with that chain only. You will not receive two chains.

**DEEPLY ETCHED OR RAISED ITEMS**
Keep in mind, this is an acid etched item & etching sometimes will not be perfect & could show minor signs of distress or imperfections. This is just part of the acid process & uniqueness of each piece.

**TOPICALLY ENGRAVED ITEMS**
My engraver takes the top layer of medal off. The image will not come off. No color is used. My engraver engraves what it sees.

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JEWELRY CARE & RETURNS:

This care guide will cover .923 STERLING SILVER, STAINLESS STEEL & .999 FINE SILVER.

**TARNISH**
Every metal except pure gold and platinum will eventually tarnish. Slow the buildup of this annoying residue with 3M anti-tarnish tabs that will be included with your special piece. Place the strips in trays or in cases beside your jewelry to absorb the moisture and sulfurs that cause tarnish
((see detailed information below))

**CLEANING VIDEO**
CHECK OUT MY 1 MINUTE VIDEO....THIS IS HOW SIMPLE IT IS TO REMOVE TARNISH
https://youtu.be/zKe3SU3avFM

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**DISC THICKNESS**
I use 20g disc for the majority of my hand-stamped & topically engraved projects. The only time I use 24g-22g (a bit thinner) is on layered pieces. This is standard. If you require thicker, you need to message me before I begin your project.
Deeply etched items, I use either 16g or 18g disc.
**BACKSIDE**
Most projects backside of disc, even if double sided, will have a satin matte finish since it will be laying next to clothing or skin. This helps reduce scratches & smudges.
If you choose a layered piece, please keep in mind that with the disc laying on top of one another, the friction will cause minor scratching, there is no way around this.

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Jump-rings are tightly closed together, NOT soldered.

HAND STAMPED JEWELRY

All of my charms are hand stamped one at a time and no two will look exactly alike. Each letter does not line up perfectly, and this is the intended look and adds to the charm of a hand stamped item.

I use the highest quality materials in making my jewelry.
Each and every disc, necklace, and bracelet is made from .925 sterling silver & .999 pure silver or as stated on the items listing. I use 20g-24g blanks on most project, which is standard for most hand stampers. If you require thicker or thinner, message me before ordering.

Custom made items are not hallmarked 925 on the sterling silver materials. These material are made from raw sterling & handcrafted by me. If you require an item to be hallmarked, please let me know as I can stamp it.
Your custom jewelry will last beautifully for many years to come!

********** I assure the highest quality materials are used with each individual piece. I purchase all of my materials from one major company/supplier that has been around for many many years & very well known to the Etsy seller community.****************

Here is a link below (and details at the bottom of this page) that will go into a little more detail on how to take care of you new silver pieces. There is a wealth of information below & on the web on jewelry care & how to handle tarnish!!
http://suite101.com/article/jewelry-care--silver-tarnish-causes-how-to-prevent-tarnishing-a284544

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FINGERPRINT JEWELRY
The fingerprint jewelry that I create is not intended to replace identification information for individuals. Fingerprint jewelry is completely handcrafted, and may have slight differences from the actual print. The finished fingerprint piece will shrink in size from the molded print due to the high temperatures the silver is fired, over 1200 degrees F.

Each print is different and will not look exactly like the example pictures in my listings. Some of the example pictures are of an adult male with a deep print, not everyone's print is that deep, some are lighter and shallower than others, it really just depends on each person. So please expect differences in your finished piece.

Each piece is different and unique on it's own due to the handcrafted nature of my work and each individuals print & all of my customers need to read this and understand thoroughly before purchasing.

Children under the age of 2 may have a very light print and may be difficult to see in a finished jewelry piece. Please be aware of this before purchasing for a child's print as they are NON REFUNDABLE.

Fine silver jewelry is crafted from 99.9% silver and does not tarnish, however with time, may take on an aged sheen. Clean with mild soap and water.

I love working with flexible, understanding and appreciative folks & with the understanding of the uniqueness of the handcrafted & turnaround process. This allows me to pour my heart and soul into each piece that I create. I will create your piece as if it were my own.

There will be absolutely NO cancellations on any orders in which kits have been mailed. This information is private & highly confidential to my studio. All sales are final. Products, materials, shipping & time is involved.

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*********A care card is included with every purchase********

WHY DOES .925 STERLING SILVER TARNISH?

Sterling silver contains copper, which adds hardness to silver. It also creates the tendency for silver jewelry to tarnish. Avoid exposing sterling silver to harsh chemicals such as chlorine, cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume. Get pretty first and then put on your jewelry! Also, avoid storing your silver out out the open air and humidity to reduce tarnishing. It is suggested to remove your jewelry before going to bed to avoid any pull on the chains. Sterling Silver is not scratch proof so store your jewelry so that it isn't rubbing against other metals.


************CARING FOR MY STERLING SILVER & POSSIBLE TARNISH**************
With proper care your silver will stay as beautiful and precious as the day you received it.

**WHAT CAUSES TARNISH?**
Humidity and chemicals in the air cause silver to tarnish.
The most common tarnish causing elements are food (onions, eggs, mayonnaise, salad dressing, salty foods) salt, wool, felt, rubber bands, latex gloves, carpet padding, sulfur in the air, oily residue from our hands and fingers.

**PREVENTING TARNISH & STORING YOUR ITEM**

Tarnish can be minimized during storage. Place individual pieces of silver inside polyethylene plastic bags (Ziploc®. bags work great) then seal the bags.
Wrap each piece with non-buffered tissue paper (acid-free and of archival quality) or soft, anti-tarnish tissue to guard against humidity and prevent contact with materials from the storage bag to the silver.
Tarnish-absorbing cloths and Anti-Tarnish (look for 3M or Hagerty Anti-Tarnish strips) paper strips also work well for a limited time.
An alternative choice is to place small containers or bags of desiccated silica gel and activated charcoal inside the bag (making sure each piece is individually wrapped). Storing silver in a special silver chest or box lined with with tarnish preventive fabric is also effective, and you can add a Anti-Tarnish strip into the box/chest and change it every few months.
DO NOT use plastic cling wrap, newspaper or rubber bands.
They have properties that react with silver causing damage that will require a silversmith to repair or polish it to remove the damage. Cardboard boxes that aren't archival have acids that will tarnish the silver very rapidly.
DO NOT lacquer or wax your silver due to the difficulties in obtaining an even coating. Many times if the coating was not been applied well, it may be uneven, have streaks and/or small holes, so that when the object tarnishes, the end result is many times worse than if no coating had been applied at all.

When displaying your silver in an open display, you can apply a micro-crystalline wax such as Renaissance®, or Hagerty's Silversmiths Spray Polish® which contains R-22 Tarnish Preventative. Both are recommended. Also treated gloves are available and a good way to keep silver items on display clean.

***********STORING YOUR STERLING SILVER************
while the above storage tips are the optimal way to store fine silver, silver jewelry should be worn and easily accessible so you can enjoy it without inconvenience. If you keep a paper Anti-tarnish strip in your jewelry box, and occasionally wash in warm water with a phosphate-free detergent, then dry with a soft cotton cloth, that may all that is needed.
Or if in a rush when taking your jewelry off, just wipe clean with the cloth before returning to your jewelry box. Remember to apply your hairspray and perfume BEFORE putting on any jewelry.


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**************METAL WILL SCRATCH*************
**fine steel wool is your friend** Its what I use a lot to remove scratches from my favorite pieces.
Keep this in mind if you purchase or have purchased a layered item. Scratching happens with every day wear whether you have a layered piece or not. Just like with cleaning, fine steel wool & polish pads can work wonders!!

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CLEANING STERLING SILVER

You can use either fine steel wool or pro polish pads for cleaning. The fine steel wool will also put a nice matte finish to your piece as well as pro polish pads are best used for shiny finishes & can even be found here on Etsy!!

These cleaning tips and hints are for the general public interested in maintaining the majority of personal silver, items that are silver or gold plated need the same type of care. Museum conservators use a different method requiring special chemicals, hours of time and special experience. Remember that the easiest way to keep your silver cleaning to a minimum is to store it properly.

1. If there is no tarnish on your silver, use a phosphate-free detergent to clean it after use. Silver that is used, then gently washed and dried immediately, will require seldom tarnish removal.

2. When first noticed (usually a yellowish-brownish tint), tarnish is easily removed. It becomes increasingly difficult to remove as it eventually turns to black. Frequent light cleanings, (washing the object with a phosphate-free detergent), then drying with a soft cloth is better than waiting until the tarnish gets so difficult to remove that more abrasive polishes would be needed.

3. When polishing or drying always use a clean, soft cotton cloth. Certain items may require a clean soft cotton ball.

4. Rub the object in a straight, back-an-forth manner so to maintain a uniform appearance. Avoid rubbing in a circular motion.

5. Dishwashers: we recommend that you DO NOT put your silver in a dishwasher - dishwashers will often turn silver an odd color and remove oxidation from the pattern. The heat may also loosen knife blades. The detergent and high temperature used in dishwashers is too abrasive, and can leave a dull non-reflective surface, that will require a trip to a professional silversmith to restore.The same applies to silver dips and other "miracle" cleaners. Items with mother-of-pearl, bone or ivory handles should never go in the dishwasher. Rare, old pieces should never be put in the dishwasher or mechanically buffed. Silver that touches stainless steel in the dishwasher can create a chemical reaction, producing black spots on the silver requiring professional refinishing. These pieces routinely end up in a silversmith's shop for blade remounting, re-oxidizing, and/or refinishing.

6. For objects WITHOUT porous parts:

A. With a moist cellulose sponge apply Tarni-Shield™, Twinkle®, Goddard’s™ Silver Wash, Wright's® Anti-Tarnish Silver Polish or Wright's® Silver Cream sparingly. If you like to use gloves then use special anti-tarnish or cotton cloth gloves which contain no ingredients to tarnish silver. If using Hagerty Silversmiths Spray Polish®, lay object(s) on a cotton cloth then light spray (great for intricate items, filigree, or items with hard to reach spots), wait 30 seconds to dry. Use a clean part of the cloth in each time you dry or polish item. Rub the object in a straight, back-an-forth manner do NOT rub in a circular motion. Rinse the sponge regularly, for elements in the tarnish can be very abrasive. Flattened cotton swab heads with very little silver polish applied are excellent for cleaning between fork tines, run it parallel within each opening.

B. Dried polish should be removed by patting the area with a warm, wet cotton ball or a wet horsehair brush. Rinse the object with warm water then dry with a Selvyt™ cloth or cotton dish towel immediately to avoid spotting.

C. For pieces that have been dulled by heavy tarnish, use a rouge cloth to restore the original luster to silver and gold. Unlike the Selvyt™ cloth which is untreated, the rouge cloth contains a polishing agent, normally rouge. You can use untreated, heavyweight cotton inspection gloves (remember - never use rubber gloves with silver) to avoid finger prints when cleaning and storing your freshly cleaned objects. After using, if you prefer not to apply a tarnish protectant, wash all silver by hand with a phosphate free dish-washing detergent and warm water then dry immediately with a Selvyt™ cloth or cotton dish towel. Try not allow silver to touch a metal sink, as the sink itself can scratch. Remove food from your silver promptly.

7. For objects WITH porous parts, stones or amber:

A. With the smallest amount of polish possible, use a large cotton ball and turn the surface being cleaned - avoid touching the non-silver portion, gemstone, or hollow part of the item with the polish. Wood, amber, precious stones, gems, ivory insulators, and felt used on the bottoms of candlesticks other pieces can be damaged when introduced to excess moisture, including water. Be careful not to allow moisture into hollow areas that will not dry (ex.handle sockets with minute holes) or if there is no source of water, use Goddard’s™ Long Shine Silver Polish or Hagerty Silversmith Spray Polish (apply Hagertys to the cotton ball then quickly apply to the item). These are the two polishes that are meant to dry then buff off. Let the polish dry and remove it with a Selvyt™ cloth (preferred) or cotton dish towel. Selvyt™ is a lint-free, untreated, 100% cotton wiping cloth which is also excellent for highlighting ornament. Always use the smallest amount of polish necessary.

B. To remove grime and dried polish left on previously polished pieces use a dry horsehair brush.Then use a wet brush which will soften the bristles and aid in lifting the old polish from the object's surface with minimal abrasion. When used wet, the bristles alone will not scratch the silver. If necessary use a moistened toothpick to get into the smallest hard to get to spots.

8. Chemical Dips: These dips dissolve tarnish on an object rapidly. Generally dips are used by professional silver restorers when heavy, black tarnish cannot be removed with liquid or paste polishes. The dip is wiped over the object with a cellulose sponge or cotton ball to avoid over cleaning (as submerging the entire piece for long periods will damage the silver by pitting of the surface and remove factory-applied patinas, then the new surface will act like a sponge and more readily absorb tarnish-producing gases and moisture. The object may then require professional polishing to restore the original finish). The acid in these dips will damage, bronze, stainless stell, and many other materials, including the human body. When using dips you must work in a well-ventilated area and wear nitrile gloves. Also chemical dips should never be used anything with sealed components, like hollow feet, hollow handles (many pitchers, teapots, creamers, etc. contain hollow handles) candlestick or trophies.If the dip leaks into the cavity through small holes or imperfections in the joints, it is virtually impossible to wash the chemical out. Therefore we recommend that chemical dips only be used by professionals.

9. Electrochemical (Galvanic) Reduction: We do NOT recommend this cleaning technique. Items cleaned by this method may tarnish more quickly polished silver. The surface will act like a sponge and more readily absorb tarnish-producing chemicals and moisture. The solution used can alsocreep into hollow areas such as handles, weighted pieces with minute holes, and any porous attachments. Pitting of the object can occur if the aluminum plate is not periodically cleaned.

AFTER Cleaning - if you notice a purplish stain after cleaning your silver, DO NOT attempt to remove it. This stain, (oxidized copper), is called firestain and is commonly found on many colonial through nineteenth century pieces. This process was used to leave the object with a pure silver surface which is more resistant to tarnishing. The stain develops in sterling silver and silver coins when oxygen penetrates the outer surface during brazing, oxidizing the copper content. Fine silver is left on the surface when acid chemically removes the oxidized copper (though copper may be oxidized below the surface). These pieces will show this stain after many years of polishing.

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Another good try!!
Black spots and tarnish that appear on sterling (Silver Sulfide) ( rubber bands, eggs and other materials particularly those with sulfur will rapidly turn the silver areas dark) can sometimes be removed with water, baking soda (make a paste) and a rubbing action. For severe tarnish/black spots, you can dip the silver in a cleaner such as EZ-EST #1951 Instant Silver Cleaner for 20-30 seconds, drain, then follow with baking soda sprinkled on the spot/area, rubbing, and then a rinse in warm water. Then rinse again in soapy water and a final water rinse. Next spray Awesome Orange (at the $ Store) or other degreaser on the silver, followed by a rinse in water to remove any remnants of the Awesome Orange and coin cleaner. (Repeat as necessary). Use rubber gloves if you have sensitive hands

************This has had a lot of great tips, worth checking it out!!
https://www.facebook.com/notes/earthegy/the-easiest-way-to-clean-tarnish-off-of-sterling-silver/290099761006886/


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TIPS

1. Don't use Toothpaste, ever, as a silver polish. Many toothpastes ingredients which even in trace amounts may cause serious damage. Only use silver polishes.

2. Don't use polishes that have dried-up (the abrasive particles are now much too concentrated and will harm your silver), don't use steel wool, Scotch-Brite™ or any type of scouring pads (too abrasive), or chemical dips (too toxic).

3. Removing Labels. Try using a hair dryer to soften the adhesive, then the label should come off easily. Remove any sticky residues with isopropyl alcohol. Any discoloration can be removed with a tiny bit of silver polish.

4. Always use the smallest amount of polish possible.

5. Never rub polish in a circular motion.

List of recommended polishes and cleaners, which can be found in your local jewelry shop, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, general store or listed distributors:

1. 3M's Tarni-Shield™ Silver Polish and Twinkle® Silver Polish are the least abrasive of the commercial cleaners, Tarni-Shield™ seems to have a more effective tarnish barrier than Twinkle.

2. Goddard’s™ Long Shine Silver Polish and Silver Wash. Meant to be applied, allow to dry, then buff & polish off.

3. Wright's® Anti-Tarnish Silver Polish and Silver Cream (this product offers no tarnish protection). Especially recommended to remove stains on steel knife blades. If the choice is between a polish that protects better but is more abrasive, and one that does not protect as well but is far less abrasive, go with the less abrasive polish. Polishes that are meant to be washed off are less abrasive because they use a liquid to suspend the polishing ingredients.

4. Haggerty® Silversmiths® Spray Polish - particularly good for fine work, filigree, intricate and hard to reach spots.

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STAINLESS STEEL JEWELRY

Stainless steel jewelry is slightly similar in appearance to silver. It is harder than silver and will not tarnish which is why it is increasingly used in jewelry. White gold and sterling silver pieces often contain a metal called ‘nickel’ which can cause allergic reactions in some people.
Stainless jewelry can be (but is not always) made without nickel making it suitable for those allergic to nickel. Depending upon the shape and type of jewelry stainless steel may be more difficult and hence more expensive than a corresponding piece of silver jewelry.

Stainless jewelry does not have the same luster or shine as other metals but some prefer its slightly more metallic appearance and it is particularly popular amongst men.
Stainless steel jewelry is more jewelry than gold and silver pieces and will not tarnish or rust as easily. Sterling silver is whiter & brighter When to buy Stainless Steel Jewelry

If you like the metallic finish and require a robust piece of jewelry capable of withstanding moisture without tarnish or corrosion then stainless steel is a very affordable and wise option. It is not used in finer pieces with more precious gemstones simply because it is not considered as desirable as platinum, gold and other precious metals.

Stainless steel is a metal that has been used for a long time by companies for many purposes like in the fabrication of kitchen appliances. It is also used for watches and now for jewelry.

It is often chosen by many manufacturers because it is a very strong, solid and durable metal that will not rust.

For these same reasons, stainless steel is now popular in the making of jewelry. It will not tarnish or discolor your skin.

It is perfect for those who prefer the silver color but dislike the discoloration properties of silver and it is less expensive then white gold.

It is also used by many people who love silver but have allergique reactions. Not all steel jewelry is hypoallergenique though. It has to be the type made with surgical steel.

Stainless steel is often a perfect alternative for engagement rings.

Stainless steel jewelry is becoming more and more popular, especially among men. People are attracted to it's beauty, class and strength. You can find rings, bracelets, chains, body jewelry and many other types of stainless steel jewelry.

If you need more detailed information on stainless steel, you can find some by doing some research on Internet.



**ONLINE ONLY/NO LOCAL PICKUPS