Heather on Feb 23, 2017
A really lovely and cheerful seller, however my hairpin was initially lost in the mail (tracking showed only that a label had been generated) and when one finally arrived I found the sticks far too thick and blunt to get into my hair without tearing it. Communication tended to take a while with this seller and overall everything moved quite slowly.
about Christina Nicole
Our pieces are designed, crafted, and shipped from our home studio in the North Carolina countryside. Created to be functional, beautiful, comfortable, and cohesive, we utilize traditional metalsmithing techniques with a modern approach to aesthetics. Each piece is hand-crafted, showing evidence of the process that refined and shaped it.
We strive to be accountable for the materials we use, from recycled metals, to ethically mined stones, to biodegradable packaging. In all we do, we aim to do it well and with the utmost integrity.
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Designer + Director
With a focus on 3-dimensional durability, Christina designs with fluidity and focuses on form + function. Handcrafting pieces from recycled metals and ethically mined stones, intentionality + integrity from design to packaging is our catalyst.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Most items are made to order, so time is required to make and process each piece individually. All items are typically shipped within 1-2 weeks after payment is received unless purchase is a custom order or otherwise stated. If you would like your Christina Nicole piece expedited, please message us and additional fees will be added to your order.
We desire to be environmentally responsible even in our packaging + shipping practices. Therefore, all items are gift-wrapped in recycled kraft boxes with anti-tarnish wrapping paper. To reduce on waste, we package all items together and do not include receipts in the packaging unless individual wrapping is requested by the buyer. We send receipt notifications through email to save on paper and encourage you to keep the email receipts instead of a printed copy. If you're wanting a piece to arrive by a specific date or time frame, please contact us before purchase to ensure delivery by the desired date is possible.
Our domestic packages are shipped USPS Priority to ensure their delivery is prompt, trackable and insured up to $100. If you would like to add additional insurance to the shipment, please message us before purchase.
Our international shipping has recently changed: Standard international shipping is now USPS Priority International which arrives in approximately 5-10 business days and includes up to $50 insurance. International tracking is only available with USPS International Express. If you would like to add additional insurance to the shipment, please message us before purchase.
All items are handmade by us, packaged by us, and wrapped securely. If a piece arrives damaged, please let us know immediately and we will gladly send a replacement piece. Please note: We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages while en route, unless the package is insured for the retail amount. Therefore, we are unable to replace lost or stolen packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
All pieces are handmade individually with attention to detail, durability, and quality. As independent artisans, we're unable to accept returns or exchanges. But if for whatever reason, you're unhappy with your purchase, please let us know and we will accommodate to the best of our ability. Each piece of jewelry we make is a little part of our story, one you're invited to share in. We value honesty and character; if something arrives damaged or not as you thought, send us a message and we'll be sure to resolve the issue for you. All sales are final on discounted items, orders with coupons and sale items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Certain metals will naturally age and patina over time. All pieces arrive wrapped in white anti-tarnish paper and on our CN cardstock. We recommend storing your piece in an airtight bag with the anti-tarnish paper when not wearing them. If you're wondering about jewelry care for your Christina Nicole pieces, we recommend the following:
GOLD + GOLD FILL
Gold and gold-fill jewelry will not tarnish or turn your skin unless you have an allergy to gold. Over time, wear and tear might burnish your piece, leaving it shiny or a different finish than when it arrived. If you'd like to return the piece to it's original finish, simply use a gently polishing cloth and wash with cool water and baking soda.
BRONZE + BRASS *
Bronze + brass are copper alloys, meaning the metal will naturally patina and darken with age. Water and heat hasten the formation of patina on the metal so showering or swimming in your piece will almost immediately discolor it. Slight discoloration of the skin may happen from time to time. All skin types are different so variance of patina's will depend on the skin type. We personally embrace the beautiful aging process of bronze + brass, but if you'd like to return the piece to it's original finish, simply use a 'Sunshine' polishing cloth or any traditional brass/bronze cleaners. Brass + bronze will always tarnish due to the mineral makeup, caring for your piece well by not wearing it in water or with lotions and perfumes will help maintain it's original finish.
*Bronze/Brass pieces purchased prior to 1/1/16 are eligible for 1 complimentary cleaning service (shipping is buyers responsibility). For details: Christina [!at] ChristinaNicole.com with subject: 'Complimentary Cleaning", please include your order number.
When silver is not worn regularly, it will darken and tarnish. We recommend regular wear and keeping the piece out of water to avoid this. To return pieces to their original finish, buff with a polishing cloth and keep stored in an airtight bags.
*Do not use baking soda or chemicals of any sort on stones, ESPECIALLY turquoise as it's a softer stone.
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