Shipping & Returns
Any duties, brokerage fees or customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer. Please note all Canadian orders will have the 5% federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) and applicable PST/HST added automatically at the payment stage of checkout.
For orders outside of Canada, it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay applicable taxes or duty in their jurisdiction such as Sales Tax in the U.S. and VAT in Europe.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product for full refund or exchange on any other product. Products can be returned up to 14 days from delivery and must be in the same condition that it was received in.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrived damaged or defective, returns cannot be accepted for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products
- Digital downloads
- Items on Sale
Leather jewelry is not water resistant, getting your leather wet by wearing it in the shower or while swimming can strip the oils from the leather’s surface. If this happens, the leather can stiffen and even crack as it dries.
Wood jewelry is also not water resistant. Wearing your wood jewelry in the shower or swimming will dry and crack your piece. If your wood jewelry is sealed in resin, these pieces are water resistant and will not suffer the drying or cracking.
Cork jewelry is fairly stain resistant and anti-bacterial but you may wish to clean your piece from time to time. With a dry towel, wipe off any visible dirt covering the surface. Fill a adequate sized dish with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap or liquid detergent – make sure the water isn’t too bubbly. Take a clean towel and dip it into the solution. Wring it out to make sure it isn’t too wet. Rub the surface of your cork with the wet towel. Make sure to cover the entire piece, and to get the places where dirt/markings are apparent. Repeat as necessary and allow to air dry.
Silver & Gold Jewelry
Sterling silver and Gold Fill will tarnish over time. They react to moisture and chemicals in the air. They are kept at their best when worn daily or kept in a dry, air-tight box or bag (anti-tarnish bags are also available).
If however you need to clean or polish your pieces try this natural cleaning tip. Use a glass bowl or dish and line with aluminum foil. Place your jewelry inside the lined bowl and cover with 2 tbsp baking soda and 2tbsp salt (mixed together). Next, add 2 tbsp liquid dish soap and pour 1 cup hot water over the jewelry and wait for the bubbling to stop. After the solution has stopped bubbling, remove the piece, rinse with warm water and buff dry with a soft cotton cloth. You may need to repeat the process up to 5-6 times for badly tarnished pieces.
*Do not use cleaning solution on jewelry containing gemstones as they may crack or discolour.
- Keep jewelry in a dry location
- Use an air-tight box or bag to store your jewelry
- Do not get your leather wet
- Use polishing cloths to brighten silvers and golds
- Gemstones can be cleaned with mild soap and water
- Wear with care
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