Packaging - Every piece comes gift wrapped in a black kraft box, tied with brown jute string and adorned with a hand signed tag.
Sizing details - Photographs in listings are enlarged to provide clear detail. The stones are smaller than in the photographs, and all listings have clear and precise measurements of the stones and lengths of the chains and earrings for you to refer to.
Custom Orders - I am happy to take custom orders and create your special piece! Please contact me for a quote.
Copyright - All designs Copyright 2016 Jennifer Volkodav Designs. Jennifer Volkodav Designs expressly prohibits the copying, reproduction, distribution, or exploitation for commercial or other purposes of all designs in this Shop.
Price Quotes - Due to continually changing precious metal and stone costs, all prices quoted for custom orders are valid for ONLY 30 days from the quote. Thank you for understanding.
Why I exclusively use 14K solid gold, solid sterling silver and 14/20 gold filled metals, and don't use gold plated or vermeil metals - Both gold-plate and vermeil are created using an electro-chemical processes. Gold plate is placing a thin molecule of gold over a base metal, and vermeil places a slightly thicker layer of gold over sterling silver.
In the processes of gold plating and vermeil, the coating will wear off and tarnish… in the case of gold plating possibly as soon as 3-6 months and in the case of vermeil possibly as soon as 1-2 years (depending on use). Vermeil will also tarnish and darken with age because the gold does not adhere fully to the silver, and the silver continues to tarnish under the gold. 14/20 gold filled has a layer of gold that is more than 100 times thicker than even the highest quality vermeil or gold plating, and is measured not by thickness but by weight. The term 14/20 gold-filled means that the gold layer must be at least 1/20th (5%) of the overall product, by weight.
A 14/20 Gold Filled piece is usually considered a lifetime piece of jewelry. Under the same care as precious metal jewelry, 14KGF jewelry will not peel, flake, or wear off and can be treasured as heirloom pieces. Gold-filled jewelry, unlike gold plated jewelry, can be polished and cleaned with jewelry cleaner. The layer of gold will not rub off. It is tarnish-resistant, like solid 14 karat gold, and is safe for most people with sensitive skin.