Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do you source your stones and metals?
A. My metals come from a reputable and globally recognized jewelry supplier that has been a staple of the jewelry community for decades. I source both my base and precious metals only from them in order to ensure the best quality and least impact on the earth, as most of the metals I order from them are recycled. My stones come from a variety of expert sources, including gem shows, lapidary artists (stone cutters), and turquoise mine owners.

Q. Are your stones natural or treated?
A. All of my stones are 100% natural unless otherwise noted. It will be clear in the description of an item if a stone is heat treated, dyed, stabilized, or otherwise altered from its natural state. If you have any further questions about a particular stone, please feel free to message me. 

Q. Will my piece's patina (antiquing/blackening) stay the same forever?
A. Nope! Patinas change over time, depending on frequency of wear, overall body chemistry, and exposure to sweat, body oils, lotion, and other forms of moisture. This is true for all jewelry. If you would like a piece re-darkened, please message me to discuss options.

Q. Why is my finger/wrist/neck green after wearing copper or brass jewelry?
A. When worn for an extended period or in warm weather, and especially when worn as a ring, copper or brass can leave a green residue on the skin. This is a perfectly natural result of the way these metals react to oxygen, skin oils, and sweat. It is not a sign that you are allergic to the metal, and is completely harmless. To minimize the green stain, keep skin and jewelry clean and dry. *IN SOME RARE INSTANCES: This same green tinge can happen with sterling jewelry, depending on the body chemistry of the wearer. To minimize, follow the same steps listed for copper or brass.

Q. How can I find out my ring or knuckle ring size?
A. The most reliable way to find out your ring size is to stop by a local jeweler. They can either measure your finger or measure a ring you already own that you know fits.

Q. Can your rings be resized?
A. No. My rings are made to a particular size and meant to stay that way. Resizing is a lengthy process that requires stone removal and in some cases can alter the appearance of the piece, so I do not offer resizing. Sorry!