Q: Do you take custom orders?
A: I try to open up slots for custom orders once or twice a year. I will only take on projects that are in my style, which you can view in my Gallery or on my Instagram. Please reach out to me on my Contact form if you are interested in working with me, and I might be able to get you on a list for the next time my customs are open.
Q: What are your rings made of?
A: My rings are made of recycled sterling silver which I buy from a jewelry supplier, and all my scraps are melted down and reused for later projects! Most of my pieces are then oxidized with a liver of sulphur which darkens the metal to enhance details.
Q: Can I wear my jewelry in the shower?
A: To preserve the longevity of your jewelry I recommend taking them off before showering or getting in a pool/sauna. Although my rings are very sturdy, chemicals have the potential of harming the stones, so it is best to err on the side of caution and remove them if possible. The oxidation will also last much longer if taken off before such activities.
Q: How should I store my jewelry?
A: Silver tarnishes over time. When not wearing your jewelry it is best to store in an airtight container to keep oxygen contact to a minimum. If you silver does become tarnished I recommend using a polishing cloth like Sunshine.
Q: Is ring sizing available?
A: Possibly! If there is a one-of-a-kind ring you love but it's not your size, there is a possibility that I can size it for you. Most rings are easy to size up a 1/4 to a full size. Sizing down depends on the specific style of band on the ring. There would be an extra cost unless it is a simple sizing up 1/4 size, so please send me a message on my contact page or at email@example.com to discuss! Am also happy to take inquiries for custom pieces!
Q: Do you do repairs?
A: I do not do repair work on pieces that weren't made by me. If something has happened to jewelry you purchased from me then please reach out so I can help you get the issue fixed.
Q: Where will my order ship from?
A: Red Lodge, MT, the Northeastern tip of Yellowstone National Park.
Q: Do you ship outside the US?
A: Yes, I ship worldwide!
Q: How soon will my items ship?
A: All ready to ship items will be shipped within 3 business days. All made-to-order items will usually be shipped within 14 days, but please check the specific time stated on the item page. For mixed orders I will ship them together so please allow for the longer ship time.
Q: How long will delivery take?
A: At checkout, please select standard or expedited shipping. Standard is 5-7 business days, and expedited is about 2-3 business days. You will be emailed tracking info, but please be aware that due to Covid19 there could be delays. Please feel free to email me at: hello@gemofgarbageisland anytime about your order!