Does your silver tarnish?
Nope! It is a new, tarnish resistant alloy that stays bright white. If any clean up is needed, a quick buff with a 100% cotton silver polishing cloth is all you need, or you can bring it in to me to have it re-polished like new.
What silver alloy do you use? / What is your jewelry made out of?
I use silver that is a germanium-based alloy created by Stuller called Sterlium Plustm. This alloy is tarnish resistant and has a bright, white color. It is strong and nickel free!
Is there nickel in any of your jewelry?
Everything is nickel free and allergy friendly! Only the white gold has nickel, but it is all traditionally rhodium plated.
What if my skin reacts to your jewelry?
It hasn’t happened yet, but I will do what I need to in order to make it right!
What if I get the wrong size?
You can come into the store to see me or mail it back and we will get you the correct size.
Isn’t it illegal to use coins in your jewelry?
Nope! As long as a person does not alter coins for fraudulent purposes, it is perfectly legal. Think about the souvenir penny squishers you may have seen at the zoo. In many cases, the coins I use are being sold as silver scrap, so, in a sense, we are saving the coins from being destroyed.
Is everything made by Abby?
Yes! I’m the only one designing and creating these pieces. I do not hand fabricate certain things like the chains and clasps I use, but each piece is hand fabricated by me, Abby.
Do you do custom work?
Absolutely! Quite a lot, in fact! Just contact me for any ideas, pricing, or questions. By phone will be the quickest response. firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I care for my jewelry?
The cardinal rules are don’t sleep, exercise, swim, shower, or lather up in beauty products while sporting your jewelry. While this is the ideal scenario, I understand that life happens. I make my jewelry to be strong and durable, but, just to be up front, it is best to follow these guidelines. Certain beauty products and pool chemicals can be bad for the metal, and sleeping in your jewelry does increase the likelihood of damage and increase the wear. If, by chance, you find your jewelry blackened by the hot tub or squashed from snoozing in it, feel free to bring it in or ship it back and I will likely be able to restore it for you at no cost… or at least be able to advise you on how to do it yourself.
I also recommend keeping it in a safe place when you aren’t wearing it.
Where can I see your jewelry in person?
Come in and see me and my jewelry at David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry in Marietta, Georgia! I have MANY more pieces in the store than are up on the website, and I’d be happy to give you a tour of my work space.