Where can I buy your jewelry?
My jewelry can be purchased at galleries nationwide. You can find a current listing of my galleries under “The Studio”. You can also purchase my jewelry at select fine craft and art fairs, please watch the Home page for listings. If you do not have a gallery near you, please email me for purchasing information. If you live in Minnesota, or will be visiting, you can set-up an appointment at my studio or stop by for a special event.
I will be adding 4 new galleries this spring and summer! so watch for the announcements.
What is your jewelry made of?
My stock line of jewelry is made of sterling silver with accents of 14k and 18k gold. The gold is available in alloys of rose, yellow, green and gray. My custom work can be made in any combination of the different colors of gold, palladium or platinum. All of EC Design jewelry uses 100% recycled metal.
What white metals do you work in?
I work in sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver (which is the dark gray/black metal on my website), 14k gray gold (which is gold alloyed with palladium), 500 and 950 palladium and platinum.
What makes the silver black? Will the black fade?
The silver is blackened with Liver of Sulfur; it is a type of patina. Like all patinas, it is a surface coloration that will soften with wear. Because the black will remain longer in the crevices and wear off faster from the top surfaces, you can look forward to the texture of the jewelry becoming more apparent over time. Jewelry can be re-coated for a small fee, but most of my clients love the aged look of the finish. The most wear will show on rings, then bracelets. Necklaces and earrings, depending on how they are stored, will show less wear.
How long do custom orders take?
Custom orders usually take about 4-6 weeks. However, during the busy spring wedding season you should plan for a 6-8 week wait. I do keep some jewelry in stock, please email to inquire about availability.
What kind of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, local checks, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. For on-line orders I can also accept PayPal per request.
What is your return policy?
Custom, special orders and jewelry altered in any way is not returnable. Work purchased from one of my galleries must be returned to that gallery and will be subject to that galleries polices.
Do you Ship?
I can ship anywhere in the United States for a small shipping fee. I can also ship internationally, fees vary depending on the country.