Contemporary Concepts has a lifetime guarantee
on the precious metals and the workmanship with normal
wear. If the gold EVER discolors or the piece breaks or comes
apart due to a problem with the workmanship, I will repair or
replace the piece free of charge.
Concepts jewelry is suitable for everyday wear. A little common
sense used when wearing or handling your jewelry can keep it beautiful
for a lifetime.
Do not wear jewelry while doing
activities where the jewelry can be caught, bending it or
popping out stones.
Since wire jewelry has many crevices
that are difficult to clean, rings and bracelets should not
be worn while doing activities such as working with clay or
never be placed where they can be sat or stepped on. This
is not considered normal wear, and may not be possible to
in your jewelry are much less durable than the metal holding
it, ask about the care of your stone, and follow the guidelines
for that stone.
gold and Sterling Silver ARE soft, but much stronger than 14kt
Gold and Fine Silver, and are much more suitable for this type
of jewelry. Most bends during normal wear are not serious, and
the item can usually be reshaped by the owner or Contemporary
Concepts. Breaks during normal wear are rare, but should one
occur, the item can be returned to Contemporary Concepts
for assessment and repair. Note that while it may be possible
to repair One Of A Kind pieces, they may not look exactly the
same afterwards. The best policy is to safeguard your jewelry
does not tarnish, but may get dirty from sweat, fingerprints,
etc. This is easily cleaned.
Sterling Silver does tarnish, and it keeps best when worn often.
If you must store your silver pieces, clean
them before putting away and keep in airtight bags if possible.
Be sure to take out your silver pieces before you need them to
check for tarnish.
Yes, with Contemporary
Concepts Handmade Jewelry, custom orders are no problem. You
may pick from our vast selection of beads, stones, cabochons and
faceted stones for your unique piece, or you may bring us unmounted
stones of your own.
gold and sterling silver can go where you go, BUT....No, many
beads and stones cannot withstand the soap, chlorine, dirt, etc.
that these activities have. The best idea, is to remove any jewelry
before doing activities which may damage the piece. Besides, there
is also the danger of loss, damage and injury.
Most stones do
not need special care, but some (such as Malachite) are softer
or more porous and can be dulled or damaged by soap, chlorine,
cleaning solutions etc. Some can chip or crack when worn during
rough work or play. Proper cleaning and removal
of jewelry during activities that could damage the stone, will
keep your jewelry beautiful. Do remember, that should the stone
be damaged, it may still be possible to replace it and salvage
the piece. (Charge may apply)
Depending on the
style and size difference, it is often possible, to enlarge a
ring to fit. A ring that is too big can have the bottom wrapped
(this usually looks like part of the ring) to decrease the size.
Cleaning of your
rolled gold is simple. You can use a purchased jewelry cloth or
any soft cloth and gently rub away fingerprints. A gentle cleaning
agent such as dish soap also works well. A jewelry cloth can also
be used to clean fingerprints and tarnish from Sterling Silver.
If it has no stones or gems, it can be cleaned with any jewelry
cleaner made for sterling.
14kt Rolled gold
is 14kt gold surrounding a base metal (much like a corn dog).
The two are bonded to each other and do not separate. The outside
is and behaves like 14kt gold, but because of the inner base metal,
this wire is much stronger than just 14kt gold. This makes the
wire jewelry hold its shape and wear well.
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