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Shipping I will ship your purchase(s) to you within 2 business days of receiving payment, unless I am making a custom size or waiting for supplies. My usual method of shipping is USPS Priority Mail, which provides a tracking number. Purchases of $200 and up will require a signature upon delivery. Please keep in mind that items shipped via UPS Ground may take longer since I am 15 miles from the nearest drop-off point. Experience I've had an online studio on ArtFire since March 2009, and I have been selling my jewelry one way or another since 2003. I also offer my handcrafted art jewelry from my own website. I mention this not to brag, but to stress that I know how to treat collectors. You can be assured of accurate descriptions and smooth transactions at Kristine Schroeder Studio. Returns and Exchanges Each piece is guaranteed for one year under normal conditions. I cannot guarantee or replace pieces which have been abused, taken apart, or subjected to the hands of babies or small children. If you are not delighted with your piece(s), simply return to PO Box 214, Sayner, WI 54560 for a refund of the purchase price. I cannot and will not refund shipping charges. Custom Work or Bespoke Work I am unable to accept custom work at this time. Disclaimer I make no claims or warranties regarding the metaphysical properties of gemstones, present or not present. About the Wire What is rolled gold? Rolled gold, or gold-filled, is a thick layer of 12k or 14k gold applied through a heat-and-pressure technique to a base metal, usually brass. This is NOT gold plate! Rolled gold contains 100 times more gold than gold plate. I use 12/20 and/or 14/20 rolled gold, which means that fully 5% of the wire is 12k or 14k gold. What is sterling silver? Sterling silver wire is 92.5% pure silver, and 7.5% copper. It does tarnish easier than gold, but your sterling silver jewelry item can be kept bright with a polishing cloth. What is bronze? Bronze is 88% copper and 12% tin.