FAQs

What is Seascape Jewellery made from?

All the jewellery is made using glass and sterling silver. The layers of glass are fused in a kiln several times to create the shapes and each firing takes twenty four hours.

 

Will my Seascape Jewellery be Hallmarked?

It depends on how much the metal part of the jewellery weighs. I am registered with Birmingham Assay Office and any silver jewellery that weighs over 7.78g will be hallmarked in line with British law. Item that are lighter than 7.78g do not need to be hallmarked but they will be made from sterling silver.

 

How is Seascape Jewellery made?

I use sheets of handmade Bullseye glass, fusing them together in a kiln at temperatures of over 800°C; combining transparent and opal glass with dichroic and iridescent layers to create jewels that catch the light and shimmer with every movement ... perfect for jewellery.

 

How do I care for my Seascape Jewellery?

Glass is a very robust material and it can last for thousands of years without changing colour. If you get any lotions or creams on the glass just wipe them off with a soft cloth. Sterling silver can tarnish over time but please don’t use harsh chemicals on it. They can make it tarnish more quickly next time. I recommend using a soft, cotton silver cloth to polish your silver jewellery whenever it needs it. You should also wrap your jewellery up in a bag when it is not being worn.

What sort of glass is Seascape Jewellery made from?

I only use Bullseye Glass which is made by hand in Portland, Oregon, USA. This glass high quality is specifically made for fusing and is available in a range of jewel like colours as well as soft, pastel shades.

 

What is the difference between sterling silver and 925 silver?

Nothing apart from the name. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. Sterling silver is the traditional name in the UK and 925 silver is used more widely in the USA.

 

How will my Seascape Jewellery be packaged?

Each item of jewellery that I send out is wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and placed in a branded box or cotton bag ready to be presented as a gift or unwrapped as a little treat for you.

 

What about returns and refunds?

I want you to be happy with your jewellery and I take every possible care to ensure that it arrives safely, but if there has been damage caused in transit please contact me within 14 days of receiving your order. If your jewellery is not what you expected then again please email me within 14 days to organise its return and a refund or replacement. Jewellery must be returned within 14 days of cancellation and refunds will be processed within 14 days of the return of the goods and payments made using the same method as you used to pay for your order. Return postage costs can only be refunded if the item was faulty or the incorrect item was sent. Please remember to get proof of posting and please note that jewellery is only insured in transit when posted using Royal Mail’s Special Delivery service. Any other method is at your own risk.

What sort of silver is Seascape Jewellery made from?

I use recycled sterling silver wire to make the hammered loops and source the chains, bails and other findings from UK companies to guarantee their quality.

 

What is a hallmark?

A Hallmark consists of three or four stamped marks and shows that the metal has been tested by one of the four national Assay Offices and is of the required purity. A 925 stamp is not a hallmark and is not a guarantee of sterling silver.

 

How will my Seascape Jewellery be sent?

UK orders - free shipping
International orders - £5

All UK orders of £60 and above are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery as standard. This service guarantees delivery by 1pm the day after dispatch and requires a signature on delivery. UK orders below £60 are sent by Royal Mail 1st class Signed For, which again requires a signature on delivery. International orders are sent by the equivalent international method.
Non-EU parcels require a customs form to be attached. Any customs fees incurred are the customer's responsibility.

 

What about privacy?

I value your privacy and always protect the information I collect from you. If you have any questions about how I store and use your data, please contact me. 

When placing an order, you are asked to provide your name, email address, shipping address, phone number. This information allows me to fulfil your order, and provide you with updates on your order.

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