Starstruck in the Forest Washer Necklace
What Size Is This Necklace?
These washer necklaces are approximately ~25mm to ~27mm in diameter. This means the pendants are large enough to fill with wonderful designs and words, while also remaining very light to wear.
What Metals Are These Necklaces Made Of?
Silver: My silver necklaces are made of solid lead-free hand cast and formed pewter. Pewter is a wonderful silver metal alloy that has a similar weight and lustre to that of sterling silver. As well, pewter is generally considered to be a hypoallergenic metal, and is slow to tarnish. However, pewter is an alloy, and there is up to 0.5% copper within these necklaces (for those who do severely react to copper).
Gold and Rose Gold: My gold and rose gold necklaces are made of the same hand cast and formed pewter as my silver necklaces, but also have a gorgeous 18K yellow gold or a 18K rose gold plating. This means that both my yellow gold and rose gold necklaces are generally considered hypoallergenic; however, traditionally, 18K rose gold uses up to 25% copper within its alloy composition to give its gorgeous pink colour. This is just a warning again for those who do tend to react to copper.
Findings and chains are stainless steel based or gold filled in their respective matching colours.
I am happy to give you further information on the metal compositions, just ask! And even though I consider my necklaces to be hypoallergenic, be mindful that these are not 100% solid gold and can cause reactions in sensitive skin, or even non-sensitive skin, as metals react to our unique body chemistry.
How Should I Take Care of My Necklace?
To extend your necklace's life and reduce the likelihood of tarnishing and losing the darkened impressions, please: remove your necklace before showering or swimming, avoid exposing it to oils and perfumes, and store it in a cool dry place when not wearing. To clean, use a gentle hand soap and lightly handwash your necklace. Do not scrub. Dry immediately.
Please do not polish your yellow gold or rose gold necklaces, as this will remove the gold plating and quickly cause tarnishing.
However, if you’re like me, and easily forget to remove jewellery, I would recommend my silver pewter necklaces! This is because my silver pewter necklaces are the exception to the rule: you may polish your pewter necklaces if they ever lose their shine, as they are solid metal. As well, you can wear silver pewter necklaces in most any conditions (including the shower!).
You can add on a polishing cloth to your order to keep your silver pewter necklaces shiny, or use any jewellery polishing cloth. But again, this is ONLY for the silver pewter option.
What's Included, and How Will My Necklace Be Shipped?
Your necklace will come already assembled, and ready to wear, coming on a thin cable chain necklace matching in colour with the necklace pendant. Standardly, I will provide a ~40cm to ~46cm cable chain, but let me know if you’d prefer a certain length chain, as I cut them to order.
Your necklace will be standardly shipped through Royal Mail. The base shipping method within the UK includes tracking. However, outside the UK, standard shipping is untracked, and can take some time given the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
I would highly recommend upgrading your shipping if you do not want to wait upwards of a month or more in some cases. Please see below for more information on shipping and COVID-19.
My current processing time to make your necklace is currently about 5 to 11 business days.
Can I Personalize My Necklace with Designs or Words?
Of course, you can! Just select the option 'Yes please!' in the 'Want to add custom text to your necklace?' section at checkout, and let me know what you would like to add to the back of your necklace.
Write it exactly as you'd like it written on the necklace (i.e., capitalize letters you want capitalised etc.). Due to the thinness of the washer, all writings will be in one line. I standardly will centre text along the bottom of the washer, but let me know if you have a preference otherwise.
In general, here’s how much you can write with my big fonts:
- Izzy Font – possibly up to 22 characters (including spacing/punctuation)
- Salem Font – possibly up to 20 characters (including spacing/punctuation)
- Jersey Font – possibly up to 24 characters (including spacing/punctuation)
- Lucy Font – possibly up to 22 characters (including spacing/punctuation)
Unfortunately, Gus Font and Chelsea Font are too large to fit comforably. So, feel free to request any of these fonts for the back customizations, but if your requested font doesn’t fit, or no font is requested, I will substitute for my Baby Gus Font in uppercase and lowercase, depending on how you typed the requested customization. Don’t worry, it will be SO cute, no matter what.
If you do not want customisations on your necklace, just select "No thanks" when prompted by the "Want to add custom text to your necklace?" question. If this option is selected, I will leave the back of your necklace completely blank, even if you add in writing in the "What would you like written on the back of your necklace?" comments box.
Will My Necklace Really Look Like the Pictures?
The images I have included showcase the standard layout I will use when designing your necklace. However, the placement, spacing, and indentation will be slightly different than what is shown, simply because your necklace is handmade with love!
More Information on Shipping and COVID-19 Update
Due to COVID-19, shipping times have greatly increased. I highly recommend selecting the tracked shipping option at check out if you live outside the UK to receive your necklaces in a reasonable amount of time.
Unfortunately, if you do not purchase tracked shipping, there is nothing I can do for you once your order has been dropped off at the post office. This includes lost items in the mail. So please do consider upgrading to tracked shipping so that you can follow your order’s journey, and receive it in a timely manner.
There is no guarantee for any shipping times, as that is unfortunately out of my hands. However, on average, shipping times for non-upgraded mail has been as follows:
UK: 2 to 10 days
Europe: 3 to 15 days
Rest of World: 6 to 20 days
Again, delivery can take a different amount of time, and unfortunately even if shipping has been upgraded, once the package has left my hands, the time it takes to get to you is out of my control.
Thank you so much,
Courtney 𓃥 🐾 ♡