JEWELRY CARE / MAINTENANCE & WARRANTY
Wish your jewelry will shine for a long time? Please take a look at recommended jewelry maintenance, as a guide to caring for & protecting your precious Cremation Jewelry like the priceless treasures they are.
Some hand Sanitizers have been turning the resin of the lighter jewelry mainly the white opal a color yellowish color. We have not been able to narrow down the brands of sanitizer or why. The only common denominator that we have noticed is the excessive use of hand sanitizer since the corona virus. It has only been on a few rings less than a 6 out of thousands. Please avoid putting this chemical on a white ring, We have not seen any effect what so ever on the darker colored rings.
Use these simple, basic guidelines for the care and cleaning of your fine jewelry:
Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place.
Keep your jewelry in a fabric-lined jewelry case or a box with compartments and dividers. If you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually in soft tissue paper.
Don't mix your jewelry pieces in a drawer or jewelry case. Pieces can scratch each other.
Be careful when removing your jewelry to wash your hands. Do not leave your jewelry on the rim of a sink where it can easily slip down the drain.
There are many types of small machines on the market that will clean jewelry in a matter of minutes using high-frequency sound. These machines are called ultrasonic cleaners and are available in many different models and prices. If your jewelry is made from wood, avoid any and all forms of water. Wood can swell, in turn to the point of breaking the wood or popping the stones and ashes.
Q. What if my Jewelry dulls, cracks, or holes develop?
A. If your jewelry has dulled, this can mean that a harsh chemical has come into contact with your jewelry. We have found the best over-the-counter solution to quickly bring that new shine back to your coveted piece of cremation jewelry. Many local auto part stores or places like Walmart Carry a product called Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish. You can find it in the automotive section. Simply take a cloth with a drop or two of the PlastX on the soft cloth and rub the piece for a few minutes. You will soon see that luster comes back.
Holes and cracks
Items that will break down the resin that binds your jewelry: Isopropyl alcohol, perfumes, makeup, rubbing alcohol, some medications, mouthwash, aftershave, hairspray, mousse, body washes, nail polish removers, bug sprays, car care items, degreasers, glass cleaners, essential oils, disinfectant wipes, multipurpose cleaners, for example, but are not limited to.
Other items that will degrade your jewelry are anything that is Low VOC Solvent-based items like Benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, flammable alcohols, household cleaning solvents, gasoline, and other liquid combustion fuels, but not limited to.
Exposure to these items will run the risk of developing holes and cracks within the jewelry and will void any warranty,
Q. How Durable is Titanium?
A. Just watch this video...
Here at Cremation Creations, we go to great lengths to create beautiful jewelry and quality cremation jewelry at affordable rates. This warranty statement outlines our guarantee to you when you purchase a Cremation Creations piece of jewelry. We create our jewelry using durable, but not indestructible, materials. If you subject any jewelry to forces such as striking, banging, and or other damaging insults, your jewelry may become scratched or even broken. Titanium, Gold, Stainless Steel, Silver, tungsten, and wood can end up gouged, bent, cracked, or broken. The inlaid material, whether it is created using cremation ashes (cremains), crushed opal, crushed stone, semi-precious stones, or other substrates may be less durable than the ring or setting itself. The inlaid material may chip or break off and fall from their settings if you expose them to harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures, chemicals, harsh cleansers, or mechanical duress.
Everyone wears jewelry differently. Some people can wear their rings for years with no issues at all, and others require regular repairs and adjustments. The most common damage to Cremation Jewelry and other fine jewelry is through wear and tear; bent rings, inlays damaged, and lost stones are common in today's popular delicate styles.
Most manufacturing defects will show up quickly, usually within the first month of wear, as the structure of the jewelry piece is compromised.
30-Day “No Hassle” Limited Warranty Repair Policy:
Your purchase of Cremation Creations Jewelry comes with a FREE "no hassle" 30-day limited warranty against manufacturing defects. If your purchased jewelry has a manufacturing defect (chipping, breaking, etc.), we will repair your purchased jewelry once at no cost to you. A clear photo of the defective ring showing visible defects is required to be emailed to us within (30 days) of the original order date. If a replacement is not available, we may offer another similar style ring or other jewelry at the same value. If your jewelry contains cremation remains, you may be required to send the Jewelry and addition ashes to Cremation Creations.
One (1) SINGLE replacement within the first 30 days warranty period is your exclusive remedy for any jewelry purchased with a manufacturing defect and is our entire liability to you for any breach of the limited warranty set forth herein. You have no right to return for a replacement or refund any ring purchased from us set forth in the return policy and this limited warranty. No Returns Or Warranties are granted after the initial 30 days. Upon receiving the unit to be repaired, we deemed the item was damaged due to abnormal environmental conditions, exposure to harsh chemicals, negligence, the items will be returned to you at your expense with an explanation.
Repair of Natural Materials: If any material in your item becomes damaged, please contact us right away, and we can assess your piece if it can be repaired (a fee may apply depending on the level of damage). We will provide you with available repair options. If your jewelry is deemed to be damaged beyond repair, we'll replace it with a new ring for a cost of 50% of the current retail price plus shipping cost. This will be a one-time offer and will not carry over to the new replacement ring.
Repair of Black Ceramic or Tungsten: Black Ceramic or Tungsten may shatter or chip and is therefore deemed to be damaged beyond repair, we'll replace it with a new ring for a cost of 50% of the current retail price considered that we have the supplies to make the item in stock, upon the return of the damaged ring (this excludes gold and silver, these metals will be accessed based on market value). This is a one-time offer and will not carry over to the new replacement ring.
NOTE: If you take the ring to any other jeweler to get it resized, repaired, or cleaned in any way, the guarantee is void. This includes any and all alterations made to your ring.
Damage or loss of semi-precious stones, remains are not covered by any guarantee.
This limited warranty does not cover loss or theft and is non-transferable (i.e., valid only for the original purchaser). You will be responsible for shipping both ways.
Please Note These Exceptions to the Limited Warranty for All Jewelry:
The limited warranty does not cover size changes due to weight loss/gain or ring thickness changes, scratches or damage incurred due to abuse, abnormal environmental conditions, exposure to harsh chemicals: Acids, Fuels, Ammonias, Solvents or Abrasives, negligence, use contrary to care instructions or loss of the ring.
Tungsten and Titanium rings are scratch resistant but not scratch proof. Tungsten may break if dropped on hard floors or often exposed to harsh chemicals (bleach, Lysol, hand sanitizer, alcohol products, Lotions, perfumes). Anodizing may fade or in all be removed due to chemicals, oils, or may even be scratched off if non-proper care is taken.
Solid gold does scratch, and a simple trip to a local jeweler for a buffing will polish out your scratches. Gold or colored pla