Have a question about our handcrafted jewelry? In our FAQ you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked jewelry questions answered by Sea+Stone founder & Graduate Gemologist.
Q: What is "Vermeil"?
A: Vermeil (pronounced ver-MAY) is gold plated over sterling silver. To be considered vermeil by the FTC, the gold must be at least 10 karat and must be at least 2.5 micrometers thick. We use a combination of 14k, 18k, and 24k vermeil in our jewelry. We like using this material, because unlike gold-fill or other gold-plated jewelry, vermeil maintains its intrinsic value over time since it has a precious metal beneath the plating.
Q: I saw a style on social media, but cannot find it on your site. Is it sold out?
A: We strive to represent as much of our jewelry as possible on our website. We do, however, also create many small batch and one-of-a-kind pieces that may not be listed on the Sea+Stone website. To catch the newest designs that don’t make it to the website, follow us on Facebook & Instagram @seaandstonejewelry. We are always happy to create an order for a piece that you discover on our social media. When we receive an order through a social media platform, we process it by emailing an invoice that is payable online via credit card.
Q: Can you recreate a lost earring?
A: Due to the fact that we create small-batch, handcrafted jewelry, we only make/sell our earrings in pairs, and unfortunately cannot sell them individually. If you lose one earring from a pair, we will treat the creation of a matching earring like a custom order. Please send us an image of your earring, and we will assess if another can be made. If we can create another, we will require a 50% deposit up-front and will give you a time estimate on how long it will take to source materials and create a new one. When completed, we will charge the remaining cost, applicable sales tax & shipping.
Q: Do you really collect all of your shells?
A: It is true, all Sea+Stone shell jewelry is a result of good old-fashioned beachcombing! What we find is all up to chance and mother nature- which makes each piece very special to create. I find as many shells as I can on coastlines that allow shelling. I never collect shells with living animals still dwelling in them. Friends and family also help me collect shells from around the coastal US. We never use pre-purchased or wholesale shells.
Q: Are all your antlers "natural sheds"?
A: While many of the antlers used in Sea+Stone jewelry are sheds, we cannot guarantee the origin of each antler used in our jewelry. I source our antlers from friends and family who find them while shed hunting, but have also used antlers donated to me by whitetail deer hunters.
Q: Where is Sea+Stone jewelry made?
A: Our materials come from all around the world, but Sea+Stone Jewelry is handcrafted in the USA! Our semi-precious collection is designed and fabricated in our studio located in Southern Pines, NC.
Q: Can you create a custom jewelry piece?
$200 minimum reorder
All wholesale orders are on a COD or CREDIT CARD basis only.Credit Card orders are pre-authorized for payment prior to packing of shipment. All credit cards are billed at time of shipment. All orders received are considered “On Hold” until a credit card number with name, expiration date, billing zipcode, and cvc are received.