Our items are priced using a combination of factors including the weight of the item, the amount of craftsmanship involved in the manufacture of each particular item and the current silver price.
Postage, Packaging & Delivery
Jewellery Lady makes use of Aramex for courier services to any destination in South Africa. Alternatively, if you're close to us in Durbanville, please get in touch via email to discuss a convenient collection time!
The website currently accepts payments via EFT (bank wire) only. You will receive a PDF invoice containing all our banking details with your Order Confirmation email. Please send Proof of Payment via email to enable us to process your order swiftly.
The vast majority of our clients are completely satisfied with the quality of both our service and our products, so we trust you will be too.
We make every possible effort to display items as well as possible, with as much detail as possible, in our online catalogue. Please note though that measurements are approximate and actual items may differ slightly from those shown as most of our items are handmade.
If it does happen that you are not entirely satisfied with your product, we offer a 7 day money back guarantee on all items apart from earrings (these have to be excluded for hygiene reasons). Simply notify us via email within 7 days of purchase to enable us to offer you a replacement item or a refund. Kindly return the item to us in the original packaging, in saleable condition.
Goods returned after 7 days but within 1 year of purchase will be credited only if they have a manufacturing fault.
If you fail to advise us within 7 days, we are unable to accept responsibility for items said to be faulty.
While we guarantee our products against manufacturing faults, we cannot guarantee them against misuse. Please remove jewellery before showering, swimming, doing dishes or manual work and always use gloves when doing domestic work. This will maintain the condition of your jewellery for longer.
.925 Hallmark of Purity
Each piece of jewellery sold by Jewellery Lady (apart from some smaller items like stud earrings) carries the .925 hallmark of purity, or some selected items even carry a .950 stamp. These internationally recognised markings for sterling silver signify that each item is made up of no less than 92.5% pure silver, therefore containing at least 925 parts of silver in every 1000 parts of metal. The combination of silver with another metal is called an alloy, and the remaining percentage of the alloy is most often made up of copper, which is added to strengthen the metal as pure silver is too soft to be used on its own.
We guarantee that all items, including those too small to carry the .925 hallmark, are sterling silver. Many of our items also have a MEX or MEXICO stamp, a nice reminder of where the item originated from!
Caring For Your Silver
While the addition of copper hardens the sterling silver alloy, it also causes it to tarnish (darken) when it comes into contact with air, other gases or metals and some other chemicals (make-up, swimming pool water, perfumes) but will polish up as good as new if cared for properly.
Try to store individual jewellery items in protective bags or layers of soft tissue paper as far as possible to prevent them from scratching against other harder jewellery items or non-silver costume jewellery.
Jewellery can be cleaned with a non-abrasive detergent (simple washing up liquid and warm water works very well) or by gently rubbing any marks with a standard soft eraser. While some people suggest using plain white toothpaste the experts say a big NO to this as it’s too abrasive and therefore scratches the metal.
A liquid silver polish like Goddard’s Long Term Silver Polish used together with a silver polishing cloth also restores lustre to your jewellery with minimal effort.
Items that don’t contain any stones or other materials like leather can be cleaned by soaking in a silver cleaning solution like Goddard’s Silver Dip. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions though, and do not use this to clean any items that contain stones or other materials.
Ring Size Guide
The ring sizes mentioned on our site are numerical in accordance with our Mexican jewellery manufacturers' standards. An alphabetical sizing guide is also widely used throughout the world so for help converting your ring size, see http://www.onlineconversion.com/ring_size.htm. The USA sizes used by our Mexican manufacturers and the British sizes are on the top & bottom left of the conversion table.
Jewellery Lady will treat all details provided on our website with the utmost respect for your privacy. Data entered during the order process will be stored for the processing of your order and for individual customer care only. We may also contact you from time to time with promotions, special offers or product news but you are free to unsubscribe to these if you wish.
We can offer Gift Vouchers for any amount. Please get in touch via email if you'd like to purchase a Gift Voucher for someone special.
We are happy to offer an optional gift wrapping service at no extra cost to you. If you would like your item to be gift wrapped and sent directly to the recipient, please let us know.
While we aim to have all products available at all times, it may happen from time to time that certain items are not in stock. We will notify you as soon as possible if the item of your choice is unavailable.