Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Copper Reflections Handmade Jewelry

How do I buy handmade jewelry retail or wholesale?

Personal Orders: Please use the shopping cart to place your personal orders. You do not have to register for retail orders. You can fill in all your shipping information at the end of your shopping. There is no minimum order quantity for personal orders. You can order as much as you would like.

 

Wholesale Orders: If you are ordering for your gift store, please register on our Wholesale Registration form. After we approve your account you may log in to see the wholesale prices. Please use the shopping cart to select your order. You do not have to pay at this time. We will email you an invoice. After your confirmation, you can make the payment and your order will be shipped. Please Note: Your orders might take 2-3 weeks as every piece is individually handmade after we receive your order. So we will make your order especially for you. There is no minimum quantity for each item, but total minimum order is $150.

 

Do you accept credit cards?

You can use the Stripe payment system on our website which accepts major credit cards. If you are ordering for your business, after you receive the invoice you can make payment with major credit cards, business check or COD for your first order.

 

How do I become a handmade jewelry distributor?

Please Contact Us to discuss the possibilities.

 

Do you make custom jewelry?

We would be happy to make custom designs to suit your market. We use production techniques so that custom orders do have minimum quantity requirements. Please email us your artwork in high resolution. We will quote you the price and the minimum order quantity.

 

Do your ear wires cause allergies?

All our ear wires are made from surgical steel and are hypo-allergenic. You can comfortable wear our earrings even if you have sensetive skin.

 

What is your jewelry made from?

We create our handmade jewelry and gifts from 99% copper.

 

Is it safe to wear copper earrings?

We put 3–4 layers of acrylic finish on the back and the front of copper earrings. Copper is a safe metal, moreover, people buy copper bracelets to wear for health reasons. If there is no finish on copper it will change color in time with oxidization. There should not be any lacquer finish inside of the bracelet if the copper bracelet is worn for health reasons. It will color skin greenish and brownish colors. This does not do any harm. People have worn copper bracelets for centuries.

For our handmade copper earrings, we use surgical steel hypoallergenic ear wires for women with sensitive skin When buying copper earrings, or any kind of earrings, the most important thing to pay attention to is the ear wires. As the ear wires are in direct contact with the skin. It is not the copper earrings it is the ear wires that should be safe.

How do I take care of your copper jewelry?

Every piece of our jewelry has at least 3 layers of protective finish so no polishing is required. It should not be worn in the shower as soap and detergents will harm the finish. Rings especially should be taken off when washing and should not come into contact with hand sanitizers. The finish might also be affected by sweat and saltwater. Wearing is not recommended during sports, swimming or gardening. When not wearing they should be kept in their plastic bags so they do not get scratched. With proper care, you will enjoy them for many years.

 

How do you make your handmade jewelry?

We have been working on our jewelry since 1985. We have created the techniques and the designs ourselves over the years. We have participated in many craft shows in Canada and the US. We believe that we are the only ones making this type of jewelry. We go through 32 steps to complete each piece. Copper sheets are polished, silver-plated and the designs are printed onto the silver plated surface. Then the shapes are cut out by hand using shears or cutting tools.

Each piece is diamond cut by hand to make them sparkle. We form the jewelry to make them look richer. We use surgical steel hypoallergenic ear wires for the earrings. During these steps, we have to spray them with clear acrylic as part of the process. These coatings of finish also protect our copper jewelry from tarnishing, so no polishing is required as long as the finishes are not scratched or they are not exposed to chemicals constantly like detergents. As our work is made in a unique technique of making copper jewelry, we could not learn from other people and we had to figure out many problems over the years by trial and error.

 

How long have you been in business?

We started our handmade jewelry business in 1985.

 

How are they packaged?

The earrings and pins are on white hanging cards with holes suitable for pegs and lip-back for wire racks. The carded earrings and pins are in re-closable clear bags. Bracelets and other gift items are packaged in clear re-closable bags. The keepsake boxes, pill boxes and card cases are packed in carton boxes.