What is the quickest way to reach Skar Jewelry?
The quickest way to reach us is by email email@example.com.
What does gold plate mean? Is there real gold in it? Will it tarnish?
Electroplating is the process that covers a conductive object with a layer of metal using an electric current. Our gold plating is 98+% pure gold with a small amount of metal alloy to create the 14k gold color. Please note: When other companies claim to have 18K or higher karat plating it does not mean there is more gold content in the plating. It means 18k or more will be a slightly different color than 14k. Usually more of a deeper gold or orange tone. The gold content is very nearly the same in each karat and color of gold plate. We use a high thickness of gold plating on all of our plated pieces and they are considered to be high quality, long lasting pieces. With correct care they should not tarnish and should last a lifetime.
Can I get one of your styles made in gold?
Some of our styles are available in 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, green gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum metals by special order only. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can I wear my jewelry in the water?
For the longest life of your piece, jewelry should be kept away from excessive temperatures, perfumes, chemicals, salt water, swimming pools and direct sunlight. Certain styles we create are water friendly and that will be noted in the product description.
Do you create custom designs?
We can create a custom design for you depending on our studio workload. Custom orders can take from 4-6 weeks or more depending on the complexity of the design. We require a 50% deposit for all custom orders. Email us at email@example.com for inquiries.
Are you affiliated with any other artists on Nantucket?
NO. It's been brought to our attention that similar pieces of our jewelry are being offered at another store on Nantucket by another local jewelry maker. We want to advise our customers to beware of copied Skar jewelry designs. Sunburst designs and textures depicted in a circular fashion on metal are our signature distinctive style and unique to our aesthetic. Our Nantucket styles are also unique and distinctive. It was reported to us by a customer that this jewelry maker publicly defamed our company at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market. The jewelry maker attempted to coerce and confuse a market customer by portraying our company negatively and undercutting our prices. This jewelry maker has a history of serial intellectual property infringement spanning many years and stalks other artists to knock them off, selling cheaper versions of their hard work. Artists that have been ripped off repeatedly by this local jewelry maker include Page Sargisson, Jill Platner, Vintage Faerie (initial wrap bracelets), Scosha, Chan Luu, Christy Lea Payne, Polly Wales and many other local and national artists. While we do support inspiration, we DO NOT support unethical business practices. Basing a business model on repeated theft is unethical, inexcusable and unacceptable. This jewelry maker has previously been served with a Cease and Desist from our legal team.
We are serious when it comes to enforcing intellectual property infringement. Our designs are protected and registered with the U.S. Copyright office. We only sell our jewelry through our authorized retail accounts, at www.skardesigns.com and in person at our trunk shows. If you see duplicated Skar pieces being offered at stores that are not on our authorized list of retailers please report the infringement to us immediately. In the age of fast fashion, it's time to take a stand. No matter how badly you want it...stolen is stolen. Period. Only buy from reputable artists. Do your research, ask questions and be aware of the merchandise you are purchasing.