The icons that you see with every listing signify what environmentally and/or socially responsible measures were taken while sourcing the materials for the piece. You can learn more about why environmental responsibility is at the center of NKS operations here, and more about what each icon represents here.
If you are unsure of your ring size you can order a ring sizer here. Should you go ahead with a purchase after receiving a ring sizer, please leave a note in the checkout that you ordered a ring sizer and you will be reimbursed.
Products marked, “Ready to Ship” will ship within three days of purchase approval. All other products are made individually to order by my own two mits, so please allow a 3-4 week processing time. If you would like to reduce your order processing time to 2 weeks you can purchase the “Heckofa Rush” rush order listing here alongside your regular purchase.
To keep your jewelry lookin’ fresh, avoid showering, bathing, and swimming while wearing. Let self tanner, lotion, etc., dry before adorning, and avoid extreme temperatures.
To wash, add a few drops of mild detergent, like Dr. Bronner’s castille soap, to a bowl filled with warm water and gentle scrub your piece with a soft bristle toothbrush. Be gentle with pieces that have rough stones, as they are more prone to breakage.
Store your goods in a soft dry place; should any tarnish develop, use the magic polishing cloth provided in your packaging to remove it.
Should your jewelry break during shipping, please take a picture immediately and e-mail me at Sara@NoKitchenSink.com so we can work out a replacement.
Repairs and touch-ups will be handled and quoted on a case by case basis.
Outside of the materials I use, NKS utilizes almost 100% recycled packaging, meaning every element inside, besides the ribbon and polishing cloth, is 100% recycled and recyclable. Additionally, my business cards, product tags, and packaging inserts are not only 100% recycled, but made using renewable energy as well.
The chemicals I use within my studio are the highest quality and lowest hazard to my own health and the environment. The pickle solution I use to clean each piece after soldering is just a highly concentrated citric acid and water solution (which occurs naturally in fruits and is used in canning). When it’s time to replace the pickle solution, it is properly disposed of to ensure the heavy metals it may contain are not released into our waterways.
Fortunately many of the processes I use in my studio are mechanical in nature, meaning there aren’t a wide variety of potentially harmful chemicals needed for production. Whenever a new process is introduced I perform extensive research to make sure I am utilizing the most environmentally responsible practices I can.
Orders within the US are shipped through the United States Postal Service first class mail, which typically takes 3-5 days. If you would like expedited shipping please choose it upon checkout.
International shipping is available and cost is determined by location. Buyer assumes responsibility for any customs or excise taxes that may incur.
If you are unhappy with your item, please contact me within 1 week of receiving the item to arrange a return and refund.
Please be certain of your ring size as No Kitchen Sink will not be able to resize the piece. If you are unsure of your ring size you may go to a jeweler to be sized, or order a ring sizer here.
Custom orders are non-refundable as they were made specifically for you and cannot be resold.