How to order Jewelry
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To ensure we deliver a quality product, we would like to conclude our orders over the phone. This allows us opportunity to discuss any questions you may have and help clarify the order. You can schedule a consultation with us, or reach us at (210) 930-3900 during business hours M-F from 10am – 6pm CST or fill out a Request For Quote.
Our badge jewelry comes with a black antique Indian ink, which is standard in the jewelry industry to highlight lettering for items such as class rings.
With proper care of your badge jewelry the Indian ink will last for many years, however, it is NOT permanent.
In addition, if you expose the badge jewelry to excessive water or heat exposure, it will cause the Indian ink to “float” up & out of the pendant in areas. Also, the chemicals in most standard jewelry cleaners will cause the ink to be removed in areas. Do not expose your badge jewelry to alcohol, acetone or any other cleaning solvent. Should your badge jewelry become so dirty that it requires additional cleaning, use soapy lukewarm water to gently rinse, and dry with a soft cloth.
If your ink has begun “lifting” simply take it to any qualified local jeweler in your area to “re-ink” (it takes only minutes & most will not charge a fee) OR you may return your badge jewelry to us, and we will refurbish it for only the cost of shipping.
You may request that your badge jewelry be fully inked or partially inked. Also, we are happy to provide your badge jewelry without any ink at all should you prefer that customization.
Some people choose to personalize the backs of their badge jewelry with an inscription on the reverse side. There is a 30-40 word limit, or you may choose to use our “Close Poem”. Please keep in mind that the more words you choose, the smaller the text will be. You may also choose to have your item inscribed with actual handwriting. There may be an extra artwork fee for this type of inscription.
Keep me close
to your heart
no matter how
The charge for flipside inscription starts at $30. We have found that the following fonts work the best for inscriptions:
Two-Sided “Flip” Style
A two-sided flip style has two badges back to back, or a St. Michael’s design on the reverse side and is another customization option. There are some limitations, due to badge shapes, but we can work with you to find the perfect match. Available with or without inking for effect, this option makes your piece unique. While the price is not quite double, the affect is twice as nice!
Diamonds / Birthstones
Customizing your badge jewelry with diamonds is a nice touch and most will accommodate at least one diamond for accent – if not more. Please call or email for a price estimate to add either diamonds or birthstones to your badge jewelry.
Another nice effect is a two-tone look. To achieve the two-tone look we manufacture the badge jewelry in yellow gold, and finish out individual banners with a rhodium plating, much like a gold plating technique. This is a “top coat” finish which gives the effect of a two tone badge. The rhodium plating effect is done for an additional fee starting at $30. We can also highlight banners with a gold plating. Please keep in mind, this is not a permanent plating and can rub off depending on “wear and tear”.
Another option we have to really personalize your badge jewelry is an effect called enameling. It is added to the badge jewelry after finishing. Available colors are blue, red, white or black. The enameling option is available for an additional fee starting at $30 each color. The process requires 48 hrs of additional manufacturing time, and is not available for RUSH orders.