Shipping & Policies
Orders are shipped to the address which PayPal / the buyer selects at checkout. Please make sure this address is correct. If order is to be sent as a gift to a different address, please manually alter it for that order.
I use USPS domestic / international first class mail with online tracking and delivery confirmation. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, especially at busy times of the year, so please allow time if you've a deadline.
Import duties, taxes, and fees are NOT INCLUDED in the item price / shipping cost, and are the buyer's responsibility. Check local customs office for rates.
UK RESIDENTS are subject to possible fees, (20% VAT + £8 handling), payable by recipient, on purchases of £15+ from non-EU countries.
International Fees calculator (copy & paste) www.dutycalculator.com
Customs forms are printed directly from your order, have the full purchase price displayed, and are marked "merchandise" not gift. It is illegal under US law for me to alter or falsify this information.
Flaunt accepts PayPal and major credit / debit cards.
Texas customers pay 8.25% sales tax at checkout.
Flaunt does NOT see your financial details.
You have 60+ days buyer protection via your card or PayPal.
REFUNDS / EXCHANGES
Customer satisfaction is my primary concern. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receipt of your item/s to discuss. I will gladly refund your purchase price, (less shipping if "change of mind" applies), once the item is returned to me in the same condition in which it was sent. Please use a postal service with online tracking as I cannot refund lost items.
For items lost, damaged or stolen, I need to file a USPS claim for reimbursement, and will need customer cooperation to do so. You may need to fill in and submit an official form to USPS so that I can resend / refund costs.
For questions not answered below, contact me!
Flaunt operates from a smoke free home, but we do have a little 8.5lb Chiweenie dog. I take all usual precautions, but he is here...
METALS; WHAT IS...?
Sterling silver is 92.5% by weight silver + 7.5% other metal - often copper. Much of the sterling used in my ear wires is reclaimed or recycled metal, sourced in the USA, lessening the impact on the environment.
Karen Hills tribe handcrafted fine silver from Northern Thailand is between 95 - 99% pure silver, uses tribal designs and methods passed down for generations, and provides a source of income that is a reliable alternative to the drug trade.
Gold Filled - A 1/20th by weight layer of 14K gold permanently bonded over a core of base metal. Tarnish resistant, gentle on sensitive skin, it is considered a fine metal and does not flake off like gold plate.
Silver Filled 925/10 products comprised of 10% silver. The silver is mechanically bonded to a metal core for sturdy structure and endurable finish. Acts and wears like solid sterling silver, but is tougher. If you're able to wear sterling, you "shouldn't" be allergic to 925/10 silver.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY JEWELRY?
Sterling silver undergoes a natural oxidation process caused by exposure to air. To remove tarnish, use mild soap, warm water and a soft brush or cloth, or a gentle silver cleaning cloth from Flaunt or hobby stores. Avoid harsh abrasive silver polishes or chemical dips, especially if the piece contains pearls, gold and gemstones. Ultrasound cleaners can cause internal fractures in many stones.
Avoid exposing jewelry to bleach or to chlorine in swimming pools / hot tubs which cause chemical discoloration and deterioration of metals.
You will prolong the life of jewelry by being kind to it. Avoid wearing pieces to swim, shower, exercise or sleep. Store gently cleaned, dry jewelry in separate ziplock plastic bags to protect it from air and to avoid entanglement. The worst place to keep jewelry is unprotected in a bathroom; high humidity speeds up tarnish.
Oxidized sterling silver won't color your skin and, over time, will age into its own unique patina. Clean gently with soft brush, mild soap and warm water, or you risk breaking off the patina and exposing shiny metal.
According to the Oxford English dictionary flaunt, as a verb, means "to display oneself or one's finery; show off, parade", a word of unknown origin in common use since the 16th century. So, go forth and proudly Flaunt your sparkling new finery at your friends. And please tell them where you bought it..!