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What are the Lockets, chainsand rings made out of?
Each locket is made out of 316l surgical grade stainless steel and glass.The locket's are plated for the Rose Gold in pure 18 carat rose gold. Theplating method used is called ION plating, the very same that is used bydesigner watch makers.
Chains are made from 925 rhodium plated sterling silver, 304 stainlesssteel or brass plated 925 sterling silver or 18 carat rose gold. Please seeindividual item descriptions for more information.
Our sterling silver Chains are made by a very talented manufacturer whospecialise in the highest quality sterling silver, each item is then plated inrhodium for shine and strength. 100% Nickel and Lead free. More informationbelow on caring for your sterling silver jewellery.
Are your lockets nickel freeand safe?
We are the only company to independently test our lockets in the UK byUKAS to ensure they meet the strict UK Jewellery and nickel laws.
Nickel is present in all steel (it makes it shiny) it's the way the steelis made and the 'grade' which is important. Steel is better than sterlingsilver as it does not rust or tarnish. It is also incredibly strong - ideal forthe complicated design of the lockets. Sterling silver is just too soft tolast.
All our lockets are 316l stainless steel, the nickel does not leech out.It's in the way the metal is forged that ensures this. Not only do we make surethey are tested by the manufacturer but again here in the UK - to UKASstandards making ours 100% tested and verified. Do not buy any steel productbefore making sure the seller has done this
Will your jewellery cause areaction?
If wearing certain jewellery causes localized areas of skin to becomeitchy, red and/or swollen this can indicate an allergic reaction to the metalsin jewellery. Nickel is the most common culprit; if a 9ct gold piercing,bracelet, necklace or ring is causing a reaction, it’s the nickel in thegold—not the gold itself—causing the problem. Women are more commonly affectedby a nickel allergy than men. People rarely have a reaction to pure gold (24k),platinum or titanium. There is a risk of allergic reactions with sterlingsilver too. European Directive 94/27/EC was made UK Law in 2000 and specifiesthe upper limit for nickel release in articles which have direct and prolongedcontact with the skin - such as Jewellery, fashion accessories, and metaladornments for apparel. It also specifies the upper limit for nickel content inspecified articles.
The term hypoallergenic was made up in the 1950's as part of anadvertising campaign and has since been adopted to indicate that the metal usedhas a diminished potential for causing an allergic reaction.
How big are the Lockets?
All sizes can be found on each individual item, however please find someof our most common sizes below. Thelarge locket measures 30mm in diameter, 25mm for the medium and 20mm for themini. Heart lockets measure 30mm at their widest point. They are approximately4mm in depth. Interior measurements range from 10-24mm in diameter depending onthe locket chosen and all are approximately 2.4mm in interior depth. New Maxlockets measure 40mm in diameter.
How big are the charms?
Each charm is slightly different but on average they measure 4-13mm indiameter and height. So much detail goes into each charm, they really are awonder to see.
How many charms can I fit in each locket?
Depending on the charms chosen an average of 7-10 in the larger Lockets,4-7 in the medium Lockets and 1-3 in the mini lockets. We would recommend 4-5in the heart lockets and up to 15 in the max.
How are the 'designed by lavishlockets' and LL logo'd items different?
Designed by Lavish Lockets means just that, we have drawn a charm and ithas been made for us, complete with LL moulded into the reverse so you knowit's genuine. However this doesn't stop someone copying the design. LL Logo'sitems fall under the same quality guarantee but these designs aren't our own,they are however made in a very different way to the cheaper copies out there.As you probably are aware there are a lot of factories that make thistype of jewellery, Lavish & Co. Ltd spent months sourcing the best. Morecare is taken in their design and finish. Upon placing an LL charm against onethat is not made by ourselves the difference is evident. Smoother lines,intricate detail, perfect imaging. We take great care in what we have made andsoon all items will bear the LL logo. All adult lockets are engraved withLavish Lockets (on the reverse) and all jewellery has a 6 month guarantee.
How do I open the locket?
Most of the lockets are opened at the side - similar to a pocket watch.There is an indentation at the side which will open the locket. When open youcan load and unload your charms (or anything else you have in yours) and closeagain. Lockets close and stay closed with strong magnets so your charms aresafe when worn.
For video's on how to open, close and add charms to your pockets pleasesee our Facebook or You Tube pages.
What size plates fit in whichlockets?
Large plates for the large lockets, medium plates for the medium lockets,mini plates for the mini lockets and heart plates for the heart lockets. Layeryour plates for your own unique look. You can fit as many plates as you wantinside one locket. Some people have them facing 'in' to make the locketreversible. Change the colours around for the perfect personalised locket. Theoptions are endless.
How long is the wait fordelivery?
We dispatch orders 5 days a week. Over 90% of orders arrive with you thenext day but please allow 3-5 days. Internationaldelivery times depend on which country you are ordering from, if you need yourorder by a particular date please inform us BEFORE you place your order so wecan accommodate your request.
Next Day Delivery can be selected Monday to Thursday before 1pm. Ordersmade on Friday with Next Day selected will only arrive the following Monday.
An email will be sent to you keeping you up to date at what stage yourorder is at and you can log in at any time to check the status of your order.
How much is delivery?
Standard delivery is free for all UK orders over £10.00. Under thisamount the delivery fee is just £1.80. Should you need it, we offer otherdelivery options such as next day delivery and international delivery. If youlive locally to WN2 - Wigan you can choose local pick-up for free and we willpop your order at reception ready for you to collect at your convenience.
Do you gift wrap?
All orders come beautifully wrapped as standard in our Lavish Locketboxes. From interior packaging rightthrough to the exterior. Charms come packed in mini LL pouches. All otherorders come packed inside a gift box as standard. All boxes are printed withour logo and unless specified not to your invoice detailing your order will beincluded. If you order a locket withouta chain then your order will come packaged in our mini boxes. Lockets with chains will be in our largerboxes.
How do I care for my steel jewellery?
The unique properties of the jewellery grade steel is that is does notrust or tarnish. Keep it looking shiny by polishing with a lint free cloth. Ifyou get your locket wet, dry properly on a cloth before re-adding the charms.
How do I care for my sterling silver jewellery?
All sterling silver will tarnish over time, this is called oxidation.There are lots products on the market that help keep your sterling silverjewellery looking shiny and new. Many things that can cause tarnishing but themain culprits are perfume, skin creams, hairspray, chlorine, acidic skin andeven salty air. The amount of tarnishing (oxidation) that occurs is dependenton the skin and care habits of the wearer. Tarnishing is therefore not amanufacturing fault.