Frequently Asked Questions
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Here are some commonly asked questions:
Why are there two similar pieces but one is more expensive than the other? There are two possible reasons: 1) the china/button/remembrance we used was more expensive to reacquire, or 2) the price of silver which has gone up dramatically in 2008 and it is affecting the price of the piece. We do not go back a raise the price of pieces! We pass the savings on to you!
Will my Broken China Jewelry and/or Spoon Bracelet tarnish? Yes, it will tarnish as any silver and silver content jewelry will. That is the bad news. The good news is that there is a fantastic polish that comes in a tube or a tub called MAAS. It is a fine polishing creme for ALL metals and can be purchased at most Wal-Marts, ebay, and online.
Can I use liquid jewelry cleaner on my Broken China Jewelry and/or Spoon Bracelet? No. We do not recommend doing that as it removes all patina. You want some patina to stay behind, especially in the crevices of your Spoon Bracelet, so that the detailing can be seen. It is better to use MAAS and lightly apply the creme, rub the creme in gently and then buff it gently. The MAAS has an anti-tarnishing agent that will keep you from having to do it real often.
Can you make my own china into charms or pendants? We are currently so backlogged that the turn around time may not be worth it to you. The best thing to do is to email us and ask. (See the next question for more info).
Can you take my grandmother's silverware and make bracelets for me? Yes, that we can usually do in short order. But...it must be Sterling or silverplate as stainless does not bend well at all.
Can you change a toggle clasp to a lobster claw clasp (or vice versa)? Absolutely. Just let us know before shipping and we will get that done for you at no extra charge.
What size charm is best to buy for the Vintage and Antique Spoon Bracelets? The Petite Broken China Jewelry charms. You can go to our "How-to & Information page" for a comparison of charm sizes.
If I buy a Spoon Bracelet and a charm separately, can you put the charm on the Spoon Bracelet for me? Would be happy to. Just let us know.
Why are all the items that I like marked 'Sold'? Because we all have the same great taste! Well, actually we sometimes leave 'Sold' items on the site for various reasons. Sometimes we are waiting on a significant other to buy that special piece for someone, so we will mark it 'Sold' until they get the hint! We also sometimes have more of the pattern and leave it as a sample of the pattern or design.
We don't get this much but we are including it for your information: My piece has become damaged or I can't get it clean. Can you help me? We sure can. If the damage is to the bezel or you can't get the bezel clean, just send it to us. We will gladly repair/clean it. Just send it with $3 for return postage/insurance to Rose Blossom Cottage, PO Box 1407, George West, TX 78022. If crystals are missing or it is some other kind of damage, just contact us with the problem and we will give you an estimate. We will only charge the cost of materials and our labor is no charge.
I want to get a photo charm done. How long does it take and can I email my picture to you? Turn around is usually a short time but it is always best to email us to check. We would prefer emailed pics because we don't want your valuable picture to leave your hands.
Do you still do FREE Photo Charms for Active Military stationed in Iraq/Afghanistan? We sure do. We only ask for a voluntary contribution fo $3 if you can to offset postage and insurance (if it is not possible, no problem). The requirements are that the soldier must be currently stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan and that the soldier's photo must be in uniform. We feel it is important to support our troops and their families. This is one little thing that we can do that has brought such joy to loved ones.
I am purchasing this as a gift. Can you send it directly to that person? We would be happy to take that worry off your hands. Just let us know on the Checkout page where you want it shipped.
I love this jewelry but I always end up missing the pieces that I want. Can you email me when you have new items so I don't miss out? Most of the time we can but it is best to sign up for our mailing list. We have one list there that you can sign up for that will let you know when we have new items.