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Danika Cooper Jewellery Limited

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58CM TAHITIAN STRAND NECKLACE 15

58CM TAHITIAN STRAND NECKLACE 15 1486

Product code: #15

58cm of gorgeous 11-14.6mm Tahitian black pearls stranded on natural black silk and hand knotted between each pearl. Finished with a 925 sterling silver push button clasp. This piece has darker pearls at the back of the necklace then lighter and mid tones mixed at the front. 

This piece is a beautiful medium length strand and is bound to get compliments worn with any outfit.

 

Our pearls come from the beautiful lagoons of French Polynesia. They take between 12-18 months to grow before being carefully harvested, and with this have natural imperfections such as dimples, spots, and sometimes rings and colour variations in the surface can be created by the molluscs they grow in.

Like us as people, each individual pearl is unique and their characteristics make them beautiful in their own right. We like to celebrate these differences and choose pearls that are not only unique but also affordable for our clients.

We try photograph the pearls to the best of our ability to depict these aspects but please note we do not in anyway claim to use perfect or top grade pearls.

Regular price $ 2,250.00 NZD
Regular price $ 1,500.00 NZD Sale price $ 2,250.00 NZD
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

Materials

We get many people asking about the differences between gold plating, vermeil, gold fill and solid gold.

Below is a bit of information about the various options and their properties.

GOLD PLATED, VERMEIL & GOLD FILL

As with all gold plating, vermeil, and gold fill, will over time rub and wear off however they are different durability wise. This is because they are gold which is plated or layers over a base metal.

We recommend gold plated jewellery is only worn as occasion rather than every day to retain the colour. It is often electroplated to a base metal and therefore the gold content is a thin coating (normally less than 0.05%) The base metal for gold plating can either be nickel, brass, stainless steel, sterling silver or copper.

Vermeil is more durable than gold plating but again it is advised items of this nature are only worn on occasion. It is often plated over sterling silver and there when tarnished or rubbed off will show a silver metal below.

Gold Fill is a much heavier coated metal type and therefore is the most durable of the three. With gold fill, the gold layer makes up 5% of the metal weight and therefore a much heavier layer over the base metal (normally jeweller's brass). With good care it can last a lifetime or longer as it is bonded differently to the base metal than vermeil and gold plate and therefore does not tarnish or chip off.

SOLD GOLD AND HOLLOW GOLD

All products that are labelled as being 9kt, 10kt, 14kt, 18kt (sometimes listed as ct rather than kt) are just that, they are not a plated or layered gold and are made of the alloys which make up the various golds. Some chains are hollow gold rather than solid links, this makes the chain lighter and much more affordable. If you are unsure please let us know and we can clarify any queries you may have.

STERLING SILVER

All our silver products are 925 sterling silver. 

Please refrain from wearing all these metals in the shower, while bathing or swimming. Also avoid having them come in contact with body lotions, perfumes, soaps or any other chemical substances and always wipe down with a jeweller's cloth or a dry lint free cloth after wearing to avoid acid from the skin affecting the metal.

We source all our metals, chains and settings and components from NZ, Australia, USA and Hong Kong.

For more information about caring for your jewellery please see tips for caring and cleaning your jewellery page.

Shipping & Returns

SHIPPING

We charge a flat rate of $10 per order for all non-rural orders sent within New Zealand.  Rural deliveries are $12 and will take a few days longer than other deliveries. We do not offer pick ups from our address in East Auckland without prior arrangement.

With most of our pieces, we make them to order, so require a couple of days to process your order and make up your piece(s). For any products we have in stock we will dispatch within one working day. However, weekends and public holidays may incur delays in shipping and delivery. Please contact us if you need your item/s urgently.

We use a variety of different couriers but we will send you an email with tracking details once your order has been dispatched. Couriers will not deliver to a PO Box address. All addresses must be physical.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Please contact us about international shipping costs prior to purchase. Shipping to Australia costs are generally $25 - $38 and will take anywhere from 3 - 10 working days for delivery. Delivery to the US and Europe, along with the rest of the world will be calculated based on Danika Cooper Jewellery's preferred carrier. Please email us if you would like an indication of cost before purchasing.

GST

GST of 15% has been included on all NZ purchases. For shipping outside of New Zealand, the receiver/customer is responsible for all duty, customs, clearance and entry taxes and fees that incur after the goods are sent. 

PRIVACY

The information we collect on this site is only used for its stated purpose. Danika Cooper Jewellery do not sell, distribute or share any of your personal information to third parties. We retain your contact details for our own purposes only and we do not sell or share this information with any 3rd parties.

AVAILABILITY & BACKORDERS

From time to time items that are listed as in stock may in fact not be. Danika Cooper Jewellery pieces are often custom made and there is sometimes delay with getting stones or other materials required as products are not mass bought or produced. We apologise if this situation does occur and will contact you within 24 hours to offer you a refund, discuss placing the item on back order for you, or offering you a suitable alternative.

REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES

Any refunds of exchanges must be made within 7 days.

  • No refunds or exchanges due to change of mind
  • Any items returned/exchanged need to be in new, unworn condition and be in their original packaging
  • No exchanges of earrings or body piercing jewellery due to hygiene requirements
  • Return shipping  and insurance is at the cost and responsibility of the consumer
  • A further shipping charge will be required to send your exchange
  • You must inform us of your intention to return the item within 7 days of the delivery date by emailing contactus@danikacooperjewellery.com
  • No exchanges or refunds on sale items or end of line products
  • Credit notes are valid for 4 weeks from the date of return

  • Resizing maybe possible on some items but not all. An additional charge will be required if the order was placed in the wrong size. Please ensure you check the size required.
Danika Cooper Jewellery accepts returns for products purchased on the Danika Cooper Jewellery website within NZ (not internationally) only and from visiting her studio or pop up markets.

Each stone is individual so there may be some slight variations in colour and size. These semi-precious gemstones aren’t as hard as precious gemstones like diamonds. Therefore they may have some subtle inclusions, natural marks or imperfections.

Most stones are imperfect and that's ok so it’s important when you purchase your jewellery that you are aware of this. In all cases we attempt to use the best quality gems we have available suitable for the piece. Each item is made to order.

Unless the goods are damaged or defective or not as specified in your order, you are responsible for the cost of returning the goods.

If the goods were faulty or incorrect then the cost of return postage will be refunded to you.

Refunds will not be given if the goods have been damaged by you, this includes damage caused by inadequate packaging by you when returning goods.

REPAIRS

We will repair any manufacturing fault at no cost within 3 months of the purchase date. Proof of purchase is required.

Manufacturing faults do not include: Lost, chipped, cracked or broken gemstones. Pearls that have been damaged or knocked out of their settings. Pearls that have lost lustre or nacre. Broken chains. General wear and tear including rings that have bent out of shape, oxidisation of metals or plating that has worn off.

If you would like any of the above repairs made, we can assess the damage and will let you know the cost before proceeding.

GOLD PLATING, VERMEIL & GOLD FILL

See our metals information page.

PEARLS
 
PRIVACY POLICY
The information we collect on this site is only used for its stated purpose. Danika Cooper Jewellery do not sell, distribute or share any of your personal information to third parties. We retain your contact details for our own purposes only and we do not sell or share this information with any 3rd parties.

While every attempt is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, we do not accept liability for any inaccuracies, errors or ommissions. Colours and slight size variations may vary slightly from those shown on the website due to the limitations of internet technology.

The website is updated regularly but where goods are temporarily or permanently out of stock we will contact you to arrange a replacement or a refund.

WEBSITE STATISTICS

We collect information about how people are using our website in order to further improve our website.

By using this website you are agreeing to the above terms.

Dimensions

Where are you located?

We are located in East Auckland and operate from our home workshop. Due to this we do not have a physical address that you can visit or drop in to, but can arrange a suitable day and time to meet you at an East Auckland Cafe to discuss your jewellery needs.

Do you have a physical retail store?

Unfortunately we are yet to open a physical retail store, however please know that it is in our plans for the future :) At present we primarily operate via our website and our social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). We also have a number of events throughout the year where we have pop up stalls and sell directly to the public. To find out more about these events please see our Events Page.

How do I get my loose pearls/ jewellery to you to work on?

If you are based in Auckland you can delivery your pearls/ jewellery to us at a prearranged time to a local cafe in East Auckland. Alternatively you can courier them to us. Please note that we do not accept liability or cover any lost or damaged items sent to us and for any pieces you are wishing us to work on, please arrange your own insurance cover. For our courier address or to arrange a time to drop your items off, please make contact with us here.

How do I know what size ring I am?

If you don't know your ring size or need to convert it to our sizing (based on USA sizing) please see our page on how to determine your ring size.

How do I know what size bracelet/ bangle I am?

If you don't know your bracelet or bangle size please see how to measure it on our how to determine your bracelet/bangle size page.

Lengths of necklaces, how to determine what length is best for me?

If you don't know your desired necklace length / size please see our chart on how to determine your necklace length page.

What is the difference between gold plated, vermeil, gold fill and gold?

Please see our page explaining the differences between the various metals.

Where do you pearls, metals, chain and settings come from?

As with all our jewellery pieces we have a hands on approach to every single piece. We are very proud to source 95% of our Tahitian pearls from one family run pearl farm in the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia. The remaining pearls we get are sourced from various pearl farmers and are often due to custom requests from our clients for specific colours, shapes or sizes that our main supply doesn't have available from their recent harvest. All our metals are sourced from either NZ, Australia, the USA or HongKong. We have some fantastic reliable suppliers who we go directly through to, ensuring we cut out auctioneers and middle men costs. As with many of our settings, we work to ensure they are affordable for you as the consumer, and with this, many of our chains and some settings/mountings are made by our suppliers to our order. However we also create many of our settings and pieces from scratch in our workshop, along with setting all our pearls. If you want to know more about what we make in our workshop, keep an eye on our social media account stories as we often post about what we have been making and the steps to a finished piece.

Caring for my jewellery, from storage to cleaning.

When it comes to looking after jewellery, many of us don't realise what is needed to ensure our jewellery lasts and is kept looking bright and lovely! We have compiled some great information here on how to keep your jewellery looking its best. See our tips on caring and cleaning here. We also have Sunshine polishing cloths available for purchase here (link coming soon) which remove dirt, oils and tarnishing from gold and silver.

How long do orders take from the time I purchase online?

With most orders we are able to process and fill these within 2-3 working days. If for any reason we need longer to fill the order or we require to order in a material or metal to fill the order we will make contact within 24hours of your order to let you know an idea of time frame for your piece/s to be made. From there you will be able to decide if you would like to continue with your order or cancel it.

Care Instructions

Our pieces are made from quality materials and will last for many years if cared for correctly. We have popped together the below tips to keeping your jewellery looking its best and lasting a long life.


How to store your jewellery:
Tarnish proof boxes or individual bags are the best way of keeping your jewellery untarnished and reduce scratching. Many people also get anti-tarnish tabs in a velvet lined jewellery box. Please ensure they are kept in a cool, dry discrete place or in a safe.

When to wear your jewellery:
We recommend that you avoid wearing your jewellery whilst cleaning, gardening, swimming/showering and particularly when doing sporting and gym activities.
Remember gold and silver are relatively soft metals and damaging the setting or chain can compromise the safety of the stones and pearls. We always suggest precious jewellery is saved for wearing on occasion rather than everyday.
For all pearl jewellery we say avoid wearing them in pools, showers, saunas or in hot environments as heat can break down the jeweller's glue used when setting the pearls. We also suggest avoiding wearing rings whist doing dishes. Also avoid knocking any setting, a pearl is often held with a glued single pin and therefore can be knocked out of the setting if not cared for properly.
Also apply cosmetics, moisturizers and perfumes prior to putting on your jewellery.

How to clean your jewellery:
We do offer jewellery cleaning and polishing services. Please contact us if you would like to know more about these services and what we can do to bring your jewellery back to life.
After wearing we recommend to wipe jewellery with a soft lint free cloth. A soft fabric like velvet or cotton make a good cloth to wipe your pieces down.
You can also clean your jewellery in warm water and diluted dish washing liquid (one drop to 1/4 cup warm water). Allow your jewellery to soak for 10 minutes then use a soft tooth brush to clean areas like engraving, details and behind stones.

Other care for your jewellery:
Always ensure your jewellery is covered by your insurance policy and have a safe place for them to be stored when not being worn. Some insurance policies require valuation of higher value items so be sure to clarify this with them to ensure your jewellery is covered.

Specific care for pearls and pearl jewellery:
As with any gemstone, pearls require special care to ensure they keep at their best. Cosmetics, sun block, perfume and hairspray all contain chemicals that can dramatically dull the luster of a pearl. The natural acids contained in body oils and perspiration can also damage pearls in the same way. It is best to put your pearls on at least 30 minutes after applying any personal care products, and to take your pearls off before getting ready for bed. A good rule of thumb to remember is that pearls should be the last things to put on and the first things to take off. Pearls are a soft gem and will crack, please wear them with care and avoid knocking or bumping them.They are often set on a fine pin to the setting itself and once broken it can become near impossible to remove this pin, and making the pearl redundant.
Wiping the pearls with a damp, soft cloth after you wear them will ensure that they remain free of harmful build-up of compounds that may damage the nacre of your pearls. Always keep your pearls separated from hard jewelry items such as rings or bracelets to prevent them from being scratched. Pearls are best kept in a soft-cloth pouch or a soft-lined jewelry box. Never store your pearls in an airtight environment such a a zip lock bag. Pearls are organic and do contain trace amounts of water. Storing them in an airtight environment will cause them to become brittle and damage the luster.
Restringing: If you wear your pearls often, they should be strung about once a year to prevent strand breakage.  
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