FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your materials?
Laura Jaklitsch Jewelry pieces are made with wood, and polyurethane inlay. All metals are either recycled sterling silver or gold. Pin stems are stainless steel. Laura also uses cork and neoprene rubber cord.
Are the colors painted on?
No, the colors are dyed polyurethane inlaid into wood; they go all the way through. The blanks are cured under pressure causing the liquid polyurethane to seep into the pores of the wood, which creates the feathering effect on woods with an open grain such as White Ash. You can learn more about the process here. Each color is mixed using only 4 dyes: red, blue, yellow, and black.
Do you do custom work?
Yes! Laura Jaklitsch Jewelry would love to work with you on a custom wood jewelry project, including bridal jewelry. Please email email@example.com to get started and see if your project would be a good fit.
Where can I see your work in person?
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Can I order a different chain length?
Yes, on most pieces the chain length may be altered. Please email us before you order.
I don’t know my ring size, can you help?
Yes! Please email ljaklitsch@gmail for assistance. We can send you a free ring sizer in the mail to determine your size.
Do you do repairs?
Most pieces can be repaired, please contact us for more information. A small fee may be assessed on a case-by-case basis. We also offer professional refinishing services.
Will the colors fade?
Laura Jaklitsch Jewelry uses UV resistant dyes to prevent fading. Wearing your wood jewelry in the sun is fine (and encouraged!) however to protect the wood, do not store your jewelry in direct sunlight for extended periods of time (i.e. a sunny window).
Can I get my wood jewelry piece wet?
Laura Jaklitsch Jewelry pieces are sealed with a museum quality microcrystalline wax, so water will bead up on the surface and can simply be wiped away. Swimming, showering, or otherwise submerging your jewelry in water is not recommended. You can also send your jewelry to the studio for a fresh coat of wax if needed.
How do I care for my wood jewelry?
Learn about caring for your jewelry here.
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