Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1. What type of silver do you use?

2. Is your sterling silver nickel-free?

3. I like ear wire (French hook) earrings, but I am worried about losing them.

4. How do you recommend storing your jewellery?

5. Are your products shown to scale?

6. I am having difficulty purchasing an item online.

7. What is your return policy?

8. What is the currency of prices posted on this website?

9. What taxes apply to purchases?

10. What are the shipping and handling fees?

11. Is it possible to sell your products in my store or gallery?

12. How do you recommend cleaning your jewellery?

13. Are the Old Tin Roof jewellery products exactly as shown in the photos on the website?

14. Does the antique tin meet with Canadian Health and Safety Standards?

15. How are the "antique tin" pieces prepared to be worn as a comfortable piece of jewellery?

16. Why was the old log cabin dismantled?

17. Is the copper coated to prevent oxidization?

 

1. What type of silver do you use?

We use only the best quality sterling silver with a purity of 92.5% (.925). Pure silver is too soft to be used in jewellery. Pure silver is alloyed with copper (7.5%) to increase durability, without changing the beautiful colour of sterling silver jewellery.

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2. Is your sterling silver nickel-free?

No, although considered hypo-allergenic, our sterling silver jewellery components contain a trace amount of nickel. We offer nickel-free ear wires for earrings at no extra charge, simply contact us following your order to make the request.

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3. I like ear wire (French hook) earrings, but I am worried about losing them.

We include clear rubber safety backs with every pair of ear wires (French hook) earrings we sell. These safety backs keep your earrings where they belong.

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4. How do you recommend storing your jewellery?

When you are not wearing your jewellery, store it away from moisture in a sealed container such as an air tight bag. Ensure the jewellery is dry before storage. This will prevent tarnishing over a long period of time.

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5. Are your products shown to scale?

We include the measurements of all products for your reference, but for clarity products may not be shown to scale.

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6. I am having difficulty purchasing an item online.

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7. What is your return policy?

We proudly stand behind the quality of our jewellery. Every item made and sold by Old Tin Roof is guaranteed. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your order, the jewellery can be returned for an exchange or refund. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

All returns must be post marked within 60 days of Old Tin Roof's shipping date to be eligible. Please enclose a copy of your invoice and ensure that the jewellery is safely wrapped before sending, preferably in the original packaging.

When returning goods from within Canada, ship by Canada Post (standard letter mail).

When returning goods from outside Canada, ship by standard surface mail. The outside of the package must be clearly marked "Canadian Goods Returning." Old Tin Roof is unable to refund taxes and duties.

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8. What is the currency of prices posted on this website?

All prices are shown in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

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9. What taxes apply to purchases?

5% GST is applied at check-out for all orders with Canadian delivery addresses.

No Canadian taxes are applicable to orders shipped to international delivery addresses (all countries excluding Canada); however, the buyer is responsible for any import taxes, import duties or other incidental charges that may apply to their particular country. We are unable to provide estimates for these fees. Your local customs office will be able to provide more information.

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10. What are the shipping and handling fees?

Please see our Shipping & Returns page for complete details.

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11. Is it possible to sell your products in my store or gallery?

Old Tin Roof (Winterchild Jewellery) welcomes wholesale customer enquiries. Please see our Wholesale Page to obtain wholesale order information.

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12. How do you recommend cleaning your jewellery?

Should the sterling silver or copper tarnish, we have found that taking a standard pencil eraser and rubbing it over the surface of the jewellery easily removes the tarnish. There is no need to use silver or other cleaning solutions.

Our polish pads also do an excellent job of shining up your jewellery.

Wearing the jewellery regularly does help to keep it from tarnishing, as well, storing it in a dry location is very important.

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13. Are the Old Tin Roof jewellery products exactly as shown in the photos on the website?

Our jewellery is handcrafted and may vary slightly from one another. Each piece of antique tin is unique which we feel adds to its appeal.

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14. Does the antique tin meet with Canadian Health and Safety Standards?

The "antique tin" has been assayed and test results meet the Government of Canada's Health and Safety Standards.

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15. How are the "antique tin" pieces prepared to be worn as a comfortable piece of jewellery?

The "antique tin" is thoroughly washed and then coated with a water-based polyurethane. The "antique tin" pieces are then cut out and all edges are sanded so that the finished jewellery is very smooth and comfortable to wear.

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16. Why was the old log cabin dismantled?

The old log cabin was leaning precariously and we, the owner's, decided it was unsafe. A close friend of our dismantled the cabin and has saved all of the logs that are in good condition and will be using them along with logs from other dismantled cabins to build a new log cabin in Mayo. Any logs he is unable to use will be used as firewood.

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17. Is the copper coated to prevent oxidization?

No, the copper is not coated, we suggest polishing the copper with a gritty pencil eraser if you would like to keep it shining and bright, otherwise, we think that it looks very interesting when the copper darkens over time.

Our polish pads also do an excellent job of shining up the copper.

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Feedback

Did we miss your question or do you have any comments that you would like us to hear? Please contact us to let us know your feedback at oldtinroof@winterchildjewellery.ca.

 
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