Q: What is the difference between One of a Kind Creations and Found Treasures?
One of a kind's are pieces that are made by 1888 Design using upcycled and/or repurposed materials. These are one-off creations that include elements of jewelry that have been carefully and tastefully altered (upcycled), or elements that were never intended to be used as jewelry in their original form (repurposed) - designed and created entirely by Nathan and/or Ali.
A Found Treasure item is a vintage or antique finished product that 1888 Design has found and is reselling. These items are cleaned and often times polished, restored, adjusted, or even filled with a new stone or strung on a new chain if the item is in need of any of these repairs or beautifications. If we do not alter the item's original form and/or purpose or make any major changes/additions to the design, then we will NOT claim it as one of our designs.
Q: Do we do customs?
Yes, HOWEVER, because of the nature of how we create our upcycled designs we can't fabricate an idea from scratch. Rather, we will attempt to create a custom combination of our upcycled materials that suites the desired theme/idea for the customer. We always try our best to accommodate, but we can't guarantee that we will have specific components available at a given time. All custom inquiries will need to be discussed via email or IG direct message.
Q: Do we do private showings?
Yes, there is a minimum purchase of $150 worth of jewelry required to bring our inventory to you when we are traveling near your location. Our private showings are similar to our public market set ups where we will display our entire inventory for your event in person and explain the history and origins of our designs. All private showings will need to be discussed via email or IG direct message.
Q: Do we do chain replacements and/or repairs?
In the event that your chain happens to break somewhere down the line, we do offer chain replacements given that we have your chain in stock and it is not a specialty/vintage reused chain. We also sell blank chains for those who desire just a spare chain- reach out to us for information on what chains we have available. Pricing will vary based on the length desired and type of chain.
For jewelry repairs, please reach out via email or IG direct message to discuss replacements and we can discuss the nature of the repair and if we would be able to accommodate.
Q: Can we adjust the chain length on a necklace?
In large part, yes, however there are some designs where that is not possible (i.e. a specialty/vintage one-off chain). Reach out to us via email or IG direct message to inquire about any desired changes to a design you find on our website and we will discuss if changes are able to be made.
Q: Are our earrings hypoallergenic?
We use sterling silver, stainless steel, and brass metals for our earring hooks. Sterling and stainless steel are both completely hypoallergenic metals, where as brass can react differently amongst people. We would advise you to know how your body reacts to brass prior to purchasing any of our brass-hooked designs. Material descriptions are always given in our "reimagined components" section of each product page.
Q: Do we ship internationally?
No. We currently only ship within the US. Please reach out if interested in an international purchase as some exceptions can be made.