FAQs

How long does it take for a commission to be completed?

Each jewellery commission is tailored separately. It can take anything from 4 weeks to 8 weeks depending on when you need it for, how complicated it is to make and sourcing the right materials to fit the job. If you have a specific date in mind, deadlines are good for me! And I will always let you know before I start the job if your deadline is a realistic timeframe to make the work. If it is not a bespoke piece then I can do it in a day if the pieces are already cast and waiting to be soldered and made into jewellery. So the best answer is just get in touch and I am happy to come to some agreement with you to suit your needs.

How much will it cost?

For bespoke work, a 50% non refundable deposit is taken up front and then the following 50% taken on completion. Cost is dependant on the piece and I am always to happy to try make something to suit your budget and will give you options within that particular bracket. Resizing is done free of charge if any tweaks are needed.

Can I commission from Eily without meeting her?

Yes no problem, I make a lot of my commissions remotely. I just need your size and we can work out pricing and design via email or skype. But if you wish to fly me to where you are living to discuss (Hawaii anyone?) then I am happy to talk business after some cocktails.

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Will you use my stones to use within a piece?

Eily will need to assess the quality of the stones before doing so. Any breakages due to fissures within the stones or bad quality are at the cost to the customer.

Delivery

Most pieces on the website are made to order by Eily, by hand unless stated in the product description that it is in stock.

So each piece is handmade just for you. Please allow around 2-3 weeks for dispatch of silver work and gold commissions take a bit longer at 4-6 weeks.

I am always mindful of any deadlines or special dates you may have so please get in contact if you need something sooner at eily@eilyoconnell.com.

Ireland and UK deliveries are sent via Royal Mail (£6) special next day delivery day, after the piece is made of course unless it is in stock. If in stock it will be sent within 1-2 days to you.

All other international orders are sent via tracked and signed service for £8.

Any orders over the cost of £150 are free of postage charge.

Fedex shipments are available at an extra cost if International and stuck for time. This can cost from £20 depending on which part of the world you are.

No orders will be sent to PO Box addresses as a signature is required upon delivery to ensure safe transportation of your treasure.

Any tax duties or custom charges in the destination Country are the responsibility of the customer.

Refunds and Returns

Please contact hiccup@eilyoconnell.com if for any reason you would like a refund or exchange within 14 days or purchase.

Bespoke commission work is exempt from refunds or exchange as it would have been made specifically for you.

Due to hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be exchanged.

Eily O Connell cannot be responsible for any return postage charges, items lost, stoplen or damaged in transit so if you are returning an item, please send via tracked post.

If customs declaration is required, mark item as “returned Item’ so there is no additional custom fees. If there are fees, this will be at the cost to the customer.

Please just get in contact if you have any queries!!

Jewellery Care

Silver by nature will tarnish so needs some upkeep and care to ensure longevity. Below are some tips for you.
Use any perfume or cosmetics before you put your beautiful jewellery on as ingredients can cause your jewellery to tarnish or discolour.
Don’t store jewellery in the bathroom or damp places.
Don’t wear your jewellery swimming as chlorine or even sea water is not good for it.
Don’t go to the gym in your jewellery or garden as sweat will cause tarnish quicker.
Scrub pieces with a very soft toothbrush and a little soapy water. Or use silver dip if it is not gold plated or there are no stones or enamel on the piece.
Take care with any gemstones or enamel in your jewellery and don’t use chemical cleaners near them.
Black oxidization on jewellery will wear as you show it off, especially rings. This is just another feature and in harmony with the organic and natural wearing process.
Like all items with long wear, they may need a re-plate or a new chain or claws redone. Whatever the matter just get in touch and I will give you a quote if required.
Beware of jealous looks whilst wearing your jewellery.

Materials and Packaging

Each piece is carefully packaged into it’s own black recycled jewellery box. Each one is gold foil printed for a luxe feel with Eily’s recognizable logo.
They come tied with black natural fibre twine.
All tissue that wraps the boxes is acid free tissue.
All bags used are recycled black bags.
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All postcards, business cards, padded envelopes and information leaflets are printed on recycled paper.
A lot of Eily’s stones are sourced ethically/ fairtrade but supply is low still so not all stones can be sourced in this manner. In the future, Eily wishes to use only ethical stones when demand feeds supply a bit better. Eily is also learning how to cut stones herself at a lapidary course she attends for more interesting cuts. at

Shipping Prices

Upon dispatch, Customer Service will notify you via email of shipment and any corresponding tracking information.

Please note, international orders may be liable for import and/or customs duties. Eily O Connell jewellery will not be held liable for these charges, and such they are the responsibility of the customer.

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