KJdesigns Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose the font I want ?

Yes you can, though some designs will only fit certain fonts.  Check them out here : fonts

Can I add charms or birthstones to the design ?

Some of the designs are suitable for adding extra charms, or birthstones.  Please ask if you are unsure.  You can view charms and birthstones.

Some of the designs have pictures on them - can we have one ?

We have a range of design stamps available.  They are BEST suited to aluminium, copper or brass designs, as the metal is softer and it is easier to get a good imprint with the stamp.  We also stamp these on the Girls Pendants which are stainless steel.  They are NOT suited to the designs in the Designer Range.  You can view them here - design stamps

Is there an option to choose a different chain ?

Yes, we have several chain options here - chains

How much is postage?

Postage in New Zealand is a flat rate of $5.20. 

We can post to Australia from $8 airmail and $28 courier.

How long will I have to wait for my order?

The wait time is generally 1 - 3 weeks.  This depends upon how busy we are, what time of year it is, if it is school holidays etc.  Generally most orders will be dispatched within a week, however if you are urgently needing your item within the 3 week timeframe please confirm first and put a note on the order regarding the date you need it by.

Where are you located, can I pick up?

We are located in Cambridge, in the Waikato, and we are happy to allow pickups by arrangement.

Do you do bulk discounts?

If you are interested in buying in bulk, please message me.  We are happy to discuss, and can often discount if you are buying in bulk.

Can I share your image of my purchase?

Yes, we are happy for you to share, please do not crop out our watermark though as the images remain KJdesigns property.

How many words will fit on this design?

Have a look at the sample pictures of the design, this will give you a good idea.  If you look in the custom designs/font page you can choose the font you like.  Different fonts will fit different amounts of words on each design.  If you let me know the words and the font, we can let you know if it will fit.

Do you have a shop where I can view your designs?

No we don't.  KJdesigns is run from our home, and every item is custom made.  You can check our Facebook Page to see previous designs if you would like.

Why is stainless steel such an awesome metal for jewellery?

Stainless steel looks great, yet doesn't cost a fortune.  Compared to Sterling Silver, stainless steel is much more affordable, and looks just as high end.  Stainless steel has been used for many years by luxury watch makers as their metal of choice.  This is because of how great it looks, and its durability. 

Sterling Silver can create reactions in some, and over time, it tarnishes - 316L Stainless steel does not tarnish or corrode.  Stainless Steel is hypoallergenic, and has antibacterial properties - (think surgical equipment) and you will not have a reaction to it.

Stainless Steel can be ION plated to resemble gold, and rose gold.  This is very long lasting plating that will not chip off.

Stainless Steel is strong, great for withstanding handstamping (repeatedly being hit by a hammer!), and will last the test of time.


What other metals do you use ?

Copper : Copper is a chemical element metal.  It is a soft metal, and often has a rustic feel.

Brass : Brass is an alloy consisting of copper and zinc.

Pewter : Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, consisting mostly of tin, but also copper and lesser known metals.  Considered a precious metal, and while used by the Ancient Egyptians, became popular in the middle ages.

Aluminium : Aluminium is a soft metal that does not tarnish.  It is the 3rd most abundant element in the Earths Crust after Oxygen and Silicon.

Sterling Silver : Sterling Silver is a silver alloy, containing 92.5% silver, and 7.5% (usually). copper.  Fine silver is very soft and easily damaged, so this alloy was created to increase durability.

Gold Fill /Rose Gold Fill: Gold and Rose Gold fill composes a solid layer of gold / rose gold pressure bonded to another metal.  It has 100% more gold than gold plated, and 100% more rose gold than rose gold plated, does not flake or rub off.  It is tarnish resistant and if you can wear gold or rose gold, you can wear gold or rose gold filled.  A fantastic alternative to gold and rose gold.

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