14kt gold filled scallop shell • cultured freshwater pearls
Length: 1in, 7x7mm pearl, 10x13mm scallop shell
The Scallop Shell is a symbol of good luck and is believed to relieve stress by offering a protective shield. Due to their association with the sea, which connects distant places and people, the scallop shell is believed to enhance travel luck and strengthen long distance relationships by connecting those who are apart.
The scallop shell is also the symbol most closely associated with the Camino de Santiago in Spain which honors the Apostle St. James. Legend has it that during the celebration of a wedding, the groom mounted a horse and threw himself into the sea to show his love to his wife. Overwhelmed by a strong wave, however, everyone thought that he would not survive.
On the contrary, he managed to emerge together with his horse, covered with scallop shells that had protected him. A few days after this event, the remains of the Apostle Saint James, would arrive by sea to the Galician coast.
As a symbol of faith and gratefulness for this miracle, the man made a pilgrimage to Santiago with a scallop shell.
Gold filled jewelry is tarnish-resistant and can be worn all the time. It serves as a cost effective alternative to pure gold jewelry without sacrificing quality and durability. Despite its name, gold filled jewelry refers to a process in which a layer of karat gold is heat- and pressure- bonded to a layer of base metal. This process keeps the metal tarnish resistant because it completely covers the surface of the base metal. Gold filled jewelry can be 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt, and 24kt. It looks like solid gold since its outermost layer is actually gold, however, it is a harder, more durable, and less expensive option than solid gold. Compared to gold plating or vermeil, gold filled jewelry contains 100% more gold, it is generally safe for wearers with allergies to common metals, and it is tarnish resistant. Gold is generally a soft metal; therefore, it should be worn with care to avoid bending, dents, and scratches.
Our return policy is valid within 60 days of purchase. If 60 days has gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To initiate a return or repair request, please submit your inquiry via our Order Return/Repair request form.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
To return your product, you should mail your product to:
Christiana Layman Designs
7660 Fay Ave H158
La Jolla, CA 92037
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
Late or missing refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
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If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.
Why choose gold filled?
If you want high quality jewelry that you can wear all the time without the high price of solid gold, gold filled jewelry is your best option. Gold filled jewelry is not as common among larger jewelry companies because it cannot be manufactured or cast. Each piece of jewelry must be carefully made by hand and is therefore more difficult and more expensive to make. Here at CLD, we feel it is worth it to go the extra mile to create high quality jewelry that WE want to wear and are OBSESSED with. We hope you will feel the same :)