Q: Why do many online retailers sell biker style jewelry cheaply?
Cheap jewelry tends to look good only in photos… or in a nightclub. For instance, turn the inexpensive ring, which you just received in the mail, over and look at the inside as well as the shank. Nothing there… very thin and hollow? Well, you just got what you paid for or much less. Please check out our blog at BikerJewelry.Info for popular jewelry designs and introductions on the artists that make them. If you see a silver cross or skull ring that just so happens to look like the ring that you just bought (like an uglier cousin), it might be an inspired piece.
Reputable dealers and designers know that a lot of biker jewelry from Thailand, China, as well as other parts of the world, is mass-produced junk. However, there are many reputable designers that have their own production houses, or even outsource part or all of their production, in Asia. But that’s another story for another occasion. What we are talking about is the mass-produced and generic biker jewelry that plagues the Internet and your local stores. These are designer inspired and knockoff products, meaning that the designs are copied from well-known designers and produced cheaply on a large scale to be sold around the world. Just as you would be able to spot a designer inspired LV handbag, a connoisseur of silver biker jewelry would be able to spot a designer inspired Stanley Guess bracelet. Other obvious examples would be designer inspired Chrome Hearts or, even, Tiffany jewelry. The designer inspired pieces don’t have the actual logos stamped on them, or that would make them counterfeits.
Another important factor is that cheap biker jewelry is often made from recycled silver or even metals that are unsuitable for contact with skin. Due to low quality silver and poor craftsmanship, cheap silver jewelry pieces often have holes and pores on poorly polished surfaces. Only the combination of various qualities including the best metal refining methods, high metalworking and stone-setting craftsmanship, unique as well as intricate designs, and laser technologies can produce the best handmade, luxury silver jewelry in the industry.
Q: What is good leather?
Full-grain leather refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed to remove imperfections, or natural marks, on the surface of the hide. The grain remains intact, allowing the fiber strength and durability. It also features breath-ability, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Rather than wearing out, it will develop a fine patina over time. High quality leather furniture is often made from full-grain leather.
Top-grain leather is the second highest quality. It has had the “split” layer separated away, making it thinner and more pliable than full-grain. Its surface has been sanded and finish coat added, which results in a plastic feel with less breath-ability, but it will not develop a natural patina. It is typically less expensive and has greater resistance to stains than full-grain leather, so long as the finish remains unbroken.
Q: How can I view the status of my order?
Go to the Customer Service, Account Information page. This page lists all your orders. Click the date of the order whose status you wish to view. For EMS shipments only, please track your package at www.track-trace.com/post
Q: What are your shipping costs and ETA?
You can view an estimate of mailing costs by viewing your cart. However, final mailing costs will be displayed on the Invoice you see before confirming your order. We offer flat rate standard mailing to the United States; United Kingdom; Germany; Canada; Sweden; Hong Kong and Shanghai. Your item will be sent via registered airmail (shipping and handling is $15). Receive FREE shipping via EMS Speed Post on all jewelry orders $500 and over! No sales tax will be charged to your purchase. There is no tracking information available for standard airmail. So, if you would like to track your package, upgrade you shipping preference to EMS. Delivery time for EMS is approximately 1 week, while standard shipping can be anywhere from 7 to 14 days. We charge $19 (handling fee included) for EMS delivery. Delivery time may be delayed by the postal service during holiday peak periods.
All jewelry made available on this website is made-to-order, custom or one-of-a-kind. Shipping time depends upon your chosen product. Orders are processed within 3 to 5 business days, while production time on ordered items can vary between 1 to 3 weeks. Your order will generally be delivered in 14 to 21 days, however, please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your order.
Rings and gauges are hard metal objects that can be measured exactly, but your finger is flesh and bone. Your finger is not perfectly round, so it can’t be measured with the same degree of accuracy as the ring. At the end of the day, the right ring is one that will stay on comfortably. Average ring finger sizes may be useful as a point of reference for people. They are offered to help you know if your calculations are reasonable. The average adult woman’s ring finger size is 6 to 8, or L to Q. Most American jewelers stock women’s samples in size 7. The average adult man is size 9 to 11, or J to W. Most American jewelers get men’s samples in size 10.
Please be aware that depending on the design on the finger and the width of the band, there can be some variables as to what size you will need for that particular ring. Large rings such as the ones we offer at Skull N Roses will fit a bit more snugly than your average thin rings. Finger sizes sometimes do not correspond to body size. Finger sizes also are prone to change with temperature, humidity, exercise, what you have been eating, time of day, time of the month, pregnancy and other factors. The dominant hand is usually 1/2 size larger, so if you are right handed and have a size 7 ring that fits the left hand, it is reasonable to guess that a 7 1/2 will fit the right hand. Quarter sizes are offered to help you get the best fit, however quarter sizes make more difference on smaller fingers than on large fingers. The best size is usually the ring that fits snugly and gives a little resistance when you take it off. Wider rings should be a little looser than narrow rings.