How can I pay?
You can pay using credit card or paypal.
When (and how) will I get my order?
Processing timeI send items within 1 to 3 days of your order. Please let me know if you need it urgently and I will see what I can do.
Shipping: UKAll orders are sent first class Signed For service with Royal Mail. This means that they are covered (up to £50) for loss or damage, and should arrive with you the day after I post them.
If you sign up to my mailing list here, you can get a code for free UK postage that you can use as many times as you like.
Missing post is a very rare occurrence, and refunds are not offered for shipping errors that are beyond my control.
Shipping: Rest of the WorldAll overseas orders are sent standard international post with Royal Mail. This is estimated to arrive in Europe within 3 to 7 days and within 5 to 10 days elsewhere.
For extra guarantee, you can use Royal Mail’s International Tracked and Signed service. Click on Shipping Method to choose this option.
Unfortunately, I cannot be held responsible for delayed or lost items once they are in the possession of Royal Mail. Missing mail is a very rare occurrence but for extra reassurance please select the tracked service (see above).
Customs and import taxesBuyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
What if there’s a problem?
Returns and exchanges
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems with your order.
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
The following items can't be returned or exchangedCustom or personalised orders unless they are damaged or defective
Conditions of returnBuyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
So, tell me more about the jewellery!
Care instructionsAll my pieces are covered with layers of resin, which will protect the paper layer in general wear. However, I would advise not exposing to prolonged damp or humidity. Do not wear whilst, for example, showering or spraying perfume.
Sterling silver and silver plateSterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. Silver plate is metal that has been coated with a thin layer of silver. My earrings and pendants all use sterling silver. My cufflinks are silver-plated. My brooches do not contain silver.
In the UK all items sold as precious metal i.e. solid silver or gold, is required to be hallmarked by law. However this law only applies to items where the sterling silver weighs less than 7.78 grams. Currently all my jewellery weighs less than that and so I do not get it hallmarked.
How are they made?
Most of my pieces are made from card, resin and sterling silver. Some pieces are made from silver plate or other metal – see individual listings for details. For example these cufflinks are made with silver plate.
All pieces are handmade, by me, in my shed in Cambridge. I use some modern technology; a laser cutter to cut out the card, and some traditional technology; jewellers’ tools such as in this picture. For more information on the process take a look at my blog posts or my Instagram feed.
All the designs on the card are taken from my own hand-drawn illustrations.
What makes Dittany Rose jewellery so special?
They are super light to wear (and also super light to post as gifts).
They are unique; you can recognize a Dittany Rose design instantly, and no one is going to think you bought these on the high street.
They are largely made from paper, which makes them a great first anniversary gift. However, they are more durable than other paper gifts, which are usually not protected with resin, and usually not combined with silver.
They come in a huge range of bright (and some subtle!) colours so you can match them to your outfits.They’ll also brighten up a plain outfit.
They are handmade. In the UK. By a trained jeweller.