Frequently Asked Questions
The piece I want is out of stock. How do I get a pair and what is pre-ordering?
Due to high demand for our handmade jewelry, there may be times when your favorite piece is out of stock. We highly recommend pre-ordering to ensure you receive a pair, as we often sell out before our shipments even arrive here at Maya. Pre-order is especially important if you're coveting an organic design as these pieces are made to order, so if you don't let us know the size and material you want it may never be made! To pre-order, select the item like usual when shopping and check out like you normally would. Average wait time for requested items is 6-8 weeks unless otherwise informed.
What is the 'Wait List'?
We do our best to keep everything well stocked for you. In the event that we are temporarily out of an item, you will find the wait list button at the bottom of each product page (except discontinued items). Just check the box for the jewelry you're coveting and once we have it back in the office you will receive an e-mail letting you know it is available. To guarantee availability of an item, we highly recommend pre-ordering as our jewelry often sells out quickly.
Here you can save items that you are coveting so you can purchase when ready. The wish list can also be used as a registry, where you can e-mail your desired jewelry to your friends, family and lovers who are shopping for you. People can search for your wish list by your name or e-mail address via the left hand navigation through 'Search Wish List'. If someone makes a purchase via your wish list the system will automatically remove the item from your list.
Give the gift of Maya. Purchase gift certificates for your friends and family via the left hand navigation of our site. The recipient will be emailed a digital gift certificate valid for anything their heart desires on our webstore.
Is my information safe with you?
We respect you and your privacy. Therefore, we never share nor sell your personal information to any third parties. Any information collected through our site is intended to be used for transactions and communications with Maya only. Your personal information is secured via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology.
Shipping and Payment:
What type of Payments can I use?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal on all online orders. You can also send us a money order and we will ship your jewelry as soon as the money arrives. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to pay via money order.
Unless you are contacted by us, your jewelry will be processed and shipped the same day (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm PST) of us receiving your order.
In some rare instances the jewelry you order might be out of stock. If so, we will immediately notify you with an expected ship date and you'll have the option to cancel your order if it doesn't meet your needs.
All shipments are made through USPS:
For our international friends, please be advised that you are responsible for any duties and tax fees that may be applied upon arrival from your local postal service.
All of our earrings are sold in pairs only. We guarantee our jewelry 100% against manufacturers defects. If your jewelry breaks we will replace it at our discretion up to six months after purchase. If you have sensitive skin please be advised we can not guarantee which materials will best suit your body. Please be aware that fine jewelry is fragile. Treat it with the utmost care by gently open and closing clasps, etc. to ensure its longevity. If you are rough with your jewelry, we can not replace it. Please see our extended material FAQs below.
We are committed to supplying you with the highest quality jewelry that you can get your paws on. Making sure each pair is a beautiful match and is exquisitely polished takes some time and a few of us checking everything more than a couple of times. We are extremely proud of our artisans and the quality of pieces we create together. We view our jewelry as works of handcrafted art, each unique in its own way. With it being hand made, some variations in sizing may occur within .5-1mm of their gauge. In the event you happen to come across a pair that you think isn't up to high standards of quality please follow the directions below so we can make sure you are delighted.
Please keep in mind that with our pieces being hand crafted, each pair is unique and may not look exactly like the photograph on our website. We understand that mistakes happen and are happy to exchange your purchase for the proper size or material if ordered incorrectly. When you receive your jewelry from us you will notice that your jewelry arrives in a tamper evident pouch. If you chose the wrong size or material or do not like it we can exchange the jewelry ONLY if the seal has not been broken. We guarantee 100% that our product is sold as new and has never been worn before, therefore if the seal is broken we cannot exchange or refund the jewelry. Returns/exchanges must be done within two weeks of receiving your order. To process a return or exchange please send us an e-mail notification ASAP to email@example.com
How do I take care of my Metal?
All of our designs are hand crafted originals available in 925 Silver, 22k Yellow Gold Plating, or 18k Rose Gold Plating, hand forged Brass, Copper or White Brass depending on your design of choice. All of our jewelry is designed with integrity so that it can withstand extended wear, with proper care. These pieces are strong, bold, and many can be worn through eyelets so no stretched ear gets left behind. We guarantee our metal jewelry 100% against manufacturer defects.
All metal oxidizes quicker when left out in open air and can also easily pick up any fingerprints. We recommend an appropriate microfiber, material specific polishing cloth. Make sure to follow the instructions on the package and be careful of putting too much pressure on the jewelry as you polish as it may degrade the gold plating. Always keep your polishing cloth clean by keeping it in a plastic bag when not in use, dust can collect on the cloth and scratch your jewelry. Please gently open and close designs with latches to ensure longevity.
How do I take care of my Organic Jewelry?
We guarantee your jewelry will arrive brand new and never worn before, although due to the porous nature of the materials, organic jewelry cannot be made sterile. Please be sure to wash your jewelry with mild soap and water and dry immediately. All of our jewelry is pre-oiled with jojoba oil and sealed with organic bees wax. Organic jewelry is environmentally sensitive and can be oiled once a month with gentle oil such as jojoba or grape seed oil to prolong its luster and durability. Prolonged exposure to sunlight, sleeping, bathing, or swimming with your jewelry in, as well as exposing it to extreme cold or heat, may warp and crack it. Beautiful jewelry is delicate! Please be careful with your pretties.
Keep in mind that all Organic Jewelry is porous and should never be worn in freshly stretched ears, a mucous membrane, or in tissue that is damaged in anyway. If you feel you need assistance from a professional piercer you can check out the Association of Professional Piercers website: www.safepiercing.org to locate a studio near you.