About The Jewellery

 

A love of classic glamour is at the core of Leah Yard Designs. The filigree style throughout the collection has become a signature element. The curvature of the frames adds a timeless touch to each piece.

"Jewellery is so whimsical, it has always been my favourite accessory. I want to design pieces that easily mix and match and celebrate the wearer's personal style. My hope is to make jewellery that adds a touch of glamour to each day."

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Leah Yard Owner/Designer

With over 10 years of experience, Leah continues to run her business out of her studio in Vancouver, BC. Read more about the designer here.

THE PROCESS



Most items are handmade to order. Size and clarity of the gemstones may vary, as we work with (and adore) semi-precious materials. We do our best to clearly showcase the items with photos and detailed descriptions to ensure customer satisfaction. If you have any questions about an item please let us know; we love to talk jewellery!

Items are packaged in a custom gift box with care instructions. We do our best to reduce waste by using one box for multiple items, but if you require extra boxes or gift wrapping, please let us know as we are more than happy to accommodate!

Orders are ready to ship within 1-3 Business Days and are sent via Canada Post. Please note: Due to COVID-19 delivery times may be delayed

Local Pick-Up:
Available for Vancouver customers
Choose "Studio-Pickup" at the checkout
Once your order is ready you will receive an email

Standard/Basic Shipping:

Canada- 5-10 Business Days
USA- 7-10 Business Days 
Other International- 2-4 Weeks

Xpresspost (Available upon request):
Canada- 1-4 Business Days
USA- 3-5 Business Days
Other International- 4-12 Business Days


Please note:
*The above delivery times are estimates and may vary depending on border delays. We do our best to provide clear and appropriate shipping labels and/or documentation to ensure orders arrive as quickly as possible.  

*International orders may be subject to additional customs fees that will be the responsibility of the buyer. 

THE PRODUCT

Each piece of jewellery is designed in Vancouver. Most items are made from start to finish in Canada. Our full collection is manufactured in Canada, United States, and India (where our gemstones are sourced).

The metals we use are:

14 KARAT GOLD FILL: Gold Fill is a thick layer of gold bonded to a brass core. 
 
The requirement of Gold-Fill is weight-based and states that a piece must contain 5% solid gold of the item's total weight. Due to the bonding method of pressure and heat, this amazing metal can withstand hammering, texturizing, and forming.

Though it can naturally darken over time, it can be easily re-polished and with proper care, Gold-Fill can be considered a long-term metal. Due to its cost and durability, Gold Fill is the next best option to solid gold, and it is our favourite metal to work with! We use Gold-Fill as much as possible throughout the collection.

ROSE GOLD FILL: Rose gold is a gold and copper alloy. Rose Gold Fill is a thick layer of Rose Gold bonded to a brass core.
 
Like 14 Karat Gold Fill, Rose Gold Fill uses a weight-based requirement: to meet this, it must contain 5% solid Rose Gold of the item's total weight. Due to the bonding method of pressure and heat, this amazing metal can withstand hammering, texturizing, and forming. Though it can naturally darken over time, it can be easily re-polished and with proper care, Rose Gold Fill can be considered a long-term metal. Because of its cost and durability, Rose Gold Fill is the next best option to solid Rose Gold. 

STERLING SILVER: Also known as 925 Silver, is Silver which is 92.5% purity.  

VERMEIL: Vermeil is a Sterling Silver core, which has been guided with Gold. Our plated items have a Sterling Silver base, with a thick 14 Karat Gold plating overtop.

*Please note: Our logo tags are a mixture of Sterling Silver and Gold Plated Brass

Care Instructions: Please enjoy your jewels with delicate care! 

* Avoid contact with lotions, sprays, oils and perfumes (Tip: Jewellery should always be the last thing to put on when dressing)
* Do not wear in water (e.g. shower, swimming, sauna, hot tub) or while exercising
* If tarnishing occurs, metals may be cleaned with a jewellery polishing cloth
* To help prevent early tarnishing, items should be stored in an airtight bag.


RETURNS & EXCHANGES:

If you are not happy with your purchase please contact us within 7 days of receiving the item(s).

Unworn items (excluding sale and custom orders) may be returned/exchanged within 10 business days of the purchase date (Please note this means item(s) must be in the mail within this time).  

Full refunds are offered minus the original shipping for jewellery that is returned in its original condition and packaging. Though insurance and tracking is recommended when mailing the item(s) back, this is the buyer's choice as the return shipping costs will be their responsibility.

Did we miss something?  Send us an email with any questions you have!