I accept all major credit cards and PayPal for online purchases. I do not accept checks.
All payments should be finalized within 24 hours of purchase. Payments are expected immediately upon checkout. The payment must go through before the order is processed. All payments must be received in full before any made to order item is put into production and shipped.
For Bespoke customs and more involved customizations on custom existing pieces (such as bigger stones) there’s a non-refundable 50% deposit upfront.
I recommend PayPal if you would prefer to pay in increment installments for made to order and custom existing pieces. I offer a 3-month to pay off through Paypal and you would automatically be charged for the amount along with a small handling fee each month starting the date of the month of the transaction. Do note that Items won’t be put into production till 2nd month and shipped till full payment has been received.
It is required by law to collect sales tax on purchases. Sales tax applies to those in the state of California. The rate is calculated based on 7.75% tax rate. There is NO sales tax outside California.
Prices may change at any time due to rapid changes in the metal markets. However, if you place an order, you will be charged the price that is on the website at that time. If you don't place your order on a particular day, we can't guarantee that the same piece will be available at the same price the next day, week or month within a time this might occur within such extremities with the market. With a consistent market this should leave no concerns.
Why does Michelle Valadon jewelry cost more?
If a piece of jewelry is $39.95, $59.95, or $139.95 you know two things—it is made in the Far East with very low wage workers and it is made in runs of thousands. Only very large companies can afford to make runs in the thousands. Quality is usually less, metal weight is light, and designs are simple.
Small companies, such as mine, use manufacturers in the U.S.A. The manufacturers charge a living wage, and while they do give a cost break on making large quantities, small companies rarely can take advantage of this. Also, the more intricate the piece is…the more the cost to manufacture.
Michelle Valadon designs are intricate, have a good metal weight, designed by Michelle personally, and manufactured in the U.S.A. Our prices are the best we can give due to the above reasons. You will have jewelry that you will not see coming and going. We put the utmost care and time into each piece to assure you the quality, craftsmanship, and beauty that you believe in and will treasure for years to come.