Often Asked Questions
How do I pay?
All prices are in Canadian dollars and I use Square and Paypal to accept credit card payments. All sales are processed safely through a secure shopping cart gateway.
Returns must be started within 7 days after your package arrives. Once the item has been received we will send you an email to notify you that it has arrived and give you the approval for the refund. Items must be unworn and in original condition.
Please do the following to start a return:
Contact me and let me know you have a return.
Explain why you wish to return the item.
Use safe secure packaging (like how it arrived to you) using a bubble wrap envelope and padding.
The return address is on the package but in a pinch just contact me and I'll get that to you.
Custom fees are non-refundable
Original shipping fees are non-refundable.
Damage during shipping: If there is a breakage during shipping, please take photos and send them to me so I can see what happened. No one likes broken things when they arrive in the mail. (Please note, in 20 years of using Canada Post? I've not seen a single breakage so I trust my packaging techniques).
Breakage and loss during regular wear and use: Crystals are fragile. They will break if not handled correctly. Sometimes they get lost. I know, it's happened to me. It stinks and I get sad. If your crystal breaks, please understand that you are responsible for the damage and I do not refund for this type of loss and breakage.
Every circumstance is unique so send me a note - maybe we can find a replacement for you but it will be challenging as crystals are unique and one of a kind. You would be responsible for the fees for making a new crystal pendant as well as the shipping fees. If you want me to work with your existing crystal and re-wrap it so that you can continue to wear it in its new shape? I would need photos of the crystal first to let you know if this is possible. You'd be responsible for the shipping fees to return it to me and the cost to have the crystal re-wrapped and sent back to you. Please understand, I am not Amazon where crystals are a dime a dozen - I hand pick my crystals and most of the time they are one-of. I can't get many of the stones you see ever again as many have come from vintage collections or from handpicked locations in Canada. I'm an artist and this is what I do for my passion. :)
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PLEASE NOTE: There are delays in shipping times due to COVID19.
Due to Covid, shipping times vary from 5 to 14 days approximate.
Please note: You can choose TRACKED shipping for your order in the shopping cart.
You may incur custom fees for your package and these fees are not included in your shipping charges. You are responsible for them when your package arrives.
If your item is a gift for Christmas, please order by mid November. Not having your gift is sad and no one wants to be sad. Please order early to ensure your package will arrive on time.
Can I get a custom piece created just for me?
Yes. If you are looking for a particular stone or piece of jewelry and you don't see it here on my site, please get in touch with me.
I don't see the Crystal I need.
Often I'm working on pieces or just have crystals I've not worked with yet in my shop. If you need something in particular, just ask. I may have it tucked aside or in a pinch, could work with you to find something that would work with your needs.
Can you help me find a crystal?
I've worked with a lot of people over the decades helping them to find just the right crystal. If you are not sure? You can send me an email or text and we can chat.
Do you use crystals too?
I sure do!
So why should I buy from you?
First and foremost, I tell everyone to use their intuition and listen to what you hear. If it feels right to you, then it probably is. So if you are looking around and checking my site out and it feels good? Then follow that.
Here's a little info for you: I've been working with crystals and gemstones since 1999. During this time I've been helping people via email, text message, phone and in person to find that special crystal they are seeking. That takes time and often I spend days, weeks and even months with clients trying to get exactly what they need. I'm extremely patient LOL. And, you just can't rush this process. Crystal Healing has to feel right for you.
The stones you see on my site are, for the most part, found at local shows, at reputable vendors across Canada and some are even from old collections from fellow crystal enthusiasts. There are even some crystals that I've hand-picked in nature in my travels across the world. (I'll always let you know that in the listings).
I'm not a factory. This is my joy and my passion and I'm doing this because I love crystals and I'm not only making a piece of art for you to wear, I'm spreading the healing across the world. With that said, you will no doubt notice mistakes on my website, or beads out of place on bracelets or even a crystal wrap that's just not centered or right. That's because I'm not a robot and these hand crafted pieces are just that - hand crafted.
I want you to be happy with your crystal.
Do you have a shop I can visit?
Sadly, no. But, if you are in the Sudbury area and you see something on my site you'd really like to have? Just call or message me, or you can email and let me know. Most of the time I can meet you somewhere in the local area. If I can't meet up right away? Perhaps we can figure out a time together.
How can I contact you?
I'm always in and out of my shop. So if you call, leave me a message and I will call you back (the number is on the top right of every page on my website).
Do I get a necklace with my crystal?
It's important to note that crystal healing does not take the place of standard licensed medical and healthcare practices, diagnosis and healing techniques. Crystals are a companion on your journey when changing your life and are to be used to strengthen and empower your individual intentions. Wicked Stones cannot guarantee a particular result when using our crystals for healing. All our products are sold with positive healing intentions but we accept no responsibility or liability for the effectiveness of the crystals and products sold on our website. We're not physicians or doctors and can't offer you medical advice and suggest you do your research when searching for particular healing crystals and methods. When purchasing and or using our products, you released Wicked Stones from any responsibilities concerning your health, liability, damage, personal, financial or psychological problems that may arise at any time with your use of our products.
On a personal note: Yes, I know that's a heavy disclaimer but I do need to point that out. My items are intended to partner with your desires and goals and assist you. The power to change is within you and I can only offer you the tools for your own success. Over the decades I've seen a lot of great success.
Storage and Care
Storage: When not wearing your crystals, try to store them somewhere where they will not fall and hit the floor. Crystals will break and should be considered fragile. Consider picking up a small box to store them in as you would any fine jewelry or place them in a drawer. A suggestion would be to wrap the stones in a soft cloth so they won't be scratched by other crystals or items nearby when not in use and the cords wont tangle as much. Sunlight: Be aware that prolonged exposure to sunlight will change the original colour of crystals so keep your gems out of the sun.
Tarnish: Do not store them in humid or hot areas as it may cause quicker tarnishing. Sterling silver WILL tarnish no matter what you do as there are variable conditions that cause this. Be aware that you will need to clean your silver from time to time. Note: There are many things that can cause tarnish like your hairspray, the soap you use, your body chemistry, sun tan lotion and oils. The universe is a hodgepodge of tarnish recipes just waiting to happen.
Breakage. Crystals and gems can break when dropped so be cautious when taking them off and on. They can also break during storage if you have decided to hang them and they get banged around. Cats are notorious for playing with dangling crystals if you let them and they may break. Bathrooms are notorious places for crystal breakages! If you plan on taking them off before showering, do so away from porcelain sinks and tubs as if they fall and hit those they most likely will break.
Cleaning: I suggest cleaning your jewelry with a soft, non-abrasive cloth meant for silver cleaning. Often just showering and using soap will help clean "some" of the tarnish off. Avoid using liquid dip silver cleaners as this can damage softer crystals.