What is Repurposed Designer jewelry?
Repurposed Designer is a special category of jewelry that are upcycled from rare *often vintage* Luxury Designer goods. These one-off pieces are handmade and turned into wearable jewelry that bears the likeness of the brand it is sourced from. Although Repurposed Designer Jewelry are made from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, PRADA, Christian Dior, etc, they completely distinct from the brand as they are created for an entirely fresh purpose.
Are the Vintage Luxury Designer pieces authentic?
Yes, they are 100% Authentic and go through several quality checks and inspections by our team as well as vetted third-party authentication experts.
cora solely sources Luxury Designer bag charms and jewelry pieces.
Watch out - as a lot of sellers promote Repurposed "Luxury Designer" jewelry made from buttons. These buttons are often fake and easy to replicate, which is why cora does not repurpose these.
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Why does Repurposed Designer jewelry sell out often?
cora carefully sources Luxury Designer pieces (often charms) and upcycle them into wearable jewelry. The process is like a scavenger hunt as pieces often come rare and one off. Our designs are, quite literally, one-of-a-kind pieces that are modelled around custom-made handiwork.
Most charms are no longer sold in their brand's respective retail store so they are often sourced vintage. This also makes it very difficult to find more than one piece.
The owner of cora Repurposed Designer pieces definitely earns bragging rights for owning what no one else has; while also contributing to the circular economy - a call to arms against the ever changing fast fashion consumerist mindset!
Will you be restocking your Repurposed Designer pieces?
Due to the rarity of the charms, certain designs may never come back again. However, we are always on the hunt for them in any vintage markets, hoping to get a chance at redesigning another piece! Sign up to our newsletter and follow us closely on @collectcora for any upcoming collection drops!
Can the jewelry be worn wet?
cora offers demi-fine jewelry made from precious metals such as gold on 925 sterling silver. Certain designs also come with 2.5micron Gold Vermeil plating which can withstand daily wear with exposure to water.
However, for Repurposed Designer pieces, we encourage a little more TLC. While we use often use non-corrosive metals like stainless steel for the chain, the pendants themselves may be prone to rust.
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Why hasn't my order arrived yet?
We request your patience when waiting for your order to arrive as the current COVID-19 circumstances may cause shipping delays.
Once the order has been processed and handed over to our courier partners, delivery times are no longer within our control.
Can I expedite my order?
Yes, you can. However, please be aware that expedited shipping incurs additional charges.
We can look into the charges for you if you write to us at email@example.com before making your order.
Do you ship internationally?
Absolutely! Information involving shipping costs, free shipping and expected delivery times are detailed below.
Kindly note that customers are responsible for any custom (duties, taxes, tariffs) charges and may have to pay for these upon receiving the order.
warranty / returns.
Do you accept returns / exchanges?
Due to the nature of the product, worn jewelry cannot be returned as it bears sanitary concerns.
However, we offer one year warranty to prove that our gold vermeil jewelry can stand the test of time!
One Year Warranty.
One year warranty is provided for Gold Vermeil pieces.
Write to us with the header "WARRANTY: ORDER NO ____" with the following information:
1. Fwd: Order confirmation email
2. Description of concern
3. Photos / Videos of the jewlery piece
Upon a successful review, a replacement will be sent to your original address.
Kindly note: This warranty does not cover lost items, scratches that come with normal wear and tear, improper use or storage of your product, and any external modification done to your product. Under special circumstances, we might request that the piece be sent back. Instructions will be sent directly.
I changed my mind! Can I modify / cancel my order?
Repurposed Designer purchases cannot be amended because it typically only has 1 piece available and is considered SOLD OUT immediately. Changing your order makes it unfair for buyers who are parking on the site to get a chance at buying the pieces. If you'd like to make changes to the other jewelry pieces, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org / write to us via the contact form with the header: "CANCEL ORDER". We will do our best to accommodate it, provided the order has not been dispatched yet. Once your order has been dispatched, we will no longer be able to make any changes.
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