All items purchased directly from the Caribe Colors Sea Crystal site are processed offsite via the PayPal payment gateway. Pay accepts payments via VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Expess and checking account transfer, as well as paypal accounts.
All items purchased on the Caribe Colors Sea Crystal site will be shipped within two business days via USPS Priority Mail. * Caribe Colors reserves the right to cancel any order, domestic or international, where fraud is suspected. In these cases a full refund will be granted according to the customers means of payment. *
If, for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your sea glass jewelry purchase you may return the item(s) within thiry days in the condition received for a full refund of the purchase price. Please note that shipping is non-refundable in these cases.
If you receive damaged items, please notify Caribe Colors by email and/or telephone within 24 hours of receiving your order. You will then be instructed how to return the items(s) for a full refund, including shipping costs.
Sea Glass Jewelry:
Origin - Caribe Colors was established to support the local artisans in the region and is open to the participation of any artisan that produces quality work, in our estimation. Our policy regarding sea glass jewely is to only allow for the sale of items incorporating 100% genuine sea glass, that is, glass that has been worn smooth by the natural interaction of waves, sand and seawater over a long period of time. As we do not directly participate in the collection of every piece of glass, we rely upon the honor of the participating artisans as to the origin of their glass.
Color - Sea Glass is much more readily available in certain colors (ie. Greens, browns and clear) than others (ie. cobalt blue et al) due to the fact that the vast majority of manufactured glass items, which might end up as sea glass, are of the aforemost mentioned colors. Jewelry utilizing rarer naturally colored glass will thus be offered at a higher price than that using more common glass. Since customers are always looking to match there accessories with there attire, artisans might choose to accomodate their demands by colorizing their glass. In these cases they will start with clear sea glass and then use a process where a dye and a metallic powder is baked on in an oven to insure the permanence of the colorization. In other cases artists may paint designs directly on their glass. Caribe Colors wants to encourage artistic creativity within its community and therfore leaves esthetic decisions to the artisans themselves. If you have a question about any particular piece of jewelry being displayed, please feel free to contact us directly.