Q: What are your general promotional exclusions?
A: General exclusions include, but are not limited to, apothecary (skincare, nail polish, fragrances, and candles), books & media, Cold Picnic bath mats, home goods, Jaclyn Moran earrings, save (ur pretty) face, Tiana Marie Combes, and vintage. Items purchased before the start of promotional sales are not eligible for price adjustments. Discounts cannot be combined. All sales using promotional offers are final.
Q: Do you charge sales tax?
A: Yes, on all California-bound orders.
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Q: Why are you calling me to confirm my identity or order details?
A: At LCD, we take fraud very seriously. If you suspect that your credit card has been used on our site without your consent, please call us at +1-310-426-8834 or email us at email@example.com immediately.
When making purchases on www.shoplcd.co, we will require signature upon delivery if you choose to ship to an address that is different from your billing address. In addition we will often require telephone authorization from your credit card issuing bank to re-confirm and authorize the payment, as well as follow up with telephone or emails to the customer. We apologize for the delay this may cause in receiving your order but your financial security is very important to us.
Q: Who is Lust Covet Desire LLC?
A: When purchasing with LCD you may see our official business name, Lust Covet Desire LLC on your credit card or bank card statement.
Q: Why are your products so expensive?
A: This is a great question! LCD sources our products from small, emerging designers who produce high quality products in small volumes. That means that their base materials are more expensive, and they are often creating pieces by hand (or working with a small team of manufacturers or seamstresses who are still casting, molding, cutting, sewing, finishing by hand). Their products are often made in the USA, or in collaboration with traditional craftspeople in a specific region. So the cost of the product reflects all of the above: superior materials, hand-finished work, small volumes, a lack of sweatshop labor. For a really great read on why emerging designers have to charge what they do, read Erica Cerulo's (co-founder of Of A Kind) article, "Why Buying From Emerging Fashion Designers Costs More Money (and Why That's Okay)."
Q: What's the difference between Gold, Gold-Plated, Gold Vermeil, 14k Gold etc?
A: Gold jewelry: When a jewelry piece is referred to as "gold" it generally means it is composed of a gold-colored metal or metal alloy. This is the least expensive type of jewelry and can cause allergic reactions for some people who have metal sensitivities.
Lifespan: Varies. Generally will tarnish and discolor within a few months of wear.
Care: Keeping jewelry dry is essential to avoiding tarnishing. Wipe clean with soft cloth.
Gold-plated jewelry: Gold-plated pieces have a thin layer of real gold that is electrically charged to bond with a base metal. The base metal will differ from designer to designer - it could vary from Sterling silver to brass to zinc or other mixed alloys (the cheapest). The type of base metal will of course relate to the cost of the piece. Gold-plated jewelry can also cause allergic reactions and rashes for people who have metal sensitivities.
Lifespan: About 1 year, but could be longer if properly cared for.
Care: Avoid washing hands or showering with gold-plated jewelry, as the chemicals in your soap & shampoo will cause the plating to wear off even more quickly. Wipe clean with dry cloth. Store pieces separately in sealed plastic bags, as oxygen will speed up the discoloration process.
Gold-filled jewelry: Gold-filled jewelry is similar to gold-plate excepting that a thicker layer of gold is bonded at high heat and pressure to higher quality metals (potentially Sterling silver or brass). The gold content must be at least 1/20th of the weight of the total piece to be considered gold-filled. It is a beautiful, much longer lasting alternative to gold-plated jewelry and is much more economical than solid gold jewelry, while retaining much of the beauty. Gold-filled jewelry is safe for people with metal sensitivities due to the greater amount of real gold surrounding the piece.
Lifespan: 5-30 years.
Care: Wash with soft soapy water, dry with a soft cloth. Always keep gold-filled jewelry dry as chemicals in your water supply could speed the fading of the gold. Always store separately in a sealed plastic bag when not in use.
Gold Vermeil jewelry: Gold vermeil is gold plated Sterling silver. The lifespan and care are similar to that of gold-filled jewelry.
Solid gold jewelry: Solid gold jewelry is the highest standard of gold material and is used for fine jewelry that is intended to last a lifetime. Pure gold is too malleable to be used in everyday jewelry, it is very common for jewelers to mix pure gold with other metals (copper, nickel, zinc or silver) in order to create a sturdier material for jewelry designs. Gold composition is measured in karats by the amount of pure gold that in the metal - 24k means it is pure gold. 18k gold is used in very fine jewelry, while 14k gold is a standard for fashion fine jewelry (Australians prefer 9k gold, as it is stronger).
Care: Wash with soft soapy water; occasionally can use a polishing cloth to very gently buff up shine. As with gold-plate and gold-filled jewelry, store separately in sealed plastic bags for safekeeping and to avoid oxidization.
Q: Why is my size not available?
A: We're a small boutique and do not carry large size runs, so it is possible that someone has already purchased your size. Please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if we can possibly special order your size for you!