10 Reasons to Support Small Businesses:
Significantly more money re-circulates in your community when you buy from locally owned, rather than nationally owned, businesses: More money stays in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. Purchasing locally helps grow other businesses as well as your community’s tax base.

Local businesses provide most new jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in most communities provide the most new jobs to residents.

One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of a community’s distinctive character: The unique character of any town or region is what people love about it, and what tourists come to visit. Richard Moe, president of the National Historic Preservation Trust, says, “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.”

Local business owners invest in community: People who own local businesses live in the community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

Customer service is better: Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service.

Competition and diversity lead to more choices: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Local businesses have less environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases, requiring less transportation, and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.

Local businesses’ public benefits far outweigh their public costs: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.

Local businesses encourages investment in the community: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest in and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

Local businesses give more support to nonprofits: Nonprofit organizations receive an average 350 percent greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

PRODUCTS & JEWELRY CARE

What material is your jewelry?

All of our jewelry is made out of a gold or silver PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) plating over stainless steel. This coating is the most modern coating process available on the market, making them wearable 24/7 without worry!

A few of our slider bracelets are 14k gold over sterling silver and should be taken off before wearing in water, workouts, etc.

How is your jewelry waterproof or water resistant?

PVD, or Physical vapor deposition, is a process we use for coating our stainless steel jewelry. The technique involves “blasting” the gold onto the base metal at a high temperature. During the process, the material moves from a condensed vapor phase into a thin solid film.

PVD coatings over stainless steel are more resistant to corrosion from water and regular wear than gold plating.

You can live in our jewelry with ease without worry!

How should I care for my jewelry?

Feel free to wear our stainless steel jewelry 24/7 at the gym, in the water and everywhere in between. When storing, keep them separate from other pieces to maintain the shiny color and remain as scratch-less as possible.

What does hypoallergenic mean?

Hypoallergenic jewelry means that there is a very low risk of causing an allergic reaction. We cannot guarantee everyone will have the same experience, but we do recommend hypoallergenic jewelry as the best option for those with sensitive skin.

Will your pieces turn my skin green?

Nope! But everyone's PH is a little different which can result in discolleration sometimes with specific jewelry pieces. Reach out to us if you ever have any item specific questions! contact@nikkismithdesigns.com

REPAIRS & RETURNS

I need to make a return!

Please visit this link to move forward with your return! Easy-peasy! Returns will be free to you and once we receive them, we will issue a correct refund.

What do I do if I need a repair?

Please email us and we can work through your repair together! We are always happy to help fix anything if we are able to!

EMAIL: contact@nikkismithdesigns.com