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Frequently Asked Questions

We offer free FedEx 2nd Day Air® shipping on all domestic (US lower 48) orders over $100. Domestic orders under $100 ship FedEx 2nd Day Air® for $9.99.

Assuming the piece is in-stock, we ship 99% of orders within one business day. (If the piece isn’t in stock, it will be noted on product page as “on backorder.”)

We ship Monday through Friday mornings, so orders placed Friday or over the weekend usually ship Monday morning. We use Fedex 2nd Day Air®, so most orders are delivered within two (2) business days. However, given COVID and busy holidays, delays can occur. We encourage allowing four (4) business days to receive your order.

All International orders are Final Sale.

We offer Canadian shipping through FedEx International Ground®, which is guaranteed to arrive between 3 and 7 business days.
For all other countries, we use DHL Global Express®, which is estimated to arrive between 5 and 12 business days.

Rates are calculated in real-time during checkout and are around $50 depending on the country.

Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country (“Import Fees”). The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import fees, customs, duties and/or taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Any additional charges for customs clearance are borne by recipient; Delicacies Jewelry has no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; customers should contact their local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, delays beyond our original delivery estimates may occur.

Delays can and do occur often with international shipments and Delicacies Jewelry has no control over these delays. Customers should contact their in-country postal service if they have questions and refer to the tracking number provided at the time of shipping. During COVID there have been substantial delays in international shipments.

Due to recurring issues with customs, we do not ship to South Africa or India.

On the rare occasions that packages go missing we cannot replace items if they are confirmed “delivered.”

First step: make sure the package hasn’t been dropped at your back porch, is inside a package storage room, or left with neighbors.

If it is missing, please call FedEx (or DHL) to report a package confirmed “delivered” as stolen. (Please have your tracking number handy.)

Then, please email us at [email protected] with your findings.

Frequently, certain buildings are known as targets of package theft. If you live in a building where thefts have occurred in the past, please email us before purchasing (or leave a note in the order notes) and we can ‘require a signature’ for delivery confirmation.

We offer Fedex Overnight shipping and the shipping cost is automatically calculated at checkout, based on your address. Email us at [email protected] and we may be able to ship items same-day.  We will do whatever we can to make sure your piece of jewelry arrives in time for your special occasion.

We’re only happy if you’re happy! 

If you are not completely satisfied with your jewelry for any reason, please email [email protected] within 30 days of your original purchase date and we will be happy to assist you. 

Please include your order #, payment method, purchaser’s name and method of payment (if available) for faster response times. 

Expect to receive a back-ordered item within 2-5 weeks of purchase. We will email you a confirmation email with tracking for all items that are backordered when they ship. 

We have a 60-day exchange policy for defective pieces. Send us an email at [email protected] explaining the issue and attaching a picture. We will likely ask you to ship the piece back (don’t worry, we will provide a postage-paid label!) so our jewelers can take a closer look. We will also send you a replacement piece immediately. 

For background, we get our chains and jewelry “findings” (clasps, jump rings, etc) from manufacturers who provide specific pieces to jewelry companies. Though our suppliers make very high quality pieces, unfortunately at times defects occur in these tiny pieces that cannot be seen by the naked eye. We’ll always do our best to make sure you are happy! 

We do not offer a jewelry repair service. Frequently, a local jeweler can repair your piece most cost effectively. 

We do offer replacement chains on our website: though they don’t break often, our 1 mm chains are delicate and can break if pulled, tugged or snagged on a regular basis.

Take me to replacement chains here.

We donate 10 percent of all profits to hunger-relief organizations. Please check our Partners Page here to learn more about how we are helping fight hunger.

Our Dumpling Collection donates $10 for each necklace sold to directly purchase one meal from a struggling restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown and deliver it to a food-insecure person living in Chinatown. The meals are donated through Welcome to Chinatown’s Sik Faan (Let’s Eat!) Fund. 

Donations to El Renacer del Mayab (located in Merida, MExico) are made monthly and donations to Loaves & Fishes (located throughout the state of Minnesota) are made at least quarterly. For our “meal donation” cards that are packaged with each product, we use Share our Strength’s formula of $1 equaling 10 meals. Both organizations we partner with have robust food rescue and donation systems in place to stretch our giving impact. 

We love elevating a brand’s perceived value through fine food jewelry. It’s an amazing way to be top of your customer’s minds. 

For more information on how we’ve collaborated or created custom pieces with major brands like Panera, Barilla, Morton Salt, Delish.com, please email co-founder John Larson at [email protected] and he will get back to you, typically within 24 hours. 

Yes, we do! There are over 300,000 edible foods on earth, according to the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization. We currently offer around 300 unique items, so we’ve barely scratched the surface. Email [email protected] and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Custom pieces can be expensive given the design, tooling, molds and labor involved, but every custom piece we’ve created was loved by the recipient. Let us help you design the food jewelry of your dreams! 

We don’t know yet, there’s so many delicious options. What do you think it should be? Breakfast? Tacos? Bread? Fruit? Desserts? Drop us a note with the food jewelry you are dying to buy and wear at i[email protected]

No. We make food jewelry. Food is for eating. Cats and dogs are for petting. We recommend you Google “Dog Jewelry” or “Cat Jewelry.” 

Everything we’ve compiled is taken from stories and myths told over thousands of years from the world over. Food is essential to us, providing the energy we need to live, to think, to work, to create. But food is so much more than just a kcal, a simple measure of energy; over our history it has fed our myths, our stories, our cultures, our families, our celebrations and our rituals. Delicacies’ goal is to recognize and celebrate each simple, beautiful ingredient, in all of the ways it adds flavor to our lives. 

We’d like to especially recognize one of our favorite food-based mythology resources: “Nectar and Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology”, by Tamra Andrews.

All of our pieces are cast in either .925 sterling silver or 14K gold. We can cast in 18K gold by special order.

Our sterling silver pieces are plated in platinum to prevent tarnishing, which also lends a beautiful bright finish to our pieces. Our yellow gold plated pieces are cast in sterling silver then plated in 14K yellow gold. 

All plated finishes wear off over time. We recommend taking off your pieces when swimming in pools or salt water, which will help to prolong the life of the plating. 

No problem! All of our jewelry is nickel-free.

Yes, you can read our privacy policy here.

Delicacies is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for anyone with disabilities by continually improving the user experience for all and applying the relevant accessibility standards. We are working to ensure that all content on delicaciesjewelry.com satisfies Level A and AA Success Criteria set forth in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Feedback We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on this website and our online store so we can share this with our development team. Phone: 612.309-2374– John Peter Larson, co-founder E-mail: [email protected] Technical specifications Accessibility of our website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

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