Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping & Returns

Continental U.S. Orders - Most orders are shipped the same day if received before 2 PM EST. Our shipping partners are UPS and USPS, who offer expedited shipping and ground services. UPS ground is the shipping method used, unless specified otherwise. When shipping to the west coast, UPS 3-day ground is the shipping method used unless specified otherwise. FedEx Shipping is also available but additional time is needed for carrier pick up. Using FedEx may add another day to shipping time frames.

Please Note: Customers in foreign countries are responsible for all possible VAT taxes and/or duties, which may be imposed by the carrier and/or the country of import.

All sale items are final sale. This includes items purchased with a coupon or a discount code.

We do not accept changes, exchanges or cancellations for special orders once the order is placed. All special orders cannot be returned and are final sale. Please keep in mind that shipping costs are non-refundable.

Most orders are processed and shipped the same day. Depending on when you placed your order in addition to when you contact our office, we may have the ability to cancel it. We hope you’re not regretting your purchase, but if you are, please contact us. If we are not able to cancel your order, you can return it within 14 days from the date it was received. P: 1(800)410-1112 E:

Any jewelry bought from a Charles Albert Retailer should only be returned to this Retailer. If there is a special circumstance where you would like to exchange your item, but the Retailer does not have it in stock, please contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate. P: 1(800)410-1112 E:

Products & Care

At Charles Albert, we design with three different kinds of metals. The first is our house line, known as Alchemia Zero Karat Gold, the second is our .950 Fine Sterling Silver and the third, our Alpaca which is a base metal blend of copper and tin.

Regardless of the metal used, the safest way to clean all of your jewelry is to apply warm soapy water and then dry with a soft cloth. Polishing cloths and/or chemical cleaners should never be used on Alchemia, but can be used on Fine Sterling Silver.

We are proud to say that all metals used to create Charles Albert jewelry are nickel, cadmium, and lead free.

Almost all Charles Albert rings are made with adjustable bands. This means that you can easily adjust your ring for whatever finger you decide to wear it on. If you would like your ring sized before it is shipped, please add in the order notes what size you would like us to adjust your ring to. You also can purchase your own ring sizer here.

Gemstones are known as rocks, minerals or minerals that are cut and polished to be used in jewelry design and/or other trinkets. Gemstones are categorized as precious, semiprecious, lab-created or synthetic. There are over two hundred gemstones and we are known for designing unique fashion jewelry with at least half that number.

Our jewelry is made of natural mediums and each stone/mineral/shell used has its own beautiful pattern. We do our best to match each item shipped with the photo online, but due to the one-of-a-kind nature of the medium, the color and shape pattern may vary slightly from the image shown.

Charles Albert's Alchemía manages to infuse a special blend of base metals to produce matchless pieces that look and feel like 18K Gold. The metal used is also free of nickel, lead, and cadmium. Special attributes of Alchemía make it most fascinating because it carries the quality and aesthetics of gold without the price tag. Because Alchemía is not plated gold, the color you see is inside and out and will not turn or tarnish due to an incredibly strong, protective lacquer. So strong in fact, all of our Alchemía pieces are hypoallergenic.

We don't use the word Fine in our Sterling Silver collections just for kicks. It really is Fine Sterling Silver. Charles Albert uses the highest grade of silver in all of his collections. All of our pieces are .950 silver, containing 95% pure silver and 5% copper for strength.

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