About our Jewelry
Bling by Wilkening is a fine costume, semi-precious, and estate travel jewelry company, founded on the three pillars of outstanding quality, great price, and philanthropy. We take great pride in offering the finest quality in the world, at the cutting edge of fashion, with unparalleled prices! In addition to every day wear, our jewelry is ideal for travel.
Our atelier is in New York City, which enables us to bring you the latest in trend reporting, and offer you unparalleled collections of exceptional and unique jewelry three to six months prior to trend reporting. Our western distribution headquarters is located in Tucson.
Bling by Wilkening jewelry has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Oprah Blog and is featured in Kleinfeld Bridal from the hit TV series, Say Yes to the Dress!
Our founder and designer, Whitney Wilkening, has consulted with Garrard of London, the jewelry company who created the Crown Jewels and was jeweler to the English Royal Family for over 300 years. This research ensures that our stones, clasps, findings, and finishings are created as the finest estate jewelry in the world. Our designs are also inspired from research into the archives at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as the Crown Jewels.
Each piece of jewelry must adhere to a certain weight content requirement, and all of our pieces are rigorously tested for quality and durability. Our precise quality control system covers every detail including platings, prong settings, clasps and symmetry of faceting on our stones.
Bling by Wilkening was founded in 2007 from Whitney Wilkening’s desire to offer jewelry that would wear as the finest jewelry, with the same settings and platings, but that would be exceptionally affordable.
Bling by Wilkening leads the trends in the industry with the challenge of finding affordable ways to offer travel versions of the rarest stones.
Our jewelry is plated with rhodium (platinum) and 14 and 18 karat yellow and rose gold. We plate each item significantly thicker than the industry standard to ensure unparalleled quality and durability.
A detail of superb quality, found only in the finest diamond and precious jewelry, are gold prongs to enhance the natural hues of canary diamonds and emeralds. Many of our pieces are complimented by gold prongs.
Each of our pieces will come packaged in a lovely gift box with a satin bow and lining. The pieces are exquisite and unique and are ideal for gifts!
Customizing Jewels for Special Ensembles and Events
We would be delighted to customize a look to match any ensemble. If you wish, please send us any images of what you would like matched, and we will create a stunning look for you. Please call or email us for any of your jewelry and gifting needs.
We offer wedding party gifts, philanthropy event favors, corporate gifts, and any other gifting and volume buying programs you may need. Please contact us for any of these programs.
Customized Wholesale Collections
We are carried in select fine specialty boutiques both nationally and internationally. If you are interested in carrying Bling by Wilkening, please contact us.
Shipping & Returns
Orders will take approximately 4-6 business days to arrive to your destination for orders placed within the contiguous United States via our standard shipping service. We also offer overnight shipping for all orders placed before 3pm EST. Please call our office for any overnight order requests placed after 3pm EST: 505.280.8637. Orders are shipped from the United States Post Office. Orders are typically shipped the same or next day.
Please see shipping and handling fees below:
The shipping and handling base fee for the contiguous United States is based on item quantity.
Express shipping is overnight shipping for orders placed before 3pm EST, and is a flat fee of $59 for the contiguous United States. If an order is placed on Friday for Saturday delivery, FedEx charges a Saturday delivery surcharge, and overnight shipping placed on Friday to arrive on Saturday is $69.
International shipping is $69.
International countries may charge import duties, which Bling by Wilkening does not have control over.
Returns and exchanges are not permitted. Due to sanitation purposes with jewelry, all sales are final. Refunds from the original form of payment are not permitted. If an item is damaged in transit, you must notify Bling by Wilkening within two days of receipt of your package, and the damaged item must be shipped back within that two day time frame. Items are wrapped and cushioned very carefully for shipping. Damage is very rare, but if it occurs during shipping, please email email@example.com to obtain an authorization number. The item must be sent back within two days of arrival, and your item will be exchanged for the same style, size and color. Exchanges for different styles, sizes and colors are not permitted. If Bling by Wilkening is not notified within two days of receipt about the item damaged in transit, and the item is not shipped back within that time frame, exchanges for the same item will not be permitted.
Our jewelry is meant to be worn and appreciated as the finest estate jewelry. Each piece is meticulously hand set by our master jewelers in our atelier with the utmost care.
Due to the delicate nature of precious metals, please see below care instructions:
To clean, use only warm water and soap without perfume or lotions, such as gold dial soap, liquid or bar. Apply to a very soft toothbrush and gently clean stones on the top and underside. Rinse with warm water.
Avoid direct contact with perfume, sunscreens, and commercial jewelry and household cleaners, as these may be caustic to precious metals. Do not use chemically treated jewelry cloths.
Avoid bathing, swimming or sleeping with jewelry.
While extremely rare, if an item needs to be repaired due to a manufacturing defect, we offer a 90 day warranty. Item must be accompanied by the original receipt and tag in the original box.
Please note the 90 day warranty does not cover the following.
The list is inclusive, but is not limited to the following:
*Jewelry worn while sleeping, bathing, or swimming in a pool or ocean
*Jewelry that has been exposed to harsh chemicals or commercial jewelry cleaners
*Jewelry that has been exposed to perfume, sunscreens, or lotions, as these may contain alcohol or sulfates which may be caustic to precious metals
*Jewelry that has been dropped or bent out of original shape
*Jewelry that has been heavily used, scratched, or not properly cared for
Repairing Jewelry Outside of Warranty:
It is extremely rare that our jewelry should need any repairs, but should this be needed, we offer this service for Bling by Wilkening jewelry only. Each item will be assessed to see if it may be repaired, and the cost of repair will be determined at the time of assessment.
Storing your jewelry
Please store our jewelry in the original organza bag and box, both at home, and while traveling, to keep protected and free from dust, debris, and pollutants.
Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. Your credit card information, under no circumstances, will be shared. Bling by Wilkening uses leading secure gateway, PayPal, to accept payments. This secure gateway enables Bling by Wilkening to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Your email and contact information will not be shared. We use the information we collect from you to make your shopping experiences as enjoyable as possible. Your information will be used to complete your purchase transactions, provide services requested by you, to notify you of the status of your orders, and to identify your jewelry preferences, so that we may inform you of services and special products that may be of interest to you. We will not send constant emails.
Conditions of Use
We welcome you to the www.blingbywilkening.com website and are glad you are shopping with us! We know you will find pieces that you adore! Please review the following that govern your use on our website. The use of our website, by you, constitutes your agreement to be bound by and follow the Conditions of Use.
www.blingbywilkening.com is the interactive online service operated by BlingbyWilkening, copyright. We can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone at (505) 280-8637.
As we continue to develop our website, modifications and updates to these Conditions of Use, and other contents of the website may be made. Your use of our website, following any such change, constitutes your agreement to be bound by and follow these Conditions of Use as changed.
The contents, images, and design of this website are copyright protected and are owned by the Bling by Wilkening company. Reproductions are prohibited. You may not publish, reproduce, change, sell or engage in any activity or sale of any of the contents of the website.
Converting Pierced Earrings to Clips
We can convert most dangly pierced earrings to clips. If you would like for us to do this, please contact us at (505) 280-8637 to place the order over the phone or contact us via email: email@example.com. The jeweler fee for this service begins at $89 for rhodium (platinum) plating and for 18 KGP gold and 18 KGP rose gold, the cost is dependent upon the size of the earring.
Custom Sizing Tennis Bracelets
Our jeweler can shorten a tennis bracelet. This service starts at $89 and is dependent on the size of the bracelet. This service includes re-sizing as well as plating in rhodium (platinum). If the bracelet is 18 KGP or 18 KGP rose gold, the cost is dependent upon the size of the bracelet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-280-8637 to arrange a custom sizing.
Custom Sizing Necklaces
Our jeweler can shorten a tennis necklace. This service starts at $89 and is dependent on the size of the necklace. This service includes re-sizing as well as plating in rhodium (platinum). If the necklace is 18 KGP or 18 KGP rose gold, the cost is dependent upon the size of the necklace. Chains for our pendant drop necklaces may also be re-sized. The cost is dependent upon the length needed. Please email email@example.com or call 505-280-8637 to arrange a custom sizing.
Custom Ring Sizing
Our jeweler can custom size a ring if it does not have stones on the entire perimeter of the band. Our eternity bands may not be re-sized, although our jeweler will be able to add additional sterling beads to the inside to make eternity band rings smaller. Our rings are made in standard sizes which are listed in the description section for all of our rings. For additional non-standard sizes, the jeweler fee to re-size and re-plate with rhodium (platinum) begins at $89.
If the ring is 18 KGP or 18 KGP rose gold, the cost is dependent upon the size of the ring. The fee to add additional sterling beads to eternity bands to make smaller also begins at $89. The cost is also dependent upon the size for eternity bands. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-280-8637 to arrange a custom sizing.
Bespoke Custom Designs
Bling by Wilkening offers a custom design service. Should you be interested in a completely customized design, including CAD rendering and 3-D printed wax model, please email email@example.com or call 505-280-8637.
Phone: (505) 280-8637Email: firstname.lastname@example.org