Merewif? What does that mean and how do I say it?

Merewif is pronounced meer-wife. It comes from an Old English term for mermaid or sea witch. 


When will I receive my new Merewif jewelry? 

As most items are made to order, please allow 5-7 business days prior to item being shipped unless otherwise noted. All Merewif jewelry is packed in a cotton-lined jewelry box inside of a small box or padded envelope. Items will be shipped using USPS first class or priority mail. Please email if you need to add insurance to your package. 

International shipping: your order may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. You will be responsible for paying additional charges for customs clearance, we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. There may also be additional shipping fees charged once the package arrives in your country to facilitate delivery to you. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; please contact your local customs office for further information.

Merewif is not responsible for things lost or stolen in the mail.


Do you accept returns? 

Yes, items can be exchanged for up to two weeks after items are received. Items must be unused and in original condition. Customer is responsible for shipping costs and will be credited in full minus initial shipping cost. If you are not completely satisfied with your Merewif purchase, please contact us: 


If a piece of my Merewif jewelry breaks, can you fix it? 

Please note that all Merewif jewelry is handmade and should be treated with special care. Head to our repairs page for more information. 


What do the terms GOLD PLATE and GOLD FILL mean? 

I am happy to answer any questions in addition to the info below,


All Merewif gold plated jewelry is 100% brass with sterling silver ear posts beneath the gold plate.  We use a much thicker gold plate than the industry standard, and once the pieces are plated, a protective finish is added to prolong the life of the gold plate. There is no nickel in any of our materials. Our gold plated jewelry should hold it’s plating for years if the wearer takes proper care of the piece (see below).


We use gold filled chain on certain delicate necklace styles. Gold filled jewelry is composed of a number of layers wherein a gold alloy is permanently bonded to the brass core with both heat and pressure. Because of the permanent nature of gold filled jewelry, this category tends to be slightly more expensive than plated or vermeil jewelry but should not be confused with solid gold jewelry. 


How do I care for my Merewif jewelry? 

To prolong the life of your gold plated and gold filled pieces, we recommend removing your jewelry when doing the following:

  • swimming (chlorine and salt can affect plating over time), showering, or washing your hands

  • applying lotions, oils, perfumes, etc.

  • cleaning, especially with harsh chemicals

  • rings when getting a manicure and necklaces/earrings when having hair treated

Do not use jewelry cleaner on plated items. You can polish these pieces with a damp cloth.

All Merewif pieces come packaged in a padded box. Save these so you can properly pack your jewelry when traveling. 


*Opals are porous stones and can discolor when exposed to chlorine, salt water, and harsh chemicals.



*Prices are subject to change based on fluctuations in the metal market. Due to this, all coupon codes are valid only during the time of sale.