How do I change the snaps?

To change your Snaps, simply remove the snap using your finger. The Snap will detach from the finding and can quickly be removed and replaced with a new design. We include a pick, anti-tarnish tab and a 'care card' with your jewelry purchase. Alternatively, you can purchase our Snap it Up Jewelry pick tool. Place the pick tool between the Snap and the accessory, and twist until the Snap comes loose.

How do I care for my Jewelry?

As with all plated jewelry, tarnishing may naturally occur over time. To keep your Snaps and accessories looking their best, clean them with a dry non-treated polishing cloth. Please do not use liquid jewelry cleaners. These products strip the plating on all plated jewelry and will cause permanent damage. We also encourage you to limit exposing your Snaps and accessories to water (bathing, hand-washing, etc.) and never wear them into a pool or spa. Body lotions, perfumes, even body oils can tarnish plated jewelry.

What’s the difference between Petite Snaps and Classic Snaps?

What is a Snap?

A Snap is known by a few names: charms, buttons and snaps. A Snap has 2 sides: on the back is a small ‘stud’ (that’s the part that literally snaps into a base), and the base is known as the ‘socket’. The front of a Snap features a multitude of beautiful designs using: rhinestones, enamel, filigree techniques, antiquing, natural stone and glass, to name a few. Snaps and the accompanying jewelry bases together, become a ‘unique interchangeable’ fashion jewelry. To simplify: When you think base, think socket. When you think snap, think stud.

What is a Snap Base?

We refer to ALL of our jewelry and accessory products as a base (socket). The base is comprised of the ‘socket’ that the Snap (stud) snaps into. Included in the group of bases are: Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Sunglasses, Key chains, Purses, Flip Flops, etc. Our Standard base is a 20mm socket size. The sockets (bases) are built into most of our jewelry pieces, others can be removed, if you choose to. The stud end of your Snap pops into a base socket; fastening it securely in place, with a literal ‘snap sound’.

Are there Different Sizes of Snaps and Bases?

Snaps come in TWO sizes: a small Snap (Petite) has a 12mm ‘stud’ on the back of it, and the standard (Classic) Snap has a 20mm 'stud'. A 20mm base (socket) is designed to fit Snaps ranging in size from 18, 20, 22, 25, 35, and 40mm Snaps because the stud on the backs are all the same size! That said, our snaps do however, come in various sizes by dimension on the front of the Snap!

Our Classic Snaps, can range in size from a 18mm circumference up to 40mm circumference. The GREAT NEWS: ALL of our Classic/standard sized Snaps fit in a standard 20mm socket base! Please refer to our Snap ‘sizing chart’ to understand the different sizes in circumference of our Classic Snaps. Classic Snaps ONLY fit in a 20mm socket base.

Our Petite Snaps are much smaller, and weigh much less as well, making them perfect for our earrings and rings. However, we do carry bracelets and necklaces in a small 12mm socket base too! Petite Snaps can also vary in dimensional/circumference size, however, they ONLY fit in a 12mm socket base.

How do I Change My Snaps?

To change your Snaps, simply remove the Snap using your finger. The Snap stud will detach from the socket Base and can quickly be removed and replaced with a new design. Alternatively, Snap it Up Jewelry supplies a Snap pick tool that will help remove Snaps quickly, without breaking a finger nail. Place the pick tool between the Snap and the socket base and twist until the Snap comes loose.

How do I Care for My Jewelry?

As with all plated jewelry, tarnishing may naturally occur over time. To keep your Snaps and accessories looking their best, clean them with a dry non-treated polishing cloth. Please do not use liquid jewelry cleaners as these products strip the plating on all plated jewelry and will cause permanent damage. We also encourage you to limit exposing your Snaps and accessories to water (bathing, hand-washing, etc.) and never wear them into a pool or spa. Body lotions, perfumes, even body oils can tarnish plated jewelry. Snap it Up Jewerly provides an anti-tarnish tab with your order as well as a ‘Care Card’.

What payment methods do you accept?

Snap it Up Jewelry accepts; Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay and ShopPay

What are the differences between Fine, Semi-fine and Fashion jewelry?

Fine Jewelry

You don't have to worry about taking your jewels off when they sleep, shower or workout. Fine jewelry is always solid gold and the stones are genuine, it will never tarnish and can be worn day in and day out.

Semi-Fine

Semi-fine jewelry is the category that bridges the gap between fine jewelry and fashion jewelry. Semi-fine jewelry is typically characterized as being gold plated, gold vermeil. One thing that sets semi-fine jewelry apart from fashion jewelry is that the base metal used is typically sterling silver.  Semi-fine will also use synthetic gems and stones.

Fashion Jewelry

Fashion jewelry is typically made with non-precious stones and metals such as brass, bronze and copper. All our jewelry is Cadmium, Nickel and Lead FREE.  Nickel is typically the culprit for causing reactions with fashion jewelry.  The base metal used with fashion jewelry is bronze or copper.  Snap it Up Jewelry is copper based and then silver plated.  Care is required with all silver-plated jewelry.  Please read our care instructions.

Have another Question?

We are happy to help! Please email us at info@snapitupjewelry.ca  or call us at  (250-744-6101)