Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I return or exchange an item?
Unworn items in new condition can be return or exchanged within 10 days. You must notify us before shipping it back.
- Where can I buy P&A jewelry in person?
P&A jewelry can be found at
Miya Gallery in my hometown of Weaverville, NC.
Foundation Wood Works Gallery in Asheville, NC
- Can I get the wood wet?
The wood is not intended to get wet but it is not the end of the world if it does. Please do not shower or go swimming with any jewelry that you want to care for and preserve. See more about wood care here.
- Where do you source your exotic hardwoods from?
We are fortunate to have Cormark International as a local resource right here in Weaverville for some of the most rare woods available to responsibly buy in the USA.
- Where can I learn more about the woods?
There is a plethora of information on wood all over the internet but my go to source for tried and true information is Wood-Database.com
- What is vermeil rose gold?
Simply put, it is a combination of a thick layer of rose gold over high-quality sterling silver.
- Is Pride & Archive Jewelry the same as Pride & Archive?
Pride & Archive started in 2012 as a collaborative project between Mason Cooley & Summer Merritt designing custom boxes and furniture. In 2022 Summer decided to pursue jewelry design exclusively while Mason continues the furniture side of the business. They continue to share a studio and inspire each others designs. You can view their portfolio of furniture, sculptures at prideandarchive.com
- What does Pride & Archive mean?
The name originated when we were making custom boxes for antique eyewear collectors. We wanted it to express our values as artists but could also grow with us as the business evolved. The name has served us well as it feels as relevant to our furniture and jewelry design as it did our custom boxes. Expressing principles we strive to be known for: Taking pride in hand crafting timeless designs intended to transcend generations. Creating something worth collecting and keeping.