All handcrafted objects need love and care to maintain their beauty.
For jewelry that has been gold-, silver- or rhodium-plated expect the plating to fade over time. This happens unavoidably to all plated jewelry but with extra care you can extend the life of the plating. The speed at which the plating fades depends on multiple factors like your skincare products, level of perspiration or even your skin PH. Avoid contact with soap, perfume, hairspray, lotion or other face or body products. We recommend that you remove your jewelry when showering, swimming, washing your hands, styling your hair or using cleaning agents, as this will damage the plating.
For solid sterling silver jewelry, expect the silver to tarnish. Silver is a metal that reacts to air and humidity and therefore gets oxidized. It is an unavoidable natural process but thankfully it can be reversed (see below how to clean your jewelry).
Be extra careful with jewelry with stones and pearls. Stones are fragile and may break, crack or get scratched.
Store your jewelry away from direct sunlight and in their original packaging or in velvet jewelry boxes to avoid damage from air, humidity and contact with other items. Make sure that the storage area has low humidity. You can place a piece of chalk or a small bag of silica gel in the storage area to minimize tarnish.
We are open 7 days a week, excluding holidays. All orders with items in stock are shipped as soon as possible, in most cases on the next business day. Exception are the bespoke items and made-to-order pieces that have different shipping times.
Shipping within Qatar is free and you will receive your order on the next business day.
There is also the option of same-day delivery, but you must place your order before 12.00 noon (local time). A flat fee of 40 QAR applies.
At the moment we ship only to Qatar and the neighboring Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, but we will start shipping to more destinations soon.
All orders are shipped with DHL Express. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery. For orders over 1000 QAR, shipping is free. For all other orders, there is a flat shipping cost of 79 QAR, that will be added to your total cost at checkout.
We are confident that you will love your purchase, but if for some reason you don’t, you can send it back to us within 15 days of receipt and you will get an exchange item or store credit.
Greek designer Barbara Safaka is based in Athens, Greece, and graduated from Athens University of Economics and Business. She always had a strong desire of doing art with a vision to create fine and delicate jewelry, wearable from different ages. It is fascinating to her that jewelry is something you keep with you for eternity, it is something borrowed, it is never really yours, and it is something to pass on to the next generation. She is the creator of the brand Barbóra.
Barbóra is a handcrafted jewelry collection, drawing on inspiration from the Greek heritage, the mysterious energy of cosmogony theory, the nature, the sea and their imperfections. Using traditional craftmanship techniques and quality materials each piece is carefully crafted in Athens jewelry studio.
“The gold and silver texture is my way of telling stories, linking the ancient and amorphous with a modern perspective. There is always a feeling behind everything I do; many of the things I create are stories about the myths and their wisdom. Believing in the timelessness of art I love the way jewelry is made to be passed on through generations and becomes a part of the woman and her story.”