Please use the new site at starting next week

Due to technical issues beyond our control, the Alamode old site currently at may no longer be able to receive orders starting 2/15/21. Please use the new site at to place new orders.The old site will still be available as reference but any orders placed beyond 2/15/21 might not be received. If you place an order on the old site but do not receive a confirmation, please let us know and we will try to recover your order.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Thank you!
Alamode Jewelry10152 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove CA 92840
United States

4-7 Day Shipping Items Resume Deliveries

4-7 day shipping items approaching normal delivery schedule.

Our warehouse in China is slowly coming back online. We are receiving 4-7 day items again and will start to ship out orders to the customers who were experiencing delays caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The outbreak has also disrupted our normal delivery schedule, so the shipping and handling process is a little slower than usual.

We expect the lead times to be 10-15 business days for our 4-7 day shipping items. We appreciate your understanding.

Our “ships in 1 day” items are warehoused and shipped from the United States so they are not impacted.

If you have any questions on this delivery schedule, please contact us at

Best regards,
Alamode Fashion Jewelry

Apology for production and shipment delays due to coronavirus outbreak.

We’re sorry shipments are delayed.

Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak that is currently occurring in China, there will be delays in production of special orders and shipment of our 4-7 day shipping items. Our “ships in 1 day” items are stocked in the United States and will not be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

To minimize delays, we highly recommend that you buy inventory listed on our website as “ships in 1 day” instead of items that ship in 4-7 day items or are out-of-stock. Items indicated as “ships in 1 day” are currently in-stock in our California warehouse and will not be impacted.

We expect normal operations to resume later this month. We appreciate your understanding.

If you have any questions on this production schedule, please contact us at

Important Notice Regarding the Chinese New Year Factory Hiatus

For 2020, the Chinese New Year holiday has officially begun.

Most factories and businesses in China will be closed during this time to allow workers to travel back home to spend the holiday with family.

Shipping and production from China will be impacted as factories will experience delayed manufacturing from now until late February 2020.

To minimize delays, we highly recommend that you buy inventory listed on our website as “ships in 1 day” instead of items that ship in 4-7 day items or are out-of-stock. Items indicated as “ships in 1 day” are currently in-stock in our California warehouse and will not be impacted. 4-7 day shipping items should return to normal shipping frequency starting 2/7/2020.

If you have any questions on this production schedule, please contact us at

Alamode Fashion Jewelry

Minimalist, make way for Maximalist

After dominating for the past few seasons, minimalist dainty rings may be on their way out. The classic cocktail ring has been taken to new extremes on the runway in the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 season. Check out these audacious and ostentatious cocktail rings from Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga and Oscar de la Renta.

The move away from minimalist, dainty jewelry is evident on the street as well. At this year’s South by Southwest, big and exaggerated was the name of the game for rings and accessories. A heavy emphasis on crystal and turquoise displays the trend toward oversized shapes that suggests a mystical and bohemian look.

SXSW 2019

Looking for similar styles to fill out your collection?

Check out our wide selection of cocktail and statement rings, turquoise jewelry and animal inspired accessories.

Extra-Large Champagne Statement Ring
Adjustable Swallow Ring
Antique Copper Style Elephant Statement Ring
Stainless Steel Celtic Inspired Turquiose Ring

Amazon third-party sellers may be forced to pay California sales tax even if they don’t operate in California

What you need to know and what you can do about it.

In a letter on Friday, March 8, 2019, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to help Amazon third-party sellers against an unjustified sales tax burden by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).

Background of the issue

Third party sellers that use Amazon’s FBA, or Fulfillment by Amazon, service have been able to reach more customers and have helped many sellers simplify their logistics and inventory management. However, using FBA comes with the cost of losing control over customer information, direct marketing, shipping, and returns. Since Amazon handles all payment, inventory, and logistics, third-party sellers fundamentally do not have control over where the product is stored and how the product is processed. In addition, third-party sellers do not have the ability to calculate or collect sales tax.

Even with all control belonging to Amazon, the CDTFA has taken the argument that the third party seller is the party responsible for collecting and paying California sales tax, not Amazon. By the reasoning of the CDTFA, if a product was stored by Amazon in a California warehouse, the seller is responsible for collecting California sales tax, even if the seller operates in another state and has no control over which warehouse Amazon uses. This situation has led the CDTFA to claim that out of state sellers that fail to collect California sales tax are “guilty of a felony” with each offense carrying a fine of $5000 to $20,000 or “imprisonment for 16 months, two years, or three years, or both”. The CDTFA has further claimed that out of state FBA sellers that have used Amazon’s California warehouses “may be guilty of a misdemeanor” if operating without a permit.

The CDTFA has already sent notices demanding some out of state Amazon Marketplace sellers to comply with CA sales tax and permit laws. Some sellers have even been told to pay back taxes going as far back as 8 years, which have amounted to tens of thousands of dollars or more.

Ma further argues against the practicality of the enforcement by noting that 38% of FBA sellers are located in China, well out of the reach of enforcement. All the while, the American small business owners who are within reach might be forced into bankruptcy if required to pay decade old back taxes.

What you can do to help

The most direct action available is the call the office of Gavin Newsom and urge him to help third-party sellers and to voice your support for Treasurer Fiona Ma. You can also participate in letter writing campaigns such as the campaign organized by the Online Merchant’s Guild. More information on the campaign as well as a template letter can be found at their website here.