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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take for me to receive my order?

We offer fast, next day shipping for in stock items, for items that we make to order, allow us 2-3 business days. We ship on weekdays, holidays excluded. Orders will be sent via US Postal Service first class or priority mail, so allow 3-6 business days for U.S. delivery, and up to 1-4 weeks for international.

What is your return policy?

Easy Returns- let us know within 10 days!   CALL 1-720-350-6905

If you have purchased any retail item* as shown and are unsatisfied for any reason at all, feel free to return your product, unused and in re-sellable condition by contacting us within 10 calendar days of order receipt for a “no hassle” return authorization. we can refund the full product purchase price less shipping/handling to and fro. please see more info below:

Orders and Shipping

We offer fast next day shipping for in stock items and 1-2 days for items US made to order. We ship on weekdays, holidays excluded. Orders will be sent via US Postal Service First Class or Priority Airmail, so allow 3-6 business days for U.S. delivery, and up to 1-4 weeks for international.

Most orders shipped next day, or within 72 hours during weekdays.

We can offer express shipping, but still request a 24-72 hour processing time, and you may have to sign for your parcel and pick it up at the post office.

For custom orders, please allow one additional business week. If you have not received your US order after 10 full business days, you may then contact us for re-tracking info. Postal Delivery times not guaranteed.

For international orders, allow 7- 30 days for delivery, check with your local post as oftentimes, the packages require customs clearance personally, and you agree to contact your post and pay all applicable fees.

Please make sure to provide your local phone number.

Some countries take longer for airmail items to arrive, and require customs clearance/duty so please contact your local post to inquire about estimated airmail delivery times to your country.

You can create an account during checkout or use our Account Creation Link.

During checkout we can ship to your billing address or ship to an alternate address. We ship to many countries, worldwide!

When your order ships, your Delivery Confirmation number is provided and you can track orders HERE.

NEW! If there is a delivery problem in the US, and the parcel is still within the USPS system, you can file a re-delivery HERE.

Our system encrypts credit card information, so we have no access to your card info, once an order is placed.

We charge tax if your order is placed in the state of Colorado, or in other states is applicable.

We ship to over 50 major counties worldwide, a list of available countries are shown on the checkout page.

Safe shipping and… insured! All priority mail parcels are insured. We provide your tracking number and your receipt for proof of delivery.

All international orders are shipped via US Airmail and is not traceable en-route via the USPS database, but proof of shipping with your customs number can be confirmed online.

You will receive an auto-notification from The United States Postal Service on the day that your order ships.

International shipping for all orders is at the customers entire risk, and we must waive all liability for all circumstances in other countries, including but not limited to: the shipment is refused by customs or the post, lost, rejected, confiscated, stolen, damaged, mis-delivered or delayed. Some countries will require a formal entry, and customer agrees to pay all possible brokerage fees/ duties involved. You are required to contact your post if need be to clear items from customs, and in the event of loss, delay or confiscation, you are required to fill out a loss report with your local post, using the Customs Number we provide. Please note that the postal database standardize international addresses to our system and will place the postal code after the county. For the State, please choose “None” from the drop down menu, and this will show up on your receipts.

As a customer who chooses to use this site, you have read, understood and agree to this as well as our before-mentioned posted policies and procedures above.

We have a “open door policy,” so please contact our customer support team anytime, with questions concerns or feedback.

Returns, Exchanges and Info

Easy Returns- let us know within 10 days!  If you have purchased any retail item* as shown and are unsatisfied for any reason at all, feel free to return your product, unused and in re-sellable condition by contacting us within 10 calendar days of order receipt for a “no hassle” return authorization. (*Items described as “Closeout” as non-returnable and sold “AS IS”) Holiday Gift orders placed after Dec. 8th have a special return extension until Jan. 8th.

If your order is unused, and sent back in re-sellable condition with original packaging including mala bag intact, you will be refunded the 100% of product purchase price, less the shipping and handling fee and non-refundable bankcard fee of 2.99% that Stripe/Paypal charge us.

Returns of merchandise with Free Shipping will be refunded, less our actual outgoing shipping and handling costs and non-refundable bankcard fee of 2.99% that Stripe/Paypal charge us.

Returns after 30 days from purchase date are not accepted. Please do contact us at or call 1-720-350-6905 prior to returning any item, and we will give you return instructions.

Please allow 1 billing cycle after we receive your item back (30 days) for credits to post. We cannot be liable for product misuse or customer damage, and can not offer a refund in these circumstances, even if it is before the 30 day warranty period.

Please email or call us right away and we will return and replace it! -720-350-6905

If you receive a damaged/defective product, please retain all packaging and notify us immediately for claim instructions or a Return Authorization. 1-720-350-6905 Please send it back to us. If it is determined that product was damaged by shipper, a refund or replacement product will be sent if available as soon as we receive the damaged item back. The same policy applies if you have received an incorrect item.

Please note that we often use natural hand-cut materials for our malas, the stone quality varies from AA- B grade. There are inherent slight inclusions/ imperfections with natural stone beads and should not be considered a defect. Coral is particularly porous and these “nuisances” add to the handcrafted beauty of working with natural materials.

Sakura Designs

4707 Devonshire St.

Boulder, CO 80301 USA

We have a “be always kind” policy. Harassment in any manner or form on the site or toward any person(s) at Sakura Designs, including via e-mail, IM, or by use of obscene, insulting, defamatory, threatening or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Sakura Designs, LLC reserves the right to refuse or terminate service and /or all contact at any time, and we will do it if you behave this way.

Default warranty on all products- We will ensure that all products that *we* manufacture are sent are free of manufacturing defects for 30 calendar days from date of purchase. No Mala will last forever, but if your prayer beads, made by us, break within 30 days from order date, we will offer one complimentary re stringing with the original design.

Any imported mala such as power beads or juzu are not covered under our manufacturers warranty. Imported malas strung on elastic, (stretch malas) can break after a very short time, so we recommend that you purchase a small spool of “Stretch Magic” from your local Michael’s Crafts to keep on-hand. Imported Bracelet Malas made with an adjustable slipknot can unravel easily, if that happens, you can take the frayed end and melt it with a lighter to prevent from further unraveling.

We use natural gemstone beads, cut and untreated. Some gemstones have been color enhanced, irradiated, dyed and or waxed depending on supplier and batch. The colors should hold up well, do not wear for long periods of time around neck or wrist, expose your mala to excessive sweat, sunlight, acetone, or wear in the shower, pool or ocean. We do not accept used mala returns for gemstone color-fastness, but all will be well if you treat your mala with care!

For malas made by us that break within the 30 day warranty period, please email us first and send your beads back to the address that we provide. Warranty covers all labor and materials but excludes return shipping charges. Warranty does not protect against customer damage or misuse, and excludes shipping damage. Redesigns are not covered by warranty, and restringing after the 30 day period, can be ordered online using this form.

Cookies, Tracking and Info Sharing

We use cookies to let us know when you visit our website, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our site functions, and you will not be able to place an order. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. You can also disable some third party providers here, however, site functionality and user experience may diminish.We do not ever rent, sell or disclose any personal, identifying information about you or your email address to any third party organization, for any use or commercial purposes, outside of our company and it’s trusted, secure, partners, who require essential information for site functionality. Our site uses cookies to remember form fields, track usage within the site to internally improve performance. We use the standard Google Analytics tracking code, Google Maps and Webmaster Tools to help us internally to always improve site performance, relevancy and sales. By voluntary use of this site, users agree to our standard tracking cookie policy as stated above. Upon placing an order you will be asked to agree to our website Policies and Privacy Statement.
  • Who we are? Sakura Designs, LLC, P.O.Box 21516, Boulder, CO 80301, USA 720-350-6905
  • What data do we collect: IP address, name, email, phone, address
  • We collect data for the purpose of: invoicing, tracking, email communication, cart abandonment reminders
  • How long do we retain data? We keep data for 7 years for accounting purposes, as required by US Law
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Registration, Retention and Deletion of Information

We do not download nor have access to your stored credit card information, this private information is stored, encrypted and on Paypal Express Checkout’s server, encrypted. Here is their Privacy Policy. Visitors  to our site, can register and sign in, we can remember your order information and data and you are free to delete this information, in it’s entirety, at any time. Just send us an email to request download or deletion to

Encryption Certificate

Our 27/7 Secure, 128Bit encrypted entire page website, uses the standard WordPress platform with a powerful security shield, with constant security monitoring. The engineers of our template are working to ensure their GDPR compliance. Sakura Designs, LLC is not based in the EU, nor do we have a distribution location there. However, we do ship internationally, and we respect requested privacy and security changes to protect our customers. For our blog and blog comments, we use a spam blocker plugin and here is their privacy notice:

Opt In/Out Mailing List

We do encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and be entitled to web coupons, sales and notices, and your email address is again, 100% privacy protected. You can opt-in to our mailing list. Customers who place orders are automatically subscribed to our internal mailing list, to be notified of updates, sales and security notices, with the option to opt-out at anytime.Thank you for your interest and support, and we are positive that you will enjoy our fine collection of sacred beaded designs. Shopping with us is safe and secure, warmest welcome!


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Information on this site is provided for informational/ entertainment purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. These are traditional metaphysical folklore, not intended as medical advice or to treat illness, and pertains to all references on site to healing properties.

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