We would love to walk you through understanding the materials we’ve chosen to create our jewelry. Our top priority was to bring fine jewelry that is longer lasting, hypoallergenic, tarnish resistant, durable and every day wear, that was also affordable.
All our jewelry is gold plated, 18k and above. We work with 925 Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel and occasionally Brass. We don’t use any nickel, lead, cadmium, plastic-acrylic or glass. This allows for our jewelry to be hypoallergenic, water-resistant and tarnish free, as best as it can be.
It is important to understand exactly what gold plating is. Gold plating is a thin layer of gold, in our case 18k, over Sterling Silver or Stainless Steel. The thickness of the plating can vary. The industry standard is very thin, almost non-existent. We have opted to make our jewelry with a much thicker coating of gold, to make it longer lasting.
Although we like to take pride in saying we are hypoallergenic, water resistant and tarnish resistant, it is important for us to be transparent with you. This will depend on how well your jewelry pieces are taken care of. All metals can naturally oxidize depending on their surroundings and exposure to natural elements. Therefore, it is important to store your jewelry separately from other pieces, in an airtight bag and kept in a cool, dark, dry place. Clean it regularly with a gentle cotton cloth to remove body sweat, toxins and chemicals.
Please see our section on jewelry care for more information.
What exactly is 925 Sterling Silver? It’s an alloy made of 92.5% pure Sterling Silver and 7.5% mixed with copper, which increases durability. Pure Sterling Silver can be too soft for jewelry. Each of our Sterling Silver pieces are stamped with 925 to show its purity and authenticity.
18K GOLD VERMEIL
Pronounced Ver-may, is a thicker layer of gold to give it even more durability. Vermeil is not to be confused with regular gold plating, we like to call it, the sophisticated high-end option. To be considered Vermeil, as considered by the Federal Trade Commission, each piece must have a thickness of gold plating of a minimum of 2.5 microns or thicker, over Sterling Silver.
STAINLESS STEEL 316L
316L Stainless Steel is one of the strongest metals, making it bend resistant. You can also expose it to water without causing it to rust. We ensure our Stainless Steel is lead and nickel free, thereby preventing tarnishing and making it hypoallergenic.
Solid Gold is one of the only metals that will not oxidize or lose its color, thereby making it more pricey than the others. The higher the karat of gold, the more easily it can bend and scratch as gold is one of the softest solid metals. Therefore, we prefer working with 14k when it comes to solid gold. Currently we are only offering solid gold as a custom order option, please contact us for more information.