Materials

Metals

GOLD PLATED BRASS
Solid brass base with an electroplated thin outer layer of gold of high-quality gold (24 karats) With excessive use or rough handling, gold can scratch or be worn away.

ROSE GOLD 14/20 GOLD PLATED BRASS
Gold-filled product plated with 14-karat rose gold (14/20)

STERLING SILVER
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of .925

IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increases this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling chains by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.

ARGENTIUM® SILVER
Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright-white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling yet is extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. 

You will appreciate the brighter-white designs which resist tarnishing and keep on shining.

SILVER PLATED
Silver plated products are 0.999 fine silver with a base metal of brass or steel. Earring components are nickel free.

(SURGICAL) STAINLESS STEEL
Resistant to rust, oxidation, and discoloration, this corrosion-resistant alloy is ideal for long-lasting jewelry designs. It’s will not fade or chip over time. This metal is the best suggestion for those living in high-humidity locations, as the metal will keep from rusting much longer than other metals. Surgical stainless steel is a grade of stainless steel used in biomedical applications and used for the post of earrings not made from silver or gold.

COPPER
Copper materials are made from pure copper and can oxidize (darken) with time and usage. Cleaning/ polishing can be done with a product that contains acidic ingredients, or gently at home with lemon and a jewelry cloth.

BRASS
The brass we use is nickel free to prevent allergies. It is known for its strength and durability and scratch resistant. All brass we used is non-tarnish as it is sealed or lacquered, which prevents the infamous green skin.

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