We use recycled metal or metal made in the US from well known US based suppliers. We select our findings with great care, so you can wear our jewelry every day and why not pass it to the next generation.
We also have a few tips and tricks you can use to keep your jewelry looking brand new.
925 pure silver, 7.5% copper or brass. A metal that is strong and versatile. If treated correct it will not tarnish
You may wash your jewelry with warm hot water, hand soap and a bit of baking soda and they will be nice and shiny again. Keep your piece in a Ziploc bag or in your Porpe’s drawstring bag to keep oxygen at bay.
Oxidized Sterling Silver
A piece of jewel that is blackened or oxidized is true sterling silver, but it’s surface has been intentionally darkened through the oxidization process. All of our oxidized jewelry are protected with a layer of a special lacquer to prevent the patina to wear off with time.
Keep your piece in a Ziploc bag or in your Porpe’s drawstring bag to keep oxygen at bay.
Gold Foil 24K
Gold Foil is a super thin layer of 24K gold. It is attached on the surface of the jewel in order to create a nice textured effect.
Keep your piece in a Ziploc bag or in your Porpe’s drawstring bag to keep oxygen at bay. You may wash your jewelry with warm hot water & hand soap and they will be nice and shiny again (use your hands to wash the gold foiled area).
Gold Plated 24K Brass
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. All of our brass jewelry are Gold Plated with 98%+ pure gold and an amount of metal alloy in order to create the 24K sand finish.
Gold Plate requires a minimum thickness of 20 millionths. For Porpe’s jewelry we plate at a thickness that withstand much wear: rings and bracelets we do a minimum of 120 millionths while for the earrings and pendants 80 millionths.
Care: Sweat &
Water ? No, thank you! Remove your beautiful gold plated jewelry before going to the gym or taking a shower. Keep your piece in a Ziploc bag or in your Porpe’s drawstring bag to keep oxygen at bay.
All of our jewelry is polished with micro crystalline wax (used by museums on for protection) to protect surfaces exposed to the different weather conditions, preserve the shining finish and extend wearability.
Find more information for repairs, resizing, re-plating and maintenance, click here.