Please find below a table of materials that we are using to make our jewelry:
|Material||What you need to know|
|925 pure silver, 7.5% copper or brass||A metal that is strong and versatile. If treated correct it will not tarnish quickly. It can be re-polished.||Hypoallergic|
|Argentium||935 or up to 960 and the rest is copper and germanium||A special alloy that resists tarnishing. It is more expensive than regular sterling silver||Hypoallergic|
|Pure Silver||999 pure Silver, 1% copper or brass||Pure silver can be very soft thus it is not suitable for all the designs. It remains beautiful and shiny.||Hypoallergic|
|Gold Filled 14K||Thick Layer of alloyed gold over a base||It maintains its shine and for a long time.||Hypoallergic|
|Gold Plated 24K Brass||Thin layer of gold plated 24K over a brass base||It gives a nice shining look. It costs less the Gold filled and need special care to tarnish quickly.
It can be re-plated
|Hypoallergic if is not tarnished|
|Black Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver||Thin layer of Black Rhodium over sterling silver. Rhodium belongs to the platinum family||Enhances the scratch resistance of the surface while giving it a brilliant black color||Hypoallergic|
|Brass||Alloy of copper and zinc||It has nice deep yellow color. It can tarnish quicker.
It can be re-polished or re-plated
|Gold Foil 24K||A very thin layer of Gold.||It is used only for decorative purpose in some of our jewelry||–|
|Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel – High Quality Nylon coated over Stainless Steel
Colored Stainless Steel – High Quality Colored Nylon over Stainless Steel
Gold Stainless Steel -High quality Nylon coated over a gold plated 24K Stainless Steel
|A beautiful wire that completes necklaces. It needs to be stored separately because it can crease.
If creased it can be replaced.
|Chains||The chains we use vary according to the design:
– Black Rhodium Plated
-Gold Filled 14K
|Care is needed according to the material.
If a chain breaks it can be replaced
|Cords||Depending on the design we use:
|Clasps||All our clasps are either Stainless Steel or Sterling Silver||Hypoallergic|
|Enamels||Special color for metal used only to enhance a design||Usually applied in textured surfaces. It can last forever and can re-applied if needed||–|
|Resin||It is a composite blend, which is rotationally molded into strong and pliable material that can mimic the look of glass.||Usually applied in small surfaces, it is very strong, and no special care is needed.||–|
All our jewelry is polished with micro crystalline wax (used by museums on for protection) to protect surfaces exposed to the different weather conditions and slow the tarnish process.
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