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.
We also have a few tips to keep your jewelry looking brand new:
- Treat your handmade jewelry delicately and they will always look beautiful when you wear them.
- Jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing to take off.
- Avoid wearing them to the gym, during shower or sleeping as the moisture form lotions, perfumes and sweat can
- tarnish sterling silver jewelry
- wear off the oxidization from sterling silver and the gold plate from plated jewelry
- dull the Gold Filled jewelry
- When you are not wearing your pieces keep them in a ziplog bag in order to keep oxygen at bay.
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.
The color of oxidized silver is just on the top layer of the metal. Over time even with the best care the oxidized finish will polish off, revealing the true color of the silver.
If you love the black finish I would recommend to having touched up (we are happy to do it free of charge – find out more here ) or enjoy the color that will be developed unique to your wearing story.
Gold Leaf 24K
Gold Leaf 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.
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.
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.