We take pride in providing a wide range of price points and styles for our customers giving you different quality options. The following descriptions will give you a better understanding of the piece you are buying.
Gold Plated Mixed Metals: Helps us provide you with more affordable styles. This means it has a thin layer of gold. Don't shower with gold plated jewelry, apply lotions / perfume with it on, swim or workout in it. Some of our gold plated pieces may contain brass or silver as the base metal.
Stainless Steel: This is the highest quality of them all. Styles plated over stainless steel are non tarnishing, hypo allergenic and water proof. You still want to wipe off at the end wearing it with a small jewelry cloth. Will last longer than normal plated items.
Gold Filled: Thicker coating of gold. Gold filled is an actual layer of gold pressure bonded to another material, usually brass or silver. Please check our product description if item is gold filled. Gold filled items will wear longer than gold plated pieces but still need some love as these items are not 24k solid gold. To clean your gold filled pieces, use a mild jewelry cleaning solution and run under water and pat dry. * Gold filled can still get dull and fade if there is heavy wear, constant perfume/hair chemicals, sea salt water and chlorine are constantly getting on it.
Sterling Silver: Some styles are plated over .925 sterling silver making them a higher quality than gold plated over brass items. Styles that contain sterling silver will not turn green or brown. They can handle getting wet - however we don't recommend it showering etc. with them on a daily basis.
Copper is highly malleable and eye-catching with its unique red-orange hue, which makes it a great material to use in jewelry. Due to its natural orange earth tone, copper is a beautiful jewelry metal. Even better, it’s versatile because it’s easy to shape, imprint and engrave. As an alloy, copper is extremely durable and can hold up well over time, despite daily wear.
Alloy precious metals are too soft to work with. They require base metals that then increase both the hardness and durability of the metal.The resulting alloy is one that does not tarnish. That is typically the case with alloyed metals, particularly gold and silver.When used in their pure form, what you can expect is for the metal to bend and scratch easily and tarnish due to exposure to other elements.