WHAT KIND OF METALS ARE USED?
I use solid 10k and 14k gold, .925 sterling silver and 14k gold-filled metal sheets and components ethically sourced from reputable Canadian and American companies. The gold, sterling silver and gold filled is of the highest American and/or Italian quality. All metals are specified in the product details.
WHAT IS GOLD FILLED?
Gold-filled is made by heat and pressure bonding a thin layer of real 14k gold to a brass core. Karat gold covers the brass surface which makes it tarnish resistant. This process gives gold-filled a higher value than gold-plated because there is an actual layer of karat gold.
JEWELRY CARE GUIDE
Gold, sterling silver and gold-filled will naturally develop a patina over time from exposure to oxygen, moisture and oils on the skin. If you do not enjoy the antiqued patina look over time, I suggest you keep your jewelry clean and dry and/or store them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. You can restore the shine back to your jewelry by using a treated polishing cloth.
Oxidized sterling silver will fade with time giving your piece a beautiful worn patina. To maintain the dark patina limit water interaction.