Our Jewellery is made from certified Sterling Silver. This means that it is 92.5% Pure, Precious, Silver, which is a durable quality.
We also apply an anti-tarnish solution to keep your silver looking pristine for longer and use this silver as a base for our vermeil pieces.
HOW DO I CARE FOR SILVER JEWELRY?
H2O sensitive. Avoid water when wearing your piece because over time the Sterling Silver will lose its shine. Our pieces are made to last forever.
Vermeil is a technique straight out of the 19th century, Vermeil is a technique where Gold was applied to Sterling Silver to create pieces that looked like they were made from Solid Gold, without the hefty price tag! This is where we got the inspiration from and adopted the same technique.
Is a legally regulated term that refers to 925 sterling silver with a thick layer of gold. This allows us to craft beautiful, premium quality gold jewelry without the expense of using solid gold.
Legally speaking, in order to use the gold vermeil, the quality of the jewelry in question must meet these three conditions:
- A gold vermeil item needs to have 925 sterling silver as its base material.
- It needs to be plated in gold that is at least 10 karats.
- The plating needs to be at least 2.5 microns thick.
HOW VERMEIL WORKS?
For our Vermeil pieces, we apply a thick layer (a minimum of 2.5 Microns to be exact) of each gold in the highest percentage of Gold alloy that can be used to make jewellery – 18 Carats. This is 5 times thicker than the average minimum for gold Plated jewellery so it’s super durable.
Even though the layer of gold on vermeil jewelry can wear down if you're not careful, it can generally last for many decades. It is a great choice if you want a durable piece of gold jewelry but you can't afford solid gold or gold filled jewelry. It is also great if you have allergies to metals because sterling silver is mostly pure metal and generally does not contain nickel.
HOW DO I CARE FOR GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY?
Treat your gold vermeil well so that it’ll last – before exercising or showering, take it off to keep it away from sweat and water. You can clean your gold vermeil with a soft, dry cloth to keep it shiny and bright. Abrasive cleaning can wear off the gold faster than normal, so we don’t recommend liquid cleaners. Instead, use a jewelry polishing cloth to remove tarnish, and be careful not to rub too hard.
🧼 How to clean: You can clean your gold vermeil with a soft, dry cloth to keep it shiny and bright. Use a jewelry polishing cloth to remove tarnish, and be careful not to rub too hard.
❌ What to avoid: Abrasive cleaning can wear off the gold faster than normal, so we don’t recommend liquid cleaners.
WHAT CAUSES TARNISH? HOW DO I KEEP MY JEWELRY FROM TARNISHING?
✅ Fast Facts: Tarnishing is completely natural for sterling silver and plated jewelry, and it’s the result of the jewelry’s surface reacting to air (aka oxidation, for those of you who remember chemistry class).
Tarnishing is speeded up when the jewelry is exposed to water and/or chemicals (e.g. shampoos and soaps) – but a variety of factors are at play:
Sweat 💦: There are a lot of chemicals in your sweat (totally normal!), so it is best to remove your jewelry during intense workouts.
Body chemistry 👤: We all have different hormones, so the chemicals released from our pores vary from person to person. Depending on your body chemistry, your jewels may tarnish faster than they do for someone else.
Personal care products🧴: Sunscreen, perfume, shampoo, lotion, cleaning products with bleach, nail polish remover, and hairspray can all speed up tarnishing and damage. We suggest removing your jewelry while you use these products.
Pools and hot tubs🚰: The chemicals used to clean pools and hot tubs are super harsh on jewelry, so we advise removing your jewels before going for a swim.
PVD GOLD PLATED
18k Gold Plated Brass: Our 18k gold plated line is made of a high-quality brass thick coated with 18k gold for quality.
You probably wonder what it means. Well, gold plated jewelry is not made of gold actually. The base metal in that situation is usually a copper or silver, which are much more affordable than any gold alloys. However, gold plated jewelry is made by using electricity or chemicals to deposit a very thin layer of gold over that other base metal. The very important thing about this process is that we can create a golden layer as thin as 1/1000 to 3/1000 of an inch.
HOW DO I CARE FOR 18K GOLD PLATED JEWELRY?
🧼 How to clean: You can clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or a very soft cloth to remove the dirt and dust that inevitably builds up over time.
If your jewelry requires a more thorough cleaning, you may use warm, soapy water to clean your jewelry. Simply soak the jewelry in the water for a few minutes and then clean it with a soft brush, drying it immediately afterward.
❌ What to avoid: As with all jewelry, 14k gold plated jewelry lasts longer when you can keep it away from harsh chemicals.
Remove your jewels while applying personal care products, when showering, and also during intense workouts.
Make sure that the soft cloth is chemical-free (avoid jewelry polishing cloths, which have chemicals that strip the plating).
Avoid jewelry cleaners and antibacterial soaps – the chemicals kill the plating on your jewelry fast.
Premium Stainless Steel, which is harder than silver, so it can't get scratched easily. It will not change its colour or rust.
HOW DO I CARE FOR STAINLESS STEEL JEWELRY?
Although stainless steel jewelry doesn’t tarnish or corrode and doesn’t require special care, it can scratch.
That’s why you should wear and store your pieces in a way that minimizes any contact with other items that can damage your stainless steel jewelry.
If your jewelry does get scratched, you can always have it professionally polished by a jeweler.
Also called zirconia, is the crystalline form of zirconium oxide, a very resistant material with no optical failures. Since 1976, it has become the most important gemological competitor of the diamond, thanks to its great durability, visual similarity and its cubic crystalline shape.
Our Zirconia crystals are produced through high pressure methods and grown in the laboratory, which gives them an impressive aesthetic, almost perfectly resembling a diamond of natural origin.