Sterling silver: It's the quality stuff. It's silver and will last forever. That being said it will naturally darken and does need to be cleaned. Most of our silver pieces are sterling silver along with all of our earring posts.
Sterling silver plated: A strong coat of sterling silver has been electroplated over a material usually bronze. The plating we use is some of the thickest in the industry and will let you wear your pieces for years to come. Over time the piece may either darken or turn a yellowish colour, however similar to sterling silver it simply needs to be cleaned.
14k Gold Plated: A strong coat of 14k gold has been electroplated over a base metal, usually bronze. The plating we use is some of the thickest in the industry and will let you wear your pieces for years to come.
14K Gold Vermeil: Sterling silver which has been gold plated. Similar to Gold Plated except with a nice sterling silver base.
Gold Filled: Gold filled is used for most of our chains. Gold filled means that it has an overall higher amount of gold then plated, which is needed for items so delicate and intimate such as chains.
Your Questions Answered
(1) I have sensitive ears, can I wear your earrings?
All of our earring posts are made with hypoallergenic sterling silver posts. That being said everyone reacts differently to different metals. We suggest sticking with sterling silver if you have sensitive ears. If you decide to pick a gold pair we suggest selecting either a gold vermeil pair or ensuring to remove your earrings before bedtime.
(2) Will your rings make my fingers turn green?
No, our rings do not normally turn fingers green. That being said everyone does react differently to metal. Green fingers however are usually the result of bronze rings.
Cleaning & Product Care
Although its completely natural for sterling silver & other metals to oxidize or patina over time, these are the preventative measures you can take to ensure longevity in your new relationship.
- Bathe with warm soapy water
- Dry off and brighten its shine with a soft polishing cloth
- Avoid interaction with harsh chemicals found in hot tubs and cleaning products
- If your unsure in any situation, we opt to take it off and store in safe place