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 your 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. Please check our product description if item is 14k or 18k 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.
TERMINOLOGY TO KNOW
Turning Vs. Fading We think it's important our customers know the correct terminology when it comes to their gems.
Turning - Your item turned color, rusted, and possibly left your neck or ring fingers green / brown. Yikes!
Fading - When an item starts to loose it's color but still looks good and kept up with. Didn't turn green, rust or tarnish. '' Fading can happen to ALL gold filled jewelry NO matter the brand you buy from''