Materials & Care
All of our jewelry pieces are handmade using high-quality, recycled metals. Read on to learn more about these materials, as well as tips for jewelry care.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin and is marked by a rich, warm golden tone, something of a cross between yellow and rose gold. We offer select designs in bronze, as a less expensive alternative to gold. Bronze will develop a patina due to oxidation, which can be cleaned off with a polishing cloth.
*Please note: Bronze rings do have the tendency to turn fingers green as a result of the chemical reaction between its copper content and your skin's sweat and acids. We recommend coating the inside of your bronze ring with clear nail polish to help prevent this.
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other base metals. It is considered a precious metal. Sterling silver will oxidize over time. You can restore its shine by polishing your jewelry with a cleaning cloth.
Gold fill, also known as “rolled gold”, is a solid layer of gold bonded to a base metal with substantial heat and pressure. It looks like solid gold but comes at a much more affordable price. Even with daily wear, gold filled jewelry can retain their shine for many years.
14 Karat Gold
14 Karat Gold is comprised of 58% pure 24k gold and other metal alloys that give it hardness. It is a precious metal that will not tarnish over time. However, be ware that gold can react to chlorine, so avoid wearing it in spas and swimming pools. Fun fact: it is the most popular metal choice for ceremonial rings.
*Please note that 10k and 14k natural white gold will have a slight yellowish tint due to their gold content. If you'd like your white gold jewelry to be silvery, please contact us for rhodium plating.
A simple rule of thumb is to always take off your jewelry first and put it on last. This helps limit their exposure to excessive moisture (i.e. shower, pool, ocean) and chemical products (i.e. sunscreen, lotion, hairspray, perfume), which will speed up the oxidation process. When they're not being worn, store them away neatly in a box or pouch, away from sunlight.
To clean your jewelry, gently wipe it with a jewelry polishing cloth, or clean it with mild soap and water.