Throughout our store, you will see our products made with different types of metals and materials.

Crystals & Gemstones

We use authentic crystals and gemstones in our jewelry. Our crystals are sourced from credible suppliers who work directly with the miners. To maintain your crystal jewelry, we advise you to always remove them before contact with water as some crystals will dissolve in contact with water. In addition, we advise removing crystal jewelry before contact with water for safety reasons. Some crystals are not water safe and may leach toxic minerals. Generally, any crystal ending in -ite should avoid water contact.

Gold Filled

Gold filled jewelry contains at least 5% solid gold by weight. A thick layer of solid gold is bonded to a base metal, typically jeweler’s brass. The layer of gold on gold-filled jewelry is thicker than its gold-plated counterparts. Also, the process of bonding the gold to a base metal makes gold-filled more durable than gold-plated jewelry. Gold-filled jewelry is resistant to tarnishing but to preserve the luster and shine, do not expose the jewelry to chemicals. Showering with this type of jewelry is fine, but avoid exposing it to salt water or chlorinated water. Gold-filled jewelry is hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin. We use gold-filled charms, chains, jump rings, and clasps in our jewelry.

Gold Vermeil

Gold vermeil jewelry consists of a 925 sterling silver base with a thick layer of gold electroplated over it. Gold vermeil jewelry may sound similar to gold plated jewelry, but the difference is that gold vermeil jewelry is hypoallergenic and contains a thicker layer of gold over the base metal. It is less likely to fade or tarnish compared to its gold-plated counterparts.

Gold Plated

Gold-plated jewelry is made by a process in which a base metal is electroplated with a thin layer of gold. The thickness of the gold plating can range from .17- 2.5 microns of gold. Because it is not solid gold, the jewelry still has the appeal of gold at an affordable price. To ensure the longevity of the jewelry, avoid getting this type of metal wet. Only our crystal pendants and crystal connectors are gold-plated.

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver is comprised of 92.5% silver and 7.5% of a metal like zinc or copper. Compared to pure silver which is soft and difficult to shape, 925 sterling silver is more durable due to the inclusion of other metals. To maintain the quality of sterling silver jewelry, avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals found in some beauty products and in pools. While it is okay to shower with this jewelry as long as it is dried off properly, it is best to avoid contact with salt water. Sterling silver jewelry is hypoallergenic.