Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We plate our silver jewelry in rhodium, which gives it extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the more costly precious metals due to its rarity.
Vermeil is a thick layer of high-quality 18k solid gold over sterling silver, which gives the pieces their long lasting color. We use 18k gold that is 2.5 microns thick, as required by the Federal Trade Commission to classify vermeil, layered over 925 sterling silver.
As the most malleable of all metals, gold makes for an ideal material when creating fine jewelry. 14k gold is a mixture consisting primarily of gold (58.3%), blended with durable metals such as zinc, nickel and copper along with a rhodium plating. Gold by itself is relatively soft, so the alloy metals strengthen the composition. Having high percentage of gold allows it to last a lifetime with minimal care.
All of our gemstones are genuine mineral stones. We use an array of high-quality, natural gemstones.
We use cultured pearls from oysters and freshwater mussels that we carefully select for our pieces.