In our jewellery we mainly use two materials. 14K Gold Filled and 950 Sterling Silver. Gold Filled is industry standard in USA and it requires that 5%, or 1/20th is pure gold by weight. The process of producing gold-filled is strictly regulated, and it involves pressure bonding multiple layers of solid 14k gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality jeweler’s brass, resulting in a durable, high quality gold product. The layer of gold in gold-filled products are 100 times thicker than in gold-plated products.
Mostly, the silver that we use is 950 Sterling Silver, which means that it's made of 95% pure silver and 5% copper. Copper is mixed in to give the silver some sturdiness, otherwise it will be too soft to use in jewellery. In some of our products we have small details and/or small parts made of either 925 Sterling Silver (Which is 92.5 silver and 7.5% copper) or pure 10K Gold.
None of our jewellery contains any nickel.
All Sterling Silver will tarnish (oxidation) over time but the tarnishing process happens much faster if it comes into contact with agents such as skin creams, perfume and hairspray. When you need to clean your Sterling Silver, gently rub it with a jewellery cleaning cloth, rinse it with warm water and carefully dry.
14K Gold Filled jewellery can last beautifully for a long time if it is taken cared of in a proper way. The oil from the skin, chemicals such as perfume and lotion may cause the gold to darken more quickly than it should. When neccessary, gently remove the tarnish on the gold with a jewellery cleaning cloth or by washing it in warm water with mild soap. Most importantly, wearing the jewellery as often as possible will keep the jewellery naturally polished due to the friction with your clothes and the moving air.
When doing activites such as exercising, showering and sunbathing , remove your jewellery in order to avoid unnecessary risk of your precious jewellery being damaged. It's best to store your jewellery in a jewellery case or in a vinyl bag.