Metal Care and Info
We use 14k solid gold, it's the highest cost metal, lasts forever and is the most sustainable.
Gold fill is a thick layer of 14k gold that is heavily coating a more affordable metal that will never come in contact with your skin. It's a lower price alternative to solid gold and lasts just as long. It's hypoallergenic, lead and nickel free. It can get wet just like solid gold without tarnishing or turning your skin green (unless of course you are allergic to gold). See the jewelry care page for more information about moisture and jewelry.
We will never gold plate anything that is not already gold. Silver will never be plated. Gold plating is a thin layer of gold that is electroplated onto the surface of another metal. On regular contact with skin the gold will wear off with time, however everything in this shop that comes in direct contact with your skin will only be 14k solid gold or gold fill. An example would be the posts of studs, they will never be plated.
Silver is the softest metal available in store but is still a good option for everyday use. Silver will tarnish if exposed to moisture but with continuous wear your body's natural oils will keep it polished. It can also be polished to shine like new with most jewelry cleaners.