materials information

We create our jewelry using sterling silver, bronze, and 14k gold. All charms, pendants, and rings are made with solid sterling silver, bronze, and 14k gold. The sterling silver we use is nickel free. We proudly use environmentally friendly reclaimed and recycled sterling silver, bronze, and 14k gold. Our chains, connections, and clasps are solid sterling silver, or 14k gold as well.

 

about sterling silver

Sterling silver is composed of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts alloy, usually copper. Copper provides the silver with sufficient hardness which gives it strength and wearability, in comparison to pure silver or fine silver which is sometimes considered too soft to be used or worn everyday. We use nickel free sterling silver that has been reclaimed and recycled.

 

sterling silver compared to pure silver or fine silver

We use sterling silver for it's strength (see above). Pure or fine silver is 99.9% silver, is much softer than sterling silver, and is often considered not practical to wear as everyday jewelry. 

 

about 14k gold

We use 14k gold, the most popular choice in the US. It is 58.3% gold and is ideal for fine jewelry. Alloys of copper and silver, mixed with pure gold gives 14k gold it's strength and warmth. We use 14k gold that has been reclaimed and recycled.