All of our jewelry is made with Sterling or Fine Silver, Gold-Fill, and Niobium.
What is the difference between Sterling Silver and Fine Silver?
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, commonly marked .925. Fine silver is 99.9% silver. Most of our jewelry is made from sterling silver. We use fine silver for some of our handmade findings (i.e. earring posts and headpins).
What is Gold-Fill?
Gold Fill is made from a solid 12K gold sheet permanently bonded to a central core of metal alloy. This is the same alloy used to cut 24K gold into 22K, 18K, 14K, and 12K. This is not gold-plated and won't wear off. The layer of gold is 1/20th the total thickness.
What is Niobium?
Niobium is a hypoallergenic metal which is anodized to create iridescent colors. These colors are pure refracted light through the oxide thickness. The thickness of the oxide determines the color you see. Niobium is used in artificial joints, pacemakers and dental implants.
It is important not to use any abrasive polishes or cloths that may wear down the oxides. Use Windex or mild soap and water to clean your Niobium jewelry.