All silver pieces are crafted mostly from Argentium® silver. Argentium(.935) is more pure than Sterling silver(.925), brighter, hypoallergenic, nickel free, and extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. It's also made entirely from recycled silver making it eco-friendly. Any non-Argentium components are crafted from either Sterling silver or fine silver(.999) and are noted in the materials description. All silver jewelry is NICKEL FREE.
Please visit www.argentiumsilver.com for more information regarding Argentium® silver.
Care: Clean with alcohol or warm water & gentle soap. Gently buff dry with a soft cloth (100% cotton or microfiber). Avoid harsh household cleaners and always remove jewelry prior to swimming. All jewelry has a satin finish. To avoid altering the look of this finish, DO NOT use a silver polishing cloth. Silver may be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. Store jewelry in a soft, dry location free from scratching against other jewelry pieces.
Tarnish: In the case that a mild tarnish develops on the silver, use a liquid silver cleaner. I prefer Goddard's Silver Care Liquid Dip. This may be used on silver pieces AND two-tone designs that include vermeil. The liquid cleaner maintains the integrity of the matte finish on all of my work. Avoid silver polishing cloths as these tend to burnish and shine the surface, altering the look of the matte finish. For pieces with pearls or porous stones, gently swab piece with cleaner using a q-tip to avoid the stone. Always dry pieces extremely well after cleaning and spray canned air between layered pieces to removed any trapped moisture. Moisture welcomes tarnish. PURCHASE CARE PRODUCTS
14K GOLD VERMEIL
Vermeil, pronounced 'Ver-May', is a thick layer of gold over silver. I offer vermeil jewelry because it is the best quality gold finish for the nature of my designs at a more affordable price than solid gold. Gold plated and gold filled pieces are typically gold coated base metals (brass, steel, etc). Vermeil is intrinsically more valuable because the entire piece is made from precious metals. The industry standard for vermeil is 2.5 microns of gold over silver. At 3 microns thick, my jewelry is higher than the industry standard. All vermeil jewelry is NICKEL FREE.
Care: Clean with alcohol or warm water and gentle soap. Gently buff dry with a soft cloth (100% cotton or microfiber). Avoid harsh household cleaners and always remove vermeil jewelry prior to swimming, or bathing. Avoid using a gold polishing cloth on vermeil at all times. Store jewelry in a soft, dry location free from scratching against other jewelry pieces.
Solid gold is the superior option if you prefer a gold tone. It is an investment that will last forever and has great intrinsic value. Most designs are available in solid 14K -or- 18K gold. Due to the nature of fluctuating gold prices, prices are available upon request. Please contact me with any solid gold inquires. SHOP SOLID GOLD
Care: Clean with gold jewelry cleaner, alcohol, or water. All of my jewelry has a satin finish. To avoid altering the look of this finish, use a liquid gold cleaner as opposed to a polishing cloth. Solid gold jewelry may be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. Store jewelry in a soft, dry location free from scratching against other jewelry pieces.