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). I recommend avoiding harsh household cleaners and that you 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 Goddard's Silver Polish Foam or Goddard's Silver Care Liquid Dip (best for pieces with fine chain and detail). Both may be used on silver pieces AND two tone designs that include vermeil. Use sparingly over vermeil. 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. My jewelry is higher than the industry standard at 3 microns thick, making the finish extremely durable and long wearing. 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). I recommend avoiding harsh householdcleaners and that you 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 14K GOLD
Most designs are available in solid 14K gold. Due to the nature of fluctuating gold prices, prices are available upon request. Please contact me with any solid gold inquires.
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, do not use a gold 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.