S I Z E G U I D E L I N E
We love that everyone is different and comes in all different sizes so our size chart is just a guide to give you a better idea of where our necklaces will sit on you. The Gunmetal Angel Wing Necklace, below, is 18" in length.
P R O D U C T C A R E
Most of our jewelry are made with material that are either gold-filled or sterling silver and many of our gemstones are vermeil trimmed. All jewelry will eventually tarnish but with proper care and maintenance, your jewelry can remain beautiful.
When gold jewelry is exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and make-up, it can lose its luster. Keep gold jewelry away from chemicals (especially chlorine), clean them regularly with mild sudsy water, rinse well and pat dry with a non-scratchy cloth. Store away from other metals is recommended.
Silver must be cleaned and stored properly to retain its original shine and luster. The best way to clean silver is to use a cleaning agent that has a sulfur base. When storing silver, there are many products on the market that will help keep the silver dry and free of unsightly tarnish. These products are very affordable and should be used to store silver jewelry. Silica gel packets are excellent for keeping the storage environment humidity free. Never use household concoctions such as salt solutions or ammonia to clean sterling silver; they will harm the finish.
GOLD PLATED VS GOLD FILLED
Almost all of our gold jewelry is made with gold filled materials. The only exception would be our pendants and pendant trims. Our gold beads (rose gold, yellow gold, white gold) are all gold filled with either copper or stainless steel cores. Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It is water friendly and will last much longer than gold plated jewelry.
Gold filled jewelry are strong but not invincible. With proper care, they can last for a very long time, as long as you are aware of the following:
What touches it: what chemicals end up on the jewelry from wearing it. We never recommend swimming with any type of jewelry. The chemicals from the pool will damage it.
What stays on it for longer periods of time (or gets taken off with cleaning): Everyone's body chemical is different. Our sweat, lotions we use, perfumes all factor in how long our jewelry will hold up.
How you store it: more airflow = more chance for oxidization. We recommend putting your jewelry in cases. Gold jewelry can also be polished and given new life with just a good jewelry cloth.