Haven't read anything about gold-filled yet? Make note of the karats below. Long story short, Filled will always cost more and wear longer than any type of Plated jewelry. Plated may have an expensive cost, only because the base metal is Sterling Silver(794) which will quickly show with normal wear.
We use 14/20 gold filled and 18/30 gold filled material for the majority of our chains and wire.
What does it mean when you see 14/20 (or 14kt GF) or 18/30 (18kt GF) in a product description?
14/20: Means the 5% gold bond that is legally required to be considered gold filled, that gold bond is made with 14kt gold
18/30: Means the 3% gold bond is made with 18kt gold
Learn more about the difference in gold filled quality, here.
Our Stone Settings:
Every setting we use that a stone is placed in is 10 or 14kt gold. This gives us the ability to create affordable demi-fine jewelry that is affordable & long lasting.
We re-purpose and re-use any gold settings by melting down the gold and removing the genuine stones. This gives us the opportunity to become a more sustainable brand, never leaving any piece behind.
All of our melee diamonds have been GIA Analyized.
What does melee diamonds mean?
Refers to round diamonds that typically weigh less than 0.10ct or 10 points.
What does GIA Analyzed mean?
A service that separates natural diamonds from simulants, laboratory-grown and HPHT treated natural diamonds, and sorts the screened diamonds by color range.
Earth Mined Stones:
All of the stones we work with are natural & graded stones. We NEVER use synthetic or lab-created only earth mined stones - no chemicals to create!
What does it mean when your stones as an A or AA grade by it?
AAA - “AAA” grade is assigned to a gemstone that is considered to “being near perfect.” Though these stones do show some variation in color, they are clean, well cut and polished.
AA - Semi clean, well cut and polished gemstones are graded as AA.
A – Reasonably clean and well cut gemstones that have noticeable variations are graded A.
No grading - Irregular, cloudy gem stones with visible inclusions are low grade stones that fall under commercial stones used to make fancy jewelry.
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