All of the material's & stones we work with are sourced from the US, Brazil and India (this is where a lot of our Emeralds and Rubies come from). We source the highest quality gold filled, everything we offer has been pre-worn & tested. That means we ensure we wear, shower and test out the material before we offer it to you.
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 (58.3%)
18/30: Means the 3% gold bond is made with 18kt gold (75%)
Learn more about the difference in gold filled quality, here.
Every setting with a stone or select charm is made in 14kt gold. This gives us the ability to create affordable demi-fine jewelry that is sustainable. You have the opportunity to re-use the gold setting by melting down or popping the stones and using for future project a totally sustainable approach to demi fine jewelry.
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.
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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