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Materials

MATERIALS

We love to mix materials, which is why we offer several types of affordable and durable materials. Here's some info on each so you can make an informed choice for your lifestyle.

Plating is a process of covering a material (metal or plastic, for example) with a thin layer of gold, silver or rhodium. It can be of varying thickness, which influences the durability of the jewelry.

Our bases:


Brass:
This material is used as a base and never as a finish. It is an alloy composed of copper and zinc, it can be gold, silver or red. This one will always be plated. Brass, exposed to air, will oxidize if all the plating is rubbed off. This is why it is important to take good care of your jewelry.


.925 silver:
Pure silver is too soft to be worked and used. It is therefore 92.5% used and is mixed with other metals to make it more resistant and malleable. It is a guarantee of quality and is hypoallergenic. Silver jewelry without plating can tend to blacken when not worn, fortunately it is easy to clean it. Please visit our maintenance section for more info.


Stainless:
Also called stainless steel, this metal is not very sensitive to corrosion and without plating, it can be worn at any time. It is tougher than silver and a darker silvery color.



Our platings:


Rhodium:
It is a derivative of platinum which has good durability and a silvery color. It increases shine and protects against the natural oxidation of brass.


Gold :
It is a thin layer of gold, between 14k and 18k, varying in thickness between 0.05 and 1 micron.


Rose gold :
It is a mixture of gold, copper and silver, which gives it its pink color.


Silver :
It is a thin layer of silver ranging in thickness from 0.05 to 1 micron.