What is our jewelry made of?

Modified on Fri, 22 Jul 2022 at 01:42 PM

Our jewelry is constructed with plating over a base metal. Most jewelry across our brands has brass as the base metal; a few styles have zinc alloy.  We use real gold, silver, and rose gold plating over our base metal.  Our plating standards vary by brand.  For Rudiment, Dusk, and Ava Rose brands, we use 14K gold and rose gold plating or fine silver plating over brass. Our demi-fine brands use 18K gold plating over sterling silver.  

Fashion Brands

    Gold Plated over Brass

    Silver Plated over Brass

    Rose Gold Plated over Brass

Premium Brands

    14K Gold Plated over Brass

    14K Rose Gold Plated over Brass

    Fine Silver Plated over Brass


    18K Gold Plated over Sterling Silver

    Rhodium Plated over Sterling Silver (*Rhodium is a high-quality silver plating that gives extra durability.)

Stainless Steel 

    18K Gold IP Plated over Stainless Steel 

    Original Stainless Steel color for Silver Products 

What is IP plating? Ion plating (IP plating) is a new modern technique for a variety of applications. This process is used to complete accessories crafted from stainless steel. It is five to eight times more durable than the traditional plating methods and is available in many attractive colors such as black, rose gold, and yellow gold. The standard care routine is also easy. It can be cared for by wiping clean with a dry, soft cloth after wear. 

We use semi-precious stones in many of our styles as well.  These include opal, agate, quartz, jasper, labradorite, aventurine, moonstone, garnet, and amethyst.  

Detailed plating, base metal, and materials information can be found on the product detail page for each style that we carry. 


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