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925 STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver, often referred to as "silver", "925 silver" or "925'', is an alloy composed primarily of pure silver. In general, it usually contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, such as copper, which are added to strengthen and stabilize the metal. Here are the reasons why pure silver (100%) is generally not used for make jewelry:
 
Flexibility and durability: Pure silver is a metal relatively soft, making it more susceptible to deform or scratch easily when worn as jewelry. By adding other metals, such as copper, we strengthen the silver and we improve its sustainability. Note that the phenomenon of oxidation, especially with 925 silver, can occur when silver comes into contact with substances chemicals present in the environment. This chemical reaction can lead to the formation of a black or tarnished layer on the surface of silver, this which is often called tarnishing. ​
 
Stability: Sterling silver tarnishes less quickly because of its purity. Since it is mixed with metals like copper, we improve the resistance to oxidation and reduces the risk of tarnishing. ​
 
Price: Pure silver is more expensive than silver sterling due to its purity. Using a alloy with less pure silver, manufacturers of jewelry can offer more affordable products while maintaining quality and appearance satisfactory aesthetics.
 
Finally, using 925 sterling silver achieves a balance between beauty, durability, resistance to warping and cost, making it a popular choice for jewelry making.

 STAINLESS STEEL (304)

Stainless steel used for jewelry is a metal alloy composed primarily of iron, chromium, nickel, and sometimes other elements. They tend to retain their original color very well, meaning they generally don't tarnish over time like some other metals can. There are many benefits of stainless steel for jewelry and here are some of them:

Corrosion resistance: Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion and rust, making it an ideal choice for jewelry that will be worn daily and exposed to humidity or other environmental conditions. You will be able keep your jewelry with you in the shower or while surfing the beautiful waves of the south. ​

 

Durability: Stainless steel is a material durable that retains its shine and color for long time, even after prolonged use. ​

 

Allergenic characteristic: Although some people may be allergic to nickel, many stainless steel jewelry are made nickel-free, which makes them hypoallergenic and suitable for a wide range of people. ​ ​

 

Ease of maintenance: Stainless steel jewelry are easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with mild soap and water, and do not require frequent polishing for maintain their shine. ​

 

Affordability: Compared to some other precious or semi-precious metals used for jewelry, such as solid gold or sterling silver, stainless steel is often more affordable, while still offering a sleek, modern appearance.

ACIER INOXYDABLE 316L

316L stainless steel is a variation of stainless steel commonly used in jewelry making. Here are some key points to understand how it differs from regular stainless steel:

Chemical composition : 316L stainless steel contains a higher amount of chromium,

nickel and molybdenum compared to steel ordinary stainless steel. This composition improves its

resistance to corrosion, particularly in more aggressive environments such as those containing salts, acids or chlorides.

Corrosion resistance : It has an exceptional resistance to corrosion. It's used in marine applications and in the environments exposed to salt water.

Sustainability : Due to its chemical composition improved, it is generally more durable than

ordinary stainless steel. It is more resistant to rust, corrosion and degradation due to exposure to various chemicals.

Allergenic characteristic: Like ordinary stainless steel, this one is little susceptible to cause allergic reactions

Ease of maintenance: They are easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with water and mild soap, and don't require frequent polishing to preserve their brilliance.

To conclude, 316L stainless steel stands out from regular stainless steel with its improved chemical composition, superior corrosion resistance and increased durability, making it a popular choice for jewelry intended to be worn in more demanding environments or for those looking for premium quality.

SOLID & PURE GOLD

Solid gold refers to jewelry made from pure gold or alloys containing a large proportion of pure gold. Here are some key points to remember about solid gold:

 

Purity of gold: Solid gold is often referred to as its title in gold, indicated in carats. The carat is a unit of measurement of the purity of gold, expressed in 24th. For example, 24 karat gold is 100% pure gold. 18k gold is 75% pure gold and 25% other metals, while 14k gold is 58.3% pure gold and 41.7% other metals. 10k gold is made up of 41.7% pure gold and 58.3% other metals.

 

Alloy Composition: Pure gold is often mixed with other metals such as copper, silver, zinc or palladium to form an alloy that is more durable and more suitable for jewelry making. The composition of these alloys determines the final color of the gold, for example, yellow gold, gold white or rose gold. The purer the gold, the more jewelry will have an intense yellow color.

 

Durability and resistance: Solid gold is more durable than pure gold (24 carat) due to the addition other metals in the alloy. Solid gold jewelry is less likely to warp or scratch than pure 24-karat gold jewelry.

 

Costs: The cost of gold jewelry depends on several factors, including the purity of the gold, the weight of the item, the design and market trends. In general, solid gold jewelry is more expensive than jewelry made from other metals because of the intrinsic value of gold. Additionally, jewelry made from higher purity gold, such as 18k gold or 24k gold, tends to be more expensive than jewelry made from lower purity gold, such as 14k gold.

 

Strength: Solid gold, due to its alloy with other metals, is generally more durable and wear-resistant than pure gold which is softer. Solid gold is less likely to warp or scratch, making it an ideal choice for jewelry worn daily. However, solid gold may still be subject to normal wear and tear and require regular maintenance to maintain its shine. Gold can go into water without suffering significant damage since it is naturally resistant to corrosion.

 

In short, solid gold in jewelry is a quality choice for those looking for durable and valuable jewelry. The number of karat of gold indicates its purity, while costs are influenced by the purity of the gold, the weight of the item and other factors related to manufacturing and design.

VERMEIL

Vermeil is a type of material used in jewelry that consists of a relatively thick layer of gold deposited on a base of sterling silver or another metal. To be considered vermeil, the minimum thickness of the gold layer must be 2.5 microns according to international standards. Here are some characteristics of vermeil:

Metal base: Vermeil is generally consisting of a sterling silver base, although other metals can also be used. Silver is often chosen because it provides a good basis for gold deposit and it is less likely to cause allergic reactions that some other metals.

Thickness of the gold layer: To be qualified as vermeil, it must have a specific thickness of goldusually 2.5 microns or more. This guarantees a sufficiently thick layer of gold to offer a lasting golden appearance.

Appearance and durability: It has the appearance of solid gold, but is generally less expensive than this one. It also offers better sustainability than  the gold plating, because the gold layer is thicker.

Interview : Although vermeil is more durable than gold plating, it always requires care appropriate to preserve its color and shine. Avoid contact with chemicals aggressive and clean it gently with a cloth soft can help extend its lifespan.

Vermeil is a popular choice for those seeking the look of solid gold at a more affordable price, while still offering better durability than gold plating.

RHODIUM PLATING

Rhodium plating is a process used in jewelry where a thin layer of rhodium, a precious metal in the platinum family, is applied to the surface of another metal, often sterling silver or a white metal such as white gold or stainless steel. Here are some key points to remember about rhodium plating in jewelry: ​

 

Appearance and finish: Rhodium is a shiny metal, white and very reflective. When used for plating jewelry, it creates a shiny finish, Scratch resistant and anti-tarnishing. This gives to jewelry a similar appearance to those made of platinum or in white gold. ​

Protection and durability: Rhodium plating protects the surface of jewelry against corrosion, tarnish and scratches, which extends their life of life. It also offers excellent resistance to daily wear and tear. ​

Hypoallergenic: Rhodium is often used as a coating for jewelry due to its hypoallergenic nature. It is unlikely to cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to certain metals. ​

Maintenance: Rhodium plated jewelry requires little maintenance. They can be cleaned with warm water and mild soap to remove residue and impurities. However, it is important to note that rhodium plating may fade over time and wear, eventually requiring re-plating to restore the original appearance. ​

 

In summary, rhodium plating is widely used in jewelry to improve the appearance, durability and corrosion resistance of jewelry, while providing a shiny finish that is unlikely to cause allergic reactions.

IMPORTANT

Please note that we cannot guarantee with certainty that allergic reactions may occur to any of the materials mentioned above or present in our store. The informations provided here is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Although we strive to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the information presented, we cannot guarantee that all information is current, accurate or complete at all times. Laws, regulations and practices may change and vary by jurisdiction, and it is important to consult qualified legal counsel for personalized advice. We encourage readers to verify the information provided here by conducting their own research or consulting reliable sources. We accept no liability for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information presented or for any loss or damage arising from the use of this information. Please contact us for more specific specifications if you have allergies and/or want specifications on a particular product(s) in our store. It will be our pleasure to obtain the necessary information in order to serve you well.

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