Rose Gold Filled comprises a solid layer of gold (14k) permanently bonded to a base metal, such as brass. The rose colour is obtained by alloying gold with copper. The minimum layer of gold must equal at least 1/20th the weight of the total item. It is very hard wearing and under normal wear the gold will not peel or flake, unlike gold plate, and is commonly used as a more economical alternative to pure gold.
14ct Gold Fill is a layer of gold physically bonded by heat and pressure to another layer of metal normally brass. The layer of gold is much thicker than a normal electroplated coating. Gold fill is usually referred to by numbers ie 14/20 or 12/20. The first number is the carat of the gold layer, the second refers to the amount by weight of the gold in relation to the base layer. It is very hard wearing and under normal wear the gold will not peel or flake, unlike gold plate, and is commonly used as a more economical alternative to pure gold.
Gold Vermeil is fine gold layered over sterling silver. The vermeil that we use meets FTC standards of 100 millionths of an inch of fine gold layered over sterling silver. However, unlike Gold Fill, the Gold Vermeil will gradually wear off after a period of wear.
Freshwater Pearls. The pearls that we use are all graded AA or higher which means that the pearl surfaces show a few insignificant blemishes and the surface has a very high lustre.