When working with high quality gemstones, you want your piece to last. There is nothing worse than your favorite necklace changing color right before your eyes. We are here to make sure you choose the right chain, findings, and spacer beads when creating your masterpiece! Here is a guide to Rose Gold Filled, Gold Filled, Vermeil, Sterling Silver, and Plated Metals.

  • Rose Gold Filled: A base metal, usually brass with a 14 karat gold and copper mixture shell over the base metal, and will never change in color.
  • Gold Filled: A base metal, usually brass with a 14 karat gold shell over the base metal, and will never change in color.
  • Vermeil: sterling silver with a thin layer of 14 karat gold over it eventually will tarnish but can be easily cleaned by dipping it into silver cleaner.
  • Sterling Silver: solid sterling silver, eventually it will tarnish but can be easily cleaned by dipping it into silver cleaner.
  • Silver and Gold Plated: A base metal, like brass coated with a silver or gold colored coating
    Gun metal and brass are also a great alternative they give an edgy look to your piece and they will keep their color.

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