WHAT IS GOLD FILLED?
Gold Filled jewelry is made by bonding a sheet of 12 karat gold or 14 karat gold to a base metal like brass. Gold Filled jewelry can be referred to as 12/20 gold fill or 14/20 gold fill. In order to be gold filled, the gold has to make up 5% (1/20th) of the total weight. Unlike gold plated jewelry you find at inexpensive jewelry stores, gold filled jewelry has about 100 times more gold which means it is very tarnish resistant. That means you shouldn’t have to worry about it rusting or changing color. The best part is that you can wear your gold filled jewelry in the water, although we would suggest to take it off in the pool/hot tub and the ocean. I personally have worn gold-filled jewelry in the shower and they have maintained their color very well throughout the months. However, with that being said, every body chemistry is slightly different which means each person can react differently with the metal.
To prolong the life span of your jewelry, it is always advised to take all jewelry off when you’re exercising or in the water. This is specifically referencing gold plated over sterling silver jewelry. When coming in contact with water this will cause the gold to fade off. Sterling silver (without any plating) is water friendly and is best maintained when worn. When not wearing, store away in a airtight containers. You can also use a silver polishing cloth to clean and shine your pieces. Stainless steel doesn’t require much maintenance but I would personally suggest to also keep away water as often as you can.
Keep all jewelry away from harsh chemicals such as things like perfume and hairspray. Being tarnish resistant doesn’t necessarily mean it will never tarnish. With improper care, any piece of jewelry will tarnish. The truth is all jewelry tarnishes overtime with wear and tear but the key is to prevent and delay the tarnishing effects.
IMPORTANT: When not wearing your jewels, please store them in air-tight compartments such as resealable plastic bags to protect them from moisture in the air and harsh chemicals. We all know that all these steps might not be as realistic as it sounds but with proper wear and care, your gold filled jewelry (and all other metal types) should last for a long time. While gold-filled, stainless steel and sterling silver jewelry are very tarnish resistant for me, there are many variables that can affect how long gold filled jewelry can last for someone depending on their lifestyle and daily activities
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPROPER CARE AND MISUSE OF YOUR JEWELRY.
U.S. RING SIZE GUIDE
Our rings are all in US wholes sizes. To find out your ring size with your existing rings you already own, all you need to do is measure the INNER DIAMETER (VERY IMPORTANT) of your ring in millimeters. Once you have the millimeters, you can use our size guide BELOW to to see what US size you are. While our size guide would be a great reference to find your ring size, we would highly recommend getting your ring sized at a local jeweler to ensure accuracy. We cannot guarantee the rings will fit perfectly based on our size chart because every individual is different with whole and half ring sizes. We are not responsible for inaccurate sizes purchased. Therefore if an exchange is needed, shipping fees both ways will be the responsibility of the customer.