What is 14k Gold Filled?
Gold filled products consist of an actual layer of gold that is pressure bonded to another metal. This process uses a permanent bonding method that incorporates extremely high temperatures and pressure. Gold filled material has a much higher amount of gold in it than gold plated, and is much more valuable. Gold filled is much more expensive than gold plated material and will last longer. This metal is easy to care for and will usually maintain its golden shine if cared for properly.
What is Sterling Silver?
Sterling Silver is an alloy created when copper is added to pure silver in order to make the resulting compound more durable and less soft. Although sterling silver is more durable than pure silver, the additional metals in the alloy make sterling silver more prone to tarnishing.
What is Oxidized Silver?
Oxidized Silver is true Sterling Silver that has been intentionally darkened by introducing it to a chemical process. The patina develops on the surface when silver is introduced to sulfides which speeds up the natural tarnishing process, giving the metal a blackened look. The look of the sliver will gradually change over time, so it’s best to brace yourself for the evolution of the piece when you purchase it.