Our chains are mostly gold filled, while the rest are gold plated/vermeil. We source beautiful gemstones and chain vendors worldwide. We try to support small businesses and local vendors as much as possible. Wire wrapping, beaded pieces, and wire work are all done by hand.
GOLD, GOLD FILLED, VERMEIL, AND GOLD PLATED
SOLID GOLD: 100% GOLD (14K, 18k, 24k, etc.)
GOLD FILLED: real gold permanently bonded to a base metal, usually brass or sterling silver. (5 microns of gold)
VERMEIL: a layer of gold plating via a firing process over sterling silver. (2.5 microns of gold)
GOLD PLATED: a thin layer of gold plate over a base metal, usually brass, copper, etc. (.5-1 microns of gold)
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY FILOSOPHY PIECES?
Majority of Filosophy pieces are 14k gold filled or 24k gold filled. Gold filled pieces are water-safe and can maintain color for up to 2-3 years with good upkeep. This does not mean that they are not 100% tarnish resistant. Gold filled pieces can lose their color if exposed to stripping chemicals. To prolong the wear of your pieces, remove before showering, swimming, etc.
We love to create custom pieces for events, weddings, or just something you've been dreaming about. For any custom inquiries please contact us at: email@example.com