14K Solid Gold
14k solid gold is a classic and timeless choice for jewelry. It is made up of 58.3% pure gold and 41.7% other metals that give it strength and durability. The advantages of 14k solid gold include its durability, resistance to tarnishing or corrosion, and its affordability compared to higher karat options. This makes 14K solid gold an excellent choice for timeless and durable pieces that can withstand the test of time while retaining the intrinsic value and luster of gold.
To ensure positive environmental and social impacts of gold mining, our solid gold pieces are only made with recycled gold and responsibly mined gold. In instances where newly mined gold is used, we ensure it is sourced in line with the requirements of the LBMA Good Delivery & Responsible Gold Sourcing Programme which requires refiners to combat money laundering, human rights abuses, and uphold global environmental responsibilities.
10K Solid Gold
10k gold is a gold alloy that contains 41.7% pure gold and is mixed with other metals to enhance its strength and color. One of the main advantages of 10k gold is its affordability. Additionally, the presence of other metals in the alloy makes 10k gold more durable and resistant to scratches and dents. Compared to higher karat gold alloys, such as 18k or 24k, 10k gold is more budget-friendly while still offering the beauty and elegance of gold.
How to Care for 10K & 14K Solid Gold?
All jewelry, even the most precious, requires some love and care. To keep your solid gold jewelry looking its best, it is important to take proper care of it. Avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can scratch or damage the surface. Store your gold jewelry in a soft pouch or a separate compartment in your jewelry box to prevent scratching. To clean your solid gold jewelry, use a solution of warm water and a few drops of mild detergent-free soap. Gently scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Rinse With warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
Sterling silver is another popular choice for jewelry that has a classic and timeless appeal that never goes out of style. It is made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, to give sterling silver its strength and durability while maintaining its beautiful silver color. Sterling silver is more affordable than other precious metals like solid gold, making it a budget-friendly option for those looking for high-quality jewelry.
How to Care for Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing over time due to exposure to air and moisture, but with proper care, it can maintain its beauty and shine for years to come. To keep your sterling silver jewelry looking its best, store it in an airtight container when not in use and clean it regularly with a silver polishing cloth. Remove sterling silver jewelry before swimming, showering, or engaging in activities that involve water. Avoid exposing your jewelry to chemicals, including those found in hairsprays and cosmetics.
Gold-plated jewelry is made by covering a base metal, such as sterling silver or brass, with a layer of gold through a process called electroplating. This gives the piece the appearance of solid gold at a more affordable price. The lower cost of gold-plated jewelry makes it a popular choice for trend-oriented or bold statement pieces. You can experiment with different styles without a significant financial commitment.
How to Care for Gold-Plated?
To prolong the life of your gold-plated jewelry, avoid wearing it in the shower or while swimming, and store it in a jewelry box or pouch to prevent scratching. Keep your jewelry away from household chemicals, lotions, perfumes, and cleaning agents. After every use, clean your plated jewelry with a cotton ball or soft cloth. Gently rubbing the surface of your gold plated jewelry using a soft jewelry cloth helps restore shine.
General Care Tips for Jewelry
Regardless of the material, there are some general care tips that apply to all types of jewelry:
Avoid exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals, such as perfume, hairspray, and cleaning products.
Remove your jewelry before engaging in activities that may cause damage, such as exercising or gardening.
Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration.
Regularly clean your jewelry using appropriate methods for the specific material.
By following these care tips, you can ensure that your jewelry remains beautiful and in good condition for years to come. Whether you prefer the elegance of solid 14k gold, the timeless charm of sterling silver, or the affordability of gold-plated jewelry, understanding the materials and how to care for them will help you make the most of your precious pieces.