We participate in a demi-fine space and offer a range of high-quality selections including gold-filled, gold vermeil, sterling silver or triple electro gold plated metals in our jewellery.
18K Gold Vermeil
Pronounced ‘ver-may’ and not to be confused with regular gold plating, vermeil is a much thicker layer of gold which gives our pieces their long-lasting color. If the term vermeil is used, it has to be over sterling silver, and a minimum of 2.5 microns thick. We use 18k Gold in ours and all pieces are stamped with a 925 indicating the sterling silver base purity.
The plating process is different too; Gold Vermeil is plated with a process known as electrolysis, making it very durable. Being quality obsessed as we are, gold vermeil is a dream come true in having the endurance capability for daily wear with-out the price tag of solid gold.
925 Sterling Silver
Pure silver is naturally a soft metal. So, we use 925 Sterling Silver to keep things strong and durable. All styles are stamped with a 925 indicating their purity level.
18K Gold-plated Brass
Electroplating is the process of coating one metal or metal object with a thin layer of another metal, typically by applying a direct electric current. We use triple electro-plated brass that's nickel-free and leaf-free, in order to withstand everyday use and keep the longevity of your pieces.
Always store your jewellery individually, preferably in your I'MMANY jewellery pouch or an air-tight bag. This will help to keep your piece from being scratched or tangled; as well as help maintain lustre.
It is the inherent nature of metal to develop a natural patina over time as it's exposed to oxygen and moisture. Sterling silver especially will oxidise naturally, but is easily cleaned. By storing your jewellery properly when un-worn, you discourage and help prevent this process.
What to Avoid:
Your jewellery is susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals commonly found in perfume, hair products, cosmetics, cleaning products, and body lotions/oils. To pro-long the life of your jewellery, make it a practice to be the last thing you put on.
Chlorine, salt-water and fresh water can damage precious metals and gemstones by dulling or eroding them over time. Gold and silver are particularly susceptible to damage from chlorine, which can permanently damage or discolour them. Soapy water when bathing can also leave a thin film, which makes the metal seem dull.
How to Clean:
Clean your jewellery with a soft, non-abrasive, and lint-free cloth. (Eye-glass cloths are a handy option.) This helps maintain and or bring back its shine. If necessary, you can use a mild, liquid dish soap (diluted to avoid leaving film) with warm water and a soft lint-free cloth, then rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
Avoid using “dip” polish or abrasive jewellery cleaners as these can contain harsh chemicals that are damaging to jewellery over time. Jewellery polishing cloths which have been treated with cleaners or polishing agents should only ever be used on solid sterling silver items. Do not use these on gold vermeil, or rhodium plated silver.