Our Materials

Karina’s jewelry

Our Materials

14k Solid Gold 

Some of our smaller more delicate pieces are Solid 14k Gold for the sensitivity and protection of the more sensitive parts of our body.  Like nose piercings and earrings !

Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 925 

Most of our pieces that aren't 14k Gold or stainless steel are made completely of Sterling Silver 925. Sterling Silver 925 is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. The 7.5 % of other metals, usually copper, will oxidize with the skin or the air causing the sterling silver to tarnish or your skin to turn green. However unlike pure sterling silver 925 , rhodium plated sterling silver 925 is tarnish, rust and discoloration free. Rhodium is an extra layer of a non-reactive metal that belongs in the same group of metals as platinum. Which gives sterling silver an extra shine and durability, because of rhodium being non reactive this makes all our jewelry to not change or affect most skin types, 

Gold Vermeil 

Gold Vermeil is not to be confused with regular gold plating, gold vermeil involves a much thicker layer of gold on only rhodium plated sterling silver 925 for it to be considered "Gold Vermeil". It is the only process now into existence for sterling silver 925 to be available in a Gold color. It is nothing like gold filled or gold plated because it does not have alloy, copper, brass, pewter or nickel as the base metal or if it would not be considered Gold Vermeil (Ver-may). The Bottom Line. Vermeil jewelry can be a great and durable alternative to solid gold pieces. It is also an excellent pick if you have allergies to metals because sterling silver is usually a pure metal, which we top off with rhodium. 

Stainless Steel 

Stainless Steel is is a highly durable metal, allowing it to withstand the wear and tear of everyday activities, which can otherwise damage jewelry. Stainless steels are steels containing at least 10.5% chromium, less than 1.2% carbon and other alloying elements. Stainless steel's corrosion resistance and mechanical properties can be further enhanced by adding other elements, such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium, niobium, manganese, etc.

The hard metal resists scratches and corrosion thanks to an invisible layer of chromium that prevents oxidation; this makes it a wonder metal of choice for body jewelry.

Stainless Steel is corrosion-free, tarnish-free, and scratch-free

Stainless Steel is another great alternative to gold 14k, with it's very strong properties it makes for great thicker chains and larger pendants. At a less cost price.