All of our jewelry findings (chain, clasps, rings, etc) are made with high quality 14k Gold Fill. Meaning tarnish free, waterproof and nondiscolouring jewelry that will last a lifetime.
Our top priority with briarandoak was offering a range of jewelry with the intent of being affordable yet top quality. With GF, you get the best of both worlds as it is as close as you can get to solid gold and significantly more affordable.
As previously stated, gold filled pieces are tarnish free, waterproof and last a lifetime when treated with care. When the piece begins to look dim and dull, or starts to show signs of tarnish due to improper care, you may bring the jewelry to a cleaner, or do this at home with an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. You can also clean the piece with mild soapy water and a toothbrush.
14k Gold Fill
Gold Filled jewelry is constructed in a few layers. The core metal is High quality jewelers brass, with a Solid Gold outer sleeve- pressure bonded to the core. All of our jewelry bases (chain, jump rings, clasps) are gold fill, with our charms and pendants being either gold plated or stainless steel.
Why Gold Filled?
Gold Filled is the most high quality yet affordable option when purchasing jewelry. The thick layer of gold is securely bonded to its core to ensure the jewelry has a lifelong wear guarantee.
Gold Filled jewelry wont chip, tarnish, discolor, or fade when handled with proper care. With that being said, your looking at 10+ years of getting the absolute best out of your Gold Filled Jewelry.
- High Quality
- Wont tarnish
- 10+ year guarantee
Quality: Gold Filled jewelry has a longer wear life than gold vermeil and gold plated.
Cost: When deciding what finish to go with, we always wanted quality over cost, however also wanting to stay at an affordable price range. Gold Filled provides that high quality, but also fits under an affordable price range.
Recycle: Gold Filled jewelry can be recycled, YAY! Our goal is to create pieces that do last so you can avoid disposing of super cheap jewelry that fades fast, however if wanting to dispose of Gold Filled jewelry, it is 100% recyclable.
When wearing Gold Filled Jewelry, the chances of it irritating those who have jewelry allergies are very slim. Our pieces are all lead and nickel free. However, everyone's skin reacts differently, so when looking into GF make sure you have a good idea of what metals react to your skin.
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