What is Gold?
24 karat gold is pure gold. 18 karat contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts another metal or metals, making it 75% gold. 14 karat gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts another metal or metals, making it 58.3% gold.
The color gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the psychology of this color implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance. Gold has many meanings. When it comes to the type of gold white gold represents friendship while yellow gold represents fidelity and rose gold represents love.
What is Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
Silver is a feminine energy. Silver is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - Silver is emotional, sensitive and mysterious. Silver is also soothing, calming and purifying. Silver helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues and blockages as it opens new doors and lights the way to the future. Silver inspires intuition, clairvoyance and mental telepathy. It reflects back any energy given out, whether it is positive or negative.
What is Vermeil?
Gold Vermeil is sterling silver that has been plated with a thick layer of 14k-24k gold.
What is Gold fill?
Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of 18k gold (typically constituting at least 5% of the item's total weight) mechanically bonded to a base of sterling silver.