We source gemstones and metals from all across the globe to make our jewellery. We like to use natural gemstones (colours may vary to those pictured on website due to the stones organic nature) and our pieces are made with sterling silver, 14k gold fill, gold plate and 14k gold.
Sterling silver is a popular metal choice that is long lasting but can tarnish over time. To keep this from happening to your silver jewellery, make sure you store it in a dry and cool place (away from sunlight) when not wearing it, and that it is separate from other jewellery pieces. If it does tarnish, silver jewellery is easy to clean with a polishing cloth or a solution of warm, soapy water.
Gold filled jewellery is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold. It is a layer of gold (typically 5% of the item's total weight) pressure bonded to either silver or a base metal. Gold fill jewellery is tarnish resistant and can be worn by people who have metal allergies.
Gold plated jewellery is when a very thin layer of gold is electroplated to either silver or a base metal (like brass or copper). Over time, and dependent on how often the jewellery is worn, gold plating can wear off or tarnish and often, it will need to be re-plated.
14K gold jewellery is generally hallmarked with either 14K or 585. It is 58.5% pure gold. Because pure gold is too soft to be worn everyday, it is essential to create a metal mixture when using gold for jewelry. 14K gold is an alloy composition made of gold and durable metals like zinc, nickel, silver and copper along with a rhodium plating. This sturdy blend is resistant to corrosion, rust and tarnish. The ZA Fine range is crafted in 14K gold.
Although our jewellery is made for everyday wear, we cannot guarantee against chain breakage or general wear and tear. We recommend you keep your jewellery in it's pouch when you're not wearing it to help protect it.