FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions
What is gold filled?
Gold filled is composed of a solid layer of gold that is mechanically bonded to a base metal, typically brass or copper. Gold-filled jewelry supplies are regulated by the FTC, and are legally required to be 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. The typical 5% gold alloy used in most gold filled supplies is either 12kt or 14kt.
Is gold filled the same as gold plated?
No, gold filled is different from gold plated in both the amount of gold used, as well as the manufacturing process.
Is gold filled durable?
Most high quality gold filled items have a similar appearance to solid gold. With proper care, gold filled items can last a lifetime.
Where is your jewelry made?
While I've spent half my life in NYC and half in Northern California, I currently live in the state of Texas, where I craft all of my jewelry.
Do stones and crystals have healing properties?
The collections that I feature are based on certain energies that I'm drawn to at any given time. I know that may sound hokey to some, and I am by no means an expert, but I do believe that there are other forces in this life that can't be proven by our 5 senses.
How do you define "vintage"?
While there's debate over the term, I define "vintage" as any component pre-dating the year 2000.
Why are your packaging materials so plain?
I intentionally do not put branding or logos on my packaging so that they can be re-used multiple times. I try to minimize the packaging materials as much as possible without compromising the safetly of your purchase during transport. If you are purchasing multiple pieces and would like a gift box for each, please let me know in the notes section upon checkout.