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Materials

Silver

The majority of the silver jewellery on our site is made from sterling silver which is an alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Sterling silver jewellery is always marked 925, to prove their authenticity.

The major countries that produce silver for the world market are The United States, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Russia and Australia.

Gold

24 carat gold is pure elemental gold. 18 carat gold is 75% pure gold. 14 carat gold is 58.5% pure gold, and 10 carat gold is 41.7% pure gold. The remaining portion of the metal usually is silver, but may consist of other metals or a combination of metals, such as platinum, copper, palladium, zinc, nickel, iron, and cadmium.

Gold filled jewellery is not actually gold filled but uses base metals such as brass or copper covered by sheets of gold. A bonding process using heat and pressure mixes the gold together. The gold content must be at least 10 carat quality and 5% of the total weight.

Most products which include sold on this website use either 14 carat gold or are gold filled.