If you're wearing
Swarovski Crystal, Sterling Silver and/or 14kt gold you're in
style year round, every year. These timeless creations
will never go out of style!
Swarovski Austrian Crystal? Swarovski Crystal in this writer's opinion
is simply the most elegant crystal on earth that can adorn the
human body, male or female! Swarovski crystal is
known in the fashion industry as 'avante garde' for evening
wear, day wear, and sportswear, and is an industry trend setter
for crystal faceted stones and transfers providing highlights in
profusion, light and fantasy.
What is the Gold Bond
Process All About? You may see the word "PermaGold
or Gold Bond" next to some of our chains and charms. The
manufacturer's process permanently bonds real 14 karat gold to
an inner base of quality diamond cut jewelers' metal, which
makes the chains more affordable for you, stronger as well as
chip resistant and tarnish free. This is the same as Gold
Why does the Sterling
have an antiqued or aged look? Why is there black in the
crevices? To develop that unique look, a
solution is added to each piece which oxidizes or "antiques" the
jewelry. The process will eventually fade and the jewelry will
appear less black. To prolong the antique look, don't wear
your sterling silver in the shower and do not clean with silver
cleaner polish and water. Instead, we suggest using a
jewelry cloth. Don't pull chains
through the cloth, but rub clean. Caribbean Wraps International
will be happy to re-oxidize your jewelry for a nominal fee ( $2
+ shipping or you can send a padded SASE).
I Care For My Sterling Silver? A precious
metal that is meant to be worn and when it isn't, keep your
sterling in your pouch that you will receive with your purchase.
Otherwise, you can use any type of ziploc sealing bag. Polishing
cloths available from us, see link above for Sunshine.
Sensitivity to Earrings & Metals. For this
reason, we try NOT to use any nickel or brass findings. Most
people with nickel allergies cannot wear plated jewelry. As an
alternative for you, we offer surgical stainless steel ear wires
and studs with earring backs that have surgical stainless steel
that touches your ear or a rubber back.
Nickel Free Metals. Fine Sterling
Silver has no nickel, which makes it very desirable. Typically
stamped .925 because fine silver is made from 92.5% silver and
7.5% copper. Anything less than .925 could be coin
silver, nickel silver, silver plated brass. Nickel silver or low
quality silver alloys may turn green. 14kt yellow gold is
usually 58% pure Gold, 25% pure Silver, and 17% pure Copper.
What is a Finding? Findings are a term that
refers to all those little jewelry components like jump rings,
end caps, clasps, etc.
detailed information you can visit Rings & Things on the
Internet, where we got a lot of this information.