Materials

What your jewelry is made of is really important to us

We never use brass in our jewelry.

We believe jewelry should last and be constructed of quality metals. Your jewelry should be hypoallergenic and not be hiding anything.

All plating will wear over time (from mere months to years, dependant on the quality and care of the piece), so the base material really matters. 

Solid Silver

We always use solid .925 sterling silver as our base material for our jewelry. Silver is hypoallergenic and even if tarnished, can easily be polished to it's original shine - forever. By using this enduring metal, your piece will last generations.

Gold Vermeil

All of our gold jewelry is made up of gold vermeil, which has a base of solid .925 sterling silver and thick layer of gold electroplating. 

The standard for jewelry electroplating is between 0.5 and 2.5 microns. We use 3 microns for our gold vermeil. The thicker the plating, the longer it will last. 

Gold vermeil is hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. 

To ensure the longevity of your gold vermeil piece, it should not be submerged in water.

Quality

We believe in using high quality materials which will stand the test of time. 

It is our responsibility to create pieces that will last and not mass produce trendy items which our customers will find unwearable in the future. 

It is very important to us to teach consumers about what it is they are really buying.

If you have any questions about jewelry construction, please contact us at shop@zephyrgrey.com.

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