Materials & Care

18k PVD Gold Plated Stainless Steel

Made from a base metal of 316 stainless steel and triple PVD plated in 18k gold. Stainless steel is very durable, resistant to water and tarnishing and the plating can last years when following our care guide. They are hypoallergenic meaning no green skin.

18k Gold Filled

The term “gold-filled jewelry” refers to items with a core of base metal with an outer layer of solid gold. Created by mechanically bonding 18k gold to the surface of the base metal using heat and pressure. This is a permanent bond so the gold is extremely durable, tarnish resistant and can last many years when following our care guide. Perfect for people looking a for an affordable alternative yet look-a-like to solid gold. 

Gold plated

Gold-plated jewelry consists of a base metal, such as brass or copper, coated with a thin layer of gold through a process known as electroplating. Gold plating can wear off over time, revealing the base metal underneath. Gold plated jewelry can tarnish over time, especially when exposed to water and chemicals.


Alloy jewelry is made by combining two or more metals to create a new metal that has different properties and characteristics than its parent metals. The most common alloys used in jewelry making are brass, bronze, and pewter. Alloy jewelry can be easily molded into different shapes and designs, making it a popular choice for fashion jewelry. Alloy jewelry can tarnish over time, especially when exposed to air, water, and chemicals.


Charms are made of a variety of materials. I have gold filled & stainless steel (the most resistant to tarnish/water), gold plated, enamel, alloy, resin. Charms do have the potential to tarnish over time but you can prolong the longevity of them by following the charm care instructions. 

I have a tab for all of my stainless steel/ gold filled charms if that is a concern of yours.