Product Quality

If you have purchased a piece from our Signature Collection, congratulations on your investment!  Every gold component in our Signature Collection is made by hand with 14k Gold Filled 14/20, primarily coming from our NYC supplier, a family-run company in business for almost 50 years.  Below are some quick facts about 14K Gold Filled that will highlight for you why it is so different than any other gold jewelry.  
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Tested on the most sensitive skin, with no adverse reactions reported
    • Gold will not chip off
    • Gold will not tarnish for 25+ years if appropriately cared for and left unexposed to liquids, sweat, etc.
    • Although our pieces we say are "shower approved," please be cautious in knowing that you will get more years out of your jewelry if cared for as recommended
    • 14K Gold Filled is made by a chemical bonding process and is weight standardized in the USA, and must be 5% more in gold weight
    • 14K Gold Filled was invented in 1817, which you don't see on the market much as it is mostly only available in chain and wire due to the production complexities and thus not used by many designers as it is creatively limiting and cannot be cast into shapes
    • Our customers who take care of their pieces report years of wear
    • Gold filled is not gold plated

This does not include our Runway Collection, which is not made from 14K Gold Filled, but from a variety of metals intended to create statement, costume and show pieces.

Please note the two pieces from the Signature Collection that do contain tiny gold plated pendants, the LES Artistes Choker and the Chasing Shadows Necklace.