14K GOLD | alloy comprised of at least 58.3% gold with other metals to provide the strength and durability that pure gold lacks on its own.
AMETHYST | violet semi-precious stone from the quartz family.
BASE METAL | economic metal, including copper + zinc.
BLACK TOURMALINE | shiny, black, natural, protective gemstone, often used as a healing tool to block negative energies from a person or space.
CUBAN LINK CHAIN | cable chain with oval links in a twisted rope pattern.
DRUZY / DRUSIE | glittering effect of tiny crystals over the top of a colorful mineral to create a fantastical surface, all unique in color and composition.
FACETED | flat surface with geometric edges, creating a glistening effect when under light.
FILLED | method of covering metal material with a thick layer of valuable metal (i.e. gold or sterling silver). Compared to plated jewelry, filled jewelry is more valuable, more durable, safe for sensitive skin, and will not tarnish.
FOSSILIZED | bone that has been preserved by minerals in the ocean, transforming the bone to be darker and often multicolored.
FRENCH WIRE | earring backs made of a long thin wire that goes through the ear and does not clasp shut.
FRESHWATER PEARL | pearls farmed using freshwater oysters.
HEMATITE | metallic-grey natural mineral that embodies properties of strength, stability, protection and connectivity.
LEVER BACK | earring backs with clasps that pull down before inserting in earlobe and locking.
MOONSTONE | multi-mineral gemstone that responds fantastically to light and simultaneously emits colors like white, pink, and gray.
PAVÉ | setting where stones are placed so closely together that no surrounding metal shows.
PLATED | method of covering another type of metal with a thin layer of higher quality metal (i.e gold). Compared to “filled” jewelry, “plated” jewelry is not as valuable, as it has a much thinner outside layer than a “filled” item.
PYRITE | iron sulfide gemstone with metallic luster and pale-brass coloring. Protective shielding stone and embodies ambition, commitment, and perseverance. Often referred to as 'fools gold.'
RHODIUM | silver-white hard metal used for plating. It is the most expensive precious metal and is known for its durable finish and exceptional brightness.
SANDSTONE | sedimentary rock of sand and/or quartz grains cemented together, most often found with earth-tone hues.
SUEDE | leather finished with the soft flesh-side surface to create a soft, velvet-like texture.
STERLING SILVER | silver alloy that is 92.5% pure silver by weight, and bonded with other metals for the strength and durability that pure silver lacks on its own.