All of our silver jewellery is solid .925 sterling silver with the exception of our rhodium chains. Sterling silver consists of 92.5% silver, and the remaining part consists of an alloy - mostly copper. This is the reason sterling silver is popularly referred to as 925 sterling silver or just 925 silver.
The reason silver needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure silver, which is very soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced, by adding other metals such as copper. That is why we have chosen .925 sterling silver to create our designs.
Sterling silver is always nickel free. Our jewellery will tarnish over time. This is not a bad thing, this just means that you have purchased a high-quality metal that needs a little extra care. Head over to our Jewellery Care Page for some useful tips on taking care of your jewellery.
14K Rose|Gold Fill
All of our coloured metal is 14k gold or rose gold fill. Fill is, effectively, a thick sheet of gold or rose gold. The gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight. We use fill to create the highest quality jewellery at an affordable price. Gold fill has the strength of sterling but the beautiful colour of gold or rose gold. With reasonable care, it will not wear off, peel or flake and should last as long as solid 14k gold or rose gold jewellery. It is safe for most people with sensitive skin.
Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver
In the Wild collection we use rhodium plated sterling silver chain. Rhodium is its own base metal and is electroplated over top of sterling silver. We have chosen to use this kind of chain because the two amazing attributes of rhodium is that it does not tarnish and looks strikingly similar to white gold.