Gold Filled Info
Gold Filled Info

All materials are sourced from New York and crafted in New York.

 

14kt Gold Filled 14kt gold fill is a technique where 14 karat gold is heat bonded to a core of brass. 14kt gold fill is legally required to contain 1/20th of its weight in gold, which is a much higher gold content than gold plating. This results in a product that will not fade and continue to shine like pure gold. With proper care, a 14kt gold filled piece can be worn for 10-15 years without showing any signs of wear. Delicate chains, however, wear off faster and need to be cleaned more often. Because Annika Inez jewelry is handmade with formable materials, there may be visible, but strategically placed seams.

 

Sterling Silver 925 sterling silver is both beautiful and durable. Exposure to air, dust or other elements, particularly those containing salt and sulfur, may cause sterling silver to tarnish more rapidly, but silver that is regularly worn needs less care and will last a lifetime.

 

Borosilicate Glass Borosilicate glass is much sturdier than standard, everyday glass because its boron trioxide content makes it less volatile. In fact, this is the specific kind of glass that laboratories and restaurants use. We use borosilicate glass for our jewelry so that each piece is beautiful and strong and has a pleasant weight. Because we work with a local glass blower in Brooklyn to make our borosilicate glass jewelry, each piece is unique and has the mark of human craftsmanship.

 

Oxidized Finish An oxidized finish (OXSS) is the deliberate blackening of crevices of a sterling silver object to make its decorative details stand out more clearly. Take care as this finish can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing.

 

If you have any additional questions regarding product care, please contact us at hello@annikainez.com or 718.488.0400.