- 9mm x 16mm pendant
- Handmade in USA
All Merewif gold plated jewelry is 100% brass beneath the gold plate. They use a much thicker gold plate than the industry standard, and once the pieces are plated, a protective finish is added to prolong the life of the gold plate. There is no nickel in any of the materials. Their gold plated jewelry should hold it’s plating for years if the wearer takes proper care of the piece.
Merewif uses gold filled chain on certain delicate necklace styles. Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a number of layers wherein a gold alloy is permanently bonded to the brass core with both heat and pressure. Because of the permanent nature of gold filled jewelry, this category tends to be slightly more expensive than plated or vermeil jewelry but should not be confused with solid gold jewelry.
To prolong the life of your gold plated and gold-filled pieces, they recommend removing your jewelry when doing the following:
- Swimming, showering or washing your hands
- Applying lotions, oils, perfumes, etc.
- Cleaning, especially with harsh chemicals
- Rings when getting a manicure and necklace/earrings when having hair treated
Do not use jewelry cleaner on plated items. You can polish these pieces with a damp cloth.