Is all your jewellery sterling silver?
Yes all our jewellery is 9.25 sterling silver
What is the difference between sterling silver and silver plated?
Sterling silver is a mixture of pure silver and a small amount of other metals, added to make pure silver more durable and less soft for jewelry making. Most often, sterling silver has a purity of .925, meaning that it contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper plus other metals (usually copper, aluminum or zinc).
Silver plated on the other hand has an extremely thin layer of silver (measured in microns) covering a base metal, commonly copper, brass, white metal, or nickel. The layer of silver is very thin, so it will also wear off with time and usage. As a result, people with nickel allergy may develop itchy skin rash wearing silver-plated nickle. Unlike sterling silver, the tarnish on silver-plated jewelry is, most of the time, irreversible. Moreover, this type of jewelry has little resale value unless they are rare or collectible items.
Some of your jewellery is Gold Vermeil and Rose Gold Vermeil - what does this mean?
Vermeil has become a popular choice for jewelry designers to get the gold look, while lowering price without compromising the quality of precious jewelry. Unlike silver plated jewelry, it is a worthy investment as the silver is easily recoverable. Vermeil is perfect for the budget-conscious who are looking for a cheaper alternative to a solid gold piece without compromising on the look, weight and value of precious metals.
Caring for your jewellery piece
Our silver jewellery may naturally oxidise over time which can make it appear dark in colour. If this happens, all you need to do is rub it gently with a Silver Jewellery Polishing Cloth and it will look as good as new. Avoid strong bleaches or chlorinated water.
How do I know what ring size I am?
Each product will have in the photos a ring size guide - please use this to be sure that the size you are ordering is correct for you to avoid extra shipping costs with the returning and re ordering of items.
Can I put food on the resin part of my serving board?
No - we advise not to and to use the wooden part of the serving board to serve your food.
Are your t-shirts ethically made?
Our clothing is all printed on AS Colour products that are produced in factories with legal, safe, fair and humane working conditions and these are also child free labour cerified. Please click here for more information.
Where and how is your clothing printed?
We use a local printer here in New Zealand who use Direct-To-Garment (DTG) printing or Digital Printing on our clothing range.
How do we wash our t-shirts?
We send washing instructions with all orders. However if you lose these follow these directions:
Cold wash inside out
Do not tumble dry - this greatly affects the life span of the design on the clothing
Do not iron print
Any slight shading around your print will wash out in the first wash