Saint Inez Jewelry is made by hand, and to order, in California. The majority of designs are made with 14 karat gold filled materials. Gold filled wire, chain, findings, etc. are amazing alternatives to solid 14 karat gold. Gold filled is made by heat bonding 14 karat gold to a core metal interior of jewelers' brass. Gold filled pieces can be worn daily, and with a little maintenance, can last for many, many years. The naturally occurring oils on our skin, the swims in the ocean, the dips in the pool and the different products we use on our skin, can slightly diminish the shine of gold filled jewelry over time. A simple buffing with a jewelry polishing cloth (my favorite are Sunshine Cloths) will instantly bring back the shine and brightness to your favorite Saint Inez pieces.
Please do not hesitate to contact Saint Inez with any issues regarding your order! I am happy to adjust any piece so that it fits just right. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions in regards to adjustments and returns.