About our metals:
Aluminum is very lightweight and flexible, extremely low skin reaction rate, won't tarnish and will not turn your skin green.
14kt Rose Gold-filled
Copper and Brass are slightly heavier metals, will have a nice patina over time and might cause skin discoloration. Sterling can be buffed to a shine again
Why do we use gold filled versus gold plated?
The layer of gold alloy on gold-plated jewelry is so minuscule it is barely noticeable in the above image. Gold-filled jewelry has 100x more gold alloy than gold plated and because that layer is so much thicker, it means gold-filled jewelry lasts longer and stands up to wear and tear better than gold plated. All it would take is one small scratch on a gold-plated piece to expose the jeweler’s brass underneath.
As said before in the first section, gold-filled pieces are generally more durable than gold-plated due to the thicker layer of gold alloy. The longevity of either type is dependent on wear, environment, and quality of the piece.