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STERLING SILVER

We use .925 sterling silver for our sterling silver designs. Our silver has a bright finish that can be maintained by polishing with a sterling silver jewelry cloth. 

GOLD FILL

Our Gold Vermeil pendants are paired with Gold Fill Chains. Gold-fill is different from gold plate, as the gold is mechanically bonded to a base metal and must make up at least 5% of the item's entire weight. This creates a plated layer that lasts on average 10-20 years with daily wear. 

GOLD VERMEIL

Our Gold Vermeil pieces are made with a sterling silver base plated with 18K gold.  Gold Vermeil delivers the look of solid gold, at a more affordable price.  Gold Vermeil pieces can be re-plated from time to time to enhance their original layer. 

10-24K SOLID GOLD

Our solid gold pieces are made with conflict-free gold. They range from 10-24K yellow gold.   Solid white gold, solid rose gold, and rose gold plating are also available.

10K GOLD: Contains the least amount of pure gold and as a result is the most affordable. It has a soft, cool gold hue.

14K GOLD: Suits most skin tones, and has a sunny yellow hue. It is durable and recommended for everyday wear and most used for wedding bands and rings.

18K GOLD: Has a warm hue and is the best option for those who want a richer gold colour that will stand up to daily wear. It is the most traditional gold karat. 

24K GOLD: has a deep orange tone. It is made with pure gold. Pure gold is naturally soft and malleable, and therefore is not meant for everyday wear. Because of its purity, 24K gold has been used as a form of currency by various cultures throughout time. 

CARE

Store all Omi Woods pieces in a cool and dry place. They can be kept in the cloth pouch or jewelry case they arrive in. Clean pieces with a soft cloth and warm soapy water.  Polish Sterling Silver and Solid Gold pieces with a jewelry polishing cloth.   Gold Vermeil and Gold Fill items should not be polished with a polishing cloth.  Reduce their exposure to sweat, moisture, and abrasion to maintain the plated layer of gold. 24K gold pieces should be treated like delicate fine jewelry and worn with care.  Items with pearls and gemstones should be cleaned professionally by a jeweller. 

CONFLICT-FREE GOLD

About 20% of the worlds gold is used to fund conflicts around the globe. Our gold is conflict-free and sourced from casting houses that are committed to ethical manufacturing and reducing their carbon footprint. 

 

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