Info & Care
Gold-filled metal - is also known as rolled gold. It is an actual layer of pure gold (minimum 14kt) bonded onto another metal. Not to be confused with gold-plated, it has literally 100 times more gold content than a plated piece. It wears similarly to pure gold, and if cared for properly, should not tarnish. It is also great for those sensitive to plated jewellery.
Hill Tribe Silver - the various Hill Tribes live in the area known as the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar) all come together. The silver used is soft and is up to 99.9 pure silver, not 92.5 as in the case of sterling. Their equipment is basic but such beautiful pieces are created by the skill of these tribes-people. As every piece is hand-made, there may be very slight differences between components. Personally, I think this is part of its charm and hope you will agree.
Care of your Jewellery - please store your jewellery in the box or pouch it arrived in. Silver is prone to tarnishing when exposed to air/sunlight/perfumes etc. Rather than silver-dipping it in a harsh soloution (which is certainly not recommended on Hill Tribe pieces), it is best to wipe it with a soft jewellery cloth. Secondly, no jewellery likes being immersed in water or having perfume sprayed onto it - it can dull any metals, pearls and also weaken any stringing material used to make threaded pieces.