For all silver pieces, yes.
For rose gold and gold pieces:
Earrings and pendants: Yes.
Rings and chains: No, but you can wash hands carefully. Please note that the damage is mostly caused by scratching when your rings come in contact with abrasive surfaces. With rings and chains having the most contact and in addition to variables such as loofahs and abrasive shower gels or shampoos, we don’t recommend wearing our gold and rose gold rings or chains in the shower. However, unlike traditionally plated jewelry, our gold and rose gold rings and chains will survive the occasional shower or dip in the pool.
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Yes, yes, yes. Ready-Made was created with the sensitive wearer in mind. We only use biocompatible materials that don’t harm living tissue. In fact, the materials we use are relied on extensively in the medical field as surgical tools and implants. We need to note that all stainless steel including our 316L stainless steel is composed of 5% nickel, but 316L is still certified as medical grade and biocompatible as the nickel is incorporated into the metal in a way that causes no skin reactions or harm. Less than 0.1% of the population can still have reactions to stainless steel, but you would know if this is true for you you as something as ordinary as buttons on jeans would have caused an allergic reaction.
Ready-Made has the health of the planet as a priority. Our core metal, stainless steel, is one of the most reused and recyclable metals on the planet, with more than an 85% strength retention rate. Our high-tech color plating processes release no fumes into the environment and leave no residue or liquids behind. We also don’t rely on any chemicals to change the coating color of our pieces, relying instead on wavelengths. We use 100% recyclable cellulose envelopes and mailers, 100% recycled paper for our cards and boxes, and have moved away from relying on plastic packaging to transport and store our inventory.
Every manufacturer that we collaborate with is ISO certified, meaning that they meet certain standards in occupational health and safety, environmental friendliness and compliance, and quality assurance and efficiency. Our founding team also periodically visits each factory for internal audits. They are also in direct communication with all factory managers. Our hazard-free manufacturing processes neither release fumes nor leave behind residues.
We don’t use traditional metals for three main reasons:
1. Transparency. There’s a lot of talk about fair mined metals, but not a lot being done to prove this transparency. Getting to the source of gold and gemstones including recycled and reclaimed gold was a hurdle we weren’t able to overcome with certainty when we were starting Ready-Made and thinking about how to offer quality jewelry made with integrity. Vendors giving us their word didn’t feel enough.
2. The traditional manufacturing process for gold plating isn’t eco-friendly. Due to the nature of soft metals, traditional processes like wet plating and heat are utilized, and that can not only cause damage to the environment, but can also be harmful to factory workers.
3. We want to take the guesswork out of alloys (mixed metals). The materials we use - surgical stainless steel and titanium nitrite - are used in the medical field as surgical tools and implants. For the most part, our tissues don’t reject these two materials. With gold, silver, and brass, there’s always that risk of these alloys being mixed with metals that your body isn’t compatible with, leading to irritation.
We want to offer something that is timeless, looks like fine jewelry (thanks to our smooth-as-butter plating and detailed metalwork), skin-safe, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and transparent — all at a more universal price point that is comparable in price to mass manufactured, gold plated and costume jewelry.
The quality is great- it looks just like the pictures. I've been taking them off when shower to prolong it's life but I love layering these chains together. Will definitely be buying again!
Gorg, smooth, and shiny - love it! Quality is indeed impressive. I was worried the chain might be a little rough or get stuck in your hair while wearing, as I've found with some Herringbone styles that are cheaper in price, but it doesn't at all! Love layering it, love the length, love that they have length options! Great price point, would definitely recommend to others! <3
It’s beautiful, it reminds me of my moms herringbone chain necklace in the 90’s. Good quality. I’ve fallen in love with Ready-Made since I discovered them a few months ago and I think I’m a few more months I’ll have almost everything of theirs in gold haha
I got the 16” and it is the perfect length for me! It is beautiful on its own but also looks great when layered with a shorter or longer necklace. The Herringbone in gold has a gorgeous color and shine!
Herringbone Chain - Gold
This company is a dream - it makes affordable, sustainable, beautiful jewelry that looks like real gold but isn't - and doesn't tarnish or turn your skin green. I love it. This necklace is beautiful and does not disappoint. It's also pretty comfortable to wear and is at a great price point.
This is one of my favorite new layering pieces. And although the price seems to good to be true, it’s not. This piece is superior quality and has a brilliant shine. It blends right in with my real gold pieces. I’m going to get it in yellow gold as well. Don’t hesitate to purchase. You’ll be glad you did.
Herringbone Chain - Gold
The herringbone chain is nice and the construction feels solid.
I purchased this chain in 18" silver and it is great! I usually get nervous about these types of chains because they usually break easily but this one feels super sturdy and I've worn it to sleep/working out/in the shower and it's withstood it all. It does catch in my hair a little bit but not nearly as much as another silver snake chain I have. I wish it came in a shorter length (17" or so) but other than that I would recommend it 100%!