For silver pieces, yes.
For rose gold and gold pieces, no, especially for rings and chains. However, unlike traditionally gold plated jewelry, if you find yourself with your rose gold or gold Ready-Made piece on in the shower once or twice, there is no immediate damage. The damage is caused by chemicals in shower gels and shampoos that eat into the scratches from normal wear and tear, not from water washing away the plating.
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.
Something had happened with my mailing address and when I had emailed them to ask if they could send it to a new one, they did! Free of charge and without hesitation! Chain is much smaller than I anticipated, but it is still cute!
Cable Link Chain - Gold
Love my necklace! I wear it daily, stacked with other necklaces.
This chain turned out to be thicker than I anticipated but I still love it. It is unique in its own way and is a great staple piece to have in your collection. It has a very mature look that comes with an affordable price and great quality. I have sensitive skin and so far, there are no issues :)
I am blown away by the quality of this piece. It exceeded my expectations. The packaging is minimalistic but so cute! I am defnitely coming back to purchase more pieces.
I love this chain and wear it everyday! It is definitely A LOT smaller than it looks in the pictures but I still love how dainty it looks and how high quality the metal is! I shower with it and no green stains on skin!
it is a well made product
Box Chain - Gold
absolutely perfect and the price was amaze
This is the second one I’ve gotten - the first was slightly defective, and the owner reached out promptly and remedied the issue. Very happy with my replacement, and impressed with the excellent customer service!