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.
The quality is amazing for the price. I’ve been wearing my rings almost everyday since I got them and I’m so in love!! Definitely a must have for any outfit!
Absolutely love this brand and I love that I don't have to worry about their silver jewelry tarnishing because I'm pretty hard on my jewelry. I had a shipping issue (post office fault) and their customer service was extremely helpful and kind. Highly recommend!
loved the ring! beautifully made and good quality and price. fit perfectly on my pinky and loved the packaging and how thoughtful the thank you card was. will definitely purchase again!!
So stylish and timeless
loved it so much, it's so so pretty <3
This simple band is really lovely and has the perfect weight to it. I'm glad they gave size up/down recommendations because it ensured I got the correct size!
i wear this piece every day! it fits perfect and i’m obsessed. so beautiful and a staple
The ring is so beautiful, seemed true to size. The engraving is tiny on the inside but that was fine by me but I'd suggest getting more than a few letters or go all caps.
I have pretty tiny fingers and have always had trouble finding high quality rings that fit correctly. Well, safe to say that I’ve found the perfect ring! I’ve been wearing this & the Chunky Object Band everyday and there hasn’t been any visible fading through the hand washing and lotioning. I will say that the two rings I got are slightly different colors - I got both in gold and one ring is visibly warmer than the other.
They are as they market, the ring never greens and is very durable. They also sent me a really cute sheet of stickers, which are now embellishing my iPhone cover and a cute pen!