Strong and industrial meets delicate, feminine, and fine, we like to say that we have the look and feel of fine jewelry, but the grit and toughness of steel.
Materials & Process
Stainless Steel vs. Other Traditional Metals Used in Jewelry Such as Brass, Bronze, Silver, or Gold.
Stainless Steel is harder and much more durable than the soft metals traditionally used in jewelry. It is also hypoallergenic (used in surgical tools and implants) and corrosion-free. 316L stainless steel forms the base of all of our pieces because we like to start strong.
- Stainless Steel is:
- Strong and durable
- Tarnish and fade-free
316L Marine Grade Steel vs. Other Forms of Stainless Steel
The steel we use is 316L, which means it has low carbon and an added 2% of molybdenum, giving 316L better resistance to corrosion especially in chloride environments, like in swimming pools, as well as better welding capabilities (so your jewelry has no option of falling apart).
- 316L Marine Grade Steel:
- has better resistance to corrosion
- welds better than other forms of steel
Vacuum Seal Plating Using Tinite vs. Gold Plate and Gold Fill
Titanium Nitride (or Tinite) is a super strong hypoallergenic ceramic that adds another layer of durability to 316L stainless steel and gives a coloring closest to 18k gold. Using a vacuum process to plate tinite to our pieces ensures color that never fades or rubs off with time. Traditionally plated jewelry using fine gold can rub off within months and even days of wear depending on the thickness of gold applied.
- Titanium Nitride (Tinite) is a super strong and hypoallergenic ceramic
- Plating via a vacuum process is better for the environment
- Tinite 18k yellow gold and rose gold color doesn't fade or rub off
Swarovski Pearls vs. “Real” Cultured Pearls or Plastic/Glass Pearls
Swarovski Pearls are crystals coated in a proprietary concoction that allows the pearls to never peel, scratch, spot, or fade (which happens with “real” cultured pearls or other man-made pearls coated with lustrous materials). Swarovski pearls are sought after because they are the closest in tactile wear to cultured pearls - they are weighty and match the wearer’s body temperature. Unlike cultured pearls, however, Swarovski Pearls are resistant to perfume and sweat and can actually be washed with soap and water ensuring worry-free wear.
- Swarovski Pearls never peel, scratch, spot, or fade
- Unlike other man-made pearls, Swarovski Pearls match body temperature of wearers and have a weight, thus feeling more high-end and real
Unlike cultured pearls, Swarovski pearls are resistant to water, sweat, and chemicals (like perfume)