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.
I love my ring! Gotten many compliments; timeless piece for my wardrobe. Thank you! ♥️
Super cute, fits well, and the packaging was ADORABLE!!!
I love the minimalistic look. The bands are not too chunky. I also loved the cute packaging and stickers that came with my purchase!
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!
It’s such a reliable feel good piece of jewelry and I love that I can wear it without worry about what it can and can’t go through super durable and an amazing brand and mission I really appreciate their super sweet packaging and thank you note will be a forever customer 💕
Per the description, it does run 1/2 size small. I normally wear size 8 comfortably, but in this style size 8 only fits some fingers. Not as comfortable feeling as the Unidentified Object Band (the chunkiest ring Ready-Made makes as of this review), but it is wearable and the gold is a nice hue.
Chunky Object Band - Gold
I’m absolutely in love with this ring. It’s sturdy and beautiful, it matches perfectly with my gold jewelry, and it hasn’t shown any signs of wearing down so far. This is huge for me because I sweat like crazy and although I love rings I’ve been frustrated too many times by cheap rings and don’t want to pay for solid gold. This is perfect!! I just wish they went up to like a size 11 on this ring because it is a little snug since the band is so thick and I have big fingers lol. But also I’m impressed with this company because when they first started they only carried up to a size 8, and I messaged them about it and a little while later they extended their sizes. So happy with this product and this company!