How to Measure for a Flexible Bracelet
Measure wrist (snugly but not tightly) just below the wrist bone, using a flexible tape measure (the kind used by seamstresses). If you don’t have a flexible tape measure, use a strip of paper or a string. Once wrapped around the wrist, mark the point where they overlap. Measure marked strip of paper to determine your wrist size.
1” to your wrist size for a ‘comfort’ fit
1 ½” for a more ‘relaxed’ fit
It may be helpful to measure a favorite bracelet to establish what you already find comfortable.
Sizing details are included in each listing.
If all else fails, measure a favorite bracelet that you own that is comfortable on your wrist.
The Difference Between Sterling, Argentium and Fine Silver
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% copper, hence the description .925.
Argentium silver is a sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with germanium. As it contains at least 92.5% silver content of the traditional alloy, it is still referred to as sterling silver. Many people who are allergic to copper find argentium silver much more comfortable to wear.
Also referred to as pure silver. Fine silver contains 99.9% silver. The 1% balance contains trace amounts of impurities.
The Difference Between Gold Plated, Gold Vermeil and Gold Filled
Base metal (steel or brass) is dipped into electroplating solution containing a lump of gold. An electric current is applied and a thin layer of gold is deposited on the metal. Since the plating is quite thin, the plate (and hence the colour) can wear off.
Sterling silver that has been gold-plated. (Pronounced Vermay)
Base metal (usually brass) covered by sheets of gold using a mechanical bonding process. Gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight; generally 14k gold. It is hard wearing and with reasonable care, will not peel or flake. Should last as long as solid 14k gold jewelry. Also known as rolled gold.
Gold filled jewelry has 100x more gold than gold filled.
Ear Wire Gauges
20 gauge (sterling silver)
20 gauge (argentium silver)
22 gauge (gold filled)
Different gauges are available upon request for most styles of earrings.
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