Shine from the Inside Out
Jewelry Materials and Care
Sterling Silver: Shiny and durable, Sterling is very common in jewelry, a mix of pure silver with a hardening alloy for material strength; Ashley Rose Designs only uses the finest quality, 925 (92.5%) Sterling Silver which is a jewelry industry standard.
14k Gold Vermeil: Gold fill is 50 to 100,000 times thicker than regular gold plating, and about 17 to 25,000 times thicker than heavy gold electroplate. Ashley Rose Designs are created with Gold Vermeil, which is heat-plated karat gold over Sterling Silver.
Brass: Antiqued Brass is an alloy of copper, zinc and sometimes other metals. It is typically 70% copper and 30% zinc, and wears to a beautiful dark patina over time.
Crystals, Pearls, and Gems
Ashley Rose works directly with Swarovski to feature the world’s highest quality of crystals in her designs. Made in Wattens, Austria, Swarovski gems are unparalleled in shine and luminosity.
Ashley's designs incorporate every facet (get it?) of sparkle she can find. From semi-precious gemstones, including Quartz, Labradorite, Citrine, Carnelian, Opal, Turquoise, Chalcedony, Sunstone, Moonstone and Amber to beachy magic pebbles like Pearls, Abalone and Agate, there is a glimmer of shine for everyone!
Natural gemstones and shells have color and shape variations that occur. This results in jewelry that has a unique and organic feel, and is shaped by the Earth.
A silver or gold polishing cloth is recommended to keep your pieces shiny. Sterling Silver will naturally oxidize in the open air, and prolonged sun exposure can cause quartz to fade, so a jewelry box or sealed bag is great idea for the longest lasting shimmer.
A small and delicate toothbrush with mild dish soap and water is the go-to choice for a deep cleaning, but be gentle!