Gold Vermeil is 925 Silver or recycled silver coated in a thick layer of gold. At Penny Pairs, we always use 18K Gold.
We use recycled silver collected from jewelry manufacturing plants globally. This lessens CO2 emissions and the need for further mining.
925 silver is composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. This keeps the silver from being too malleable for wear. This is the worldwide standard for sterling silver.
We use cultured, ethically farmed freshwater pearls in our jewelry. This means they are naturally occurring and no two pearls are exactly alike so you get a unique piece each time.
Swarovski Pearls are created using a Swarovski crystal at the center, yielding a surprisingly realistic pearl.
Our opals are grown in a lab, meaning they have the same chemical composition, internal structure, physical properties, and appearance as natural opals - but aren’t taken from the earth.
Most of our crystals are cubic zirconia, an ethical, more affordable alternative to diamonds.