For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
The gemstones that are in the pendants are different shapes, sizes and types of gemstones. Each gemstone is chosen for affordability and uniqueness; always keeping quality a priority. Gemstone pendants are created with beads, cabochons; calibrated or freeform, or faceted gems. Each pendant's description page will indicate what type of gemstone base was used.
Sterling silver wire is .925 silver and 7% of another metal alloy, usually copper, to give it more strength. Copper is what causes the silver to tarnish, which can be polished away. Argentium Sterling Silver adds germanium instead of copper as an alloy. Germanium provides high tarnish resistance and keeps a high shine for some time. Consequently, the wire does not have to be polished as often.
Sterling silver-filled wire is used only on the wire wrapped rosaries. This is purposefully done to provide durability during extensive use as well as keeping the rosary affordable. Silver filled metal is sterling silver bonded to a base-metal core, usually brass, and is no less than 10% sterling silver. Silver filled is not the same as silver plate. Silver plated metal tends to chip, leaving the core metal exposed. Silver filled metal does not chip as the silver is much thicker than silver plate.
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The gold wire used is 14 kt gold filled. Gold filled wire has a base of an alloy metal, usually brass. The gold is then bonded in several layers to the base metal by heating and rolling or drawing the metal to the desired thickness. 14kt gold filled wire must have 14kts of gold. The gold in gold filled wire will not flake, peel, or wear off. Gold filled wire is not electroplated gold wire. Electroplated gold wire is not as durable as gold filled and does have a tendency to flake, peel and wear off.
The copper wire used is always pure copper metal. The copper is a natural color unless otherwise indicated. Natural copper can and probably will turn your skin green; which is easily washed off with soap and water. This is a natural occurence due to the chemicals secreted in perspiration. Copper actually has anti microbial properties. Copper, when exposed to oxygen, will turn a dark patina color unless treated. Unless otherwise indicated, copper jewelry found at Talitha Gems is all natural, with no treatment applied.
Some copper wire used is enameled with color; which can be scratched by a sharp object. Colored copper wire is best used in pendants where there is less danger of damage.
We do custom orders on many types of jewelry. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Only Paypal payments are accepted. You must have a confirmed address through Paypal. Personal checks will be accepted on a case by case basis, but must be pre-approved. In the case of payment via personal check, there will be a hold on shipment until the check clears the bank.
Talitha Gems has a limited 14-day return policy. You can read more about returning an item on the warranty page.
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Using your credit card for purchases at Talitha Gems is absolutely safe. After completing the information in the shopping cart, you will be re-directed to the secure Paypal website to continue your transaction. Once you complete the transaction, you will be returned to the Talitha Gems website. Talitha Gems does not get access to your financial information; this is kept secure at Paypal.
Payments are accepted via your major credit card through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to make your payment. Payments made by personal check are accepted, but shipment will not commence until after the check clears the bank.