Each piece is carefully handcrafted from scratch. With every hammer detail and forming of material, It's one of a kind, just like you. Every piece is nickel free and lead free. The materials in Willow jewelry consist of sterling silver, gold filled, brass and bronze.
Gold filled jewelry is a thick layer of gold, bonded through heat to a center core of high quality jeweler's brass. To be considered gold filled metal it is legally required to contain 5% gold by weight. This means it has 100 times more amount of gold in it than gold plated jewelry which only contains a microscopic layer of gold over metal. These characteristics make gold filled jewelry a great alternative to solid gold. With proper care, your pieces will last years.
Sterling silver is a lightweight, durable, and long lasting alloy. Willow jewelry uses .925 certified sterling silver. Over time, any sterling silver will start to tarnish. The best way to prevent silver from blackening is to wear it! Your natural skin oils protects the metal from tarnishing. When you're not wearing your jewelry, it's recommended to store in an airtight bag or box. If your jewelry starts to tarnish, wipe with a Willow polishing cloth to get it's shine back!
With it's warm and golden tone, brass is a great color match to 14k yellow gold. It is very durable and is one of the most jewelry safe metals. It only contains zinc and copper. Wearing brass is alleged to spike energy levels and improve metabolism by providing the body with copper chalets absorbed through the skin. With that said, due to copper alloys it will tarnish over time. Some people enjoy the natural aged look, however if you are not one of them (i'm not) you can simply polish the brass with a Willow polishing cloth to restore shine.
Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, giving it a rose gold tone. Like brass, the copper it contains provides health benefits when absorbed through the skin. Unfortunately, bronze is not suitable for people with sensitive skin.