Gold plated brass earrings, ear posts are gold plated sterling silver.
Merewif derives its name from an Old English term for sea witch. It is an innovative yet wearable collection of handmade jewelry, taking a strong influence from the alchemistic elements of sea. All Merewif products are designed and handcrafted in the United States and made with recycled brass then plated and/or filled with 14K gold.
All Merewif gold plated jewelry is 100% brass with sterling silver ear posts beneath the gold plate. A much thicker gold plate than the industry standard is used and once the pieces are plated, a protective finish is added to prolong the life of the gold plate. There is no nickel in any of Merewif's materials, and their gold plated jewelry should hold it’s plating for years if the wearer takes proper care of the piece.
To prolong the life of your gold plated and gold filled pieces, we recommend removing your jewelry when doing the following:
swimming (chlorine and salt can affect plating over time), showering, or washing your hands
applying lotions, oils, perfumes, etc.
cleaning, especially with harsh chemicals
rings when getting a manicure and necklaces/earrings when having hair treated
Do not use jewelry cleaner on plated items. You can polish these pieces with a damp cloth