Jewelry to Celebrate Mother Earth


Earth Day is April 22nd and Mother’s Day is in May, so we want to celebrate our planet and all the mothers that show their families how to love our beautiful earth!

Did you know that some metals are more eco-friendly than others?  Sterling silver has been used in jewelry nearly as long as gold.  We are committed to creating jewelry that’s as sustainable as it is beautiful!

Here are the different types of silver in jewelry making:

Sterling Silver 

possesses at least 92.5% pure Silver, (.925) and the other components can vary. Sterling provides durability to ensure that pieces like rings, bracelets and necklaces can be worn daily!  We use .925 sterling silver in our Beksan silver pieces!  


Moonstone Rectangle Pendant Silver Necklace 


Zinc dipped in Sterling Silver

 starts with a base metal of zinc and then is dipped in .925 sterling silver. Zinc dipped in silver is sustainable and this piece is very popular.


Zinc Silver Teardrop Weave Bracelet 

Silver Plate, also known as Silver Tone, is a thin layer of Fine Silver over a base metal. It is often the most cost-effective alternative but this form of silver is very thin and wears off easily. That’s why we do not make silver or gold-plated jewelry.


Many of our customers ask, “what is 24k gold vermeil?” (we use this sustainable metal in some of our jewelry): 

24k gold vermeil

Is a popular, sustainable metal. Vermeil is a jewelry technique, originating in the 19th century, where gold is melted over a base of sterling silver and the gold layer must be at least 2.5 microns. Mixing gold with other materials changes the hue of the gold and thus the dark richer yellow tone of 24k gold vermeil.  

If you see "14k", "18k", “24k” or another karat before the word "vermeil", this simply refers to how much gold content there is: 24k vermeil is 99.9% gold content, 18k is 75% gold content, 14k is 58.3% and 10k is 41.7%. Interesting, right?

Turquoise Statement Ring 


Gold-filled jewelry

Is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold mechanically bonded to a base of either sterling silver or some base metal. We offer 14k gold fill and 24k gold fill pieces and several of our chains are 14k gold fill.

pearl necklace

Pearl Pendant Gold Fill Chain Necklace 


To support our planet, we intentionally use sustainable metals and natural gemstones (including crystals) to create eco-friendly jewelry for our customers.  

We invite you to explore the variety of sustainable sterling silver, 24k gold vermeil, and 14k gold fill pieces that our awesomely stylish shoppers have chosen as their “top picks”:


pearl ring


Crystal Cut and Small Crystal Beads Bracelet 14k Gold Fill

Green Agate and Triangle Gold Vermeil Post Earrings

Zinc/Silver Circular Bead Adjustable Necklace


Pearl and Geo Silver Ring





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