Where are your products made?
All jewelry and accessories are made in our West Hollywood, CA design studio, their plating is done off-site due to the high temperatures and tanks required to do so.
Why does the 'Silver' Plated Jewelry look like Sterling Silver or Platinum?
It's because our Silver Jewelry is Plated with white bronze. White bronze is a durable metal and shines like polished sterling silver or white gold. It’s highly reflective, hypoallergenic (aka nickel-free), and holds the distinction of resembling one of the most expensive precious metals in the world, white rhodium which incidentally is about 3x more expensive than Gold.
So basically, white bronze is not actually bronze. It is an alloy consisting of a combination of copper, tin and zinc. Tri-metal alloys are white in color, similar to bright nickel, silver or rhodium and are extremely resistant to tarnish and corrosion. The alloy range is centered around 55% copper, 30% tin and 15% zinc.
So, unlike Silver, white bronze will not easily tarnish, corrode nor breakdown.
And remember, we clear E-coat all our plated pieces, giving them a beautiful protective clear gloss too.
What's the difference between Plating vs. Tone?
Our jewelry is NOT toned aka 'painted'.
We electroplate our copper and brass designs with a micron (1 µ) thick of either 18K Gold (in an acid gold bath), or Silver (white bronze) plate that yields our signature Silver-look.
Our plating won't wear off in the foreseeable future and if it did then discoloration or tarnishing would occur though slowly as the small ratio of copper in the base alloy would do so.
On top of the above, all of our plated jewelry is clear E-coated for durability and added luster or gloss.
* Preserve your E-coating and plating with ONLY Soap & Water cleaning!
What is an E-Coat?
Our E-coat is a shield like a clear coat on one's fingernails after a manicure. Its' an added clear barrier to keep your jewelry lusty, polished and shinning by offering durability and preservation of the plating.
Note: If our jewelry was not E-coated, then it still would not tarnish because our 18K Gold plating is done with an acid gold bath and our Silver (white bronze) is electroplated.
Only if the plating wears off would the alloy below which consists of some copper then, and only then have discoloration or tarnishing.
Is all JAREDJAMIN jewelry E-Coated?
All of JAREDJAMIN plated jewelry has a clear E-coat to protect the 18K gold or Silver (white bronze) plating.
Can you repair my jewelry?
Yes. To request a repair please email JaredJamin at gmail com Subject "REPAIR" and be sure to include your name (not just your email), telephone number, original Order Confirmation Number of your order which serves as your receipt, and a brief description of the problem. We will respond with instructions on how to proceed within 48 hours excepting Weekends & Holidays.
For items purchased within forty-five days (45), repairs are free of charge. If your purchase through us directly is older than forty-five days (45) you will be charged a $45 base price for the repair which may be subject to additional repair and or replating costs.
All repairs are subject to shipping charges and tax by the purchaser.
For items bought through one of our retailers, please return the damaged item to the store where it was purchased. We defer to each retailer’s return policy in this case.