Our materials

Aurea offers you the possibility of being versatile with your jewelry as well as the
freedom to wear them whenever you want, without fear of damaging them .
This is why we have opted for durable and affordable materials.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is one of our favorite materials, offering unique value for money .

- Waterproof
- Tarnish resistant
- Does not stain the skin
- Hypoallergenic
- Affordable

Our golden jewelry stainless steel are coated with a real layer of gold using the PVD (physical vapor deposition) process which forms a strong bond between the gold and the stainless steel.

This method is known to give jewelry better durability than electroplating ( gold plating ).

Nevertheless, it is possible that the gold coating fades in some places over time.

See our Product Care to know the best practices to keep your jewelry shiny for a long time!

Gold Filled

Gold filled jewelry is by far the best material to choose when shopping for gold basics.

- Extremely durable
- Waterproof
- Does not stain the skin
- Hypoallergenic

Gold-filled jewelry has a layer of gold up to 100 times thicker than gold-plated jewelry.

Since they contain 5% solid gold fused to the surface of the base material, their layer of gold will not fade over time as occurs on gold-plated jewelry.

This makes them extremely durable in addition to being indistinguishable from solid gold to the naked eye.

This quality however comes with a higher price, since gold is much more expensive and is calculated according to its weight .

You will notice that our gold filled jewelry is small and lightweight, which allows us to continue to offer you quality designs at affordable prices .

See our Product Care to know the best practices to keep your jewelry shiny for a long time!

Sterling silver

Sterling silver stands out for its durability, in addition to being a must in jewelry making.

- Longevity comparable to gold
- Waterproof
- Hypoallergenic (nickel free)
- Affordable

Pure silver is a noble metal that resists corrosion and oxidation , and greatly rivals gold in durability.

Pure silver still needs to be combined with copper to form an alloy strong enough for jewelry making.

Due to this combination, it is not impossible for dark spots to appear on your jewelry over time.

However, it is easy to restore them to their natural luster with a simple cleaning !

So you can keep your sterling silver jewelry for years.

Consult our Product Care to know the best practices to keep your jewelry shiny for a long time!

Frequently asked questions about our materials

What is the difference between gold plated jewelry and PVD gold jewelry?

Gold-plated jewelry is usually made of brass and covered with a thin layer of gold applied by electrolysis. This coating method forms a very weak adhesion between the gold and the base material of the jewel, which causes the gold layer to degrade quickly. In addition, the jewelry which brass is used as the base material rusts easily, so it will blacken and be harmful to the skin.

The process we use to coat our jewelry with gold is the most modern and is the one that forms the strongest bond between the gold layer and the base material of the jewelry. Our jewels therefore remain shiny for much longer! We also only use stainless steel and titanium as the base material for our PVD gold jewelry making it tarnish resistant, water resistant and safe for skin.

Why don't you sell gold plated sterling silver jewelry?

We want to offer you only jewelry that offers the best value for money. By buying gold-plated sterling silver jewelry, which typically costs more than stainless steel jewelry, you're spending more for something that's going to last you less time and has fewer great features.

Although sterling silver is much higher quality than basic materials like brass, it will eventually oxidize and tarnish naturally. This tarnish will eventually seep through the gold plating which is very thin on this type of jewelry. It will be difficult later to restore it to its gold color with a simple cleaning as one would do for a sterling silver jewel not plated with gold. The reason is that cleaning with a polishing cloth may damage the gold plating making the jewelry even less beautiful.

Can I wear your jewelry in water?

Yes, you can wear them in the shower, at the pool, at the beach, etc!

Our jewelry is made of stainless steel or sterling silver, two materials that are water resistant and will keep their color for a long time.

Does your jewelry leave traces on the skin?

All our jewelry made of stainless steel leaves no trace on the skin! The black or greenish marks on the skin are caused when the material that makes up the jewelry oxidizes. Stainless steel, as its name suggests, does not oxidize. So there's no way your fingers or neck will turn green with our jewelry made of this material.

Our sterling silver jewelry may oxidize slightly over time due to the fact that pure silver must be combined with copper to form an alloy strong enough for jewelry making. This means that wearing sterling silver jewelry can potentially leave a surface mark on the skin. However, these marks are easily removed with warm water and a mild soap.

Can I wear your jewelry if I have sensitive skin?

Yes! Our jewels are an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin since they do not contain nickel, the metal causing the most allergic reaction.

All sterling silver jewelry, although considered skin safe since it does not contain nickel, is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. So it might not be suitable for the most sensitive skin.