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  • What is sterling silver?

    Sterling silver is a common alloy of silver that consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper; hence the .925 stamp on this type of jewelry.

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  • What is a cultured pearl?

    As opposed to natural pearls, cultured pearls are grown under strict conditions. Usually a pearl farmer will place a piece of mussel shell into an oyster or mussel. This irritates them and causes them to develop a pearl around it.

  • What is a karat?

    A karat is a unit that measures the purity of gold. 24 karats is equivalent to pure gold.

  • What is rose gold?

    Rose gold is a gold and copper alloy which has a pink-gold hue.

  • What is vermeil?

    Vermeil is sterling silver coated with a thin layer of gold.

  • What is a balance spring?

    Also called a hairspring, this spring is connected to the balance wheel inside a mechanical watch and makes the balance wheel spin. This controls the wheel speed and thus the speed at which the hands move.

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