Materials in Mahigan Jewelry

  1. Sterling silverSterling silver is a standard material in high quality jewelry. It is precious metal alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals. This is a wonderful base material because it is long-lasting and flexible. Did you know? Our silver-tone pieces are all plated in rhodium, a rare, precious metal that gives the piece extra shine, lustre and durability. 

  2. Gold vermeil: (vehr-may) A high quality type of gold-plated jewelry. Its base material is sterling silver and it has a super thick layer of gold plating for long-lasting colour and shine. The gold must be at least 10k and the plating at least 2.5 microns thick to be labelled “gold vermeil” according to US Federal Trade Commission regulations. (For a more in-depth explanation of these terms, check out our blog post: What is Gold Vermeil?)

    Mahigan's gold vermeil pieces use 22k gold with a 14k gold tone and a thickness of 2.5-3 microns. That is 5x thicker than regular “gold-plated” jewelry and ~100x thicker than regular "flash-plated" jewelry, which means a Linjer gold vermeil piece will outlast regular gold-plated and flash-plated jewelry by many years. Did you know? Canada has lower quality standards for 'gold vermeil'; the plating needs to be only 1 micron thick. Be cautious about the 'gold vermeil' label when shopping online and always ask for the plating thickness if it's not specified.

  3. Paracord or string: As the string is the "backbone" of our creatures we are obligated to use the highest and most reliable paracord on the market.