Our Materials and Allergies

At R O M E E L A, we use different metals and materials to craft different items due to the complex nature and uniqueness of some of our designs. Our jewellery will not turn your skin green due to the materials we use, as we believe in quality over everything!

Materials and plating we use

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of chromium and iron, therefore it has amazing qualities such as durability, resistance to rust, discoloration, water-safety and is tarnish-free. It is sustainable as it is 100% recyclable and produces less waste during its manufacturing process. Stainless steel is also hypoallergenic and therefore safe to wear.

18k gold plating

We use 18k gold plating on our jewellery for a beautiful high shine, a rich and luxurious look and durability. This plating prevents corrosion, and can last over two years by following our jewellery care guidelines. 18k gold plating is made out of 75% real gold and 25% other alloys such as copper and silver to help the plating stick to the metal. This type of plating is hypoallergenic.

925 Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is an alloy composed of 92.5% sterling silver and 7.5% copper. Sterling silver is highly durable, tarnish-free and hypoallergenic. It is also sustainable as it can be easily recycled over and over again. With the proper jewellery care, it can last around 20-30 years, however with daily wear and exposure to chemicals and moisture, premature tarnishing may occur within the first couple of months to couple of years. 

Brass

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and is a great metal in jewellery making due to its durability and sustainability. Our brass jewellery is lead-free and nickel-free therefore it is hypoallergenic. 

Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia is the best real diamond alternative. They share many of the same amazing qualities such as high durability, beautiful shine and with the proper care, Cubic Zirconia can last decades. With daily wear, Cubic Zirconia can last about 2 years due to contact with chemicals causing it to lose its shine. Please refer to our jewellery care guide to learn how to maintain your beautiful pieces. 

Allergies?

Allergies to jewellery are generally caused due to sensitivity to nickel, lead and cobalt. Naturally, traces of nickel and lead are present in the environment. A high amount of nickel is what generally causes allergies in jewellery. 

We mainly use stainless steel and 925 sterling silver to craft our jewellery, which are hypoallergenic and therefore safe to wear. Our other jewellery made out of brass is lead-free and nickel-free, therefore they are also safe to wear and hypoallergenic. Please read product descriptions for the specific metals used for each item of jewellery. 

If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at Contact@romeelashop.com