When it comes to jewelry, one of the biggest concerns for many people is tarnishing. Tarnishing can make even the most beautiful piece of jewelry look dull and unattractive. However, there are certain types of jewelry that are less prone to tarnishing. In this blog post, we will explore some of the jewelry options that don't tarnish, allowing you to enjoy your accessories for years to come.
1. Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Jewelry
Rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry is known for its resistance to tarnish. The rhodium is a very similar color to sterling silver so is barely noticeable and it creates a protective layer on the surface of the jewelry. This layer prevents oxidation and keeps the jewelry looking shiny and new. All of our sterling silver jewelry is plated with rhodium for this reason. Shop our Sterling Silver pieces.
2. Gold Vermeil Jewelry
Vermeil is a high quality sterling silver that is plated with a layer of gold (we use 2.5 microns). Most gold vermeil jewelry is created by electroplating the sterling silver with gold, a chemical process that uses an electrical current to bind the two metals. Gold vermeil is more durable than gold plating or gold filled options (which has a thinner layer of gold) and requires a sterling silver base so is more valuable. Gold Vermeil allows you to get the look of solid gold jewelry, without the hefty price tag while still using a valuable base metal. Shop our Gold Vermeil pieces.
3. Titanium Jewelry
Titanium is another metal that doesn't tarnish easily. It is lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for everyday jewelry. Titanium jewelry is available in a variety of styles and finishes, making it easy to find something that suits your personal taste.
4. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel jewelry is known for its durability and resistance to tarnish. It is made from an alloy of steel and chromium, which creates a protective layer on the surface of the jewelry. This layer prevents oxidation and keeps the jewelry looking shiny and new. Stainless steel jewelry is also hypoallergenic, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin.
Platinum is a precious metal that is highly resistant to tarnish. It is naturally white and doesn't require any plating to maintain its color. Platinum jewelry is also known for its strength and durability, making it a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewelry pieces.
When choosing jewelry that doesn't tarnish, it's important to consider your personal style and preferences. Whether you prefer the elegance of platinum or the affordability of gold vermeil, there are plenty of options available. By investing in jewelry that is resistant to tarnish, you can enjoy your favorite accessories without the worry of them losing their shine.