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material guide

We know picking out your jewelry comes down to budget and expectations. At nunchi, we want to be transparent about the ethics behind the product as well as the materials in its composition, so you’ll get exactly what you want.

What makes fine jewelry fine are the materials it's made of. Below, we break down the definitions to make shopping for that special piece that much easier. 

Gold Plated

a layer of 14k gold over a base metal (usually nickel or brass)

Gold Vermeil

a thick layer of 14k gold over nickel-free sterling silver

Gold Filled

multiple layers of solid gold, pressure bonded to a base metal

Solid Gold

at least 10K gold (42% pure) mixed with base metals, able to be melted and recycled

Properties Chart

Gold PlatedGold VermeilGold FilledSolid Gold


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