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inhvn is sustainably hand-crafted using both Gold-Filled & Stainless Steel materials. 

What is Gold-Filled Jewelry? 

  • Gold-filled jewelry is made by bonding a layer of gold to a base metal. The process involves heat & pressure to ensure a durable bond between gold and the base metal - offering the appearance and durability of gold, ensuring longevity of the piece as it is water-resistant and hypoallergenic 

What is Stainless Steel Jewelry? 

  • Stainless steel jewelry is made primarily of steel elements ensuring corrosion resistance, strength and durability. It is known for its  sleek, vintage looking appearance, making it hypoallergenic and resistant to tarnishing. 

What is the difference between Gold-Filled and Stainless Steel? 

  • The primary difference between Gold-Filled & Stainless Steel jewelry lies in the composition & appearance. The composition of stainless steel jewelry is primarily made of steel while gold-filled consists of a later of gold bonded to a base metal. 
  • The appearance of stainless steel jewelry is typically darker and more vintage-inspired whereas gold-filled gives off a lighter tone similar to the appearance of solid gold. 
  • The durability of stainless steel is highly resistant to tarnishing, rust, and corrosion making it ideal for everyday wear. Gold-filled jewelry is also durable, however the longevity depends on factors such as the PH levels and acidity of your body, care, and maintenance (such as lotion, fragrances, and contact to other chemical components) 
  • Both stainless steel and gold-filled jewelry are hypoallergenic, making them suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies to certain metals such as nickel & copper. 
  • Ultimately, the choice between stainless steel & gold-filled jewelry depends on the individuals preferences and desired aesthetic.