• yin yang symbol
• stainless steel, gold plated band
made by Filosophy, a black woman owned business based in Brooklyn, New York.
Majority of Filosophy pieces are 14k gold filled or 24k gold filled. Gold filled pieces are water-safe and can maintain color for up to 2-3 years with good upkeep. This does not mean that they are not 100% tarnish resistant. Gold filled pieces can lose their color if exposed to stripping chemicals. To prolong the wear of your pieces, remove before showering, swimming, etc.
GOLD FILLED: real gold permanently bonded to a base metal, usually brass or sterling silver. (5 microns of gold)
VERMEIL: a layer of gold plating via a firing process over sterling silver. (2.5 microns of gold)
GOLD PLATED: a thin layer of gold plate over a base metal, usually brass, copper, etc. (.5-1 microns of gold)