In the U.S., gold fill is regulated by the FTC. By law, 14K gold fill must contain 5% pure karat gold by weight.
The gold fill process mechanically pressure-bonds solid karat gold to a core of silver or fine brass. Due to this fusion, gold fill gives you the weight and luster of solid karat gold at 1/5 the cost. It is also extremely durable.
Gold-filled metal comes available to jewelers in three forms: sheet, wire and tubing (see diagram for proportions).
While sterling is prone to tarnish, Argentium resists tarnish, allowing for a longer-lasting “super-sparkle” buff right out of the box. Argentium is also a stronger, brighter material than traditional silvers, providing heirloom-quality semiprecious metal pieces while maintaining a reasonable price point.
Best of all, Argentium silver is ethically sourced at all steps of its manufacture.
Complimentary Shipping on Orders of $100+*
*Excludes international and priority shipping. Please allow 8–12 business days for fabrication, as each piece is handmade to order.
Designer Guaranteed, Quality Assured
Your new Pliers & String piece is Designer Guaranteed to be of the highest quality craftsmanship and material.
As such, if you don’t absolutely adore your P.S. piece, I will provide a full refund or exchange within five (5) days of your receipt of the item,** including complimentary shipping.
Please remember that each piece is handfashioned and crafted to order. As such I would ask that you take careful consideration while making your purchase.
**Piece must be returned in its original packaging; on its original jewelry card; in as-new condition; and with no trace of wear.
Complimentary Extended 6-Month Repair Policy Included with Every Purchase
I’m happy to offer complimentary repair of any defect in fabrication for a period of 6 months from date of purchase,† as well as complimentary shipping.
†Does not cover damage or wear.
Originally from Bulgaria, I’m thankful to have grown up surrounded by makers. Both of my babas – grandmothers – were fond of the old traditions, those of the hands; keen on teaching me crochet, knitting and needlepoint.
When I was ten my immediate family and I fled for Italy during the fall of the communist bloc in 1989.
Years later, having moved to Los Angeles, I brought my own modern, architectural reinvention of my babas’ Turkic aesthetic to GUESS? – where I designed over a thousand pieces sold domestically and worldwide.
Throughout my time working in global fashion, however, I kept thinking of them – of my babas, who taught me to work with string and yarn, hooks and pliers. . . .
Pliers & String Jewelry Atelier is dedicated to their memory.
sincerely—— MARINA IVANOVA
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