• What’s the deal with different types of gold in Jewelry?

    What’s the deal with different types of gold in Jewelry?


    Hi Ladies!

    Have you ever had a piece of jewelry that you were so excited to wear, and a few days later it had tarnished and no longer had its luxurious gold look?

    Today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about types of gold! The most common question we receive is “can I wear this piece of jewelry in the water?” or “will this tarnish if I wear it every day?” The answer completely depends on what the piece is made out of, so I thought I would share some gold education with you all in order to help maintain the beauty of all of your pieces.


    Gold plated Jewelry:

    Gold plated jewelry has a thin layer of solid gold that is applied to a base of brass which is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating is strong a durable, however it will generally wear off more quickly because of this we recommend always taking gold plated items off to swim, shower, and even be careful around perfume with these gorgeous pieces. Gold plated jewelry tends to be more affordable due to containing smaller amounts of gold, but it is still a gorgeous option if you’re on a budget, just make sure to take proper precaution in order to make it last!

    Vermeil Jewelry:

    Vermeil jewelry is made of sterling silver which has been gilded (similar to plating) with gold. Vermeil jewelry is higher quality than gold plated jewelry because the layer of gold is slightly thicker, and the base is sterling silver as opposed to brass. Although it has a thicker layer, in order to keep the gold color of your vermeil jewelry it is still essential to take off when you’re in water, because it can tarnish

    Gold-filled Jewelry:

    Gold-filled jewelry is jewelry composed of a solid layer of gold. Most high-quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as high carat gold. The core metal is brass and gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight, to get specific. Most jewelry that is gold-filled made this way can last 10 to 30 years though the layer of gold will eventually wear off. Gold-filled jewelry is pricier than gold plated or vermeil jewelry, however it can be worn in the shower as well as most conditions and you don’t have to worry about it tarnishing, at least not for a long time!

    Solid gold Jewelry:

    Solid gold jewelry’s price comes from its value in the amount of solid gold you are getting in these pieces. Often gold is made into an alloy by mixing it with other metals in order to create a stronger metal than pure gold. Solid gold jewelry is the highest in price and purity.

    I hope this helped everyone, and now you can shop at ease knowing that you have the proper education on how to keep your jewelry beautiful and prevent the nasty green tarnish color.





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  • What Do You Need For Fall 2020?

    What Do You Need For Fall 2020?

    Hey Ladies! Although it's been 80 degrees lately in Southern California, I have been doing the best I can to make it feel like Fall. So today I am going to share with you some necessities you absolutely must have this season to get you in the spirit!

    1. Festive Candle!

    Candles are the easiest way to set the mood in your house, personally I have been burning the Heritage Pumpkin scent from target all of October, it's perfect smell to take you from carving pumpkins to carving the Turkey. 

    2. Cozy Sweat Set!

    Although we are all hoping to get out of our houses sometime soon and step back into society, a bonus of being stuck in the house is how cozy we can be. I have been living in Sweat sets pretty much all of quarantine, and I don't see that stopping anytime soon considering it'll keep me nice and cozy as the weather starts cooling down and the leaves start changing. I love these sweatshirts and sweatpants from Missguided, super cute and inexpensive. Another bonus, you don't have to worry about unbuttoning your pants at the dinner table on Thanksgiving!

    3. Jewelry to Dress up your Loungewear!

    To make you feel a little more dressed up, I find it always helps to stack some jewelry or put on some rings to make you look more put together. Topaz jewelry is my FAV at the moment, not only is it the perfect Fall color but it's also November's birth stone which is perfect! I am dying over this ring from our Fall collection! You can also dress up your casual look by adding chunky necklaces! Im seriously obsessed with the new Phoenix necklace, its gorgeous in itself but you can also put perfume inside, to freshen up throughout the day!

    Checkout my must haves for Fall and let me know on Instagram (@erinfaderjewelry) what your Fall must haves are! 



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  • Thoughtful Easy Holiday Gift Ideas for 2020

    Thoughtful Easy Holiday Gift Ideas for 2020

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    Hi Gals,

    So you've been searching for thoughtful easy holiday gift ideas for 2020, we got you. Holiday gifts don't have to be difficult, follow this formula for a sincerely thoughtful, curated gift sets ideas for anyone. 


    Step #1

    The presentation. Think about how you want to present your gift. Visuals show that you put effort and that you're thoughtful. It doesn't need to be expensive, there's lot's of ways to be sustainable by using newspaper and getting artsy. You can also use a cute kitchen basket, metal wire storage box - something that can be re-used to present your gift.


    Step #2

    Include something that smells nice or test yummy. I like to hit the most of the senses when gifting. There's something about smelling or tasting something that reminded you of something warm and positive. That's what I want my gifts to feel like. A custom candle, a DIY perfume making kit, or a cookie dough set is super sweet.


    Step # 3

    Include something that spoils them. We love crystals (positive energy) and jewelry of course! Yes we're partial, because we believe jewelry is a women's everyday armor. So go ahead, treat your special someone. We have seen lot's of matching sets being given (mother daughters or matching friend sets). Sometimes that special someone will put themselves before others and it's always nice to remind them they they are appreciated with something to wear every day. We love when you find meaning within our different pieces, it's empowering and magical. This one and this one are some of our most popular to include in gift sets.


    Step #4

    Include something that is helpful or something alive. Okay that sounded weird, hear me out. We love plants (air plants are so cute) and herbs. How about a tool that will help. A kitchen tool is always appreciated or a gardening set. What about seeds from a place or memory to grow? We also think mini milk frother is pretty handy.


    Step #5

    I thoughtful note that ties it all together. There's something about explaining why you picked the things that you did, it shows you took the time and that you care. A thoughtful story about why you picked the items in the gift sets is also helpful, such as a family traditional recipe. 


    I like to call these care package gifts that are good anytime of the year for many types of occasions, because they were curated from the heart. Examples of gift sets that meet these steps are the following.

    • Cozy gift sets that involve a custom or special cookie recipe, with a note on why you picked it, with baking tools, matching necklaces for mom and daughter. What a lovely experience don't you think?
    • Hostessing gift set that involves compound butters or custom olive oils, with a serving set, a note with how to use it, a herb plant, and bracelet to brighten their day.

    Do you have any other ideas? Would love for you to share! I hope these tips help you create some moments of appreciation for your loved ones.

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  • Fall 2020 Jewelry Trends

    Fall 2020 Jewelry Trends

    Hi Babes,

    I wanted to share some of the fall 2020 jewelry trends we have been observing from the fashion runways. We are getting so inspired, stay tuned for some amazing stuff coming your way. For now, here's a preview of where we are getting our inspiration from, love it!


    Surreal and Vibey

    Gals, designers are totally getting creative with all that is going on. Think Salvador Dalí vibes. Very out there, out of the box jewelry will be in. If it's unusual, creative, or out there it's probably on-trend.  Think neck collars, body armor jewelry, and jewelry in unusual places.


    Everyday Armor in Real Life

    Okay you know that's our thing, but really. Armor is in, for real. If you have body jewelry, body chains, anything like that, bring it out of your closet is. We like layering dainty pieces or just one bold statement piece if you are wearing a minimal outfit.


    Pendant Upgrade

    Pendants have been in, but they are getting a makeover. Think long pendants, a little bougie. Why not add a feather, or glitter to an existing set? Long pendants especially will be in. We love black marble, fringe, feathers!


    Pearls Going Strong

    Gals, these are not going anywhere. Think fall vampy lips with pearl jewelry. Opposite vibes combinations. Edgy but classy. A bold black outfit with pearls is fun. 



    Heirlooms or antique-inspired outfit add ons will be on the rise too. Think neck collared gems or jacket add ons. The bigger the gems, the better. Needles, pins are not just for necklaces, think scarf or hat decor jewelry as well. If you're bold, harness belts need love too.



    We keep bringing up hair, I know because hair jewelry is in too. Rhinestone headbands are an easy way to incorporate this. Also, clip-on strands of rhinestones are excellent, especially since we didn't have Coachella. A lot of the world is feeling creative since there were no festivals this spring. So don't be afraid to do you boo.


    Well, that's it for now. Stay tuned for our fall collections inspired by all the fashion runways and vintage luxury vibes. Want to see something in particular? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Talk to you soon babes!


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