All of our silver settings are made from solid USA grade sterling silver (stamped .925). The sterling silver we purchase is AAA grade, meaning it polishes and shines brighter than typical sterling silver.
All of our gold settings are solid USA grade 10k gold (stamped 10k). The 10k gold we purchase is AAA grade which is brighter, strong and durable for a lifetime of wear. It is not (and never will be) gold plate.
For information regarding the regulations governing precious metals in the USA: In Vogue Jewelry
For current precious metal prices in the USA: Gold Price
For this reason, and others, we do not offer black plated designs. Here is why: Black Gold: Fact vs Fiction
We have the solution for you! We can cast your design in 14k White Palladium, which contains zero nickel. Please be advised that 14k Palladium is more expensive than Gold.