Our Ethos & Materials


 We support ethical trading by curating our designs in our Australian studio, We are proud to use the highest quality of Gold Vermeil, Solid gold and gold filled properties to create your Its Jean Riley piece.

As our company grows so does our demand, We will ensure you with 100 % transparency that our brand will always uphold our ethics & beliefs.

 

14ct Solid Gold 

Pure gold is a beautiful rich light yellow metal worshipped and highly prized by many societies throughout human history. It is well known and accurate to say that pure gold is a soft but highly durable metal. 

The most popular are Solid Gold, Gold Vermeil.  It is important to know the differences between Gold Vermeil jewellery and Gold Plated jewellery when making your choice.  Solid gold is, of course, an exquisite piece of jewellery.  Gold filled is the next level and is an amazing, quality alternative to solid gold.

Gold Vermeil

 Gold Vermeil is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to 925 Silver. Gold vermeil is not to be confused with gold plating as vermeil literally has 50% more gold than gold plating.  Gold vermeil is much more valuable and resistant to tarnish.  It does not flake off, rub off or turn colours.  As a matter of fact, anyone who can wear gold can wear gold vermeil without worries of an allergic reaction to the jewellery.  Gold vermeil jewellery is an economical alternative to solid gold!

 

Freshwater Pearl

best known for their whimsical shapes and a wide variety of sizes and colours, the character of a freshwater pearl is found in its distinctive surface texture and the warmth of its lustre. Naturally harvested in Freshwater pearl farms from all around the world, no two pearls are ever alike, Individuality and quality are known with Freshwater pearls holding great value to your piece.

All our freshwater pearls are sourced from, Australia. The Australian pearl industry is amongst the most sustainable in the world.

925 Sterling silver

Sterling Silver is a mixture of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. The very small amount of copper gives the metal enough strength and hardness to be made into jewellery.

What does 925 mean?

925 is the international standard for sterling silver. All precious metals use the same standard which indicates the amount of pure metal in the alloy. For example, 9ct gold is 375 which is 375 parts per thousand or 37.5% gold. Sterling silver is 925 parts per thousand or 92.5% silver. This makes sterling silver a much purer metal than its gold rival. It is the 62.5% copper in 9ct gold which makes it pink.

Will  Sterling Silver Tarnish?

Reaction with the chemicals in the environment and air causes silver to naturally oxidise. This is not a product defect. However, it is very easy to keep your silver jewellery clean and bright if you know how and use the correct care products.