Pearl Bar Stud Earrings - Ptera Jewelry
Pearl Bar Stud Earrings - Ptera Jewelry

Pearl Bar Stud Earrings

Everything looks better with pearls. These bar studs are no exception. Delicately designed to hold a timeless beauty, these bar studs showcase the classic sophistication of pearls with their timeless elegance.

Regular price $32.00
$32.00 Regular price

Expected Delivery:  Dec 16 - Dec 18

   Free U.S Shipping & Returns  

   Free Size Exchanges 

   60 Day Return Policy 

   Hypoallergenic  

   Lead, Nickel, & Cadmium Free  

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Gold Vermeil Plating Technique

Gold vermeil jewelry is a stunning option that combines the luxurious allure of gold with the affordability and durability of other metals. While gold plating is often associated with lower-cost alternatives, producing high-quality gold vermeil jewelry requires a meticulous and refined plating technique.

1. Selection of Base Metal:
Sterling silver is the preferred choice of base metal due to its excellent compatibility with gold plating. The silver base provides a stable and receptive surface for the gold layer, resulting in a superior finish that accentuates the brilliance of the gold.

2. Thorough Cleaning and Polishing:
Before the gold plating process begins, the sterling silver components are meticulously cleaned and polished to ensure the absence of any contaminants. Ultrasonic cleaning and steam cleaning are used to remove dirt, oils, and residues, guaranteeing an immaculate surface for the gold application.

3. Precise Gold Plating Process:
Unlike traditional gold plating, where thin layers of gold are deposited, gold vermeil requires a more substantial gold layer. A carefully balanced gold solution is prepared, which typically contains a higher concentration of gold. This specialized solution ensures a luxurious, long-lasting layer of gold that will not tarnish or wear off easily. Skilled artisans carefully immerse the cleaned silver components into this gold solution and apply an electric current to facilitate the deposition of gold particles onto the surface. The plating process is repeated multiple times to achieve our desired thickness of 2.5 microns.

5. Polishing & Sealing:
For extra protection, we use an advanced coating technique that ensures the beauty of our pieces. This process is then followed by polishing to enhance the jewelry's overall appearance and luster.

925 Sterling Silver Details

Sterling silver jewelry is a timeless and classic choice, but over time, it may tarnish and lose its shine. To combat this, we utilize an advanced rhodium plating technique that is followed by polishing and protective coating, enhancing the durability and beauty of our sterling silver pieces.

1. Thorough Cleaning and Polishing:
Before the plating process begins, the sterling silver pieces are thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, oils, or contaminants that might hinder proper adhesion.

2. Rhodium Plating:
Rhodium, a precious metal from the platinum group, is renowned for its brilliant white color and exceptional resistance to corrosion and wear. In plating the silver jewelry is submerged in a rhodium electroplating solution. An electric current is then applied, causing rhodium ions to bond with the surface of the silver. This creates a thin but protective layer of rhodium, which transforms the silver's color to a brilliant white and provides a protective barrier against tarnish and wear, preserving the silver's original shine for extended periods - as long as proper jewelry care is taken.

3. Protective Coating:
Following the rhodium plating, a protective coating is applied to the jewelry. This additional layer acts as a shield against everyday wear and tear, helping to maintain the rhodium's brilliance and ensuring the longevity of the jewelry. The protective coating serves as a barrier against scratches, environmental pollutants, and oxidation, safeguarding the sterling silver beneath and preserving the jewelry's pristine appearance.

Returns/Exchanges

Exchanges

  • We offer free size exchanges within 60 days of the delivery date.
  • To be eligible for an exchange, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, and in its original packaging. 
  • To exchange your piece(s), contact us at support@pterajewelry.com and we will send you a return label. Please return your item(s) within 7 days of creating the pre-paid label.
  • After receiving and inspecting your piece(s), we will send you your new item(s) if the exchange is approved. If not approved, you will need to pay for shipping to send the item(s) back to you. 

Returns 

  • We offer free returns within 60 days of the delivery date.
  • To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, and in its original packaging (replacements, final sale items, gift cards, and custom orders aren’t eligible for a refund)
  • Access our hassle free return portal through your customer account here or contact our customer care team with your order number at support@pterajewelry.com
  • Please return your item(s) within 7 days of us creating your pre-paid return label for a valid return.
  • After receiving and inspecting your return, If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method within 10 business days. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. If more than 15 business days have passed since we’ve approved your return, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at support@pterajewelry.com. 

Happiness Warranty

Your Ptera pieces are covered for 30 days! If you experience any metal or gem/crystal issue, please contact our customer care team with a description of the issue and a picture at support@pterajewelry.com and we will help resolve the issue.

 

Natural Wear and Tear

Sterling silver items can tarnish slightly over time given various skin oil types (since they are not solid gold pieces). Sealing our pieces with 2.5 microns of gold as well as a protective coating prolongs this process, but ultimately how well tarnishing is prolonged is dependent on proper jewelry care .

30 Day Warranty

Happiness Warranty

Your Ptera pieces are covered for 30 days! If you experience any metal or gem/crystal issue, please contact our customer care team with a description of the issue and a picture at support@pterajewelry.com and we will help resolve the issue.