black onyx • 24kt gold vermeil cross • 14kt gold filled earring wire
**Styled with the Alone Together Necklace
The cross is recognized as a Christian symbol for life and resurrection. Whether or not you are religious, the cross can serve as a reminder that we all have burdens we must carry and ones we can overcome. Wearing the cross will give you the strength to either overcome your burdens or to use your burdens to help you grow.
Gold filled jewelry is tarnish-resistant and can be worn all the time. It serves as a cost effective alternative to pure gold jewelry without sacrificing quality and durability. Despite its name, gold filled jewelry refers to a process in which a layer of karat gold is heat- and pressure- bonded to a layer of base metal. This process keeps the metal tarnish resistant because it completely covers the surface of the base metal. Gold filled jewelry can be 10kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt, and 24kt. It looks like solid gold since its outermost layer is actually gold, however, it is a harder, more durable, and less expensive option than solid gold. Compared to gold plating or vermeil, gold filled jewelry contains 100% more gold, it is generally safe for wearers with allergies to common metals, and it is tarnish resistant. Gold is generally a soft metal; therefore, it should be worn with care to avoid bending, dents, and scratches.