Gold-filled is very different from plated. The core metal is jewelers’ brass. A gold alloy is bonded to the surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. Unlike plated (electroplated or "dipped") metals, Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is then described by the karat weight of the gold alloy. Our Gold-filled items are all 14kt gold-filled. 14k Gold-filled products are identified as 14/20 Gold-filled, or 14kt Gold-Filled.
No worries! This is tarnish. It is completely normal, and can happen when jewelry sits in a jewelry box, or is not worn on a regular basis. It can also come from chemicals like bleach, and other household cleaners.
Be sure to remove your jewelry before cleaning. Tarnish can be removed by any commercial jewelry cleaner, silver polish, or polishing cloth.
If your order hasn't shipped and need a different size, send me a message within 48 hours of payment, and I will make the updated size.
If you've received your ring and find you've ordered the wrong size, There is a ring resize listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/219803843/ring-resize
No. All jewelry from Autumn Equinox is made from 925 sterling silver, 14k gold, or 14k gold filled. None of our jewelry contains any nickel!