Materials used at Drip
Gold-Filled: 💧 long-lasting. The items in this collection are the closest quality to solid gold, without the same price tag. Made with 100% US-Grade Gold-Filled and Sterling Silver materials, they are definitely the best “bang for your buck”. Gold-Filled is a great alternative to solid gold, it is a base metal (usually copper, steel or brass) and is coated with 14k or 18k gold. It is much more affordable than solid gold, but still has that high quality we strive for at Drip. To be classified as "Gold-Filled" in the United States, the product must contain at least 5% gold. To be classified as "Gold-Plated" in the United States, the product can contain .005% gold! Gold-Filled jewelry can withstand normal amounts of sweat and water. Drip's Gold-Filled jewelry is an affordable alternative to solid gold, and even a more affordable alternative to most other companies offering gold-filled products. Do a price comparison; I dare ya. 🤪
Stainless Steel: long lasting. Our gold-colored stainless steel is the highest quality you can get. 14-18k gold is chemically bonded or vacuum sealed onto the steel so that it will not fade color like typical gold-plated jewelry would. Stainless steel is known for its hypoallergenic and tarnish-resistant properties. These styles are water-resistant, like our gold-filled styles.
Solid Gold: forever. These are our solid gold items. With proper care, these items can be passed down for generations.
Gold-Plated: not long lasting. We do not have many items in this category. These are some of my cheaper, just-for-fun items. They still pass the drip inspection, but if you don't take care of them, they will not last too long. Please look at the jewelry care tab if you want more information on how to care for your jewelry!