Dogeared General Product Information
Dogeared is committed to the same values we held 22 years ago. We are environmentally conscious, handcrafted in the U.S.A. and give back to non-profits who share our vision of a better world. In 2011, Dogeared became a certified B–Corporation, joining a group of responsible, accountable industry leaders who are changing the way American companies do business.
We support local jobs by using artisans in Los Angeles to handcraft all of our unique charms. We design and assemble our jewels on site in our Southern California studio.
Dogeared charms are hand-cast using recycled sterling silver by local craftsmen. Every individual charm is one of a kind (that’s the beauty of handcrafted jewelry!) and unique to Dogeared. Most charms have the .925 marking.
• Gold finished charms are 14K gold plated over sterling silver.
• Rose gold finished charms are 14K rose gold plated over sterling silver.
• Charcoal finished charms are black rhodium plated over sterling silver or oxidized sterling silver.
In a few instances, we offer brass alloy charms and plated brass alloy charms. We use recycled brass whenever possible.
CHAINS & FINDINGS
The majority of the chain we use is produced in the U.S.A.
Here are the details:
Sterling Silver - some chains are E-coated to protect from tarnishing.
Gold Plated - 14k gold plated over sterling silver.
Gold Filled - 14/20: 14k gold bonded to brass alloys using heat and pressure, consisting of at least 5% (1/20th) of total weight.
Rose Gold - 14K rose gold plated over sterling silver.
Charcoal - black rhodium plated over sterling silver and/or oxidized sterling silver.
In a few styles, we offer brass chain and plated brass chain.
Most of our findings (clasps, beads, jump rings and wires) are produced in the U.S.A. with a few produced in Italy. All findings are sterling silver, 14/20 gold filled, or gold plated over sterling silver. In very few instances, we use brass findings.
Stud earrings are recycled sterling silver with sterling silver posts.
Gold finish stud earrings are 14k gold plated over sterling silver.
Charcoal stud earrings are black rhodium plated over sterling silver.
Hoop earrings are brass alloy hoops with sterling silver posts plated with sterling silver, 14k gold, 14k rose gold or black rhodium.
Earrings with ear wires are plated brass alloy designs with sterling silver ear wires or plated 14k gold, 14k rose gold or black rhodium over sterling silver.
GEMS & PEARLS
Gems and pearls are sourced using local vendors but originate primarily from overseas.
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