- Designed by Rizen Jewelry; the Cross Pendant has similar flares and details as our fine jewelry line
- Hand braided, naturally dyed red, white, and blue cotton cords. So comfortable, they feel like a second skin
- 8.5 mm x 17 mm Cross Pendant is brass with Sterling Silver, 18K Gold or Rose Gold Plating
- Bracelet is 100% nickel and lead free
- One size fits all, adjustable closure with circular Rizen / Made4Ministry tag
- Thoughtfully packaged on a keepsake devotion card, with a scripture card to meditate on and space to add a personal prayer on reverse
- Style # 570003
- Collection: Made4Ministry
Rizen is born out of a passion for designing beautiful, evocative pieces that serve as tangible reminders, grounding us in faith as we navigate the worldly tides.
Rizen Jewelry's collection features the distinguished gold vermeil, known for its long-lasting quality that rivals solid gold, offering our customers the luxury of fine jewelry with the promise of affordability and durability. We use a luxurious 18k gold overlay on .925 Tiffany grade sterling silver, a hypoallergenic base, to achieve rich hues and heirloom-quality pieces that are both exquisite and long-lasting. In contrast to the more common gold plating, which often uses a minimal application of 10k or 14k gold over less durable metals, gold vermeil's US-regulated standards demand a substantial gold layer of at least 2.5 microns on sterling silver, ensuring superior quality that can last a lifetime with proper care. Our commitment to this method ensures that Rizen's jewelry offers both the allure of fine gold and the reassurance of hypoallergenic materials suitable for sensitive skin.
- Avoid Chemicals: Keep your vermeil jewelry away from harsh chemicals found in cleaning products, perfumes, and lotions.
- Apply Last: Put on your vermeil jewelry last when getting ready to minimize contact with makeup and hair products.
- Rotate Jewelry: Regularly change out your pieces to avoid excessive wear on any single item of vermeil jewelry.
- Periodic Checks: Regularly check for signs of wear and tear, and have your jewelry professionally cleaned when necessary.
STORING GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY
- Individual Storage: Store your sterling silver pieces individually, preferably in soft pouches or lined jewelry boxes to avoid scratches.
- Air Tight, Cool, and Dry: Keep jewelry in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag to minimize exposure to air. Place silica gel packets in the storage area to absorb excess moisture.
- Tarnish-Preventive Materials: Use anti-tarnish strips or cloths in your storage area to absorb sulfides in the air that cause tarnish.
- Limit Light Exposure: Store your silver in a dark place, away from direct sunlight, which can cause silver to tarnish more quickly.
CLEANING GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY
- Gentle Wiping: Clean your vermeil jewelry with a soft cloth to remove oils and dirt without scratching the gold surface.
- Mild Cleaning Solution: If necessary, apply a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap with your fingertips or a soft cloth, being careful not to soak the jewelry.
- Thorough Drying: Always ensure that the jewelry is completely dry after cleaning, as moisture can damage the gold layer.
- Professional Maintenance: For persistent tarnish or when in doubt, consult a professional jeweler who specializes in gold vermeil for cleaning and care.