Protecting Your Fav
All jewelry items undergo a standard procedure to make sure they're high-quality enough to send out, and that they'll last longer once they're in your hands.
Protective CoatingAll jewelry items (and many others) are covered in a few coats of protective coating before being sent out. First, they get coasted in an enamel top-coat. If I want a different finish (e.g. matte, pearlized, etc) then an additional coat of acrylic sealant is applied. This helps the pieces last longer, and they won't turn your skin green.
Handle With Care
When I'm designing a new piece, I put it through a variety of testing to see what it will take to break it. Sometimes this means pulling in different directions to see if it will break if it gets stuck on something (who among us hasn't...) or washing it vigorously to see if it will fade or face other deterioration if you forget to take it off before you shower (who among us hasn't...) or get in a pool. I only list new products when I'm confident they'll last through most circumstances.