Lock iconRectangle 1Rectangle 2 + Rectangle 2 CopyShapeRectangle 1
Shopping Cart
SHIPPING DETAILS
Standard Shipping

Shipping Rates:
• $10 Flat Rate 
• Free Shipping Over $300

Delivery Times:
• Avg. Fulfillment Time: 3 days*
• Ship Time: 1-6 business days
• Click here to view the delivery map

Other:
• Carrier: UPS Ground
• Signature Required over $200

* Please refer to product page for fulfillment times as certain pieces are made to order
 

2-Day Shipping

Shipping Rates:
• $30 Flat Rate 

Delivery Times:
• Avg. Fulfillment Time: 1-2 days*
• Ship Time: 2 business days

Other:
• Carrier: UPS 2-Day Air
• Domestic Only

* Please refer to product page for fulfillment times as certain pieces are made to order
 

Overnight Shipping

Shipping Rates:
• $50 Flat Rate 

Delivery Times:
• Avg. Fulfillment Time: 1-2 days*
• Ship Time: 1 business day

Other:
• Carrier: UPS Next Day Air
• Domestic Only

* Please refer to product page for fulfillment times as certain pieces are made to order
 

International Shipping

Shipping Rates:
• Calculated at checkout
• Subject to duties/taxes on delivery

Delivery Times:
• Avg. Fulfillment Time: 3 days*
• Ship Time: 5-7 business days

Other:
• Carrier: DHL Express
• Signature Required

* Please refer to product page for fulfillment times as certain pieces are made to order
 


The Break Down: Karats // 14k and 18k

The Break Down: Karats // 14k and 18k

Posted by Alyssa Julian on

Gold is most often classified by a numerical value followed by ‘k’, for karat. Karatage is a value assigned to any mass of gold; this value depends on how many parts of pure gold are mixed with alloys to create 24 parts total. Vrai & Oro Essential pieces are made from 14k solid gold, while VOW (Vrai & Oro Wedding) pieces are made of 18k solid gold. Now, we want to examine the differences between the two.
14k gold composition diagram
Every Vrai & Oro Essential piece is made from 14k solid gold. The most popular carat in the US, 14k gold denotes that the material is 14 parts pure gold, 10 parts other alloys. These other alloys are most often silver and copper, added in different amounts to create a more or less yellow gold color. In our case, our yellow gold pieces are 58.3% pure gold, 30% silver, and 11.7% copper.

18k gold composition diagram

VOW, on the other hand, is crafted from 18k solid gold. This means that the ratio of pure gold to alloys is higher; 18 parts of pure gold to 6 parts other alloys. In most cases, 18k is 75% pure gold, 15% silver, and 10% copper. Because 18k pieces are majority pure gold, they tend to be a bit softer and darker in color.

Our materials matter; they’re one of the three reasons we do what we do—which is why we think it’s important to educate around them. For our Vrai & Oro essentials line, it was vital that we maintain a high standard of quality while keeping the price point attainable, which aided the decision to use 14k solid gold. For VOW, our wedding line, the decision to make everything in 18k followed industry standard—the highest quality solid gold on the market. High quality materials are at the forefront of our product and our brand. To read more education-forward posts, visit the ‘Education’ tag on our journal.


Older Post Newer Post



Leave a comment

Please note, comments will be checked for spam before they are published