Welcome to Made by Sam!
Feminine everyday and bridal wedding jewelry is handcrafted from sterling silver , 14k gold filled , gold vermeil , matte gold plated /silver plated , and the highest quality precious and semi-precious gems.
The company is run by Sammi and her highly skilled team of : Kelly ( customer service ) , Tan Tran ( technical support ). The entire designing and creating process takes place in our studio in Vaughan , Canada . Most items in shop are designed and hand made by Sammi and Kelly , the designers . We put quite a bit of time, love and care in making each piece and hope that you enjoy my designs .
Our favorite materials
Sterling Silver is a mixture of pure silver and some other metal, usually copper. The resulting alloy gives the silver strength. The standard is at least 92.5% silver. Hence the .925 stamp you see on some sterling silver items
Vermeil (Pronounced: Vermay) is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. Most of our vermeil is plated with 24K gold. This is a good combination for those with allergy to normal, plated findings. The difference between vermeil, and gold-filled, is in the thickness of the gold and the base metal used. In vermeil, the base is sterling silver. The standard is for the gold plating to be much thicker than ordinary plating
Gold-filled also called rolled-gold. These jewellery findings are not actually filled with gold! They are made of a base metal (usually brass or copper) covered by sheets of gold in a mechanical bonding process. Effectively a thick coat of gold: the gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total weight. Use gold-filled items for your top-of-the-line jewellery. Usually made with 14k gold, it is hard wearing. With reasonable care it will not peel or flake, and should last as long as solid 14k gold jewellery. It is safe for most people with sensitive skin
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