TierraCast Beads: Start with the Britannia pewter base, and are electroplated with various metals to create the finished piece. While ordinary plated jewelry components are notorious for wearing or rubbing off, leaving the base below exposed, electroplated finishes are much thicker and more durable, and will easily withstand reasonable wear and tear.
TierraCast beads, findings and jewelry components with the Antique Silver and Bright Silver finishes are electroplated with pure silver (also called “fine silver” or “.999 silver”). These finishes look exactly like sterling silver. These finishes, like sterling silver components, are susceptible to tarnish. However, they can be cleaned with a soft jewelry polishing cloth, or with a gentle liquid cleaner.
TierraCast beads, findings and jewelry components with the Antique Gold and Bright Gold finishes are electroplated with 22k qualty Gold Plate. This finish will not tarnish.* TierraCast beads inc.