First Class Finishes

First Class Finishes

At Forgiven Jewelry we are now offering our most popular designs in multiple colored finishes, giving you more options to express your unique style. Our Antique Pewter pendants are finished in Silver, Brass, Copper, and Gold.

metal finishes

Cross coin pendants

We use lead free pewter, which is a safe, popular and affordable option in jewelry making.  Since we manufacture in the USA, we have more quality control over it.

C9Z finishes

Cross channel pendants

What is pewter?  It is an alloy of tin and copper and has a soft silver color.  Pewter can be matte or shiny and can be darkened for an antique appearance.  It can also go through a process of electroplating to create the different colored finishes.

BF6 finishes

Wire Wrapped cross pendants

What is electroplating?  The jewelry is attached to a cathode, which will receive the negative charge, and then a tank is filled up with the electroplating solution, or "electrolyte." The electrolyte contains the plating metal, such as copper or gold, in the form of a salt.

ELECTROLYTE

In the electrolyte solution the positive anode and the negative cathode go. From here, the electroplating process is left do its work. The electrical current causes the salt in the solution to become positively charged. It is attracted to the negatively charged cathode to which the jewelry is attached. This allows the metal salt in the electrolyte to bind to your piece of jewelry.

(try it yourself at home https://www.wikihow.com/Electroplate-Household-Metals)

When the jewelry is removed from the tank, next comes the tumbling which softens the edges and creates a lustrous shine. It should now be plated nicely and is ready to wear.

nail finishes finished

How do you care for pewter jewelry?  Antique or oxidized pewter finish is much darker than that of polished or satin pewter. Since oxidized pewter is supposed to look antique, you never want to polish it. Instead, you can just wash it with warm water and mild soap. Doing this should keep your antique pewter pendant looking its best.  Pewter doesn’t rust but it will oxidize so if you notice any discoloration, just rub it down every so often with a soft cloth.

What do these finishes symbolize on Forgiven Jewelry items?

We often turn to the Bible for meanings of color  and truths that God used in certain situations.The Bible is a great source of information that we love to implement into each item we design. We want God to bless it and use it for His glory and to symbolize your faith that transcends all understanding.Lc87b cross finishes

Antique nail cross pendants

Gold - represents Divinity, Kingship, Eternal Deity, foundation, altar, beauty, precious, Holiness, Majesty, righteousness, Glory, Godhead, Refining Process, Kingship, Words of Wisdom, Truth, and Knowledge, Faith, Anointing Oil, Kingship. It was believed to represent perfection and purity. Outside the Bible the world sees this metal as a symbol of wealth, prosperity, authority and charisma. It was supposed to aid in healing, protection, growth, and knowledge.

AA5 finishes

Nail crown pendant

Copper (Orange) - represents the Fire of God, Deliverance, passionate, praise, Alter, Atonement, Forgiveness. It is one of the oldest metals. Outside the Bible the world see it in association with the matters of love and symbolizes characteristics like charisma, artistic creativity, affection, caring, and balance. It is also considered a healing metal (real copper) that teaches about living a fulfilling life.


AA9 large nail pendants finishes
Pewter nail cross pendants

Silver - represents the word of God, purity, divinity, salvation, truth, atonement, redemption, refined, words of our Lord, words of righteousness. The world sees it in association with philosophical traits of intuition, self-reflection, and inner wisdom. 

Brass (Yellowish) represents Faith and Glory of God, anointing and joy. Brass and Copper have identical traits in the Bible like Fire of God, Deliverance, passionate, praise, Alter, Atonement, Forgiveness.

LC87B Crosses first finishes

So, what color best represents your style and character?  Send us a photo of yourself wearing Forgiven Jewelry.  We'd love to see it...just email it to jill@forgivenjewelry.com

 

 


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