BEADS by tara

BALLIN' STUD EARRINGS

$28

These classic gold balls are timeless and age appropriate for any pierced ears. The petite spheres are the essential addition to your ear stack.

  • 14k Gold Fill studs
  • 4 mm ball
  • Sold as a pair

Make your jewelry last! Click here for jewelry care.

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    There are 4 basic tiers of gold jewelry. Solid gold, gold-filled, gold vermeil, and gold plated.

    • Solid gold is gold through in through and can be melted down and formed into any shape (since it is not bonded to a base metal). Its composition makes it rather expensive and unrealistic for the average consumer. By USA standards, gold-filled jewelry contains 5% solid gold by weight, while gold plated contains about 0.001% solid gold in weight.
    • Gold Filled is the closest relative to solid gold jewelry. Gold filled jewelry has a thick layer of solid gold bonded onto the base layer, usually jeweler's brass. While gold plated jewelry usually has a thin layer of gold "painted" on the base metal (which can wear away easily), gold filled jewelry has a thick layer of gold bonded to the base metal using heat and pressure. Therefore, gold filled jewelry is not only affordable, it is durable and water/sweat resistant for years to come.
    • Gold Vermeil jewelry is one step above gold plated jewelry, because it contains a sterling silver base. This renders the jewelry hypoallergenic and perfect for those few who may have a sensitivity to the base metals of gold plated jewelry. Our gold vermeil jewelry utilizes 3 microns of gold over the sterling silver base. 3 microns of gold is the highest and most durable standard of vermeil plating. Our gold vermeil jewelry is very affordable and may last years if properly cared for.
    • Gold Plated jewelry is typically costume jewelry you may find in most clothing stores, on Amazon, etc. Be warned, some jewelry brands will try to sell gold plated jewelry for hundreds of dollars. Gold plated jewelry is a thick brass or nickel base with a thin, barely-there layer of gold flash painted on. This jewelry is not water resistant, and often irritates the skin for individuals sensitive to nickel. The only gold plated pieces we carry have a thick E-poly coating on top of our extra thick gold layer and are nickel-free, to ensure our customers do not react to these pieces.

    Read our in-depth jewelry care article here!

    SHIPPING

    We are thrilled to offer FREE domestic shipping via USPS within the United States for orders $100+. Current processing times are 2-5 business days for most orders. However, we try our best to ship out orders on the following business day. Insurance is provided by Route and is added at checkout to every order. Customers who remove insurance are NOT eligible for refund or replacement if their order is lost or stolen. 

    Please read our full shipping policy here.

    RETURNS

    Due to the custom nature of our pieces, we do not offer refunds on – all items are final sale. Please take a moment to read item description carefully and measure prior to ordering to guarantee your perfect fit. You may contact us at help@beadsbytara.com with any questions or concerns you may have before placing an order to ensure sizing is accurate.


    EXCHANGES
    We are happy to offer exchanges on rings, if sizing is incorrect. Since we cannot guarantee inventory at the time of the exchange, we ask that you please purchase the correct size, and then contact us at help@beadsbytara.com so we can process a return for the incorrect size. 

    Please read our full returns + exchange policy here.

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