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Gold, Silver, and All Things that Glimmer

When it comes to different metal types it can be overwhelming to understand the differences. There's gold and silver jewellery. Okay, but what do the extra words mean: nickel-free, lead-free, hypoallergenic, plated, electroplated,.... and what even is a carat? And why should you care? Read on and things will become clearer! Metal jewellery and jewellery findings (hooks, rings, pins, chains, etc. ) will be made out of gold, silver, brass, surgical steel, tungsten, palladium, platinum, or titanium. At Auricle, we use gold, silver, brass, stainless steel, and surgical steel. Gold Gold is measured in carats and is a unit of mass. 1 carat is equal to 200mg. Carats are used to measure gold and gemstones and tells you how much of the pure...

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How are you paying it forward when you shop with us?

  For every pair of earrings that you buy with Auricle, we send a pair to a local centre to gift to survivors of sexual violence. How does it work? For you it is a very simple process: buy earrings. Done. You have just donated the same number of earrings to survivors. If you want to go the extra step, you can write a little note that I will send along with the donations. The note can be a sentence, a paragraph, or a whole letter. You can read more about Support Post here.   What does Auricle do to get the earrings to the shelter? I usually wait until there are about 40 or so pairs to send. I then...

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What part of Auricle do I struggle with with most?

Anyone who has ever done it will tell you that starting a business is tough. Starting Auricle has been a steep learning curve. There are so many steps between wanting to sell earrings and running a successful online business. I am a scientist - not a business person! What skills do I have that are relevant to starting a business? Well, one pretty major one: passion.

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