ReThrive Guitar String Jewelry is made with recycled strings using the highest quality of beads and findings possible. There are 4 colors of string: silver (can be all stainless or a mix of stainless and nickel), bronze, phosphorus bronze and copper.
We use assorted beads & findings in our designs including: stainless, bronze, solid copper, pewter, antique silver plated, gold plate over stainless, freshwater pearls, crystals, ceramic and stone.
Almost all bracelets are finished with stainless ends, 15mm lobster clasps and a stainless split ring chain. If gold is required, the piece has gold plate over stainless lobster clasps and a matching or stainless chain. If rose gold or copper, we use copper clasps and antique copper or stainless chains.
*We cannot guarantee that plated materials will not tarnish. This is why we aim to use the least amount of plated materials as possible. Tarnishing does depend on how acidic your skin is. Please note that ReThrive Jewelry cannot determine how your skin will respond to guitar strings nor how the guitar strings will react to your skin. We do recommend storing jewelry, with plated materials, in a air tight storage baggie with anti-tarnish strips. We do not provide the strips for you! You can purchase these online.
Silver strings are about 90% stainless with small amounts of nickel. Some are all stainless. Silver strings generally do not tarnish, however, when exposed to constant contact with salt water, all stainless can corrode.
The gold strings are made of bronze. The rose gold colored strings are made of phosphorus bronze, a combination of bronze and copper. These strings respond much like copper and they will darken much more quickly according to your skin chemistry and or how hot and sweaty you may be while wearing the jewelry.
We recommend Brasso Metal Polish for all strings. Brasso is easy to use and helps polish the strings. If you do all these things, you should be able to enjoy your ReThrive Jewelry for years to come.