About Bliss Manufacturing Traditional Five-Way Medals
Sterling Silver Medals
Our Sterling silver medals are at least 92.5 percent pure silver. Copper is typically combined to improve the metal’s hardness and durability without compromising the quality and look of the silver.
Sterling Silver medal are marked with a quality stamp to ensure the content of the silver. Federal law mandates that the quality stamp must include the maker’s mark. You will find either “Sterling Bliss” or “Sterling BLI” on the back of our medals – both acceptable quality marks.
Sterling Silver-Filled Medals
Our Sterling Filled medals are manufactured the same way as our Sterling Silver products – the only difference is in the material used. Sterling Filled is a compound of a 20% double layer of .925 Sterling Silver with a base metal center. Each Sterling Filled medal is hand polished, hand engraved and sprayed with a protective layer of lacquer. And just like the Sterling line, many of our Sterling Filled medals can be personalized with an engraved message.
14kt Gold-Filled Medals
14kt Gold filled, also known as rolled gold is made up of a solid layer of 14 Karat Gold bonded with a base metal, such as brass, on both the front and back of the medal. Total content of Gold is 1/20 of the weight of the medal.
14 Karat Gold Medals
Our 14 Karat Gold is composed of 58.3 percent pure gold and is ideal for fine jewelry. Other alloys, such as copper, are mixed in with the gold to give more of a red warm hue. This also give the metal strength. Since gold is a natural element, it is very durable. We do recommend removing the jewelry if it may come in contact with chemicals. To clean gold jewelry, use warm water and detergent free soap and a soft brush.
Bliss Manufacturing stands behind its’ jewelry and honors a lifetime guarantee. Our crucifixes are sprayed with a lacquer coating to protect the finish. Should any of our crosses, crucifixes, or chains tarnish, or have defects, we will either repair or replace free of charge. This guarantee takes precedence over our standard return policy.