Sterling Silver - It's the world’s most popular silver alloy. It consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (mainly copper to improve durability) . It is excellent for jewellery because it preserves the colour, lustre and the heft of pure silver and vastly improves its durability.
An oxidised finish is often used on sterling silver. The oxidation process imitates the natural tarnishing process, which will happen to all silver over time, and it leaves the sterling silver with a rustic grey finish.
Oxidisation is designed to wear off over time, leaving some parts highlighted which we consider to be a quite attractive finish. This removal of the oxidisation occurs with wear and there is no predefined time frame, but it can depend on the variables of skin types, chemical contact, amount and type of wear.
Gold has an extraordinary heritage with unique qualities. As an enduring element found naturally in a distinct yellow color, gold is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Although gold is very strong, it's also the most malleable of all precious metals.
Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability. Karatage, denoted by a number followed by "k" indicates purity, or how much of the metal in a piece of jewelry is gold. Karatage is expressed in 24ths, making 24k gold, 100% gold.
We craft our jewellery from 9k and 18k gold.
The color of gold is determined by two factors:
The type of metal alloys included
The percentage of each metal alloy
Natural gold and color-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold jewelry its rich shine. The alloys most commonly used, are copper with a red hue, and silver featuring a green hue. An expert mixture of copper, silver and pure gold gives this precious metal its signature warmth.
A silvery white character is what makes white gold jewellery so appealing. In order to make the gold white, it is combined with metal alloys that are white in nature and plated with an extremely hard element called rhodium. Although strong, rhodium may wear away over time. Re-plating is a simple process that can be done to restore whiteness to your jewellery.
White Gold with Black Rhodium
Black rhodium is plated to white gold creating a rich black appearance that is extremely hard and strong. As with traditional white rhodium, black rhodium may wear away over time, how ever re-plating is a very simple process.
The beautiful pink hue of rose gold jewellery is created by using a copper alloy. Again, the overall percentages of metal alloys is the same for rose gold as it is for yellow or white, there is just a different mixture in what alloys are used.
Platinum is the most popular metal for engagement rings and wedding bands. Platinum's naturally white sheen will never fade or change colour, and accentuates the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond. Platinum will last forever, making it the ultimate symbol for true, enduring, and everlasting love.
Density and Durability
Platinum is durable. Its density makes it the most secure setting for your diamond or precious gemstone. Because platinum is a naturally white metal, re-plating is unnecessary; it will always hold its beauty.
Though it is the strongest of jewelry metals, platinum can incur a scratch and develop a patina of wear. The patina is considered by many to be a unique and often desirable attribute. However, the pre-patina shine and reflective luster can easily be revived by merely buffing it with a soft cloth.
Purity of Platinum
Platinum jewelry is very rare; in fact, 30 times more so than gold. Our platinum is 95% pure and its purity makes it naturally hypoallergenic, ideal for those with sensitive skin issues.
How to Maintain Platinum's Metal Luster
It's easy. Simply soak platinum in a mild solution of warm soapy water, and then gently scrub it with a soft-bristled brush.