We’ve been designing and making silver and gold jewellery for many years. We strive to find the best gemstones and highest quality materials to provide you with beautiful timeless jewellery that will truly last.
Materials we use in our jewellery:
1. Natural precious and semi-precious gemstones
2. 925 sterling silver
4. 18k gold vermeil
5. 14k and 18k solid gold
Let’s learn more about these.
Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver. In this form the metal is beautiful and suffers from minimal tarnish, but it's generally too soft and malleable for making most silver jewellery. Instead fine silver is alloyed with copper to create sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. All our sterling silver jewellery is made with 925 silver and hallmarked with a 925 stamp.
Rhodium is a rare and precious element that can be 10 to 25 times more expensive than gold. Rhodium is a member of the platinum group of metals and is silver-hued, highly reflective and does not tarnish or corrode. It is harder than gold and is highly durable. Pure rhodium cannot be made into jewelry. But when used to plate other jewellery, rhodium enhances the durability of the metal. We plate our silver finish jewellery with rhodium to ensure that the piece is highly lustrous and remains tarnish-free for a long time.
Gold plated jewellery has a base of some other metal, such as brass, nickel or stainless steel, covered with a thin layer of gold. This is what you’ll find on the lower end of the price spectrum. The gold on gold plated jewellery rubs off easily, revealing the metal underneath and losing its colour and shine quickly. It also tarnishes quickly from our own personal experience.
Gold vermeil is similar to gold plated jewellery, but the difference is that the layer of gold is thicker and the metal underneath is sterling silver. It will last longer than gold plated jewellery, but needs to be properly taken care of. We use 18k gold vermeil in our jewellery.
Solid gold jewellery may not be entirely solid gold, because pure gold is often too soft to create durable jewellery. Instead, gold is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, and palladium. Solid gold jewellery is the most expensive and high quality option as will not rub off, flake, and won't easily tarnish at all. We use 14k and 18k solid gold in our jewellery.