Materials we use
All pieces of our contemporary jewellery collection are hand-crafted using sterling silver & 18ct gold vermeil plating, whilst our fashion fine collections use the finest quality 14ct solid gold. We adore coloured gemstones and intricate semi-precious stones which is why you will find them across all of our collections. As gemstones are a natural phenomenon, their colour and composition may vary. The materials used, come directly from the banks of metals, as a guarantee of quality. After the production process, each piece of the collection is stamped with the corresponding ID code (silver: 925; gold: 750). Each jewel comes with an identity card, as a certificate of assurance with specific details for the materials that have been used during the production process. This procedure gives to the customer the highest reliability and security.
Platinum is appropriate to be used in jewellery due to its excellent qualities. It is considered as a very precious, dense and ductile metal. It is a pure material with a natural silvery white bright color in its appearance and maintaining its shine over the years. It does not require rhodium plating as the white gold. Its main characteristics are its resistance and its hardness since it melts in high temperatures and is resistant to corrosion (incredible hard-wearing). Suitable to be worn every day but care should still be taken in order to prevent scratches. It can be cleaned with a mild soapy water solution and a soft bristle brush.
Gold is characterised by its ductility & softness, that is why it is always used, with mechanical methods, together with one or more metals in order to increase its resistance. It contains no oxides and pure gold is the only precious metal that will not tarnish over time. It is a relatively soft metal, therefore care should always be taken. The most popular colours of gold are: yellow, white and rose (depending on the type of alloy used). The gold of 14 carats indicates the purity of the metal (quantity of pure gold contained) and that is the metal we always choose to use in our laboratory. The higher the carat weight, the softer the metal (14ct gold tend to be more resistant to scratches than 18ct gold). We recommend to wear similar carat together (i.e. wedding and engagement ring). Regular cleaning is recommended in order to maintain its beauty and its sparkle.
- White Gold:
White gold is a combination of pure gold with alloy (like silver with palladium). The natural color of white gold is grey and that is the reason that almost all white gold jewellery is plated with Rhodium (very hard and white metal used to brighten the grey color of white gold).
- Yellow Gold:
The color of pure gold is a metallic yellow. Alloy such as silver & copper are used as the main metals used for gold alloy.
- Rose Gold:
Rose gold is the outcome of varying the proportion of copper & silver in alloy. This mixture has as a result a beautiful pinkish hue.
Silver“The elegant reflections of Silver”
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver and other metals (most of the times copper). Pure silver is a material known for its softness and cannot be worn every day, therefore, copper it is used in order to give strenght and at the same time conserving the plasticity and the beauty of the metal. Affordable yet considered a precious metal, that has risen in price constantly over the last years. As many precious metals sterling silver can tarnish over time. It needs special care and we recommend never to wear it in thermal and chemical water because it can accelerate oxidising and your silver can finally appear in a black color. Ideally, store silver pieces in a dust bag to help reduce tarnishing. No other element reflects and absorbs more light: Our silver jewellery give this “moon metal” an even more beautiful shimmer.
Gold Vermeil is a layer of gold over sterling silver. Vermeil is considered when the gold is at least 10 carat ad at least 1.5 microns thick. In our Collection, we use 925 sterling silver plated with 14 carats of gold. In order to sustain the life of your jewellery you have to avoid perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, chlorine and other cleaning products which can damage or discolor your jewellery. An effective way to keep silver, 14ct yellow and rose gold vermeil jewellery looking lustrous and shiny is to use a soft, lint free cloth. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching. The pieces in our Collection are plated in 14ct gold so to ensure the longevity of the jewel and avoid direct contact with perfumes or any other chemicals because gold vermeil will fade with time.
Solid Gold is a very tough material and can be worn every day. You can clean it with a polishing cloth in order to bring out its shine and keep looking as good as new.
Gemstones are a complex universe and require special care. Generally, gemstone is a mineral highly prized for its scarcity, beauty and durability. Also, there are few monocrystalline organic materials that are classified as gemstones such as pearl, amber and coral. You have to be very careful with hard surfaces and contact with perfumes and cosmetics. If for some reason your gemstones looking dull, you can clean them with a soft toothbrush and a very small amount of washing liquid in order to remove any possible dirt. This procedure will bring back their sparkle and help retaining their glamour and shine for a long time.
Diamonds are the hardest member of jewellery crew. If you want your diamonds to sparkle again you need only to give them a little brush with a soft toothbrush and shine them up with a line free cloth.
Cubic Zirconia (CZ)
Most famous for its colourless stones which closely resemble diamonds, it is one of the few gemstones to have similar fire and brilliance. Zircon can be used to date rocks, as the crystals are extremely hard, resistant to chemical and physical change and survive in many types of rocks. Scientists are able to determine how much desay has taken place, estimate the age of the zircon and therefore the rock.It can be distinguished from diamonds by it double refraction from wear around its facets. When impurities are present it produces yellow, orange, red, blue and brown gemstones. The name is derived from the Arabic zargum, derived in turn from the Persian zar for "gold" and gun for color.Mined fro over 2000 years in gem gravels of Sri Lanka, Zircon was used as a gemstone in Greece and Italy as back as 6AD.In the East it was considered an amulet for travelers, and believed that wearing Zircon endowed the wearer with wisdom, honor and riches. A loss of lustre was said to warn of danger.
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