Metal & Gemstone Guide

 

Gold comes in different karats. A karat stamp is an indication of the pure gold percentage in mass.
The higher the stamp number, the purer the metal is.

 * For sensitive skin, we do not recommend anything lower than 18K Gold or Platinum.

 

9K Gold - (370) 37.5% gold by mass. It's very strong and durable. Is also more affordable because of the lower gold ratio. 9K Gold is not suitable for sensitive skin due to the low percentage of gold and high percentage of other metals that can affect sensitive skin.

14K Gold - (585) 58,5% gold by mass. We only use 14K yellow and rose gold.

18K Gold - (750) 75% gold by mass. More of a warmer colour in yellow and rose gold because of the high percentage of gold. Suitable for sensitive skin.

18K gold is heavier and more substantial than 9K. 18K has a more luxurious to it than 9K gold. Because 18K has more real gold in the mass, it's more hypoallergenic. Also, 18K gold items have more long-term and re-sale value than 9K gold.

Platinum - 95% platinum; 5% Palladium. Highly durable and recommended for sensitive skin.

Sterling Silver - (925) 92.5% pure silver in mass. Our sterling silver is more premium and mixed with platinum giving it a strength of a 9K gold and a nice cold and long lasting white colour.


White gold is mixed with Palladium giving it the white colour (rhodium plated).  White gold is more affordable alternative to platinum. Platinum and white gold look basically the same when new, but over time they wear differently.


* White gold might need more care over time, depending on the wearer. Over time, the protective rhodium layer will eventually wear off, leaving a slight yellowish tinge to the metal. This is common for white gold and just needs to be re-plated and polished to restore the whiteness. Rhodium plating is also nickel free.

Rose gold is mixed with copper to achieve the rosy-pinkish colour.
If you have sensitive skin, we do not recommend 9K rose gold because of the higher % of copper as it can be reactive. It can tend to tarnish quicker than most other gold alloys because of the high copper content. Keep in an anti tarnish bag if not wearing. The original shine and colour can be restored by professional clean & polish. 

 

Platinum - (PLT) 95% platinum, mixed with 5% palladium. Platinum is a very rare metal and considered more precious than gold. It's a silvery-white, heavier metal because of it's density. Platinum is one of the strongest and purest of the metals. Very durable and keeps it's white colour with only minimal care. All platinum pieces are also rhodium plated. Platinum is significantly more dense than 14k or 18k gold and the identical piece of jewellery in platinum will weigh 60% to 80% more than 14k or 18k gold.

 

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How to choose the right gemstones

As beautiful all the gemstones are, they also have different characteristics and should be considered when buying a piece of jewellery. Depending on the gemstone, some can be more sensitive to scratches. Diamond is the strongest followed by sapphire, ruby. If a minor scratch does occur, it can be polished out in most cases.

The gemstones hardnesses are classified based on Moh's Scale. Read more about understanging the durability of gemstones and see the Mohs Gemstone Hardness scale to make sure your gemstone hardness is suitable for an everyday wear. For engagement and rings that re been worn on daily bases, we recommend gemstones between min 7/7.5-10.

 

 

Gemstones Color Guide

 

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