OUR GOLD

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR YOUR GOLD JEWELLERY?

VERMEIL

We use vermeil, which consists of premium 925 silver coated 3x in the same 14k gold we use for our solid gold pieces. The thickness of gold on our pieces is 6x the normal amount of gold found in plating.

Below is a comparison of the three most commonly used metals in jewellery:

GOLD PLATED

• Lowest cost

• Copper or brass base metal

• Thin layer (0.5 microns) of gold

• Won't last long; will tarnish

• May irritate sensitive skin

VERMEIL

• Affordable & better quality

• 925 silver base metal

• Thick layer (3 microns) of gold

• Good for wearing everyday; won't tarnish

• Good for all skin types; hypoallergenic

SOLID GOLD

• Highest cost, best quality

• 14k gold consists of 58.3% (14/24) solid gold, the rest being other alloys

• Good for wearing everyday; won't tarnish

• Good for all skin types; hypoallergenic

OUR SILVER

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR YOUR SILVER JEWELLERY?

STERLING SILVER

Our silver chains are crafted using 925 silver coated in rhodium, which gives them brilliant shine and durability. Rhodium is a precious metal which has been favoured in jewellery for its luxurious sheen, value, and rarity.

OUR STONES

WHAT STONES DO YOU USE?

MOISSANITE

We use GRA Certified Moissanite (VVS clarity, D colour) throughout all our iced pieces. These stones are lab-made (consisting of carbon and silicon) which makes it so similar to a natural diamond (which consists of pure carbon).

Below is a comparison of the three most commonly used stones in jewellery:

CUBIC ZIRCONIA

• Lowest cost

• Colourless & sparkles well

• Made from Zirconium Oxide

• Does not conduct heat, therefore does not pass diamond testers

• Sensitive to heat

• Least toughness & durability

• Easily scratched

• Goes cloudy over time

MOISSANITE

• Affordable & better quality

• Lab-made (from carbon & silicon)

• Tests as authentic on a diamond tester as its an effective heat conductor

• Higher refractive index (meaning how much a gemstone bends light) than natural diamonds, therefore it has the most fire and brilliance

• Scores 9.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness

• Will not lose its sparkle or go cloudy over time

NATURAL DIAMONDS

• Highest cost

• Made from pure carbon

• Expensive due to the high cost of bringing it to market and the limited supply of good quality diamonds.

• Scores 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness

• Refractive index of 2.42 (lower than Moissanite's refractive index, which is 2.65)