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Precious Metals

We only use the finest materials to create each of our fine jewellery pieces.

PLATINUM 950

Pure white, Platinum is the rarest of precious metals. It is said that if all the Platinum ever mined were poured into an Olympic sized swimming pool, it would barely cover your ankles.

The density of Platinum makes it more durable than other jewellery metals. It does not change shape or wear away so precious stones are held firmly and securely. It has a naturally white lustre which will not discolour or tarnish. 

All precious metals scratch and Platinum is no exception, however when Platinum scratches there is no measurable loss of mass so it retains its integrity.

All of our Platinum pieces are stamped Platinum 950, meaning they are 95% pure Platinum. Because of its purity, Platinum jewellery is hypoallergenic therefore it is ideal for sensitive skin.

18CT WHITE GOLD

Unless otherwise stated our fine jewellery pieces are made using 18ct Gold. Each piece will be hallmarked 750, meaning it has a 75% pure gold content.

White Gold is achieved by combining pure Gold with alloys, such as Silver and Palladium. As a result, the natural colour of White Gold is a greyish colour. Almost all White Gold jewellery is plated with Rhodium, a member of the Platinum family, that gives it a bright white lustre.

Although Rhodium is a hard metal, it does wear eventually. It is common practice to have rings re-plated periodically in order for them to keep their brightness.

18CT YELLOW & ROSE GOLD

Unless otherwise stated our fine jewellery pieces are made using 18ct Gold. Each piece will be hallmarked 750, meaning it has a 75% pure gold content.

Rose Gold is the result of varying the proportions of copper and silver in the alloy, which results in a beautiful pinkish hue.

PALLADIUM 950

Although first discovered in 1803, Palladium is a relatively new jewellery metal to be hallmarked and used in the industry. 

As part of the Platinum family, Palladium shares many of the same characteristics. It has a similar white appearance and is extremely durable.

Platinum however, has an established history as a precious metal so is more in demand. It is also much denser than Palladium. A Platinum ring will weigh 65% more than a Palladium ring of the same design and purity.

The most obvious differences between palladium and platinum is that the weight of palladium is much lighter and it is not nearly as rare hence the price difference between the two.

All of our Palladium pieces are stamped Palladium 950, meaning they are 95% pure.

STERLING SILVER

Sterling Silver is 925 parts per 1000 Silver with the remaining 75 parts being other metals. As pure Silver is generally too soft for manufacturing into larger objects and for everyday wear, copper is generally used to give it strength, while at the same time preserving the ductility of the metal and its beauty.

GOLD VERMEIL

Gold Vermeil denotes a layer of gold that is applied over sterling silver. To be considered Vermeil, the Gold must be at least 10ct and a minimum of 1.5 microns thick.