Gold Filled jewellery has certainly been trending for a while now in the jewellery making industry and it is definitely the go-to choice for many customers and jewellers. We use 14 karat Gold filled wire and components to make all our gold filled pieces. Gold Filled is made by pressure bonding (not by dipping/electroplating) solid gold to a base metal, brass, and this is able to give the piece its durability and long lasting wear just like solid gold. It has 100% more gold than that of gold plated, and by law it has to be at least 5% gold by weight. Gold plated has 0.05% gold. Another great deal to consider is that Gold Filled is nickel free and is therefore hypoallergenic. If you can wear 14k gold jewellery then you can easily wear 14k Gold Filled jewellery. Gold Filled shares many similar qualities to that of solid gold but without the heavy price tag. See our FAQ's to learn more.
ROSE GOLD FILLED
We also use 14 karat Rose Gold Filled wire when making our rose gold filled pieces. It is made the same way Gold Filled is made. About 14k Rose Gold: Gold and copper are blended together and mixed with other precious metals, the yellow gold then takes on a more pinkish colour thus giving you rose gold. 14k Rose Gold, by definition, contains 58.5% pure gold as well as 14k Gold Filled. Rose Gold is quite popular because of its pink hue which is known to be symbolic of romance.
Argentium Sterling Silver
Argentium Sterling Silver is a mixture of tarnish resistant silver alloys which replaces some of the the copper with geranium. Instead of containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper like regular Sterling Silver, Argentium contains 93% silver and the 7% is a mixture of both copper and geranium making it tarnish-resistant. Argentium in hypoallergenic because of the geranium content which makes it a preferred choice for customers.
Abalone shell is very rare and is naturally costly because they only grow in certain shorelines around the world. They are formed in the mother-of-pearl shell, at the edge of the shell or in the gut.
Swarovski crystals are man-made gems manufactured in Austria. In 1892, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine for making precision-cut, beautiful, high quality lead glass crystals using quartz, sand, and minerals. It is the most sought after crystals on the market today. Swarovski crystals come in a vast array of shapes, colours, sizes and finishes. One of the most common finishes, and a term you will frequently see is AB. This is a micro-thin layer of vaporized blue metal used to coat the lower facets of the crystal which gives it that iridescent rainbow effect. Because of this dramatic and beautiful result which is much like the Northern Lights it was named Aurora Borealis (AB). To see more on crystal variations please click here.
Amethyst is February's birthstone. It is a variety of quartz and is violet in colour. Amethyst is a natural tranquilliser and is believed to dispel anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It is also known to alleviate sadness, grief and negativity.