Materials We Use
Gold jewelry can last for generations, and it is often considered an investment or something worth collecting and passing down to family members. You can even sleep with your gold jewelry on and don’t have to worry about tarnishing or turning your skin color green.
Our gold jewelry pieces are made in either 14k or 18k and below is a rundown of gold content and its suitability for jewelry:
|Gold Karat||Gold content (%)||Suitability for jewelry|
|14K||58.5%||Ideal for jewelry
|18K||75%||Ideal for jewelry
|24K||100%||Tends to bend or scratch easily
Our silver jewelry is made out of sterling silver which contains 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper or other alloy. Fine silver, for example, 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength.
Cubic zirconia (a.k.a CZ) is similar to a diamond with its brilliance and crystal clarity, but it is a synthesized (man-made) crystalline material that is hard, optically flawless and colorless, its color corresponds to that of a diamond with the highest color grade.
Because of its affordable cost, durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, cubic zirconia have been an affordable alternative to diamonds. Most people, unless they have a trained eye or a special instrument, cannot tell the difference between diamonds and cubic zirconia by sight.
Here’s a quick comparison between CZ and diamonds:
|Cubic Zirconia (simulated diamond)||Diamond|
|Color||Equivalent to the perfect “D” on diamond’s grading scale||Usually have a yellow or brown tinge (the truly colorless diamonds are very rare)|
|Clarity||Virtually flawless||Almost always have some small inclusions|
|Hardness||Relatively hard (8.5)||The hardest known natural material (10)|
|Material||Man-made||Natural or man-made|
|Ethic||Conflict-free and sustainable||Controversial|
We only use freshwater pearl, the most widely used pearl to set with gold and silver jewelry for its long-lasting luster.