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Our Silver Jewellery information 

925 Sterling Silver: Sterling silver consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% of another metal. Usually copper.

Satin finish: The silver is very slightly rubbed with an abrasive paper to give a non- reflective finish.

Rose & Gold plating: A very thin layer of Rose gold or yellow gold laid over sterling silver.

Clean with a soft jewellery cloth. Do not use an abrasive polishing cloth as this can damage the plating.

Hallmarking:. Items which have a total silver content over 7.78grams are hallmarked in Birmingham with the stamp of an anchor.

 

Rhodium plating;  Rhodium plating is a coating applied over the silver to prevent tarnishing.

Our ranges which are Rhodium plated. Opalique, Cubic Zirconia, Fresh Water Pearls.

 

“Opalique “  Is a Man – made, synthetic opal.

Stunning colours in vibrant blues or milky white. Incredibly hard so will not break or damage like real opals.

 

Cubic Zirconia: An affordable synthetic stone as brilliant as a diamond.

 Made in a laboratory and extremely hard. Although usually colourless colours are created by using different oxides in the creation process.

Cubic Zirconia can often be regarded as an inexpensive diamond alternative.

 

Marcasite: Marcasite is jewellery made using cut and polished pieces of Pyrite (fool’s gold)

Marcasite is often set in silver metals, the contrast in colour makes the piece very attractive.

Care, cleaning of marcasite:  Cleaning should be done with a soft, damp cloth and with warm soapy water. Do not repeatedly brush the stones as they can be easily damaged. Powerful and toxic domestic detergents are not recommended for the same reason.

 

Freshwater pearls: All freshwater pearls are grown in pearl farms using science and technology.

A technician implants an irritant in the mussel to stimulate the formation of a pearl.

Most Freshwater pearls come from lakes and rivers in China.

Freshwater pearls come in a wide range of colours. The main colours for these pearls include white, cream, grey, as well as pastel shades such as pink and lavender. Peacock colour has been dyed.

Only about 5% of all pearls are perfectly round. The rest come in a variety of shapes, including near round, button, semi-baroque and baroque.

Take care of your pearls by simply using tepid water and mild detergent to clean them. Ensure that the water you use is not too hot or too cold, as this can damage the surface of your pearls. Use a soft cloth to wipe off any grime and gently rinse the pearls to wash off any residue. Do not soak the pearls as this can damage lustre of the pearl.

Stone Set: Setting or attaching semi-precious stones into various pieces of jewellery or strands of.

Semi-Precious stones:  All stones are considered semi-precious gem- stones except for diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires which are classed as precious.

 

 

 

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