In the info section of each jewelry piece, we mention whether your item is handmade. Our handmade jewelry items are crafted with attention to detail. Making each and every piece unique. These items can differ from each other and may include imperfections, which is part of the craft. We only use precious metals like solid gold 9 to 14 carats and sterling silver. No plating, so vermeil, no fading. Our high quality items are designed and produced in Amsterdam.
Our solid gold items keep their beautiful warm colour for generations. Solid gold pieces are the most sustainable choice, alongside silver. They can be easily repaired, polished and recycled. The purity of solid gold is measured in karats, which indicates the amount of pure gold in the metal. We offer a range of carats from 9ct to 14ct. The purest form of gold is 24ct, but this material is too soft to craft jewelry with and is therefore mixed with other precious metals to give it strength and durability. It is resistant to tarnishing, rust, and corrosion, making it a popular choice for jewelry that is meant to be worn daily. It is also a valuable investment, as the value of gold tends to increase over time. Solid gold pieces are a special gift to yourself and others and are made to pass on a lifetime of golden memories.
Sterling silver is made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals (usually copper), which gives it strength and durability. The purity of the silver in sterling silver is indicated by the "925" stamp, which is often found on the metal. One of the benefits of sterling silver is that it is more affordable, while still maintaining a high level of quality and beauty. It is also less likely to cause allergic reactions compared to other metals, making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin. Sterling silver jewelry can be cared for with regular polishing and cleaning to maintain its shine and prevent tarnishing. With proper care, sterling silver jewelry can last for many years and even become heirloom pieces to be passed down from generation to generation.
Gold Plated and Vermeil
We don't offer gold plated or vermeil jewelry. Both materials are made of silver pieces covered with a very thin layer of gold. After a long summer the silver will probably show and the golden glow is from the past. Generally the price difference between plated, vermeil and gold-filled isn't significant either, so the choice is easily made!
We share your values for environmental and social responsibility and we welcome your questions. Our gold and gold-filled suppliers are part of the Responsible Jewellery Council, which means they are committed to higher standards of practice in every avenue of their business from social to financial, environmental and regulatory issues. All aimed towards a responsible world-wide supply chain that promotes trust in the global jewelry industry. We also prefer to work with recycled silver and gold.