Jewellery made of 925 Sterling Silver, multiple layers 18 carat gold plated.
"Water resistant and water repellent are two different definitions."
Our jewellery mainly consists of 925 Sterling Silver. That means, that from time to time your jewellery could come in contact with water without losing its coating.
All our pieces are hallmarked to give you information about the materials used.
Process of formation
As mentioned before our jewellery is made by hand in Vienna. To provide the best price-performance ratio, for now, it's not possible for us to manufacture all of our pieces in Vienna, since we only have limited stock. Honesty and transparency are our major concerns, therefore you can ask us if the piece was manufactured or designed in Vienna.
Our biggest concern is that we want to offer high quality jewellery for the best price and especially produced under fair conditions.
Jewellery made of stainless steel is very tough and therefore scratch resistent as e.g. silver or gold. In addition, stainless steel is corrosion-resistant, does not oxidize like silver jewellery and is extremely easy to care for. Stainless steel also has another positive attribute: when it comes into contact with oxygen from the surrounding media (air, water and other substances), a thin layer of chromium oxide forms on the steel surface. This layer protects the underlying steel from further external influences. If the surface is damaged, this chromium oxide layer forms independently under the influence of oxygen. For this reason one can speak of a self-healing effect.
Brass is a copper alloy in which, in addition to the main component copper, zinc is used and ensures the bright, golden yellow color of the brass.
Brass has been known for more than 3500 years and was used early on for the manufacture of cult, household and jewellery items. Historic brass kettles and brass mugs are evidence of the long history of this alloy. Types of brass such as gold brass, table brass and tallow gold are still used today in the manufacture of jewelry and decorative items as well as musical instruments and clocks.
Silver is a chemical element that is listed with the symbol Ag (Latin: Argentum) in the periodic table. The noble metal has the atomic number 47 and is counted in the series of transition metals.
Silver is a particularly important material for the manufacture of jewelry because it is very resistant, has an attractive appearance and of course a high material value. The 925 silver is the most important silver alloy, as it combines various advantages. In addition to making jewellery, 925 silver is used in the production of coins, cutlery and musical instruments.
So-called sterling silver is mostly used in the jewellery industry, as it is harder than pure silver and therefore less sensitive to external influences.
Silver and silver alloys tend to discolor. The reason for this is a reaction between the metal and the air, which contains hydrogen sulfide. The reaction of the silver with the gas forms silver sulfite, which gives the piece of jewelry a black color.
A hallmark is a pattern that is embossed onto a piece of metal or leather.
Gold, silver and other precious metal bars are usually hallmarked with certain information so that they can be precisely assigned and a statement about their quality can be made.
Gold plating can fulfill several aspects at the same time. On the one hand, the corrosion-resistant properties of gold can be transferred to other materials and on the other hand, the visual attractiveness of gold is used.
Pure gold can be used for gilding, but gold alloys are more common, e.g. 333 or 585 gold. These alloys with silver, copper, cadmium, zinc or nickel components give the gold more hardness, make it more resistant and also ensure a wide range of colors for the precious metal coating.
- 24 carat: fine gold (999.9 ‰)
- 18 carat: 750 gold
- 14 carat: 585 gold
- 8 carat: 333 gold
Epoxy resin jewelry or resin jewelry are decorative pieces of jewellery made from synthetic resin. Synthetic resin is a material that works using a two-component system. Resin and hardener are mixed together and then harden to form a very hard and crystal-clear plastic.