Learn About Our Metals
>An alloy is a mixture of two or more different types of metals. The metals are heated to a liquid state and then poured together, forming a new material with properties from each metal.
>Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
>Similar in its composition and character to gold and copper, silver is a very soft, ductile and malleable metal which also takes a very high polish. While it doesn't have the hardness of gold, it still has many uses, especially when alloyed with other metals to make it harder.
14k Gold Plated
>Our unique metal blend, or in some cases sterling silver, is coated with pallidium which acts as a barrier between the core and the 14k gold plating.
>Pallidium comes from the same family as platinum, and with its extreme resistance to corrosion,it makes a perfect comapnion to increase the durability of the piece.
>The thickness of the 14k gold plating aligns with standards.
14k Rose Gold Plated
>Rose gold is a precious metal made primarily from pure gold. Pure gold is combined with other metals to both make it stronger, more durable, and change its color. These additions are called metal alloys because they are added to gold.
>For rose gold, in particular, pure gold is mixed with copper metal alloys and silver metal alloys. This combination is what gives rose gold its rosy color.
>Titanium is naturally a grey-silvery metal, but has the ability to be anodized in several colors as well as black diamond treated for a glossy durable black look.
>Titanium is very resistant to bending, cracking and has good scratch resistance. Stone settings in titanium resist loosening very well. Titanium's high strength allows innovative and more delicate stone setting than traditional softer jewellery metals.
>Titanium is very light weight. Its light weight may even surprise some people. It has been described to "feel is if it is not even there".
Learn about our stones and more
>Rhinestones are imitations of gemstones, which are most often made of lead glass with high refractive index of light. This glass is a lead crystal and has characteristics similar to those of cut diamonds - strong luster, high refraction index, and beautiful color in stones.
>Crystal Rhinestones: When the lead oxide is added to glass, a crystal is produced. The lead enhances the sparkle of the crystal and helps to reflect the colors better than pure glass.
>Rrhinestones include a lower ratio of lead oxide. The glass itself is transparent. A layer of metal coating is placed onto the backside of the stones so light is able to reflect and make rhinestones shine like a diamond. High-quality glass rhinestones are a great alternative to crystal rhinestones with similar shine and lower cost.
Lab Created Diamonds
>Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds that were grown by scientists in a lab. They share the same chemical makeup as natural diamonds, and are optically identical. The biggest differences between natural and lab-created diamonds are how they’re made, and how rare they are.
>The difference between lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds is how they are formed. Natural diamonds form below the surface of the earth over millions of years, whereas lab-grown diamonds can be created in a lab over a period of a few weeks.
>Eclectic uses an epoxy resin enamel instead of glass based which makes it more resistant which is better for wear and tear that occurs with jewelry.
>The enamel is applied into the crevices of the jewelry pieces and hot melded on which helps prevent chipping.
>The enamel is then cured in an oven which makes it more resistant to chemicals and heat.
>Zircon is a natural gemstone popular for an astounding optical splendor that resembles a diamond.
>Zircon occurs in an array of colors. Its wide and varied palette of yellow, green, red, reddish brown, and blue hues makes it a favorite among collectors as well as informed consumers.
>Zircon crystals grow in many different types of rock and possess a range of optical and physical properties.