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Metal

A diamond bracelet is a classic way of adding some extra sparkle. Tennis bracelets were originally created for a more active lifestyle as an alternative to bangles and heavy bracelets. The term Tennis bracelet was coined in 1987 during the US Open when Chris Everet requested the match to be paused whilst she searched for her diamond bracelet which had fallen on the court.

White gold is a modern choice, it’s bright white rhodium finish makes it perfect for making jewellery with diamonds set in the design. Gold is a historically precious metal used throughout history for jewels, white gold is hugely popular due to its elegant appearance and value in comparison to Platinum.

About White Gold

White gold has become an increasingly popular choice for most people, it suits most skin types and the whiteness of the metal will compliment different styles. White metals will reflect the diamond encouraging an overall colourless appearance and sparkle. White gold is made up of natural gold mixed with white alloy metals to increase its whiteness. To make it a bright white it its plated in a rhodium coating.

Over time this plating will wear away bringing the metal back to its slightly yellowish white appearance, this can be easily rectified by re-plating the ring to make it look brand new. White gold and Platinum have a very similar overall appearance (platinum is slightly darker) however white gold is slightly less expensive. We use 18ct white gold for our engagement rings which is 75%gold mixed with 25% white metal alloys. These are Hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay office.

Caring for White Gold

To care for your White gold jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. Avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery, hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products etc will help minimise the effect on the rhodium plating.

To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.

Yellow gold is a rich luxurious colour recognised throughout history for is regal appearance. Diamonds stand out brightly from its warm colour giving each piece a classic traditional feel.

About Yellow Gold

Yellow gold is the most traditional style for engagement and wedding rings, its naturally rich yellow in colour and because of this it’s colour won’t tarnish over time. Gold is graded in Carats, the gold used in our engagement rings is hallmarked 18ct at the Birmingham Assay office.

Pure gold is too soft to be used in fine jewellery making so it is mixed with alloy metals to increase it’s strength. 18ct gold is 75% gold and 25% alloys. When used in engagement rings often the band of the ring is make in yellow gold but the claws are made in white gold or platinum, this is to avoid the yellow colour of the metal reflecting through the diamond and causing it to look yellow. However it is possible to have the claws and the band all in yellow if you prefer it’s appearance.

Caring for Yellow Gold

To care for your Yellow gold jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. We advise avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery etc hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products.

To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.

Rose gold is a soft warm colour suitable for most skin types. Rose gold has had a resurgence recently with many people favouring its gentle tone.

About Rose Gold

Rose gold has become a very popular choice over recent years, favoured for it’s warmer pink hue of gold. 18ct Rose gold is made using 75% gold mixed with 25% reddish alloys like copper to alter its colour.

Like Yellow gold, Rose gold wont tarnish over time and it is often made with rose gold as the band of the ring but white or platinum as the claws. This will keep the diamonds looking nice and white and avoid the pink metal reflecting through the stones. Our Rose gold engagement rings are hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office.

Caring for Rose Gold

To care for your Rose gold jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. We advise avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery etc hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products.

To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.

Platinum is a rarer precious metal than gold thus slightly more expensive, it is naturally white in colour making it a great choice for diamond jewellery designs.

About Platinum

Platinum has grown to be extremely popular due to its natural white colour and high purity. Jewellery made from Platinum is usually Hallmarked 950 which means it is 95% pure, it is a harder metal than gold naturally so does not require more alloys to strengthen it.

Due to this high purity Platinum is considered to be hypoallergenic so suitable for those who may have had reactions to jewellery in the past. Platinum is naturally white in colour so there is no need for plating, it will not alter in colour over time. It is a very rare metal which is found only in select locations around the world therefore is more expensive than other precious jewellery metals.

Caring for Platinum

To care for your Platinum jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. We advise avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery etc hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products.

To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.

Palladium is a naturally white metal similar in appearance to platinum. Palladium has similar properties to platinum but has more alloy mixed with it making it lighter than platinum.

About Palladium

Palladium is a metal in the Platinum family meaning it shares a lot of the same chemical properties as Platinum. It is a naturally white metal which when viewed next to Platinum would appearance the same. One of the main differences is the weight, Palladium is a less dense metal so it considerably lighter in weight than Platinum.

Palladium used for jewellery making is usually Hallmarked 950 meaning it is 95% pure and 5% alloy. It is a harder wearing metal than gold so does not need more alloy content to add strength.

Caring for Palladium

To care for your Palladium jewellery, we recommend storing it in your box or a soft cloth bag when you are not wearing it. We advise against wearing your jewellery when doing manual activities for example gardening, washing dishes, using the gym etc since there is more potential for damage. We advise avoiding chemicals whilst wearing your jewellery etc hand creams, antibac gel, sun creams, cleaning products.

To clean around the diamond setting we advise only luke warm water and a very soft brush. You can always pop to our shop if you would like us to clean the diamond settings for you, this process takes about 5 mins and is complimentary. If you would like the metal polished up as well then this will take approx. 1 week and costs £25.