Platinum is a rare precious metal that’s durable and heavyweight. It means it won’t wear away with constant use and holds gemstones in place for the lifetime of the jewellery.
With a natural white lustre, platinum brings the best out of diamonds. It’s equally elegant when used to create a piece of jewellery by itself.
Pure platinum contains at least 950 parts of platinum per thousand.
24ct gold is pure gold. However, pure gold is too soft to be used for jewellery, so other metals are nearly always added to strengthen it.
18ct gold is an alloy that contains 18 parts gold and six parts of other metals (usually copper), making it 75% gold.
White gold is created by mixing other metals with gold to create a white or grey colour. It’s then coated with rhodium to keep its freshness.
One option is to add nickel, but this can cause dermatitis in people who are sensitive to nickel. The other option is to add palladium, which is more expensive but less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Rose and pink gold
The addition of copper creates Gold-coloured alloys. Rose and pink gold are created by adding extra copper – the more copper, the more profound the effect.
It looks like platinum, it's part of the platinum family of metals and is an excellent alternative to platinum.
Facts about Palladium
Palladium is a silvery-white weighs less than platinum, is a rare and lustrous precious metal, one of the platinum group metals which are typically found together in ore deposits. Palladium is naturally white from the earth, so it will never change colour. The wealthiest known palladium deposit in the world is located in southern Montana in the USA.
Pure silver is too soft to create durable jewellery, so 7.5% of other metals are added to improve performance. The most common mineral that’s added is copper this make the silver harder but also gives it a tendency to tarnish.
If you wear sterling silver jewellery continually, it often develops a lovely patina – a kind of glow combined with darkened areas. Many people like this look. If, however, you prefer your sterling silver to be bright and shiny, you can restore its original appearance by polishing it with a cloth.
Sterling silver is both beautiful and affordable, putting sterling silver jewellery within the range of almost any budget.
three ways to design your gemstone and diamond jewellery
while observing Social distancing in line with the UK Government’s recommendations.
Virtual design consultations with David (via Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp) can easily be arranged. This bespoke one-to-one service will enable you to share ideas and see your dreams come alive in stunning 3D.
Home design consultations can be arranged with David. Bringing his laptop and a selection of wax models to inspire you. You can discuss ideas and design your jewellery in incredible 3D without leaving your home.
Wimpole Street in the heart of London is the perfect place to meet and design your bespoke jewellery. Meet with David to discuss your design ideas in his COVID secure offices or in the beautiful outdoor gardens
the bespoke experience
If you’d like a unique gemstone and diamond jewellery that’s entirely personal to you, then my bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial complimentary design consultation to the handcrafting in my Hatton Garden workshop, I’ll help you to create a uniquely beautiful bespoke piece that’s right in every way.
- Designed and made to agreed budget
- Design to delivery in 3-4 weeks
- Choice of six unique jewellery designs
- See and wear your designs from the 3D printer
- Selection of beautiful diamonds and gemstones
- Work one-to-one with jewellery designer David Law to create a truly unique masterpiece
Book a design consultation
Call David on 0800 024 8940 or come and see me in person at my studio close to Bond Street Station, London. Arrange a Zoom virtual consultation or home visit.
However, we meet, you will receive a one to one personal service as we explore creating your very own bespoke jewellery piece.
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