Gold in its purest form (Au) is always a deep saturated yellow color. In order to create our different colors of gold the metal must be alloyed, melted and mixed with other metals. This not only allows us to create our Rose and White golds, but it also allows us to control the properties, making each alloy perfect for the art of jewelry making, insuring consistent strength, ductility, malleability, and luster.
To call an alloy “gold” we believe that at least half of the end alloy must be pure gold (Au). All of our golds contain at least 75% pure gold (Au) by weight, and atomically contain at least 50% gold (Au) atoms. The difference between these percentages exists due to both differences in density and differences in atomic mass between metals. By considering weight and volume we use only metals that are both traditionally and metallurgically gold alloys.
Our 18K Yellow Gold is a mixture of pure gold (Au) with copper (Cu) and silver (Ag). The result is a metal with increased strength, rigidity, and a warm deep yellow color.
Our 18K Palladium White Gold consists of only two metals, pure gold (Au) and palladium (Pd). 18K Palladium White Gold is much whiter than other white gold alloys. By choosing this metal we can refrain from adding nickel (Ni) or zinc (Zn), which can cause allergic reactions for people with sensitive skin.
For our 20K Rose Gold we increase the gold content to 20K or 83% pure gold (Au) by weight. Increasing the Karat of this alloy allows us to mix the metal with only copper (Cu). Gold (Au) having almost exactly 3 times heavier of an atomic mass than copper (Cu) can lead to problems with the molecules aligning in separate layers when heated above 800° F in 18K. Our 20K Rose Gold avoids this issue without sacrificing on the richness of the color.
Our 950 Platinum is a platinum (Pt) and ruthenium (Ru) alloy. This is not only our whitest metal, but it is also our densest, meaning the same piece of jewelry in the same size will weigh more in our 950 Platinum than it will in any of our other metals. Additionally, this is also our most pure alloy with 95% of the mixture being pure platinum (Pt) by weight.
None of our Jewelry is Rhodium Plated. Rhodium plating is a common practice in the jewelry industry, masking white gold to make it appear whiter by coating the surface of the metal in a very thin layer of rhodium (Rh), usually only six molecules thick. Plating this thin will always wear away by normal use over time, leaving inconsistencies in the color of your jewelry. In actuality, white gold is a white metal with a warm yellow glow. We believe this color is beautiful. If you want a more true white metal, you should choose our 950 Platinum.
All of our diamonds are natural, mined diamonds. Only about 30% of all mined diamonds are deemed “gem quality”, and of this 30% we only use the top 1% of diamonds for our jewelry.
We consider all of the 4 C’s of diamond quality when sourcing our stones, however, we believe the quality of the make, or how well each stone is cut and polished to be the most important. All of our diamonds are ideal cuts, colorless, VVS+, and ethically sourced.