Apart from implementing stringent quality control guidelines so as to make sure every piece of jewelry handcrafted by us is nothing short of perfect, alot of research has been put in to the types of materials used. Our goal being; to provide quality jewelry for a reasonable price while sticking to an eco friendly driven ideoligy. The materials used in the project are of quality and long lasting. Meaning you can wear our products for a few years on a daily basis and they will still keep their shine and color. On this page you will find a list of all the materials used in the project.
14k Gold Filled
Gold-filled items are 50 to 100,000 times thicker than regular gold plating and 17 to 25,000 times thicker than heavy gold electroplate. Gold-filled jewelry, also known as "rolled gold" or "rolled gold plate" is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. Some high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as 14 karat (58%) gold. In the USA the quality of gold filled is defined by the Federal Trade Commission. If the gold layer is 12 kt or higher the minimum layer of karat gold in an item stamped GF must equal at least 1/20 the weight of the total item. Gold-filled items, even with daily wear, can last 10 to 30 years.
Karen Tribe 927 Sterling Silver
The Karen tribe are and indigenous peoples that reside in the North of Thailand in the mountains surrounding the city of Chiang Mai. These people are known for their generations old custom of welding silver by hand. During the Siam dynasty they were the king's court silver smiths. Through out the years they have formatted different techniques accustomed to them and today are experiencing a growing popularity in the west due to their unique designs, high quality and precision. Their works incorporate a higher grade of silver (927) which in turn allows for more flexibility when welding silver by hand. Working with the Karen tribe falls within the 9 principles of Fair Trade, in that we are supporting an indigenous culture and it's ancient art form.
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Natural Silk Thread
Silk has been the traditional material for crafting necklaces. Pure natural silk feels incredibly soft and smooth. Silk threads have good tensile strength and little stretch and can therefore be easily worked with and knotted. Necklaces made with natural silk drape naturally around the contours of the body and always portray a look of elegance and beauty.Made from the high-grade filament of the silk cocoon. Only this sleek thread has the characteristic luster and the irresistible natural beauty of pure 100 % natural silk.
Flax Jewelry Cord
Flax fibres are taken from the stem of the Flax plant and are two to three times as strong as those of cotton. Flax fibers are naturally smooth and straight soft to the touch, lustrous and flexible. The Jewelry Cord derived from this plant undergoes an intricate ply method to produce a tight, strong beading cord especially aimed at the creation of string jewelry. The color dyes used incorporate element that insure the lasting vibrance of the cord
Irish Waxed Linen
Linen is also derived of the Flax plant and is another word for Flax Thread. Only in this instance the cord is heavily waxed for protection. Waxed Linen is the strongest of all the cords we've encountered. It is flexible and resembles leather to a great extent.