Gold Jewellery March 18 2014, 1 Comment

As someone who considered herself totally devoted to sterling silver, I have recently been converted to gold jewellery. 

If you haven't purchased any gold before, the few notes below should give you a little more information:

Gold is, in it's natural form, spectacularly yellow. It doesn't tarnish with age, as silver and copper do, but comes up out of the ground shining bright. As with most metals, it is combined with others to create alloys with more useful properties. Gold is very soft for a metal, in it's purest form.

I offer my stacking rings in either 9 or 18ct gold. The term carat comes from the greek word, carob. Dealers would use carob seeds when measuring gold, as they had a uniform weight. The amount of gold in an alloy is measured out of 24 parts. 

18ct gold is therefore 18 parts gold to 6 parts other metals, or around 75% pure gold. 9ct gold is around 37.5% gold.

The 9ct gold which most of my stacking rings are pictured in on this site are very soft in colour, as someone who didn't ever think the bright yellow of gold would suit them, I find their softness hugely flattering. They are much warmer than silver, whilst still being gentle in colour.

 

Before Christmas I produced a set of Cityscape rings in 18ct gold. These were a special order for a wedding ring. At this scale the 18ct gold is still quite subtle, the wider an expanse of a metal, the more obvious the colour. All of my stacking rings are available in 18ct gold via special order, send me an email for a quotation.

If you consider yourself a sterling silver person, 9ct gold is a really nice way to explore bringing a little more colour into your jewellery. If you're a stacking fan, mixing rose and yellow 9ct gold with silver is a great option.