METALS I USE
My handmade 15k Yellow Gold…
is made from a 165 year old formula from Victorian Era England. Back before today’s “Standard 14k” there was “English 15ct” which contains more pure gold and it is brighter and more beautiful than today’s standard 14k. The difference is quite noticeable; I invite you to see for yourself. Each piece is solid 15k gold throughout. Each of my 15 karat gold pieces is quality stamped “15k.” As far as I know I am the only today goldsmith who makes 15k gold jewelry. 15k gold is not for sale from any refinery and so I make it myself using the original old formula. (have a sample picture of an item made in 15k yellow gold or the video of me melting gold at my workbench).
My handmade Sterling Silver…
is made from my blend of 92.50% pure silver and 7.50% of my special “secret ingredient” metals that makes my sterling silver look so much better than everyone else’s generic sterling silver that they buy from a refinery! By making the sterling myself I can mix together pure silver, less copper than is standard, and add in some other special metals so I get a prettier sterling silver. In addition, I put my luxury white rhodium finish on each piece so there is never a worry about tarnishing. Each of my pieces is quality stamped “925” which is the International symbol for sterling silver. (Have a sample picture of an item made in sterling).
My handmade Gold-Over-Silver…
starts with my Handmade Sterling Silver which I make from blending 92.50% pure silver with 7.50% of my special “secret ingredient” metals. My Handmade Sterling Silver is not the generic sterling silver sold by all refineries. I mix together pure silver, less copper than is standard, and I add in some other special metals so I get a prettier sterling silver. And then I cover this special sterling silver with a heavy coat of yellow gold overlay. I make my gold-over-sterling-silver overlay pieces one-at-a-time. Each of these pieces is quality stamped “925” which is the International symbol for sterling silver. (Have a sample picture of a gold-over-silver item).
GEMS I USE
The 15k yellow Gold pieces I make have high quality eco-friendly man-made genuine cultured diamonds. These diamonds are Modern Round Brilliant Cuts, near colorless, and Si1 to Si2 clarity.
The pearls I use are high quality Cultured Freshwater Pearls.
My handmade Sterling Silver and my handmade Gold-Over-Sterling Silver jewelry pieces have high quality near colorless simulated diamonds.
+ My gems are accurately graded. I am a GIA Graduate Gemologist, an Accredited Jewelry Professional (GIA), and a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
+ I have a 4 step inspection process for each piece of jewelry before it leaves my shop including a test that checks the precious metal content.
+ My Luxury gold-over-sterling silver is tested using a state-of-the-art x-ray fluorescence test.
+ My Luxury Rhodium silver finish is one of the world’s most expensive precious metal finishes. This finish stops all tarnishing on silver.