What is rhodium plated sterling silver ?

It is common to see rhodium silver jewelry for sale in online jewelers.

Unfortunately, internet users often do not know what rhodium money is.

So here is a definition and an explanation of what rhodium is and why we use it in jewelery.

January 02, 2018 — nicolas tranchant

Mexican turquoise jewelry

The Indians of pre-Columbian America are known for their religious artifacts, sculptures and turquoise jewelry.

It is believed that it was the Toltecs who developed and controlled the turquoise stone trade in the area that was later to become Mexico.

All Amerindian civilizations have either rubbed shoulders with each other, or succeeded one another, so that there have been enormous influences from one to the other of these civilizations.

Which, throughout Mesoamerica, lead to the manufacture of jewelery, works of art. craftsmanship using turquoise, a stone considered precious by the Aztecs, Mayans and Toltecs, who valued it more than gold.

Read this interesting article on cultural exchanges between Amerindian civilizations.

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant

Turquoise silver cross pendant

Cross-shaped pendants are usually of conventional designs.

We will make you discover in this article, the development of a personalized silver pendant with a real turquoise stone cut specifically for the need of this jewel.

cross silver pendant with natural turquoise stone

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant

Men silver turquoise bracelet

Turquoise stone is one of the most popular natural stones for making jewelry.

That's why we often have the opportunity to use this stone. Starting from a real turquoise turquoise, we stoned to give it the precise shape required for our jewel.

Silver bracelet with turquoise stone for men

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant

Silver ring with turquoise stone

Natural turquoise stone is a very special and fragile stone that is very popular for making jewelry.

You will know more about this stone by reading this article devoted to the turquoise stone.

The manufacturing process here is the reproduction of a brass ring adorned with a turquoise plastic stone, in order to make it in solid silver set with a real turquoise stone.

You can compare the original model with the final result on the next picture.

silver ring with natural turquoise stone

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant

Turquoise stone

Of all the fine gemstones, turquoise is certainly the most famous and fashionable stone currently because of its particular color ranging from azure to deep green.

The turquoise stone is symbolic for humanity, since for 6000 years it has been exploited by man, it has fascinated all civilizations that have had the opportunity to extract it from the ground.

It has been found for thousands of years, used by Chinese dynasties, Persians, Egyptian pharaohs as well as by the Aztecs.

All these civilizations gave it magical powers and a mystical meaning, so that turquoise stone was used almost everywhere as a ceremonial ornament, amulet, healing stone or as offerings to sovereigns.

January 01, 2018 — nicolas tranchant