Mens gold bracelet watch creation

Gold watches are, for men, the ultimate luxury jewel.

Elegant and easy to wear, the watches are discreet while being an object of admiration because of their mechanical complexity and the aura of the brands that design and manufacture them.

In this case, we were able to craft a 14K white gold bracelet for our client who wanted it for his Patek Phillip 5054 18K gold luxury watch.

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January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant

Chakana: Inca cross pendant (22k gold)

 Anyone traveling to Peru, especially to visit the Inca remains, will find the pattern of Chakana ("tawa chakana" in Quechua) during his journey.


This square cross is a symbol of Inca culture that can be found both on ancient textiles, painted on ceramics and carved on secular walls.

Symbolizing the Southern Cross, it has a cosmological and religious meaning, it says a lot about the conception of the Inca world.

January 08, 2018 — Hugo Maherault

How to clean gold jewelry (25 easy tips)

Gold is an unalterable precious metal, sought after for its unparalleled brilliance and durability, yet you may have noticed that your gold jewels tarnished over time.

How is it possible ?

The sweat of our body, the dust, the friction affect the brilliance of the gold by dirtying it or damaging its polishing.

Your lifestyle therefore affects the brilliance of your gold jewelry.

 

January 08, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

Meaning of 24 karat gold purity

Gold is the most valued precious metal in jewelery, much more than platinum.

French demand for solid gold jewelry is 6 times larger than for platinum jewelery.

Given the respective prices of these precious metals, the purity index in gold - or platinum - alloys used in the manufacture of jewelry has a significant impact on the price of these.

Their purity is expressed in carats (historical measure) or in thousandths (official measure for France).

January 04, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

Pink gold used in Jewelry

The pink gold that is used for the manufacture of jewelry (and watches) is an alloy of fine gold (so yellow) with copper.

It is the copper that gives it its characteristic color.

One can also find silver in the alloys of rose gold, it is the proportion of gold, copper and silver which gives it its title and its shade of pink color

pink gold composition, fine gold and copper

January 04, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

How to check gold purity ?

Although gold is widely used for jewelry making, it is used in many forms (colors and purity).

Your jewels can be only plated with gold (with a layer of 3 microns, see explanations here), or made of solid gold whose title can vary from 9/10k to 22k.

In France, gold is legally used for jewelery with a titration ranging from 9 carats to 22 karats.

 

January 03, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

The different colors of gold used in jewelry

If you are looking for a gold jewel and are looking to find out more about this precious metal, you may feel a bit lost in any of the colors that gold jewelry can take.

Indeed, depending on the composition of the alloy, the gold can be white, pink, green or even black if we consider the modern surface treatments.

These are in all 9 different shades given to gold according to its composition or the surface treatment received.

different colors of gold in jewelry

January 03, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

What is white gold made of ?

White gold is currently the most popular of all gold alloys, especially for engagement rings and wedding rings.

Fashion question certainly.

However, few people really know what white gold is made of.

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January 02, 2018 — Nicolas Tranchant
Tags: Gold Jewelry

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 — Hugo Maherault

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 — Hugo Maherault

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

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