Category Archives: Gold

Oval Cuff Links

A pair of oval two-tone Cuff-Links combines Sterling Silver with touches of 18ct Yellow Gold in the slight dome in the centre and twisted wire that is placed off-centre around it.   These are all handmade with a hinged back plate....
Read more

Seahorse Pendant

An 18ct Gold handcrafted pendant 50mm in length domed and engraved to represent the body and features of this unique and fascinating sea creature.  10 brilliant cut Diamonds decorate the belly, 10 Tsavorite green Garnets are set along the spine with a Ruby for the eye created a special gift....
Read more

White Gold Plating

I was lucky enough to visit Namibia north of South Africa on the west coast recently.  There were a couple of really good jewellery shops that drew my attention of course.  I found it interesting in one shop that the White Gold was not Rhodium plated which is the treatment used extensively to give it...
Read more

22ct Wedding Rings

I'm working on a pair of 22ct Gold rings for a couple who are to be married in November.   This Gold is lovely to work with as it is more pliable and  richer in colour than 18 ct Gold and leaves 9ct Gold way behind.  The design has a cross-over at the front needing...
Read more

Can I melt down my old jewellery?

Yes, most certainly!! We often collect items that are not worn anymore for various reasons: one of a pair of earrings, outdated items, unloved items… to name a few! I assess the quality of the items, their age and value. An antique piece of jewellery whilst maybe not to your liking is worth keeping or selling…

Read more

What does 9ct stamped on my jewellery mean?

9ct is a measure of the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery.Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold. Pure gold is very soft so is unsuitable for jewellery as it would mark easily, the claws holding gemstones would bend easily as well.9ct represents 9/24 or 37.5%...
Read more

What does 18ct stamped on my jewellery mean?

18ct is a measure of the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery.Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold.  Pure gold is very soft so is unsuitable for jewellery as it would mark easily, the claws holding gemstones would bend easily as well.18ct represents 18/24 or 75%...
Read more

What does 375 stamped on my jewellery mean?

This is another way of representing the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery. This is equivalent to 9ct.Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold. Pure gold is very soft so is unsuitable for jewellery as it would mark easily, the claws holding gemstones would bend easily...
Read more

What does 750 stamped on my jewellery mean?

This is another way of representing the amount of pure gold used to make the piece of jewellery. This is equivalent to 18ct.Pure (fine) gold is measured as 24ct and represents 100% gold. Pure gold is very soft so is unsuitable for jewellery as it would mark easily, the claws holding gemstones would bend easily...
Read more