Our Gold

September 09, 2018

Our Gold

WHY WE KEEP IT REAL
We value jewellery that lasts. Solid gold is a personal investment and heirloom that will hold it’s value over time. It will not fade, tarnish or blacken on your skin.
Gold is the most magically potent of all metals and has been associated as a symbol for the Sun and power for thousands of years. When worn, Gold jewellery along with high-vibrational stones will bring illumination and symbolic sentiment into your life.
SOLID GOLD:

We believe that you should receive the highest quality of metal, which is why Louise Jean works in 14K or higher. Pure Gold (24K) is very soft and is mixed with other metals to create a stronger alloy that is designed to be worn everyday.

White Gold is alloyed with Palladium or Platinum then plated in Rhodium to create a whiter metal. Rose Gold is alloyed with Copper to create a pink tone.

 
Our Yellow Gold is made with pure fine gold (24K), fine silver (0.99) and copper. This metal is very popular for many of our everyday and cere monial pieces and is a great option if paired with lower colour grade Diamonds (H or lower) as the warmth of the stone will be offset by the colour in the Gold.
Rose Gold has become increasingly popular over the years and is often chosen for it’s feminine and romantic appeal. The pink tone in the metal is created when extra copper is alloyed with pure gold, along with some fine silver for added brightness. Although Rose Gold will still have at least 59% pure gold, it is important to note that copper is not a hypo-alterngetic metal and is may not be ideal for those with very sensitive skin.
White Gold is another popular choice and is often selected by those who prefer neutral metal tones. The ‘white’ is created when either Platinum or Palladium is added to pure Yellow Gold (along with smaller amount of Silver or Zinc). It is then finished with a plating of Rhodium to give it a brighter chrome-like lustre. Whilst White Gold is a very durable metal, the downside is it requires regular re-platings to bring the piece back to ‘life’.
 
 Platinum is one of the purest metals for jewellery pieces and consists of 95% pure Platinum content and 5% Cobalt (this is for our Platinum). Unlike White Gold it will not fade over time and rhodium plating isn’t necessary. Whilst it is a more dense and stronger metal, Platinum does have a slightly higher price point due to the overall and purity.
THEN WHY NOT SILVER?

Sterling silver is a very popular metal due to it’s lower price point and bright-white finish. However we hold to the strong belief that jewellery should be made to last and cherished for years to come.

Silver will tarnish very easily and is often hard to remove (chains, nooks of rings etc). Whilst a good clean or polish will (for the most part) remove a lot of the discolouration, it won’t prevent it happening again and will tend to age must fast with everyday wear.

CONSCIOUS GOLD

 Whilst we take pride in quality, we also believe that beautiful jewellery should be sustainable with minimal carbon-footprint. All of our pieces are made with both recycled and eco-friendly materials and no hazardous chemicals are used during production (lead, nickel, cadmium, chromium)


SIZE GUIDE
RINGS
 
The most accurate way to determine your ring size is to go to a trusted jewellery store and have them measure your finger for you - we highly recommend this to avoid postage costs to return and exchange your ring. 
Alternatively you can obtain a free ring sizer from us HERE - shipping rates are calculated at checkout
All Ceremonial Rings are made to order and can be made to any size requirements. Please specify your exact size in the notes section upon checkout or alternatively you can email us with your order number and size. Custom sizing is only available for Ceremonial/made to order pieces
 
 Our ring sizes are commonly available for our web pieces are:
4 H 46.6mm circumference 14.9mm internal diameter 
5 J1/2 49.3mm 
circumference
15.7mm 
internal diameter
6 L1/2 51.9mm 
circumference
16.5mm 
internal diameter
7 N1/2 54.4mm 
circumference
17.3mm 
internal diameter
8 P1/2 57mm 
circumference
18.1mm 
internal diameter
If you have a specific size, please email us prior to placing your order and we will advise whether we can meet your requirements. Additional fee's for custom sizing will occur and will vary with each piece. 
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure your correct ring size. We do not accept returns if the ring does not fit, only exchanges.
 
NECKLACES
These are the common Necklace sizes used for our pieces. Please note that these measurements aren't exact and are dependant on your own body proportions. We recommend measuring your necklines prior purchasing a particular length.
15" This is designed to sit higher on the neckline or around the base of the neck. 
16" Sits around the hollow of the neck
17" Sits below or around the hollow of the neck
18" Sits mid-décolletage