FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your necklaces made from?
Each pendant is cut and shaped from raw porcelain clay, which is then fired in a kiln, sanded by hand, painted with meticulous care and finally glazed and fired to stoneware temperature (1280C) again. Pieces with gold lustre detail are painted with 22k real gold lustre and fired a third time to bind the gold to the glazed surface.
Each pendant is strung on 9k gold-filled curb chain, 14k gold-filled box chain, sterling silver, brass or cord, and finished with gold filled, gold plated or sterling silver findings.
You will occasionally see little black or dark brown marks either inside one of the holes on the pendants, or on the inside surface of our rings and beads. This is a result of the way in which each piece has to be individually hung on a bead frame in the kiln because they are glazed all over. The high-temperature wire on which they are strung leaves a mark in the glaze where they meet. This is part of the handmade nature of these pieces and should not be considered a fault.
What does gold-filled mean?
Gold-filled chain is much higher quality gold-plating - the amount of real gold on the surface of the base metal is much thicker than on gold-plated pieces, making the piece more durable, less likely for the gold layer to wear or flake off, and it has a higher intrinsic value than gold plating because the gold is thick enough to be retrievable from the piece if necessary. It avoids the problem of metal allergies because the layer of gold should not wear off. Similarly, it is more valuable than gold vermeil (gold plating over sterling silver) because it contains more gold. Click here for a good explanation.
Do you deliver internationally?
Yes, we can deliver worldwide. Please refer to our shipping rates here for more information.
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