Jewellery Guides

GOLD

Gold will not tarnish, rust, or decay. It is important when buying a gold piece of jewellery to take into consideration how much the jewellery will be worn.

Gold Infusion. Bevilles has an exciting range that is Sterling Silver with 18ct Yellow Gold Silver Infused; the product SKUs all begin with ‘AG’. Sterling Silver is comprised of 92.5% pure Silver and 7.5% other metals; in this AG-range the 7.5% other metal component is made-up of 5% pure Gold, and 2.5% other metals. On top of the Sterling Silver, an 18ct Yellow Gold Plating has been applied through an electroplating process; with a thickness of between 2 and 4 microns.

  • Rings: 4 micron 18ct Yellow Gold Infusion
  • Earrings or Pendants: 2 micron 18ct Yellow Gold Infusion

These pieces are of exceptional quality and Bevilles have priced this range to give our customers the Yellow Gold look they want without the expense. This range can be re-plated as needed for a small fee.

Silver Infused Gold

Infusion on any jewellery item is only a few microns thick and DOES wear off with normal wear and tear. On some pieces, the Gold infusion can be re-applied while on other pieces the plating process cannot be repeated.

Caring for your Gold Jewellery

All Gold jewellery requires some level of care to ensure it is always looking its best. Cleaning the item from time to time, using Gold Jewellery Cleaner, rinsing in warm water and then polishing with a Gold Polishing Cloth (both available from Bevilles) will ensure your precious jewellery is clean and free from the skins’ natural oils, and cosmetics and other chemicals that can reduce the lustre of the piece.

Chlorine, bleach and other household chemicals can damage Gold, so they should be avoided. All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity and be stored separately to avoid accidental damage or scratching. Bevilles Jewellers recommend that all Gold jewellery be professionally inspected, cleaned and polished annually. In the case of White Gold get yourrhodium re-plated at least once a year, to ensure the item is always looking its best.

 

SILVER

All Sterling Silver jewellery requires a level of care to ensure it is always looking its best. Care should be taken to prevent tarnish build-up on Sterling Silver. Chlorine, bleach and other household chemicals can damage Sterling Silver and accelerate tarnishing, so this should be avoided.

Caring for your Silver Jewellery

Silver Infused Jewellery

Bevilles have a huge range of 9ct Sterling Silver Infused Jewellery. These pieces are not gold plated; therefore the gold content does not 'rub off' as it would in a plated piece. Silver Infused jewellery is 9ct white, yellow or rose gold tubing, infused with either sterling silver mesh, wire or solid sterling silver. Infused jewellery is inherently heavier than hollow jewellery, as the pieces are considered 'solid' once infused with the silver lining. This infusion increases the durability and longevity of the jewellery. Silver Infused Jewellery does however require a certain level of care, as the jewellery will still experience 'normal wear and tear' over time. Silver Infused items have the similar properties as solid gold pieces but sell for a fraction of the price.

All jewellery should be removed before sleep, bathing or any other physical activity which might subject precious pieces to scratches or sharp blows such as gardening, working with hand-tools, or playing sports, and each piece should be stored separately to avoid accidental damage. Bevilles recommend that all infused jewellery be professionally cleaned and polished annually. Please ensure that you clearly state the piece is Silver Infused to the Bevilles staff member so that extra care can be taken in the repair process.

 

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel, but it is not stain-proof.

Stainless Steel’s use in jewellery, including watches, dates back to the early 1900’s. Stainless steel is renowned for its trendy appearance and styling (being available in different colours and surface finishes from white through to dark grey, and a polished or matt finish). Its unquestionable strength, durability and affordability have kept it in the spotlight.

Stainless steel, like any other metal surface will scratch and mark with wear. Stainless steel can be lightly buffed by some jewellers and / or watchmakers; however unlike gold, silver or platinum, these marks will not be removed completely due to Stainless steel’s hardness. Due to this, Stainless steel cannot be re-sized either.