It must be one of your wildest dreams, when you become a jewelry designer to win an award at a prestigious jewelry show such as Couture in Las Vegas. For Mizuki, the New York based designer, this dream has come true. Having recently won “Best Pearl Design” from the 2016 Couture Design Awards (the global awards for designer fine jewelry) proves that her minimalistic and graceful vision of pearl jewelry has been recognized.
Pearl Bar Earrings
White Freshwater Pearl
with Diamond Ball Earrings
White Freshwater Pearl
and Diamond Open Cuff
Open Diamond and Black
Tahitian Pearl Ring
Gold jewelry typically carries a special significance for its owner. Whether the item carries sentimental value, monetary value, or both, it is only natural that you will want to keep it looking its best. In this short post we’ll cover 4 tips for cleaning gold jewelry.
- 1. Soak jewelry in soap solution - Add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to a bowl filled with two cups of warm water. Drop your gold pieces into the solution and let them soak for about 15 minutes.
- 2. Scrub the dirt away - Lift a piece of jewelry out of the solution and gently scrub it with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any dirt lodged in nooks and crannies.
- 3. Rinse in warm water -Swish the piece around in a bowl of warm water to remove the soapy residue.
- 4. Blot dry with a soft cloth - Using a soft cloth, dry your jewelry thoroughly and buff it a little to bring back the shine. Source: RealSimple
For untarnished jewelry, mix a few drops of mild dish detergent with warm water, and scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush. If it's tarnished, mix a few drops of ammonia into soapy water, submerge the jewelry and carefully brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Rinse it with lukewarm water and allow it to dry.
Avoiding chlorine is key to keeping gold jewelry looking good. "Chlorine at high temperatures, like in a hot tub, can permanently damage or discolor your gold jewelry," says Castoro. Source: WomansDay
To clean gold jewellery, which has gemstones, don't soak it in water (water can get trapped and rust or discolour the stones or make them loose). Use a clean, dry cloth and gently rub the gemstones. Use a separate damp cloth to rinse the jewellery. Once done, keep the pieces upside down and let them dry. Source: TimesOfIndia
Use this method with care. It may scratch gold and silver. Also the chemicals that clean your teeth may leave a film on stones and gold. If in doubt, try one of the alternative, gentler methods instead.
Mix a small quantity of toothpaste and water. Squeeze about an inch of toothpaste into a bowl (or your palm!) and mix with a tablespoon or two of water to make a light paste. As a mild abrasive, toothpaste is good for loosening up grime that's accumulated on your favorite pieces of gold jewelry without scratching the jewelry.
- ● You can use this method for frequently-worn gold items that need a quick clean or when you don't have access to other cleaning materials (like when you're traveling.)
Scrub with a (soft-bristled) toothbrush. Use an old, soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to gently scrub off grime. The toothpaste can be applied to a cloth to hand polish an item as well. If you're seeing scratches on your jewelry, it's probably the toothbrush, not the toothpaste - use as soft of brush as possible.
- ● Alternatively, simply scrub with undiluted toothpaste. This, however, can be harder to rinse out of small crevices in your jewelry.
Rinse generously in clean water. Just like when you rinse after brushing your teeth, you should rinse your jewelry to remove any loosened dirt or grime! Source: wikiHow
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Nektar De Stagni is an American designer whose designs use a playful balance of contrasting materials and ideas, resulting in objects that are both elegant and relaxed, classic and contemporary. Centered around the recontextualization of pure and traditional materials such as pearls and gold through modern forms and applications.
Recently awarded “Best in Diamonds” from the 2016 Couture Design Awards (the global awards for designer fine jewelry) and also having been featured in countless editorials, Yannis Sergakis is one designer to keep your eyes on.
As an Exclusive Retailer in Canada for Yannis Sergakis Adornments, it is our pleasure to showcase Sergakis' work alongside some of the world’s most sought after retailers including Le Bon Marche (Paris), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) and Barneys (Tokyo).
An elegant hinge used by jewellers in centuries past
to tie precious metals and stones together
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Sisters Chanael and Chloé Knopfer are the designers behind the brand Asherali Knopfer, a luxury jewellery line designed in their Parisian workshop. Their collections capture their quirky spirit and features unique pieces such as interchangeable earrings which have been featured in numerous publications and have been worn by celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Keer and Anna Dello Russo (Editor at Large for Vogue Japan).
Double Bar Earrings
Lou Interchangeable Hoop Earring
with Pave Diamonds
Dessous D'oreille Feuilletis Diamond Chain Ear Cuff
Bague D'oreille Pearl Earring
dessous d'oreille to show your own personal style. Lets play with it!
Dessous D'oreille Pear Shapped
Diamond Lobe Earring
Dessous D'oreille Yellow Gold Pearl
Introducing the New Collection
RUIFIER, founded by London based designer Rachel Shaw, has been creating unique and whimsical jewelry designs for the modern-day. Her works can been seen gracing the pages of magazines and worn on the red carpets by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana, Ellie Goulding, Emma Robberts, Lily Allen and Natalie Imbruglia to name a few. With RUIFIER's adaptable and stackable pieces it is easy to individualize and create a new look everyday to suit your style.
Tatler Magazine - March 2016
Featuring Ruifier Animaux Patch Ring
Cosmopolitan UK - July 2015
Featuring Ruifier Petit Shay Ring
U Magazine - July 2015
Featuring Ruifier Petit Lei Pendant