This is not a real Gold!“ – This is so soft, as you can see every scratch!“ – This could be worn to your grandma!“ At the end of our first round of consultations in the matter of wedding rings we were all at a loss. We had presented to us so easy: into the jewelry store, a couple of ring variants, watch, decision-making, hook behind the subject. After the first conversation dawned on us: This is not a question a long way – only because of the Material. So really, the collections were not able to conquer in the window of the jeweler’s in our hearts. Rings in Gold and platinum, polished and matte, mass merchandise. Individual Design? Incorrect display. That there is another way, I want to show you forge with the models of five gold – and you the little one of one of the ring-purchase at the Hand.
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Gold is not the same as Gold: What the Numbers 333, 585 and 750 mean?
The Numbers indicate how many liters of real Gold in a gold ring. The higher the number, the higher the gold content, the softer the Material. Example: a ring made from 750 Gold is 75% Gold, the Rest are alloy metals such as copper and silver, white gold, Palladium.
Goldsmith Philipp Length of the Form and value from Nuremberg declared: That’s right, but only partly. 585 Gold is among the alloys, the hardest and therefore very suitable for wedding rings. 750ger Gold is valuable, but in contrast to the 585 Gold a richer, sun-yellow tone. That’s not like everyone. In addition to the 750 Gold is softer, and therefore, not all Designs are suitable. Basically, I would advise you not to 333 Gold. This alloy is an invention of the jewelry industry, to be able to cheap gold jewelry, produce. From goldsmith’s point of view, but it is a Horror to work with this Material. In addition, 333 Gold can tarnish similar to silver with the time.“
Platinum or white gold or Palladium?
Who doesn’t want a gold ring, but something silver-white, come in platinum, white gold, and Palladium in question (and, in theory, stainless steel, and silver). What are the differences? Philipp explains: Depending on the alloy, so the above proportion of gold, it can have white and gold, but also a Golden, white, or dark and grey shimmer as platinum. Platinum is considered to be more valuable, but if you want an original design, then white is suitable gold clearly better because it is more malleable. On the topic of Palladium: I’m not a friend. Me feel not just like. The Material is cold and brittle for my taste much too easily. As you would have a Aluminium on the Finger.“
What does it mean when a piece of jewellery is rhodium plated?
Philipp has just spoken of the Goldsmith Anja Frida Schubert of Frida’s jewelry and wedding rings from Munich, explains what exactly is meant by that is – and what are the pros and cons of the Rhodinieren has: Rhodium is a sister metal platinum. It has a very bright and cool, silvery hue. That’s why, for example, white gold is rhodium-plated and often, which is a more greyish tone. In addition, the layer protects the underlying precious metal. However, the durability of the rhodium plating is highly dependent on the usage of the jewelry – in rings she wears much faster than other pieces of jewelry.“
Jewellery vs. goldsmith – who does what?
Jewelers don’t own rings. You distribute the collections of major jewelry brands. If you wanted to have always been an original Cartier Ring, you are in the jewelry properly. Some of these smaller jewelry shops can also lead to forge the collections of regional workshops and individual gold.
In contrast to the jeweler put goldsmiths jewellery handmade in our own workshop here. Some goldsmiths also have own workshop shopsin the jewelry directly to offer. Goldsmiths are able to produce rings that are completely tailored to your Wishes, either on the Basis of a small collection, or as a completely new Design from the drawing Board. Philip of Form, and value describes an example of how a design process looks like: Most of my customers have to say: ‘We want something quite Simple!’ With a little creativity but it can be from something Simple to a unique piece of jewelry.“
The thing with the prices
So, if you have kept up to this point, I say: be Brave, brave, but you are now well prepared for the evening, expensive wedding rings. This, in fact there are in the 21st century. Century in such Abundance that you have the agony of choice – for me one of the most beautiful projects within the wedding organization, on a par with the bride-to-be dress. At the beginning of our search, I think that rings would have to be at the jeweler’s significantly cheaper than that of the goldsmith, alone, because the collections are produced in series. From my experience, I can tell you that’s not True! Because the jewelry you pay under certain circumstances, the name – example of Cartier.
The most beautiful ideas for engagement and wedding rings
So far the theory. What are the various design possibilities there are for wedding bands away from the simple ring that I show you now on the example of five goldsmiths. I can only say: Merry Languish!
Nathalie Bleyer (Vienna) – Timeless and classy
A classic with a solitaire and a touch of Vintage, sometimes modern in hammer Design, with pearls instead of diamonds: Nathalie rings have my heart directly captured.
Skusa jewelry stories (Munich) – Classic romantic
Judith and her Skusa jewelry stories I have for you some time ago, once upon a time, a visit to the workshop are presented. Your rings are for me the most beautiful, I think she’s just a timeless classic. I saw a few weeks ago the following pictures with engagement, corsages, and wedding rings, they were the catalyst for this article. Arose you by the way, during the great styled shoots here already shown to have.
Frida’s jewelry and wedding rings (Munich) – Delicate classic
The rings of Anja Frida Schubert discovered I Love Circus Bash in Munich. Since then, I’ve made up my mind to visit Anja in her Studio in Schwabing and to present them to you in a separate article. In the meantime, please have a look on your page or directly in the shop, where you can enjoy, among other things, this magic pieces forged.
Form and value (Nuremberg, Germany) – Between Vintage and modern blacksmithing
A real discovery for me is a goldsmith Philipp Length of the Form and value from Nuremberg. In his wrestling influences from different eras to merge with a modern language of form and the current processing methods.
Johanna Otto (Gilching) – clear, modern, charming
A very different way, Johanna goes with your collection. For me, your abstract flowers interpretations are an adorable-modern idea for engagement rings. If you Johanna time when forging over the shoulder look like, hops, but just to this article over here, I about it wrote.
– Headline image: Skusa/Radmila guy (o. li.), Frida’s jewelry and wedding rings (o. re.), Form and value (&li.), Nathalie Bleyer/Marie Bleyer
– Nathalie Bleyer: Marie Bleyer (figure 1,2) & The Rothe thread (figure 3-6)
– Skusa jewelry tales: Radmila guy, Munich (with Trauwerk, Neubiberg, Germany & The blossoming Studio, green forest)
– Frida’s jewelry and wedding rings: Anja Schubert
Shape and value: Philipp Long
– Johanna Otto: Petra Schram böhmer (jewelry)