The jewelry of AMOKsmykker is made from materials of gold, silver, gold-plated silver, tombac/brass, silver-plated copper and steel. Furthermore, we use semi-precious gemstones, cultured pearls, corals, lava, crystal, ceramic, leather, silicone, rubber and miscellaneous recycling materials. In this web shop, you can read about the exact content of each piece of jewelry in its description.
Gold 14 carat = Gold 585 and Gold 8 carat = Gold 333
Please note: All pieces of jewelry ordered in gold are specially made and thus custome-made goods. Therefore, they cannot be returned.
Silver 925, also called Sterling silver, consists of 92.55% pure silver and 7.5% copper: This alloy is harder than pure silver and consequently more suited for jewelry [Read about maintenance below].
Oxidized silver: Silver oxidizes naturally, thus becoming dark. You can also choose actively to oxidize silver with the chemical Oxylen Oxide, allowing the silver to become almost entirely black [Read about maintenance below].
Tombac/Brass is an alloy that consists of copper and zinc. Brass contains no nickel. ROH DEsign is very fond of using brass. It is nice to work with and easy to maintain. As opposed to gold-plated silver, brass has the advantage of the golden colour not wearing down in use. Therefore, brass jewelry will always remain golden if maintained correctly [Read about maintenance below]. Finally, it is cheaper than silver which allows ROH DEsign to create exiting and experimenting jewelry, and you as a customer to buy fine, handcrafted jewelry at a friendly price.
Threads: We use leather, jewelry cord, waxed thread and Tiger Tail beading wire. Jewelry cord is a very durable nylon thread. Waxed thread is waxed cotton thread. Tiger Tail wire is a very fine steel wire coated with a thin layer of plastic.
Semi-precious gemstones is an old term for jewelry stones with a hardness of less than seven. For instance, quartz, agate, onyx, fluorite, jade, aventurine, aquamarine, fossils, hematite, jasper, carneole, lapis, magnesite, amethyst, pyrite, Tiger’s Eye and turquoise.
Cultured pearls [freshwater pearls and saltwater pearls]: A cultured pearl is a natural pearl emerged by human help. Cultured pearls are grown in both oysters [salt water] and clams [fresh water]. By making a little cut, a tiny ball made by a shell is implanted. After the intervention, the clam/oyster is placed into a basket and put back into the water. The clam/oyster starts encasing the inserted ball with a layer of shining mother of pearl. After 1 to 6 years, the clam/oyster is again lifted from the water, and it has now created a beautiful pearl. The pearls are sorted by quality, size, surface, shape, shine and colour. These parameters decide the value of the pearl.
Coloured pearls: Both pearls of stones and cultured pearls can naturally arise in many beautiful colours. Some stones, e.g. agates, can change colour when influenced by other minerals. Pearls might also be coloured. This is often made under pressure, so that the colour enters deeply into the material. This gives a deep colouring which does not wear down in use.
All materials are nickel tested.