A busy Sunday @ JewelEnvy!
Month: June 2014
Jewellery of Gillian’s Wedding – Part 1
For those of you that don’t know, Jewel Envy’s owner, Gillian got married a couple weeks ago! The wedding was as beautiful as the sunny day, and almost as beautiful as the glowing bride.
I’m sure you know that jewellery is pretty much always on our minds, so I thought what better chance will I get to play photographer and find out what jewels everyone chose to adorn themselves with. Here are a few of Jewel Envy’s goldsmiths and their guests at the wedding.
Hyewon Jang of H Jewellery was perfectly elegant in pearls. She designed this sterling silver and freshwater pearl jewellery herself.
Lauren Hanham and Jamie were a perfect pair with their matching Art Deco inspired jewellery, designed by Lauren Hanham Designs.
Mark was as daper as they come, sporting his custom made rings and studded tie clip by Amanda Henderson of Jewelust, and gear ring by Kinekt.
Young Ko of Koko Bijoux looked fabulous wearing her Cherry Blossom jewellery, and some one of a kind pieces, like her gorgeous amethyst pendant.
That’s all for this installment! Check back for part 2, coming soon, featuring the beautiful bride and some of her lovely bridesmaids!
White Gold or Sterling Silver?
Ever wonder what the difference is between white gold and sterling silver in appearance? These two metals often get confused with each other. The game gets even more confusing when rhodium plating is involved (all that bright white metal at Tiffany & Co, sterling and white gold, is rhodium plated) making them almost indistinguishable. The best indicator to look for is a stamp.
|Stamps for gold karats|
|Sterling stamp for sterling silver|
|925 stamp for sterling silver|
Another good indicator is the weight. Something of equal size in gold will be heavier than its silver twin. Gold is a denser metal than silver.
The final thing to look at, if it is not behind rhodium plating, is the colour. Silver is whiter in colour than white gold. White gold has a bit of a warmer steely grey colour to it.
|10k white and sterling silver ring by Zsolt Szekely|
Now you know 🙂