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Earrings with turquoise seahorse, bamboo coral
PENDANT EARRINGS WITH TURQUOISE HORSE IN CERAMIC AND CORAL BAMBOO
These earrings are a perfect example of artistic craftsmanship, inspired by the wonderful shapes
of nature and the sea.
The ceramic seahorse is hand molded from clay. The entire model is
cut into two halves, emptied out of excess clay and then closed again. This delicate
operation gives the earring lightness and perfect portability.
The clay, white terracotta, is fired in a ceramic kiln at 1000°C.
The second firing with colors (metal oxides for ceramics) and glazes takes place at 920° centigrade.
Bamboo coral is a white marine plant belonging to the coralloid family which
is subsequently colored red to create imitations of animal coral.
The base of the earrings is a gold plated brass hook. The plating is 1 micron in
24-carat gold, hypoallergenic as it excludes the use of nickel in the manufacturing phases.
plating is widely used in jewelry making.
A base metal is used, usually brass, and covered with gold (between 14 and 24 carats) using a
electrical or chemical process.
To determine the quality of a gold-plated jewel, the thickness of the applied gold must be considered,
which is measured in microns.
The minimum amount is 0.3 microns and this amount is usually referred to as flash plating.
The more microns used, the greater the strength and durability of the plating.
Naturewit jewels have a 1-micron 24-carat gold plating which allows them to be worn for a long
time while maintaining the same brilliance.
This duration is also influenced by some external factors which can be
controlled with some foresight and care.
So here are some tips to keep your plated jewel perfect over time:
-Keep it in a dry place, possibly in a soft case to avoid scratches.
-Do not take a bath or shower with it.
-Remove your jewelry during a sporting activity.
-Remove your jewelry before sleeping.
- Avoid contact with cosmetic products (soaps, perfumes, creams, ...)