Jewellery Buyers Guide
Sterling silver is one of the most common precious metals; this is due to its great value for money and durability. Sterling silver is used by popular designer brands including but not limited to Georg Jensen, Rachel Galley and Clogau.
Sterling silver consists of 92.5% Silver and 7.5% of other metal alloys and is a great place to start whether you are looking for everyday accessories or a timeless statement piece.
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All of our fine gold jewellery at Baker Brothers is available in either 9ct or 18ct Gold; we also have a selection of gold plated jewellery and watches.
Gold is measured in 24ths, so 24ct is 100% gold (the higher the carat of gold the higher the purity)
- - 18ct gold is 18 parts out of 24, thus 75% pure and 25% metal alloys
- - 9ct gold is 9 parts out of 24, thus 37.5% pure gold and 62.5% metal alloys
Which Gold colour should you choose? The gold colour you choose is down to personal preference; White gold offers an Icy finish and is a great alternative to Silver or Platinum, perfect for complementing diamonds. Yellow gold can provide a warm glowing feel and is a timeless classic with its naturally shiny finish, whilst Rose Gold can provide the perfect combination of both with a soft and subtle look.
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What Is Rhodium Plating
Rubies are the birthstone of July and also the 15th and 40th anniversary stone. The finest rubies have a pure vibrant red colour, rubies which are too light or too dark tend to be less desirable.
Rubies are an excellent gift, not just for birthdays but for all occasions and are available in a range of cuts, the most popular being round.
Saltwater pearls are grown from oysters in the sea or are cultivated in protected environments whereas fresh water pearls are grown from fresh water mussels. Pearls can be great for everyday wear; the natural oils in your body rub against the pearls helping to provide essential oils for maintaining great looking pearls.
Want to know if your pearls are real? A simple test is to gently slide the pearls across the front of your teeth; if it feels smooth then there is a high possibility that the pearls are fake, as real pearls feel gritty.Please Note - Since each pearl is unique, slight variations in colour and shape can occur from the product images on our site.