Silver is the whitest metal and is highly appreciated for its clarity, brightness and warm whiteness. But it is softer than gold and so will take more stripes, marks of blows. We must be ready to see the passage of time on his alliance. All our material effects are not achievable on the money.
People with acidic skin can eventually blacken the silver in the first 48 hours when the jewel is worn, but this is quite rare and it is mostly enough to gently brush the jewel with white toothpaste and turn is played. Otherwise, a cleaning with a product to revive money, and your alliance finds all its whiteness. For the Israeli jewelry this is essential.
Our alloy is very special and was developed for us in 2013: there is in it a proportion of 92.5% pure silver, copper and palladium, a very precious metal of the platinum family. We are the first to use this fair and eco-friendly alloy, we spent time to develop with our refiner, and who gives money new nobility and makes it more valuable.
Is it wrong to have a silver wedding ring, or less than a gold wedding ring? A silver wedding ring is cheaper, but the textures will take a lot less time and most importantly, the social impact of money is very, very low. Silver is a by-product of gold mining (it comes from the same mines) and yields very little to miners.
An alliance in white gold or white gold?
What you will find in most jewelers is rhodium-plated white gold. It is an alloy composed of 75% pure yellow gold (its natural color), and silver as well as copper and / or palladium. Because of its composition, white gold is not really white, since the use of nickel in the alloy is prohibited, in France at least, because of the risk of nickel allergies.
The raw white gold pulls a little towards the yellow, that’s why it is made rhodium: it is plunged into a bath of rhodium to make a veneer in a way, and give it a white-steel color. This rhodium is to be renewed every 3 years and it is a process by electrolysis quite polluting.
Our palladium gray gold is made of 75% Fairmined gold, 15% palladium and 10% recycled silver. This makes it a more valuable metal than white gold (palladium being a very precious metal), and rarely used “raw” in jewelery where white rhodium reigns supreme. It is a color that most of the time you have never seen on a jewel. But at Paulette, we like raw colors that go off the beaten path and we are very fond of palladium non-rhodium gray gold.
It does not shoot the “ugly yellow” as gold said “white” when the layer of rhodium goes away, even if it remains darker than silver. What I like above all about this alloy is its warm hue that pulls very slightly towards the brown and the fact that it does not require rhodium-plating. If ever your alliance or engagement ring oxidizes or yellows slightly, a simple polishing without a chemical agent, just with a small brush, is enough to restore its brightness.