Precious metals

Almost 100% recycled gold.

GOLD

Yellow gold

Festive diamond jewelry uses the so-called European yellow gold, which is brighter yellow in color than the reddish Finnish alloy commonly used in Finland. It is also possible to get diamond jewelery made of a reddish alloy from the order, but by default when ordering from the online store, there is a more yellow alloy.

White gold

White gold contains just as much yellow fine gold as other yellow and red gold alloys of the same color. White gold of light color is obtained from palladium metal alloyed with it. Palladium is heavier and more expensive than other alloys. For this reason, white gold products are slightly more expensive than yellow and red gold products.

White gold is surface treated with rhodium, a platinum group metal. This is called rhodinization. Rhodinization produces a pure white surface in white gold, while white gold itself is grayer in color. The rhodinizing coating wears off over time and may need to be replaced as the ring begins to turn scratched and greyish in color.

Red gold

Red or rose gold is obtained by adding copper to the gold alloy to bring a shade of red. Red gold has really made its way through the market in recent years and is currently very trendy.

Almost 100% recycled gold

The gold alloy we use is entirely certified recycled gold supplied by K.A Rasmussen. K.A. Rasmussen guarantees more than 99% recycling for the mixture, but in practice under normal conditions the recycling rate is 100%. We also strive to buy as much scrap gold as possible from our customers for recycling. Thanks to recycling, the story of Grandma’s old sturdy engagement ring can continue in up to five new slimmer rings.

Refining gold scrap

Larger amounts of so-called scrap gold, e.g. old jewelery, are smelted and refined by mechanical, chemical and electrolytic processes into pure precious metals that can be reused. We are always able to utilize the best and highest quality refining processes in Nordic marketing.

Gold is re-alloyed.

99.99% pure gold is alloyed with other alloying metals such as silver, copper, zinc and palladium (when white gold is alloyed). Once the correct alloy ratios have been carefully calculated, the metals are melted with a hot flame into a single alloy.

The molten alloy is poured into a mold.

A molten alloy of well over 1000 ° C is poured into the desired mold, which gives the goldsmith a blank for making jewelry. The blank obtained from the mold can be a bar, a plate or a mold conforming to the shape of the jewelery, which is used in particular in the production of identical jewelery made in series.

Gold alloys

14 and 18 carats gold alloys as a percentage