The Material

HOW WE WORK

HANDCRAFTED FROM ARTISAN ATELIER
Oranda provides in-house hand smithing fashion jewellery made from genuine materials, including solid sterling silver and expanding to 14k or 18k gold. Our materials are highly valuable, our labor practices ethical, and our quality consistent. In addition to high quality materials, all of our jewelry is crafted in-house, so we can oversee processes and make sure everything is up to our high standards.

As part of our commitment to advancing responsible business practices, we want to make sure that you as our consumers get as much information as possible about our products and the way we source and produce them.

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WHAT MATERIAL

SILVER – THE PRECIOUS METALS
Silver is a precious metal that has been known since ancient time. As fine silver is usually too soft for jewellery, it is therefore alloyed; mixed with other metals to improve its durability. Each individual piece of ORANDA jewellery products are made from high quality 925 Sterling Silver. Oranda Silver consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% of other metals. It is guaranteed to be nickel-free. This alloyed silver is excellent for jewellery because it preserves the colour, lustre and the heft of pure silver and vastly improves its durability. Silver is stable in oxygen and water, but it tarnishes when react to the environment humidity or air pollutants. The amount of reactions also dependent on care habits of the wearer and also individual skin ph.

Thankfully, preventative maintenance can help keep your sterling silver jewelry looking great for years to come. With the resurgence of sterling silver, consumers understand the maintenance as regularly clean and polish less of a chore than previously thought.

COOL FACTS OF BUYING SILVER
Many people enjoy the fact that sterling silver is durable, and it’s a good value. You will find that it’s well worth the effort to enjoy all of the advantages that sterling silver jewelry has to offer.

VALUE: More affordable than gold or platinum. Silver is cheaper because it’s mined more often than other precious metals.

DURABILITY: Sterling silver is a hard metal that will stand the test of time. It can be easily filed and polished and repaired.

ARTISTRY STYLE: You can easily keep up with the latest styles in jewelry by buy sterling silver.

INTERCHANGEABLE with gold and platinum pieces. You can have a bevy of designs that can be worn and match-up together.

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FINISHES & PLATING

18K – ELECTROPLATING SYSTEM
In a nutshell, “plating” is shorthand for electroplating. This means that gold, rose gold, or white gold plated jewelry is covered by a microscopically thin layer of metal using a special process that combines chemistry and electricity. By dipping the jewelry in a chemical solution which contains gold, rose gold, or white gold and applying electricity, a thin layer of the metal grows on the jewelry piece. Oranda plating method is to protect the silver from tarnish and durability for longer-lasting. It give jewelry a brighter and clean finish, an interesting option for silver jewelry to get another luster and maximise colour variations. Plating silver jewelry also helps reduce irritation or discoloration for customers with sensitive skin. All Oranda Silver items finished off with high-quality 0.5- 0.7 micron 18k gold plating, that lasts a long time depending on how the jewelry is maintained. Learn more for some easy maintenance to maximize your Oranda pieces lifespan: Jewelry Care Guide.

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