FAQS

The length for the necklace and bracelets we described on the website includes the clasp. Due to the constrained dealing with cultured pearls and gemstones, there may be a slightly variance in the length. Please allow a small tolerance of (+-) 1 to 5% for the total length of the item.
For pearls and gemstones items, we can custom-make the necklaces and bracelets at your request but subject to stock availability. Special orders and requests for lengthening necklaces and bracelets do have an additional costs that will be confirmed with you before the item is made.
Our customers are offered a wide range of pearls in South Sea Cultured Pearls, Tahitian Cultured Pearls and Fresh Water Cultured Pearls, with excellent quality set in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold or 925 sterling silver with rhodium plated.
Yes, You can always mix and match the pearls for your unique pieces. We can custom-make the pearl strand at you request but subject to stock availability.
Baroque pearls are pearls with an irregular non-spherical shape. Shapes can range from minor aberrations to distinctly ovoid, curved, pinch or lumpy shapes.
Keshi pearls are pearls grown with two generations. The first generation is usually grown with an organic gelatinous nucleus. These cultured pearls are not introduced into the pearl market but only created to produce an inflated pearl sac. The pearl sac usually takes nine to twelve months to form. Then a pearl oyster operating technician will remove the pearl sac from the original oyster and insert it into another oyster to form second generation, usually takes twelve to twenty-four months to deposit good nacre thickness. The second generation pearls contain a baroque shaped bead from the first generation. This is why we called it two generations' pearl.
Pearls are delicate and should be treated with care :
  • Protect your pearls:
    Pearls can be damaged by contact with certain chemicals such as hairspray, perfume, cosmetics, sun block, chlorine bleach, vinegar and ammonia which will dull the luster of a pearl and eventually damage its surface. Always put your pearls jewellery on after spraying perfume or hairspray and keep the pearls separate from other chemicals.
  • Clean your pearls:
    Wipe and clean the pearls with a jewellery cleaning cloth to remove the body oils and dirt after wearing it. Never soak the strand of pearls in water as it will damage the silk thread or wire.
  • Storing your pearls:
    Keep pearls separate from hard or sharp jewellery items that may scratch them. Store the pearls in a soft pouch or soft lined jewellery bag / box. Do not store the pearls in an airtight bag to prevent cracking as pearls need moisture.
  • Restringing your pearls:
    If pearls are worn often, they should be restrung approximately once a year if it is needed.
To be identified as natural gemstones, the materials must not be man-made and must possess beauty, durability and rarity. They include minerals, certain rocks and biological gem materials.
  • Mineral - a homogeneous substance produced by the processes of inorganic nature, having a chemical composition and physical properties which are constant within narrow limits. Its structure is usually crystalline such as diamond, spinel, amethyst, peridot, sapphire, ruby, topaz, quartz, etc.
  • A rock is a natural aggregate of two or more minerals such as lapis lazuli, jadeite and nephrite (commonly known as jade) in cut and polished form are used to make jewellery.
  • The biological gem materials consist of a group of attractive, relatively rare and mostly durable jewellery and decorative materials that have an animal or plant origin, such as pearls, amber, coral, ivory, jet, etc.
We, gemmologists, don't call the man-made stones as created gemstones. They are synthetic stones. Gemstones produced under laboratory or industrial conditions from the same chemical ingredients as the natural gems and having the same major properties as their natural counterparts, e.g. synthetic emerald, synthetic ruby and synthetic sapphire.
Certainly, as gemmologists, it is our obligation and duty to disclose the treatment to our customers. There are certain commonly known treatments used in the jewellery industry such as heating, oiling, waxing, irradiation, dying, impregnation and staining, etc.
Some treatments are permanent, but others are not. For example, heat treatments can go either way, because they create permanent colour changes in some gems and temporary changes in others.

Always ask if the jewellery you are interested in purchasing contains treated gemstones. If it does, ask which treatments were used and if those treatments are guaranteed to be permanent.
We do not recommend to wear jewellery (especially pearls and gemstones) for any of those activities which may easily damage your items. Your pearl or gemstone items should not be in contact with any chemical.
Rhodium comes from the platinum family. It is a chemical element that is a rare, silvery-white, hard and chemically inert transition metal. It is resistant to corrosion and tarnish which make it perfect for jewellery plating.

Rhodium plating is a special process that gives silver jewellery a more vibrant, deeper look and makes it appear to be brighter, richer and more lustrous. A Rhodium plated finish looks so good that it may lead people to mistake Rhodium plated silver for white gold.
Pure gold is yellow in colour and is then mixed with other precious white metals to create white gold. White gold is then plated with rhodium which gives a bright appearance. White gold is actually White Yellow Gold.
Gold-filled is a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal of brass. The high quality gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as gold. Gold-filled jewellery is only available in yellow gold.
A birthstone is a gemstone, usually in the form of personal jewellery and often designed as a ring, pendant or earring. Each stone is traditionally associated with various qualities that symbolise the month of birth.

The most common gemstones used for birthstone for the month.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
Garnet Amethyst Aquamarine Diamond & White Topaz Emerald Pearl Ruby Peridot Sapphire Pink Tourmaline Citrine

Blue Topaz

Tanzanite

International Ring Size Conversion Chart

Circumference (mm) Diameter (mm) Australia, NZ,
UK & Ireland
U.S.A. Canada Japan, China & India France German Belgium Swiss Italy
48 15.27 I 1/2 4 1/2 8 -- 15 1/4 -- 8
49 15.70 J 1/2 5 9 -- 15 3/4 -- 9
51 16.10 L 5 1/2 11 51 3/4 16 11 3/4 11
52 16.51 M 6 12 52 3/4 16 1/2 12 3/4 12
53 16.92 N 6 1/2 13 54 17 14 13
55 17.35 O 7 14 55 1/4 17 1/4 15 1/4 14
56 17.75 P 7 1/2 15 56 1/2 17 3/4 16 1/2 15
57 18.19 Q 8 16 57 3/4 18 17 3/4 16
58 18.53 Q 1/2 8 1/2 17 58 18 1/2 -- 17
59 18.89 R 1/2 9 18 59 1/4 19 -- 18
61 19.41 S 1/2 9 1/2 19 60 1/2 19 1/2 -- 19
62 19.84 T 1/2 10 20 61 3/4 20 -- 20
63 20.20 U 1/2 10 1/2 22 62 3/4 20 1/4 -- 22
65 20.68 V 1/2 11 23 64 1/4 20 3/4 -- 23
66 21.08 W 1/2 11 1/2 24 66 21 -- 24
68 21.49 Y 12 25 67 1/2 21 1/4 27 1/2 25
69 21.89 Z 12 1/2 26 68 3/4 21 3/4 28 3/4 26
70 22.33 -- 13 27 -- 22 -- 27