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Hermia is a very regal and spectacularly crafted tiara. Cut solitaire stones are set in antique Victorian style emblems amongst which cut crystal beads and warm ivory real pearls are scattered. Teardrop pearls feature along the top of the design. Hermia has such a vintage look for brides wanting a piece to look like a genuine heirloom. Plated in Rhodium (part of the platinum family of metals) and measuring 4.5cm at the highest point. Set with genuine Austrian Crystals cut both to look like real diamonds and as faceted beads for extra sparkle as well as real Freshwater Pearls and Natural Lustre Manmade Pearls. Each item comes beautifully packaged in our luxury designer boxes to keep it looking it’s best.
Each and every one of our designs is handcrafted by skilled artisans in the traditional way with all stones and elements hand picked and set. Our company ethos includes ensuring ethical workplace practises, working to make bridal supply chains more responsible.
Rhodium is a special and rare metal within the platinum family of metals which we use to plate many of our accessories and jewellery. It is more expensive than gold on the precious metal market and it started to be used in silverware and jewellery making in the early 1900's as it created a beautiful, tarnish resistant finish. It's colour tone is a slightly darker, giving a more antique effect than silver, making it perfect for accessories designed with vintage influences.
Austria leads the world in the production of precision-cut crystals. They are made using a mixture of quartz sand and natural minerals and are cut with sophisticated machinery to ensure the highest shine and sparkle. These are cut with facets to sparkle like a real diamond. Traditonally crystals have been cut to imitate diamonds since the 18th century and the productions methods today are highly skilled for a flawless final finish.
These are produced with the same high quality materials used to produce crystals which look like diamonds. The only difference is the cutting method to create perfect light refraction. Sharp cutting and many more facets produces the traditional bead shape with irresistible sparkle. Ours go through a strict cutting method as the more facets cut, the more brilliance.
Freshwater Pearls are real, cultured pearls, grown in lakes and rivers. Pearls are graded through a system of values based on shape, lustre, colour and surface shaping. We only use the highest quality of these graded pearls in our designs. These are produced as a sustainable practice where the oysters are not harmed. These feature a natural pale ivory colour tone.
Not all synthetic pearls are the same quality. Sometimes we need to use artificial pearls as the design may require perfectly round pearls of the same size, and to find these in nature would be more expensive than diamonds. However, the pearls we use are the highest quality possible ; they are created using glass instead of plastic or beads to give the same weight as real pearls and undergo a lengthy process which gives them a natural lustre (sheen) in ivory which looks like a real pearl compared with just a pearlised paint.