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The Lisbon Pendant is a very sophisticated design. A single pearl hangs below an intricate design of pave set stones. Simple in it’s elegance and ideal for brides wanting classic and delicate jewellery featuring pearls. Features set Zirconia Crystals (Triple A rated simulated diamonds, facet cut for pure clarity and sparkle) and a Natural Lustre luxury manmade pearl in natural ivory. Plated in Rhodium in a high shine finish. (Rhodium is part of the Platinum family of metals for a more durable scratch resistant finish). Pendant is 2.5cm at the longest point and comes complete with a fine Gourmette chain plated with matching Rhodium, length 18″ plus a 2″ extender. 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.
Zirconia Crystal (also in this crystal group lie Diamonds) Zirconia Crystal although man made is classed as a crystal - the high end grade we use is made up of Zirconium dioxide with yttriume, magnesium and calcium which like diamonds has a hardness rating stronger than Swarovski crystals and a brilliance and perfect clarity without inclusions. This is the closest you can get to real diamonds as because they are more durable than crystal they can be cut with more facets for more sparkle just like a diamond. They are often called "Gentle Diamonds" due to their ethical production compared with mined diamonds.
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.