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Maxine is a unique headpiece featuring flowing lines in a circling emblem, decorated with solitaire cut stones, hand enamelling and ivory pearls. Stunning when paired with wedding dresses featuring pearls or 1920’s beaded embelishments. Plated in Rhodium (part of the platinum family of metals) and measuring 6cm at the highest point. Set with genuine Austrian Crystals cut with facets to look like real diamonds, Natural Lustre Man made Pearls and featuring hand enamelled elements. 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.
We use the ancient art of enamelling in many of our accessories, especially those featuring flowers and leaves for added depth and artistry. Opaque enamel fondant is hand painted onto each Rhodium element to create a matt or satin effect instead of a high shine metal finish. This helps to create a more delicate final appearance. All enamelling is done by hand using traditional methods.
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.
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.