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12 April 2016

Multicolors

You may have thought that gold was only yellow, pink or white. But it can also be blue, green and even fuchsia. With the great variety of techniques available the color range is seemingly endless.

Audrey Savransky has just presented gold jewelry in green, in vivid and intense shades that echoe those of the finest emeralds. Some months ago, Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld released her collection in blue gold, while Gaia Repossi launched an almost fluorescent fuchsia pink. All new colors that echo Boucheron’s chocolate gold or Stone’s and Elise Dray’s gun-barrel gold. These almost black shades soften the sparkle of white diamonds and are easier to wear giving a more rock reference.

Some jewelers use the traditional rhodium plating technique to deposit a thin tinted film on the gold’s surface. At Gaia Rephttps://www.stoneparis.com/en/ossi, the gold absorbs the pigment under high pressure using an evaporation process. Until now, most jewelers multiplied their gold colors by varying the alloys. As this precious metal is never used pure, it always contains some copper or silver. Higher the former’s proportion more the gold becomes pink, and then red. If the proportion of silver is high, the gold takes on green shades. White gold is produced with the addition of nickel and palladium. This alchemy equally provides an extraordinary color palette at Niessing and Dina Kamal.

This new jewelry sets the tone, one that’s more fun and more fashionable.

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