Our pieces are beautifully crafted to be worn all day, every day. Versatile and effortless, we work only with high-quality, durable materials that will last the long run. Let’s take a closer look at what materials our jewellery is made of, so you can treasure your pieces that much more.

Our Silver

Indicated with the number 925, our 925 Sterling Silver jewellery is made of alloying 92.5% Silver with 7.5% copper. All of our Sterling Silver pieces are carefully plated with rhodium or 18ct gold plating and finished with an anti-tarnish layer, giving extra shine and longevity.

OUR GOLD PLATING

Perfect for everyday wear, our gold-plated pieces are crafted from 925 Sterling Silver and finished in 18ct gold-plating. Gold-plated jewellery also has an anti-tarnish finish for durability and wearability. Hemera & Nyx Gold-Plated pieces are of the highest quality with a plating thickness varying from 0.5 to 2 microns (standard plating is usually around 0.03 - 0.05 microns thick), as gold is one of the least reactive metals.

OUR VERMEIL

The process of making Vermeil jewellery — pronounced "ver - may" (we know, confusing!) — is very similar to gold plating. The difference? Vermeil is a much thicker layer of gold on the chosen base metal. Hemera & Nyx uses 18ct solid gold with a minimum of 2.5 microns thick layered over 925 Sterling Silver to give our pieces a longer lasting colour and durability.

OUR GEMSTONES

Created by nature, our pieces are crafted using 925 sterling silver and hand-set with natural gemstones boasting great skill and craftsmanship. All our jewellery is lead-free and nickel-free.

 Sapphires & Rubies A symbol of integrity and wisdom, sapphires and rubies are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. Recognised as two of the four precious gemstones, sapphires vary in ethereal hues, making it one of the most sacred gems available. Steeped in history and worshiped by royals as a symbol is power, sapphires are believed to represent wisdom, virtue, good fortune and strength.

All our stones are genuine mineral stones with the exclusion of cubic zirconias.
Pearls

Throughout history pearls have been praised for their beauty, perfection and rarity. At Hemera & Nyx, we use natural freshwater and Keshi pearls in our sterling silver and gold-plated jewellery. Renowned for their durability with an untreated, natural shade of white — freshwater pearls do not discolour and each pearl is uniquely shaped by nature.

Cubic Zirconias Often regarded as an affordable diamond alternative, cubic zirconia is a man-made gemstone that is a lot more durable than natural gemstones. As an affordable alternative to diamonds, we take pride in selecting the best AAA+ quality available.

 

Visit our care guide to find out more about caring for silver and gold plated jewellery.