Solid Gold FAQ
Where do you source your materials?
Wherever possible we source our gems from suppliers who we have a long term relationship with, so as to be able to best ensure ethical conditions. We have a boutique stock of gems on hand at all times, but can also source specific stones for your requirements, such as Thai Rubies, Australian Opals, or Iranian Tuquoise.
What karats and colours of gold do you offer?
We craft in 14k and 18k yellow, white and rose gold. The price for each gold colour is the same, so you can choose based on your aesthetic preferences. If your budget is limited, we can make occasional exceptions to the karat that we work in, to be able to realise your dream piece for you.
Can you offer customisations, engravings, or pieces based on an original design I have in mind?
Yes! Each solid gold piece is handmade to order. Therefore we can work with you to customise an existing design by changing its shape, adding or removing gems, or creating a quote for you based of a design idea you have. Just get in touch to start the process, and for a commitment-free quote.
What is the price range of your solid gold items?
We are always happy to work to a budget, while making sure not to sacrifice the craftmanship, heirloom quality, and fair wages we pay all of the artisans we work with. Prices for solid gold pieces start at around 300 Euro/500 AUD, but if you have something in mind feel free to get in touch, and we can have a conversation about the possibilities.
Where are your pieces created?
Our founder Olivia handcrafts all solid gold designs in wax, which then become the prototypes for the pieces which are cast in solid gold in our small studio in the traditional goldsmithing district of Florence. Solid gold items are shipped form Italy at a rate of 30 Euros, with secure, insured express postage.
Help! I have a deadline!
Solid gold orders are lovingly crafted over 6-8 weeks. However, if you have a pressing deadline, please email us when placing your order to let us know. We can often meet these deadlines by prioritising items that are needed for a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding, so just drop us a line.
Can you create something for me in sterling silver?
We currently don't have easily accessible facilities for crafting custom pieces in sterling silver. However, we are able to work in white gold, which provides a similar finish to sterling silver, and will last a lifetime, and beyond. If you have a question about creating a custom piece in silver, you can still reach out, and we will see if we are able to accommodate your request, on a case by case basis.
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