All of our merchandise is designed by the designer and founder of our company Theodoros Diamandopoulos and are unique.
Our jewellery is manufactured in Greece on site at our location in Athens according to strict quality control and the highest specification in import standards of the USA and the European Union, where we also export.
If our jewellery is made with Swarovski crystals or contains non-silver Swarovski elements, it is always accompanied by the guarantee of Swarovski “CRYSTALS from SWAROVSKI”, which declares in the most valid way their uncontradictable quality.
Ask for our proof of authenticity: the EXIS quarantee card and the Swarovski Quality Brand Label for each piece of our jewellery.
The world code that has been granted to us by Swarovski AG Austria is 184 0020.
Silver has been known since ancient times and was used in currencies and for jewellery by most cultures in the world.
In its natural form, silver is a soft metal and for this reason it is usually mixed with other metals. In jewellery, silver is usually mixed with copper alloy-bronze in proportions 925 parts of silver to 75 parts of alloy. The latter is also known as 925 found on every silver jewellery stamp and is called Sterling Silver and determines the content of silver in jewellery. The degrees that circulate in the trade are usually 800 in silverware. 925 in jewellery and 1000 in certain commemorative currencies or picture frames.
Silver has the tendency to oxidise. In order to prevent this, certain procedures exist such as:
A - Rhodium coating.
B - Silver coating.
C - Nickel coating.
Rhodium coating is the more expensive and the best way to protect and maintain silver jewellery. In order for it to work well, the process needs to be done exclusively by hand, the surface of the jewellery needs to be smooth without pores, and the jewellery is coated with a thin layer of rhodium that gives it a very good shine, much like that of platinum jewels. Rhodium coating is always used for platinum jewellery and gives them their known shine. Its value is 200 times greater than that of silver. With the right procedure, rhodium coating is permanent and only needs a soft pass with a cloth to shine once again. It is the only method of plating that we use for our jewellery
Silver coating involves a thin layer of silver of 999 degrees covering the jewellery in order to prevent oxidation but is not permanent enough. The jewellery needs to be cleaned with chemical detergents that circulate in the trade for the cleaning of silver.
Nickel coating is the cheapest way of plating because it does not need to be worked by hand and covers pores and imperfections immediately. Its cost is 1% of that of Rhodium coating. Despite the latter, this nickel coating is prohibited by the USA, European Union and a lot of other countries because it causes skin cancer to a certain degree. Unfortunately certain jewellery and faux bijoux imported from the Far East use this method of plating because of its low cost, thus achieving much cheaper prices.