Kick in the Eye jewellery is handmade from sterling silver metal and synthetic gemstones.
Handmade chain specialises throughout all our products. This means that each link has been coiled from sterling silver wire, saw pierced into individual jump rings, linked together one by one, soldered securely at each join, shaped, and then polished to a reflective finish. The process is time consuming, yet meditative to create, and leaves you with a durable + quality considered chain. Each product will have its own unique personality as for its handmade nature.
All items are ethically created with quality, durability and longevity in mind. As for the hand crafted nature of our products, visual imperfections may be present but do not interfere with the quality or comfort of the jewellery. Each item follows the same format of creation, however one may vary slightly from the next.
Products can be customised to your liking - please get in contact to discuss an idea at firstname.lastname@example.org before placing an order.
Products and prices are subject to change without warning.
All products are created with solid sterling silver metal. The majority is consciously sourced from recycled metal suppliers. Recycled sterling silver comes from scrap metals which are extracted back down to their natural forms and re-combined. In this case, silver is refined from scrap metal sources and mixed with Copper and other alloys that would otherwise go into landfill. This recycled Sterling Silver is then made into wire and sheet forms which we use.
Lab-grown gemstones are ethical alternatives to natural stones that are mined from the earth. They come in a range of brilliant dense colours and sizes that reflect our kitsch & glam aesthetic while keeping quality & value in mind.
Cubic Zirconia's are the main gemstones used, which are often compared to an affordable option to diamonds for their durability and physical properties. They have even bright colours and are flawless - meaning they have no imperfections that are found within natural stones. Synthetic Sapphires are also used - which directly mimic their natural forms having the same chemical composition, crystal structure and optical properties as their natural form grown in the earth.
For a custom gemstone option, or to re-purpose a stone, get in contact at email@example.com.
All products are available to be plated in a bright yellow 18ct. Gold. Plating is the process where a fine layer of gold is fused to the surface of sterling silver metal through electroplating, coating it in a dense gold colour. Through natural wear the plating will eventually fade to a lighter yellow and through extended use of the jewellery the original sterling silver metal underneath may be revealed. This could take months or years to diminish depending on how often the product is worn and what state it is kept in.
Items are able to be re-plated for the original products' plating price. For a solid gold quote please get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.