Material Information


 
Ceramic Ceramic is a material which is organic, nonmetallic and has traditionally been used for pottery and household items. It takes skilled craftsmen to create beautiful designs with ceramics, showcasing the metalic and shiny finish. Ceramics are completely hypoallergenic and will continue to look new for years to come as long as you clean it from dirt and grime at regular intervals. 
Ebony Ebony is a dense black wood most commonly yielded by several species in the genus Diospyros but ebony may also refer to other heavy, black (or dark colored) woods. It's fine texture, and very smooth finish when polished, make it valuable as an ornamental wood. Ebony has a long history of use, with carved pieces having been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs.
Enamel Enameling is the fusion of a special powdered glass to metals. The glass can be applied using different techniques, but all methods use heat to melt the powder. Enameling is still painted by hand, it takes skilled artisans to create the intricate patterns on such a small scale.  
Rhodium Plating Rhodium is a precious metal and a member of the platinum family. Rhodium is used to plate other precious white metals such as white gold and sterling silver as it has such great shine and brightness.  Rhodium will not tarnish or discolour, and it is a harder substance than gold and silver.  It is important to be aware that rhodium plating does not last forever. The plating on something that takes a lot of wear, for example, a wedding ring, can wear away in as little as two years, while a necklace or pin that is worn less frequently can last up to ten years.  
Rose Gold Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum). Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal.  Rose gold is created by the addition of various amounts of copper and silver alloys.  Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewellery, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history. 
Sterling Silver Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper.  Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft for producing functional objects; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength whilst preserving the ductility and beauty of the precious metal.
18ct Gold Vermeil Vermeil is a combination of sterling silver that has been thickly coated in gold.To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10 carat (42%) and be at least 2.5 micrometres thick.  The word "vermeil" is a French word which came into use in the English language, mostly in America, in the 19th century as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt. 
White Gold Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum). Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal.  Alloys containing palladium are added in various amounts to produce white gold.  Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewellery, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history.
Yellow Gold Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum). Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal.  Pure gold has a bright yellow colour and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water.  Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewellery, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history.
Natural Gemstones All gem set jewellery at Tomassa is made using natural gemstones.  The unique properties of gemstones which include inclusions, textures, colour and marking variations are features of a natural product.  These varriations do not affect the apperance of the jewellery, they actually make each piece unique.  To maintain the premium apperance of your jewellery, avoid contact with detergents, lotions & perfumes and always store safely away to avoid scratching from other items.
Fragility Warning Some gem set jewellery at Tomassa is made using natural gemstones or ceramics instead of precious metals.  This allows for great looking pieces. However, we recommend that you take extra care of your jewellery as it can easily be broken if dropped from a height. To maintain the premium apperance of your jewellery, aviod contact with detergents, lotions & perfumes and always store safely away to avoid scratching from other items.