As seen in the video, one ring consists of two parts. They slot together perfectly in four different positions to form four individual designs.
The two parts stay together when on the finger, but when changing, they pull apart easily.
When you are wearing transfigurings, you will often be the subject of attention. Everybody’s fascinated by it’s mesmerising magic.
As with your shoes, buy transfigurings in the right size, adjusting the size is not possible.
Like you, transfigurings have so much more to offer than what is apparent at first glance.
Pure silver, or fine silver is too soft for the manufacturing of jewellery. Alloying with other metals can improve the properties. Sterling silver is most often used for jewellery. Sterling silver is an alloy that consists of 92,5% silver and 7,5% other metal, usually copper. It is often marked with a 925, which means that 925 parts out of 1000 are silver. Marks might also be; Ag925, SIL, SILVER or STERLING. There are currently many proprietary silver alloys. Some make silver tarnish resistant, harder or give it unique colours.
Sterling silver will naturally tarnish, often giving the piece a unique character.
Fine gold is 24 karat and a very warm yellow colour. In Europe, gold alloys are usually 14 karat or 18 karat. The karat indicates how many parts out of 24 is gold. The rest consists of other metals. Alloys have the purpose of improving certain properties like hardness and colour.
14K, 14ct or 585 are marks for 14 karat gold.
18 Karat gold is marked with 18K, 18ct or 750.
Gold alloys ranging from red, rose, yellow to light-yellow usually contain combinations of silver and copper.
White gold alloys attempt to colour the gold white by adding metals like nickel, manganese, palladium or platinum. The gold indeed turns white when compared to yellow gold, but often shows a yellow or grey tinge. This is a reason why white gold is often rhodium plated.
Rhodium plating creates a thin, bright-white layer of rhodium on the surface of the gold. This is the colour associated with white gold. Rhodium is a metal that belongs to the platinum group of metals. It is quite wear resistant, but will eventually wear through in some places, revealing the slightly yellower white gold underneath. When this happens a jeweller can polished and re-plate it.
Jewellery is like almost everything else in the world. You have to care for it if you want it to last.
If you wear your jewellery it will scratch. You can limit the effect by being aware and preventing situations where it is more likely to happen. For instance, if you are working in the garden you are more likely to scratch a ring. A ring could also bend if worn while operating a spade, so common sense should be not to wear your jewellery while gardening.
Take off your jewellery when there is an obvious chance for damage to the jewellery, this might be during sport, cooking or working.
Store your jewellery in a fabric-lined box, not touching other pieces of jewellery.
Wipe with a soft cloth before storing.
Clean your jewellery with warm soapy water and an old toothbrush.
A diamond is the hardest stone, but can be scratched by another diamond, so don’t throw jewellery in a pile when storing.
Do not let your jewellery come into contact with bleach or other chemicals. There are harmful chemicals in many household products.
Chemicals in cosmetic products, perfume and cologne can damage jewellery, so be aware.
If unsure, get professional advice.
Take jewellery containing stones to a jeweller yearly, to check whether the stone mounting is still secure.
Rhodium plated jewellery should be taken to a jeweller yearly, or as required, to have the plating redone.