Throughout history, these two precious metals have been revered by royalty, fashionistas and jewelry aficionados the world over.
Gold has been one of mankind’s most valued substances since the beginning of time. Throughout history, great civilizations have built up treasuries of this precious metal, reserving golden objects for their most important rituals and ascribing miraculous powers to it.
The ancient Egyptians equated gold with the sun, the giver of life, and reserved its use for pharaohs only. The Etruscans created meticulously hand-wrought objects using fine granules and threads of gold, a technique still practiced today. The Chinese saw gold as the yang of the sun – with silver representing the moon’s ying.
Gold is so soft and malleable that it can be melted and shaped to create virtually any design. But this softness also makes pure gold less than desirable for jewelry usage – which is why it is usually alloyed with other metals such as silver to make it stronger and more durable. 14k gold is 14/24ths gold content, or roughly 58.5% gold and provides the optimum balance between gold content, hardness/durability and affordability.
Silver, once considered more precious than gold, has one of the highest reflectivities of any metal, giving it unmatched brilliance. The precious metal was discovered over 6,000 years ago and was believed to have mystic qualities associated with the power of the sea, moon and lunar goddesses.
Paired with glamorous 14k gold, diamonds and gemstones, S&G’s gold, silver and diamond/gemstones combinations create a dazzling – yet affordable – fine jewelry statement.
The S&G collection features a wide selection of pendants, earrings and rings that blend timeless glamour with elegance and individuality for women who aren’t prepared to compromise on style, quality and affordability.
Carat weight listed is the total for all stones.
All our diamond suppliers confirm that they comply with the Kimberley Process to ensure that their diamonds are conflict free