Materials - no concessions
We craft our jewelry from the finest possible materials so that they're fit for your life, and will last a lifetime. We scrutinise every single gem, pearl and ounce of gold to make sure it meets the highest standards, and exceeds your (righteously) high expectations.
We only use real, solid 18-karat and 14-karat gold in our jewelry and we're one of very few fine jewelers to work in gold vermeil, giving you the most choice.
We're fastidious about our diamonds. We track every single one from mine to workshop to ensure they come from the most verifiably ethical and environmentally sound sources.
Pearls come in various shapes, but round ones – the only kind AUrate uses – are the rarest and most valuable. They're made up of layer upon layers of crystals.
We only use real, solid 18-karat and 14-karat gold in our jewelry. The number of karats tells you how many 24ths of the total piece is pure gold (so 18 karats is 18/24 parts, or 75%, pure gold). The remaining percentage is an alloy, added to enhance the durability and hardness of naturally soft gold.
Vermeil pieces are silver, plated with gold. The definition of vermeil requires at least 10-karat gold to a thickness of 1.5 microns. Ours is 14-karat, and over 2.5 microns thick, because we're generous like that.
Originality by design
We make the jewelry we always wanted to wear but could never find. Some of our pieces are statements, some of them are classic staples, all of them are completely original – and so are the ways you can mix them up or switch them out depending on your plans, your mood, or whether your boss is coming in that day.Learn more
Our 18-karat gold is the perfect blend of pure and enduring, and our 14-karat gold, with its rich tone, is an even more practical (but still gorgeous) choice. We're one of very few fine jewelers to work in 18-karat, 14-karat and also gold vermeil, giving you the most choice.
The most straightforward way to size up your diamonds is using the 'four Cs': Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight, all of which are standardized by the Gemological Institute of the America.
Our large freshwater pearls are the highest quality AAA-grade, plucked from the South Sea and reaching up to 12mm in size. Our smaller Akoya pearls, ranging from 6.0 to 8.5mm, are found in Japan.