Materials and Care
Roxanne First fine jewellery is meant to last a lifetime and more. Each piece you buy is an investment in your personal collection. And just like you, they look their best with mindful care.
We want to make beautiful jewellery you enjoy everyday, gorgeous pieces that become a part of your life. That’s why we choose to make them with high quality, ethically sourced materials and stones, so they last a really, really long time.
Diamonds are one of the hardest materials in the world, formed over billions of years under intense heat and pressure. We source our diamonds responsibly and certify all centerstones. The value of your diamond depends on the diamond 4Cs.
Apart from diamonds, we also set our jewellery with ‘rainbow’ sapphires (including pink, yellow, orange and blue), garnets, and other precious and semi-precious stones. These gemstones are carefully evaluated for quality before becoming a part of Roxanne First’s vibrant fine jewellery pieces.
In gold, carat is a measure of purity and 24 carat (ct) gold is considered the purest. But pure gold is not practically usable in jewellery because it’s a soft metal. It needs to be mixed with alloys to make it more durable and resistant to scratching and denting. We use 9ct gold for our ready-to-wear collection and 18ct for our engagement rings and wedding bands. Bespoke pieces can be made with 9ct, 14ct or 18ct gold, based on your preference.
Pure gold mixed with metals like silver, copper and zinc creates yellow gold. Roxanne First yellow gold jewellery is made with 9ct or 18ct gold.
Your favourite rose gold blush colour comes from a mixture of yellow gold and copper. The higher the percentage of copper, the deeper the reds in the gold.
Every timeless piece, precious keepsake and treasured engagement or wedding ring can be just as bright and beautiful when you reminisce about it decades later, as it was on the day you bought it. While diamonds, precious stones and metals are not easily damaged, a little TLC can keep them in good condition and prevent them from dulling over time, losing stones and being chipped or scratched.
Wear with care
Try to make your jewellery the last part of any outfit you wear to minimize contact with perfumes, sprays or lotions. Even a thin layer of oil or dust build-up can dull your jewellery.
If you are wearing your jewellery at the gym, beach, pool or in the shower and during any sport (yoga included) or heavy physical work, you can either remove and safely store them to avoid dents, scratches and loosening diamonds from their setting, or be careful to avoid your piece from coming into contact with hard surfaces or harsh chemicals to prevent wear.
How to clean your jewellery
While there are several specialized ways to clean your jewellery, a soft toothbrush, mild dish soap and warm water usually does the trick to keep them bright and sparkly sans the dirt and oil build-up.
Safely store delicate pieces
Avoid storing jewellery in extreme heat or cold, in damp places or in direct sunlight. The easiest way to protect it from dust and damage is to use the Roxanne First packaging your piece came with.
If your Roxanne First piece has a manufacturing defect or needs repairs, please check our FAQs to see how we can help you.