Jewelry Definition – Oxidation

calla-gold-jewelry-oxidationOxidation with regards to jewelry refers to the application of a black finish, to one degree or another, by immersing the jewelry in an oxidizing solution such as potassium sulphide.

Oxidation creates contrast in jewelry and is often used as a background color in order to highlight a raised element in a design.

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The Kiss of Night for Your Jewelry – Using Oxidation, Black Rhodium and Black Enamel


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Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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