Our Lips recycled 18K gold ear cuff with Mpingo heartwood diamond
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Yellow gold comes in different beautiful golden hues depending on the blend, also called alloy. Pure 24kt gold is the base for all alloys, and while 24kt gold is naturally a distinct yellow, it is also less durable than lower karats. Therefore, most jewellery is made in 22K, 18K and 14K and its colour comes from combining pure gold with metals such as zinc and copper. Yellow gold has always been revered for its rarity and beauty and its use in jewellery can be traced back to ancient civilisations.
As Sarah Müllertz of Kinraden became a pioneering figure within sustainability in jewellery-making and sourcing of materials specifically, she knew that she would have to be uncompromising to make it work. It cost her many sleepless nights, but today, she’s finally arrived in a good place, with people beginning to understand her use of unconventional materials like Mpingo wood. Her creations echo her background in architecture; taking inspiration from Bauhaus, while her sensibilities are much more romantic, pointing to Emily Dickinson as an influence.