Wide cuffs in 14K Yellow Gold, 18K Palladium White Gold, and 22K gold are 1 inch wide and range in size from small to large.
Narrow cuffs are 18K Palladium White gold and 18K Yellow Gold in the same range of sizes.
Note the differences in color from the 14K cuff at the bottom to the 22K cuff at the top with the 18K yellow in between.
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These are original design earrings by Ricco copyright 2014.
Versatile design has removable bottom drops that snap into loops on the bottom of the hoops. Any earrings with this type of ring can be attached to the snap in loops, so this is a great feature.
The hoops are substantial, about 1/16 inch thick, but not too heavy either.
The drops are about 1/2 inch diameter and have concave centers that magnify dainty white pearls centered in the cups.
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Sweet and petite minimalist design with voluptuous drop pearl. Original design by Ricco copyright 2014. Elegantly simple–sometimes the most exquisite designs have the least ornament. And sometimes they’re the hardest to find.
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Ricco Original Design 18K gold frames enhance these 17mm Mabe pearls beautifully. Evocative of moon symbolism, the circle within a circle is a perfect complement to the feminine rounded shapes of the pearls.
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Just created: new original design to showcase 6.5 mm freshwater pearls. Pearls nested in concave hemispherical cups produce a halo of gold around them. Side view shows that the studs come off the earlobe with some height, lending substance to the form and protecting the pearl.
A beautiful and very effective design if I don’t say so myself. Design copyrighted: Ricco 2014.
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What is white gold and what is palladium white gold?
In its pure form, gold is yellow. So how do you make it change to white? You mix pure gold with another metal, a white metal.
A mix of metals is an alloy. To make a white gold alloy, makers can use either palladium, a noble metal, or nickel, a base metal. Since palladium costs $900 an ounce while nickel costs 9 dollars a pound, most white gold jewelry uses nickel.
Using nickel in the alloy can have consequences: it produces an allergic reaction in some people; the alloy is brittle may develop cracks; the prongs around stone settings can break off, especially for those who spend a lot of time in chlorinated pools (the chlorine leaches nickel out of the metal.) So, if you own white gold jewelry with prong set stones, it’s a good idea to visually check the prongs occasionally. For more details, see this article.
This is why Ricco white gold jewelry uses palladium alloys. It reflects an underlying philosophy that you can do things cheaply or you can do them right, and my choice is always to do the best I can with quality materials and processes. Details the buyer may be unaware of are important to me since I want my jewelry to endure in time.
18K Palladium White Gold Band with Damascus Steel Inset">18K Palladium White Gold Band with Damascus Steel Inset
A ring for the manly man, very discreet, but with lots of low-key presence. The ring has 18K Palladium White Gold (only the edges visible when worn) with an outer band of artisan-made Damascus steel showing swirls and layers of iron and stainless steel. How cool is that?
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Emeralds of this quality are rare and expensive, but look how beautiful they are against gold!
The setting is an original Ricco design in 14K gold, size 4 1/2. The emerald is 6.4 mm in diameter and weighs a little over one carat.
The metal is substantial and thick, quality marked 14K and signed Ricco.
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It’s not often that you see matching sets these days, so I thought I would make a few. Here is my newest offering, with freshwater pearls set in sterling silver.
Mounts are made of sterling silver with dish shapes that cup the round pearls nicely. The earrings have the dish oxidized black which provides strong contrast to the white pearls. The dish for the pendant is highly polished which reflects the pearl and effectively magnifies its shape and color like a lens. The pearl in the pendant is perfectly round, with high luster, albeit a tad smaller than the pearls in the earrings.
Length of the necklace is 17 inches. Onyx beads interspersed with pearls are on cord finished with sterling chain, making for a natural and supple drape, unlike beads on wire.