MATERIALS

Here in elfjoy, all our jewelry is hand made locally, in Warsaw – in limited series or singular pieces. We specialize in doing custom orders of ephemeral pieces of jewelry. In the process, we use a diverse pallete of exclusive materials, which we describe in detail below.

Stones – for the past 18 years, we have been working in close collaboration with world renowned gemmologists and mineral and precious stone collectors. Amongst them, are travelers and mineral explorers from the most remote places on earth. These acquaintances allow us to acquire the most exquisite and unique precious and semi-precious stones, which are turned into unique jewelry pieces. All stones used in our boutique are natural and ethically sourced.

Gold – particularly selected stones are carefully framed in 14-carate, Warsaw gold. The gold we use is known for its enchanting color and durability. We only use recycled gold, as it is important to us not only to keep a low carbon footprint but also, to stay actively aware of the severe side effects of gold mining. We are happy to set the stones in your desired grade and color of gold.

Gold filled – besides14-carate gold, some of the jewelry is made from gold-filled (GF) material, which is a quality material regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where a 14-karat gold layer is mechanically applied to a base metal. The gold-filled material is made by heat and pressure bonding a layer of carat gold to a brass core, ensuring its durability. Compared to traditionally gold-plated elements, gold filled has a greater value, as an actual layer of carat gold covers the element, not just a microscopic film, preventing the base metal from contact with corrosive elements and tarnish. All chains, necklaces and other jewelry components are made from gold-filled material, unless otherwise specified.

Elfjoy logo leaf – the logo leaf is a recognizable symbol of our brand. Designed and created by our Founder, produced by a local artisan in Warsaw, made from 24-carat gold-platted brass.

Silk and nylon threads – durable and refined threads, in countless colors are used to weave stones into gentle necklaces and bracelets depending on the cut and kind of particular stone.

Taking care of your elfjoy jewelry

In order to be able to cherish the beauty of elfjoy jewelry, we recommend taking it off during bedtime, bath time, physical activity or intense choirs. This will allow one to protect it from any unnecessary tear and wear or other damage. It will also protect the natural stones from contact with chemicals found in cosmetics and detergents, protecting them from mattifying, changing their color or deteriorating in other ways.

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