We strive to contribute to sustainable development and minimize any negative impact on the environment. Everything from increasing the proportion of recycled metal, sending only one box per order instead of one per jewellery to minimizing the amount of plastic bags used for the packaging. We will continue to prioritize and work actively to take action and continuously improve our work around sustainability.
Due to high metal prices, a lot of jewellery has been traded in recent years. More gold is now being recycled than what is being newly extracted from the earth. A majority of the gold we use is recycled. The quality of the gold remains when it is recycled, and jewellery made of recycled gold retains its lustre.
Safira jewellery carries control stamps as proof of authenticity. Safira complies with SWEDAC's (via The Technical Research Institute of Sweden) regulations on control and marking of articles of precious metals.
All our jewellery is made of 925 sterling silver and stamped with 925 to show it is genuine. We work actively with increasing our use of recycled metals and as of today, 40% of our jewellery is made from recycled silver.
Silver is a very durable metal and the silver colour will not be abrase from the jewellery, but all silver darkens over time. Tarnish is simply the result of a chemical reaction with oxygen or sulfur particles in the air. But if you take care and clean your sterling silver jewellery, you can easily make it look new again. Simply, clean the silver with lukewarm water and a little soap/dish soap.
18-24K GOLD PLATING
Gold plating comes in varying levels of quality, largely depending on the thickness and purity of the gold and the base metal used for the piece. All our gold jewellery has a base made from sterling silver and then they are plated with a thick layer of 18-24K real gold, to ensure a long-lasting plating.
GENUINE FRESHWATER PEARLS
Pearls are biological stones, which means that major differences in size and shape may occur. Even unique colour differences and pits in the pearl can be found. However, this is only beautiful and contributes to the pearl’s rustic finesse and makes each design unique, and none will look precisely the same. Pearls are sensitive so remember to treat them with love.
We mostly use genuine freshwater pearls in our designs, but it will be stated in the product description if it’s synthetic pearls.
Genuine gemstones are real and were produced on the earth through natural processes. But they are then treated in some way to enhance their beauty and appearance. Gemstones are very sensitive to extreme temperatures, so we do recommend avoiding direct sunlight when wearing your gemstone jewellery.
CUBIC ZIRCONIA STONES (CZ)
A Cubic Zirconia stone is a synthetic gemstone. It is usually colourless but can be made in many different colours. The look of the CZ stone is very similar to diamonds and gives a nice shimmering and sparkling look to the jewellery, also the reason why it is a very popular stone.