Fashion Jewelry Metals
Shavonne uses 14k yellow and 14k white gold, sterling silver, stainless steel and
non-tarnishing rhodium as the final and permanent heat-bonded finish
on all its high quality fashion jewelry. Almost all the sterling
silver jewelry is finished in non-tarnishing rhodium which costs
about $4,000.00 per ounce. It looks the same as highly polished
sterling silver, but will never tarnish.
Most fashion jewelry manufacturers use silver or brass as a base or core
metal. We had used both for many years and both are good; but, as
a fashion jewelry manufacturer, we discovered that Shavonne's exclusive
jeweler's bronze was superior in all ways for beauty and wear ability.
Even though its initial cost is greater, cost has never been our
prime concern. Customer satisfaction is--and always has been--our
Fashion Jewelry Russian Cubic Zirconia and Swarovski Austrian crystal Stones
Shavonne's fashion jewelry and rings contain the finest man-made
and laboratory-created gemstones possible--class "A" Russian
Formula cubic zirconia and genuine Swarovski Austrian Crystal stones
(although a few of our ring styles do feature natural gemstones
rather than their lab-created counterparts). While lab-created stones
such as cubic zirconias are typically associated with clear diamonds,
they can be colored to realistically simulate other natural stones--ruby,
sapphire, emerald, amethyst, tanzanite, aquamarine, pink diamond,
and golden topaz to name a few.
Many Shades of Colored Cubic Zirconia Stones
From time to time we receive questions about the various shades
of the Russian formula cubic zirconia stones in our fashion jewelry.
What many people don't realize is that the very finest cubic zirconia
stones--just like natural gemstones--come in varying shades. Shavonne's
exclusive diamond faceting is responsible for the extraordinary
brilliance you will enjoy forever.
Natural stones can and will have many different shades, from darker
to lighter. In fact, all natural stones except perfect blue-white
diamonds have these variations.
Cubic zirconia stones, too, have these color variations due to
the highly sophisticated process used to create them--vacuum induction.
In this manufacturing process, a large free-form piece of cubic
zirconia is created as the various quality ingredients necessary
for cz are electronically injected into a vacuum.
For stones other than clear diamond czs (e.g., ruby,
sapphire, emerald, peridot, or tanzanite), permanent
coloring is also perfectly blended at this time, meaning the color
is permanently ingrained throughout the stone--not just on the surface.
Many lower-quality cubic zirconia stones only have a coloring on
the surface which will lose brilliance over time, but Shavonne uses
only the highest-quality cz stones, Russian formula,
in our fashion jewelry.
However, color tends to be lighter on the extremities of the uncut,
free-form cz and darker towards the center. Typically,
larger stones are cut from the center of the cubic zirconia, and
smaller stones are cut from the extremities of the stones.
Different renderings of cubic zirconia stones have slightly different
shades, and stones cut from different locations on
the newly-created free-form cz will have slightly different
shades. So, the cubic zirconia stone you get will have a beautiful,
realistic ruby, sapphire, emerald, tanzanite, or peridot appearance
but its very own unique shade.
Shavonne's birthstone colors will please even the most discriminating
individuals. You will be able to enjoy their unique colors virtually
Cleaning Your Fashion Jewelry
With the exception of our replica watches and jewelry
that contains certain natural stones (such as jade, pearls, coral,
etc.) this is how we beautifully maintain tens of thousands of
pieces of Shavonne jewelry:
Immerse the jewelry for 8-10 seconds in any
good liquid gold or silver cleaner.
Rinse the jewelry clean under a warm water faucet.
Rinse the jewelry once again in a separate glass
or plastic container in a soapy water solution.
And finally, thoroughly rinse the jewelry again
under the warm water faucet, then...
Towel dry and leave your jewelry on the towel...
Blow-dry your jewelry with your hair dryer for
about 10 seconds at a distance of about 8 to 10 inches, being
sure to blow under or behind the stones. Do not hold while blow-drying
as the items can get very hot.
The result is beautiful. All water (except certain
bottled waters) contains many minerals that, when allowed to air
dry, will deposit a fine mineral residue on the surface that eventually
dulls that surface of the jewelry. By evaporating all moisture
from the jewelry immediately with your hair dryer you also dispose
of the mineral dulling problem. The result is a return to its