Metal Guide

18ct Gold

 

The quintessential metal with high gold purity that is highly valued

 75.0% gold

A storied carat that has historically been favoured when choosing a metal to mark important celebrations.

Its malleabilty makes it extremely easy to work.

Simple to polish and repair

Rust and tarnishing resistant

18ct yellow gold is rich in colour

Has a traceable cultural heritage and best exemplifies the natural properties of gold that first fired the imaginations of alchemists and goldsmiths

14ct Gold

An extremely popular carat in fine jewellery

58.5% gold

Highly regarded by craftsmen and designers for its strength and resiliance

Less expensive than 18ct gold to produce and craft

Simple to polish and repair

Rust and tarnishing resistant

14ct Yellow gold is more modest in colour in comparison to 18ct

14ct Yellow Gold is the strongest and most durable of the yellow golds, with 18ct and 9ct being of relatively equal strength

(In the case of White Gold 18ct is the strongest, followed by 14ct, then 9ct)

9ct Gold

 A metal that produces a muted gold colour, giving the ring a more minimal aesthetic

37.5% gold

A contemporary metal that mutes the richness of higher carats in favour more discreet appearance, without diminishing the metal’s aura

Most inexpensive and accessible carat of gold

While retaining the awe and natural properties of this classic metal

Sterling Silver

A distinctive and enduring precious metal with a long heritage

92.5% silver

Sterling silver is the customary choice for beautiful high-quality silver jewellery.

It’s over 90% pure silver, mixed with alloys to add strength, durability and ensure that it will last a lifetime

Maintains the bright and lustrous colour of pure silver

Unlike silver plated jewellery our sterling silver won’t wear down

Sterling silver jewellery has been traditionally cherished

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The Story of Annotated’s Education Collaboration 

Originally created by three friends at the University of Oxford looking for a different, but elegant way to celebrate and cherish their undergraduate memories,

This project goes back to the beginnings of the small design studio that preceded our company.

Since those earliest days, Annotated has stood for the idea that, by making things well, we could imbue our products with a sense of soul. You can feel it the moment you touch one of our Signet rings.

And being the children of university lecturers and teachers it was natural for us to combine this with the notion of celebrating education and studying for its own sake.

Over the years, the Annotated graduation ring has become our definition of one-of-a-kind and bespoke: completely made-to-order in collaboration with its owner and crafted by hand from precious metals.

Whether a graduand is someone who typically is interested in fine jewellery or not.

Please note, custom-made items cannot be returned but can be cancelled within seven days of order confirmation when production is still at an early stage.


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