ChristinaPauls

Slow Jewellery. Feeling the place where it comes from

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
1,177 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Christina Pauls

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2021

We are on holiday now and will be back on January 10th.
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About ChristinaPauls

Sales 1,177
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Sustainability & Handicraft

Slow jewellery. objects. textile means for me to be able to feel where things come from and to appreciate every tiny detail. To feel that it takes time to produce an object or a piece of jewellery by hand. To feel the clarity and simplicity of an object and to know that good quality simply gives pleasure for longer.

Silver/ Gold:
The materials we use are 925 sterling silver and 585 and 750 gold. The gold we use, like the silver, is reprocessed, i.e. recycled material, which is thus resurrected. We have consciously opted for recycled material and do not use silver or gold from mines. When precious metals are extracted from mines and processed, the earth’s surface is destroyed, chemicals that endanger the health of man and the natural world are used and the local working conditions often involve human rights violations. Reclaiming gold from old gold on the other hand is noncritical and there is absolutely no loss of quality in the material: the gold and silver are of the same value. The industrially manufactured raw materials that we use, such as chain material or clasps are produced in Germany and made of recycled material or come from refineries that are members of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The most important concerns of the RJC are ethically established, social and environmental process technologies in gold and silver mining and anchoring these principles throughout the entire jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. For further information, go to: www.responsiblejewellery.com

Pearls:
We only use genuine freshwater cultured pearls that come from China or Japan. Thanks to regular visits by our local pearl dealers the cleanliness of the waters, the local working conditions and the quality of the pearl harvesting can be continually verified.

Handicraft, made in Germany:
Every article is made to order, which means that we do not mass-produce. Everything is produced locally, not far from Stuttgart. As soon as we receive your order, we begin producing your very own unique piece of jewellery.

Packaging made of renewable resources:
The packaging material, as well as postcards and care instructions are printed exclusively on recycled paper.

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  • Christina Pauls

    Owner, Designer

    I'm Christina, the creative mind and hands behind the jewellery label Christina Pauls, slow jewellery. My passion is to work with silver and gold, but also leather to create unique jewellery and accessories.

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How should I store my jewelry properly ?

Jewelry should not be stored loosely in a bowl with other pieces of jewelry because the metal parts rub against each other and it can easily come to scratches. You can clean your favorite piece with the help of a toothbrush and lukewarm water, with very little dish liquid added. Silver oxidizes in the air, forming a gray to black coating. This so-called tarnishing of the metal is a completely natural process that does not compromise quality. You can remove the black oxidation layer with a silver cleaning cloth.

What is the difference between gold coating and gold plating?

Gold coating and gold plating are both galvanic coatings that can be performed in different gold colors. The coating is a much thinner layer and therefore carries off faster than the plating. The thickness of a coating is 0.1-0.2 microns, a gold plating is up to 10 microns thick. That's why all my jewelery pieces are goldplated or rose goldplated (basic material silver), so that you can enjoy it for a long time.

What's the difference between blackened silver and blackruthenized silver?

The natural process that silver tarnishs by exposure to air is used controlled in the method of Blackening. Only the uppermost layer of silver is colored, which can be rubbed off easily.

Blackruthenizing, on the other hand, is a galvanic process (similar to plating) in which the platinum metal ruthenium is applied and the surface turns black. These surface finishes can only be removed by heavy, mechanical wear. That's why all my jewels are blackruthenized in order to enjoy it for a long time.

How do I care for goldplated or blackruthenized jewellery?

You can clean your favorite piece with the help of a toothbrush and lukewarm water, with very little detergent added. The gilding, black ruthenation is not affected by water and dish liquid. Please do not clean with toothpaste or metal sponges, as the surface will be sanded and the top layer removed.

How should I store my pearl jewellery ?

Pearls are a natural product and their surface is soft and delicate. When in direct contact with harder materials, e.g. Metal or gemstones can cause scratches, so they should not be stored together with other jewelry, it is best to store them individually. Strong sunlight and storage near a heater can dry out the outermost layer of pearls. Wearing during a shower or bath or swimming pool or sea can also attack the surface. Please put on your pearl jewelry after the hairdressing and make-up and make sure that they do not come into contact with skin creams, soap, shampoo, hair dyes, etc.

How do I care for pearl jewelry?

You can clean your pearl jewelry with a simple soft cloth, with coarse dirt helps lukewarm water with a drop of dish liquid. Every 2-3 years the pearls can be gently rubbed with olive oil, which preserves its shine.

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