KatrinDetmers

Handmade Jewellry from Berlin

Berlin, Germany | 50 Sales on Etsy

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Last updated on Sep 17, 2018

Welcome to my online shop at Etsy!

I have compiled some answers to frequently asked questions in my shop FAQ. If there are any open answers, please feel free to write a message. I usually reply within 24 hours - on weekends it can sometimes take a little longer...

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About

A passionate goldsmith makes favourite jewellery

Even as a pupil I wanted to become a goldsmith. After graduating from high school, professional excursions to university and into long "permanent employment" in the free economy followed...

After more than 20 years I finally took the plunge and started my own business as a goldsmith in 2010.

I am very happy that I can put my creativity, my passion for the craft and my energy to 100% into my own projects!

My passion is silver and gold jewellery with beautiful gems: rings, necklaces, earrings and cufflinks with clear shapes and colors. Handmade with love and passion for goldsmithing - favourite jewellery!

Since 2011 I have my workshop in Berlin-Mitte - together with great colleagues:
c/o Auguste Froschhammer - Gallery for jewellery and goldsmiths
August route 85
10117 Berlin
www.auguste-froschhammer.com

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    Since 2010 self-employed goldsmith with love and passion for craftsmanship. My preferences: Rings, necklaces, earrings and cufflinks with clear shapes and colors - handmade from silver, gold and beautiful gems. Favourite jewellery!

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Where can I have a look at the original pieces of jewellry and get advice?

At my workshop:
c/o Auguste Froschhammer
- Galerie für Schmuck und Goldschmiede
Auguststraße 85
10117 Berlin

opening hours: Tuesday until Staturday from 12 up 7 pm
Tel.: +49 (30) 55 87 40 40

www.auguste-froschhammer.com

Sizing details

You do not know your ring size and have never worn a ring: then please do not just put on a tape measure and read the millimeters...

Ring sizes depend not only on the thickness of the finger, but also on the ring model (width, shape, etc.). In this case I recommend (especially for wedding rings) to have the ring size determined by a specialist (goldsmiths, jewellers, larger jewellery department of a department store...) and when measuring the desired ring shape, e.g. thin and round inside.

The so-called multisizers, which function like a miniature belt on which the ring size can then be read, are also maximally suitable for narrow and flat rings.

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Care of jewellry with pearls

Jewellery with pearls requires special care, as pearls do not like soap, hairspray and other cosmetics, and certainly not a silver cleaning bath. Therefore, often worn pearl jewellery should always be cleaned with a very soft brush in lukewarm water, if at all only with a mild, pH-neutral shampoo.

Blackened Silver

Blackened silver does not remain black permanently. Since only the top layer of the silver can be blackened, the black is mainly rubbed off on the higher layer and the silver reappears. However, it is possible to "recolour" the piece of jewellery without any problems.

Care instructions

Basically, a beautiful piece of jewellery does not remain as shiny/matte/blackened as at the beginning - at least if it is worn.
So: Jewellery needs care, so that you can enjoy the pieces for a long time! A soft brush and mild soap often work wonders. Even tarnished silver jewellery should first be washed "conventionally" and then dipped into a silver cleaning bath, because a silver cleaning bath only makes silver beautiful again, but does not "clean" dirt away... Polished jewellery can be easily cleaned with a normal silver cleaning cloth. This, in turn, is not suitable for matt surfaces, as you only rub dirt into the roughened surface with the cloth...

Plating with fine Gold

Plating with fine gold is a strong fine gold coating. Normally it is at least 3 milliem/micron (0.003 millimeters) thick, which is 10 times more than normal gilding. Thus the piece of jewellery is permanently protected against tarnishing and abrasion.
Since rings are subject to greater abrasion, gold plating is recommended for rings of at least 20 milliem ( 0.020 millimeters). For safety's sake, have my rings and chains plated with 30 Milliem - everything else with at least 20 Milliem.

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colour variations

I take pictures of my pieces against a light background and with white balance, but it can still happen that the colours of the stones look different "in real" than on your monitors - which can also be due to different monitor settings. And gems come from nature: hardly anyone resembles exactly a second stone and since all my articles are individually handmade, it can also come to small deviations from the illustrated articles.

Custom and personalized orders

If you have any questions about ring sizes, special requests or personalisation (e.g. engravings), please contact me BEFORE purchasing via the message function or by email to post@katrin-detmers.de