Every item from the R+TR costume jewellery collection is hand-carved in wax, cast in metal with the traditional lost-wax process, and then tumbled for resilience. Finally, every single piece is carefully hand-finished. Slight imperfections in the texture, typical of lost-wax casting, are not manufacturing faults: rather, each individual piece retains its very own set of marks, which make it unique.
Discolorations may occasionally appear on the surface: a distinctive feature of the alloy which, combined with air and with the wearer’s skin pH, in time will afford the piece a beautiful patina, making it even more personal. Depending on individual preferences, a jewellery-polishing cloth will be all that is needed to restore the original shine and polish.
These items are cast in one single piece, and yield a little pliability. However, although slightly adjustable, we recommend bending gently (if at all), as repeated harsh bending might cause metal to break.
All the metals and alloys we use are manufactured in Italy, and are - by law - completely nickel-free, and certified so by the manufacturer.
Your jewellery shall be packaged in a complimentary jewellery bag.
Every piece is designed and handcrafted in Italy.
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