JEWELLERY - MATERIALS & QUALITY
DYRBERG/KERN products are created by hand and undergo many different processes: from casting, polishing and plating of the metal base, to hand braided macramé, to cutting, polishing, and insertion of semi-precious stones and brilliant crystals. Finally the many different elements of one single jewelry piece are assembled. After each process, a specific quality control is performed.
ALL DYRBERG KERN JEWELLERY PRODUCTS MEET THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN TERMS OF PRODUCT SAFETY.
ALL JEWELRY IS FREE OF NICKEL, CADMIUM AND LEAD.
The decision regarding which base material to use, depends solely on the individual design and the properties of the jewelry item. If a soft, organic look is wanted, we go for brass. If a strong, technically perfect, and clean product is needed, we use stainless steel.
Stainless steel is a very hard, strong and durable metal alloy with a content of iron and chrome. Stainless undergo several processes, which make it practically scratch free and resistible to corrosion and oxidation. The color of steel is a cold silvery shade, which may be given a high polish or structured surface, depending on the desired result. Stainless steel can be top coated for a different color finish.
Brass is typically an alloy made of copper and zinc. It is a soft, moldable yet very strong and scratch free metal, which may be cast and shaped into practically any form you can imagine. The color of brass is a soft yellow shade, which may be polished to perfection, but over time the color darkens as it gets in contact with oxygen. To prevent it from oxidation a topcoat Plating is necessary.
Ion plating is one of the most advanced surface finishing processes on the market. Ion plating is carried out in a vacuum environment and makes the top plating more durable and more resistant. It also provides a higher brightness.
The greatest advantage of the ion plating process is that the surface created is both harder and chemically more stable than that produced through traditional wet plating methods. Experiments have proven that the plating obtained through Ion plating is five to eight times better than what can be obtained through traditional methods in terms of wear and corrosion resistance.
The color of the ion plating may change over time with the use of various colored, allergy tested metals.