Today, jewellery doesn’t have to be made of gold. Other cultures have been using various materials for producing jewellery for a long time. We are always on the lookout for another current material. This may be a completely new or unusual material or one that is well-known that we can help to give new currency. For example, these days wood can be perfectly formed using state-of-the-art production techniques into extraordinary shapes that were not previously possible. When selectively combined with gold, diamonds and gemstones, something extremely special and absolutely top-quality is created. Our objects are contemporary statements, which is precisely what we are committed to – Jewellery of Today.
Scheffel jewellery exclusively uses 18 carat gold (fineness 750/-). Its exceptionally warm and pleasant colour is what captivates and also distinguishes it from lower carats. High-carat gold is a sign of quality and conveys value. We handle white, red, rose and yellow gold.
Corian is an aesthetic and functional material. The massive, pore-free and homogeneous mineral substance consists of two-thirds natural material and one-third acrylic resin. Despite its extreme resistance and hardness, Corian has the appearance of a delicate material whose smooth and silky surface invites you to touch it. The interplay of beauty, purity and durability make Corian the perfect material for use in jewellery. The wide range of colours offer many design opportunities.
Elforyn, like Corian, belongs to the mineral substances group. The material was developed as a substitute for ivory and strongly resembles its natural counterpart. It combines all the properties of ivory and has also received a number of improvements. Its homogeneous construction makes Elforyn considerably more stable and reduces the risk of breakage to a minimum. Its resistance to fats, oils and even acids and alkalis make this hard-wearing jewellery suitable for every-day wear. Like Corian, Elforyn captivates through its pleasant feel and visual effect.
We only use wood from controlled cultivation and of the highest quality. The procurement of this natural material depends on many factors. Age and storage affect the hardness and the dryness of the wood. They determine whether a wood is or is not suitable for producing jewellery. The appearance of a piece of jewellery is determined by the wood’s grain and colour. Our wood is hand-picked; this is the only way that we can guarantee consistently high quality.
The extremely hard and premium woods come from all parts of the world: the violet amaranth and orange-red brazilwood from South America, deep black ebony from Africa, dark brown walnut from Europe, light yellow maple from North America, lemon-coloured amarillo from South America and the brown and black striped sheoak wood from Australia.
Together with gold, diamonds and gemstones, this metal develops another aura and becomes part of a precious piece of jewellery. As an extremely hard-wearing material, stainless steel is perfect for making jewellery.
With an additional PVD coating, we can impart a matte or even coloured surface on the steel. This doesn’t just enhance the design possibilities; it also increases the lifetime of this already robust material.
We only use the highest quality gemstones for our jewellery. We carefully select the stones based on tonality as they have to match the gold colour and overall image of the piece of jewellery. The cut of a stone also has a significant influence on the visual impact. Apart from standard cuts, we explore new avenues by creating our own cuts.
Natural forms are a feature of our organic collection. The lack of symmetry underlines the overall organic impression. In the Kashmir Collection, we focus on new stone cuts with few facets for an elegant appearance.
It’s not just the purity and colour that are important for the quality of a diamond, but also the right cut. Only the perfect cut guarantees the best reflection and optimal brilliance. Our stones are therefore always a small selection from a large batch, which are examined with a microscope. We only use the best magnified products.
The luster denotes the radiance of a pearl, meaning its ability to reflect light. A strong luster means higher radiance and is a sign of the quality of a pearl. Apart from this, the size, colour, form and a flawless surface also determine the quality of a pearl. We only use the best quality pearls for our jewellery. This includes freshwater pearls, Akoya pearls and South Sea and Tahiti pearls.