Get ready to experience oxidized jewelry in a whole new way. Here you’ll find beautifully crafted pieces that are simultaneously rustic and elegant. They come in a variety of metals, including sterling silver, 18ct gold vermeil, and rose gold plating so there’s something for everyone. Oxidized jewelry has all sorts of uses: Wear it as cocktail bar adornment for an extra touch of sophistication or use it to layer bracelets, bangles, and watches for an edgy look that can still be professional. It’s always easy to transition from day to night with our vast selection of oxidized jewelry, which includes chunky cuff links, friendship bracelets, and hoop earrings.
The process of oxidization has the blending of the two metals to create the alloy. A pure metal like silver is exposed to Sulfur to get the oxidized effect. Another method of oxidizing jewelry is the use of Silver Black which contains Hydrochloric acid and provides a controlled approach compared to the use of Liver of Sulfur.
Why is it so popular?
Nowadays the oxidized jewelry has gained popularity. Oxidized jewelry is the first choice of women who adore the feisty, ethnic, look. The dark effect of the jewelry gives it a unique and antique look. It is also cost-effective in comparison to metals like gold and silver. These pieces have an old-world charm and traditional appeal. Oxidized jewelry comes in the trendiest of designs, right from traditional and tribal designs to chic and urbane ones which you can even wear to work. In regional or festival circuits, oxidized jewelry is immensely popular during Navratri and cultural festivals. Usually, oxidized necklace and earring sets are paired with traditional outfits or sarees. But you can mix and match different Indo-western or modern sartorial styles like a rainbow skirt with a cotton tank top and pair it with chunky oxidized necklaces, or wear a strapless gown with geometric or animal/floral themed oxidized choker and big bracelet cuffs of oxidized silver. Or else, just go with classic oxidized gemstone pendants or totemic oxidized earrings paired with daily workwear. Whether it is the Jhumkas, Chandbalis, earrings with tassels and pearls, long drop earrings with pom poms, or a simple ear stud with a diamond in the Centre, oxidized earrings in all forms look beautiful and versatile. These can be paired with Kurtis, Indo-western outfits, sarees, lehengas, long skirts, Indian suits, and so on. The options are many and the more you experiment with oxidized jewelry, the more creative you can get with your outfit pairings.
If such jewelry is maintained with precaution, it can last long. Keep your costume jewelry in a closed cardboard box, covering it up with cotton. The ideal place to store them is cool and away from sunlight. Even indoor light sources like fluorescent lights or light bulbs turn the color of oxidized jewelry over time. If you expect not to wear a certain piece for a long time, put it in an air-tight bag and store it in a drawer. Steamers or hot water should never come into contact with oxidized pieces.