Jewellery 101. Gold and silver:
the need to know.

OUR (NOT SO) PRECIOUS METALS

GOLD

Experts say that around 80% of my total supply has already been mined.

And since I’m undeniably chic, people want more of me than can actually be mined.

Recycling is a way to give my fans what they want, without running into the ethical challenges associated with mining.

(I don’t mean to show of, but I’m virtually indestructible, and can be recycled without any damage to my purity.)

Catch Rhys uses recycled 9ct gold for all of their pieces, which I think is pretty fabulous. I’m never plated, always solid.

SILVER

I’m still a precious metal, but there’s a lot more of me to go around than my friend gold, so I’m a lot cheaper.

Don’t be fooled - cheaper does not mean cheap. I’m still virtually indestructible, and can be recycled over and over again without any damage to my purity.

Catch Rhys uses sterling silver for all of their pieces, which means I’m used in my most durable form. Again, never plated. Always solid.

Looking after us

Although we’re designed for 24/7 wear,we’re not called ‘fine’ jewellery for nothing.
We’re delicate, and need to be treated with tender loving care. Fortunately, we’re
protected by Catch Rhys’ guarantee if accidents do happen.

GOLD

The best way to keep me tarnish free, is to wear me everywhere except in chlorinated water.

• The rubs and bumps I get from daily life will keep me polished.

• When you’re not wearing me, keep me away from damp and heat, ideally in an airtight container.

• For a deep clean, use warm water, soap, and a very soft toothbrush.

Silver

The best way to keep me tarnish free, is to wear me everywhere except in chlorinated water.

• The rubs and bumps I get from daily life will keep me polished.

• When you’re not wearing me, keep me away from damp and heat, ideally in an airtight container.

• For a deep clean, use warm water, soap, and a very soft toothbrush.

WHERE WE ARE MADE

CHAINS & CHARMS

We’re made in Shropshire, UK
by a family-run business with
over 40 years of experience.

HOOPS

We’re mostly made in Tuscany,
Italy
and a few of us are
made in Bournemouth, UK

RINGS

We’re made and finished
in Leicestershire, UK by
brilliant craftspeople.

SEE US IN ACTION

We love when you show us off.