Golden jewelry; from stardust to timeless elegance

Gouden sieraden; van sterrenstof tot tijdloze elegantie
Dive into the beautiful world of gold, where every piece of jewelry tells a story that goes back to the far reaches of our universe. At Donna Dorée we reveal not only the magic of pure gold, but also the enchantment of gold plated and gold vermeil.

The origin of gold and its a cosmic journey

Gold, one of the most valuable metals, has extraterrestrial origins that date back to our multiverse. Created during the intense fusion reactions of large stars, gold is formed during explosions and supernovae. The resulting dust grains, loaded with gold, become the building blocks of planets like ours. Every piece of gold on Earth therefore carries with it a hint of cosmic history, a reminder of the powerful processes that shape our cosmos.

Purity and carats

After its cosmic journey, gold is extracted from the earth and purified for use in jewelry. The purity of gold is measured in carats, with higher carat values ​​indicating a higher pure gold content. 

  • 24 carat gold: 99.99% pure gold (marked 999)
  • 20 carat gold: 83.3% pure gold (marked 833)
  • 18 carat gold: 75% pure gold (marked 750)
  • 14 carat gold: 58.5% pure gold (marked 585)
  • 9 carat: 37.5% pure gold (marked 375)
  • 8 carat: 33.3% pure gold (marked 333)

This purity is enhanced by alloying it with other metals, making the gold durable and wearable.

In the Netherlands, the vast majority of gold jewelry is made of 14 carat gold. Due to the low gold content, 8 and 9 carats may not officially be called gold in the Netherlands, but in countries such as Germany and England, 8 and 9 carats are considered gold. So it is simply a wonderful material to work with!

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Gold plated and Gold vermeil

In addition to solid gold, there are also gold plated and gold vermeil jewelry.
But what's the difference?

Gold-plated jewelry has a base of silver or another metal, such as copper, covered with a thin layer of gold, while gold vermeil has a silver base with a thicker layer of gold. Gold vermeil, with its gold coating of at least 2.5 microns thickness, embodies luxury and durability without paying the price of real gold.

Our jewelry at Donna Dorée consists of a base of first grade silver 925 and is either gold plated or gold vermeil plated. You can find this information in the jewelry collections and/or products.

Seal of quality

Just like silver jewelry, gold jewelry in the Netherlands must be inspected according to strict standards. At Donna Dorée we attach great importance to these quality standards. Our gold jewelry for women, just like our silver jewelry, bears the 'Responsibility mark in name' and 'content mark', approved by Waarborg Holland. These small marks guarantee the authenticity and quality of our beautiful creations.

Circe goddess earrings in gold

Buy golden jewelry at Donna Dorée

Discover the timeless elegance of gold jewelry at Donna Dorée. From sparkling gold statement earrings to enchanting brooches or necklaces... Be seduced by the shine of a 14 carat gold plating or vermeil layer and the refined details of our gold earrings pendants. 

Enrich your jewelry collection today with a gem from one of Donna Dorée's own collections.

Shop your golden jewelry from our own collections here!

Interested in vintage gold jewelry?

At Donna Dorée you will also find a beautiful collection of vintage and pre-loved gold jewelry. These special pieces are regularly replenished and each piece of jewelry is imbued with a unique story from a bygone era. We cherish sustainability and, in addition to our own collections, we also offer jewelry made of precious metals, such as silver and gold, often enriched with beautiful gemstones. Let yourself shine like the true 'Donna' that you are and discover your unique jewel in our treasure trove.

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