Hafnium & Diamond

With it’s muted earthy tones, fine-grained hafnium patina creates associations with deserted landscapes and embodies aesthetics of the Japanese wabi-sabi principle. There is the subtle sharpness around the edges of the ring that gives a harmonious finish to it’s imperfectly rustic elegance. Tension setting breathes space between the nuanced ochre ring base and the precious gemstone, allowing a stunning play of light and sparkle. Luminous, excellent cut brilliant juxtaposed by textured, organic tempered hafnium with a polished interior surface.

 

VS1, F+, excellent cut & polish, certified diamond tension set in hafnium. Each piece is unique, the image represents the exact piece by the size selected. Custom made to size upon request, diamond type and specific colours shall be picked upon request.

 

Each piece is unique and entirely handcrafted by the artist. Patinated using self-developed undisclosed technology. Artisanal metalwork techniques are combined with experimental practices. There is no glue, artificial colouring or chemicals used in the process.

Hafnium & Diamond

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Hafnium

Only known since 1923, hafnium is the last stable element to be discovered on Earth. Hafnium is one of the rarest materials found in the Earth’s crust and is a shiny, silvery, ductile metal. With my work, I want to talk about the language of materials and contribute to the understanding that each material has its own unseen potential. My metal patinatination process is the fruit of perpetual research, and the result of a slow and meticulous artisanal method, striving to achieve something that is both a wearable object and an artwork.

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ASR JWLS Studio

With conventionally unwearable materials, uniquely textured designs and refined details, I wish to evoke a subtle sense of luxury, a fresh perspective on jewellery design. Minimalist yet sculptural and contemporary, I cultivate aesthetic with little adornment or embellishment, which parts ways with any typical visual motifs associated with jewellery. Still, with a deliberately simplistic design statement, I remain embedded in unique jewellery making techniques, epitomising material restraint and craftsmanship. Created with Earth’s rarest materials and a burning passion for quality, my handmade jewels reflect my pursuit of raw, spontaneous beauty as well as commitment to sustainability.

Size Guide

 

To help you make sure you order the right size, please use the ring size conversion table below.

 

 

How To Measure

 

The Hands-on Method​

 

  1. Grab a tape measure, length of string or strip of paper.
  2. Wrap it around the finger you’ll wear your ring on—if you’re creating a ring stack, consider where on your finger the ring will sit—and mark the place where it joins.
  3. Lay your string or paper strip on a flat surface and use a ruler to measure the length up to the mark. Use the chart above to match the measurement to the closest ring size.


Measure an Existing Ring

 

  1. Choose a ring that already fits your finger well.
  2. Measure the interior diameter of the ring in millimeters (mm).
  3. Use the measurement chart above to match the size of your ring to the closest size in mm.

 

Please note that manual methods of determining the size may result in inaccuracies.

 

If you are unsure of your ring size please visit a local jewellery store to have your finger size measured by a professional or contact us for alternative ways to measure your ring size.

 

Refractory metals

 

Refractory metals are a class of metals that are extraordinarily resistant to heat and wear. Tantalum, niobium and hafnium all belong to this group. They all share some properties, including an extraordinary melting point above 2200 °C, high hardness and  a relatively high density. They are chemically inert, like precious metals such as platinum and gold, which means they are perfectly compatible with the human body and do not cause staining, like silver or brass. Because of their high melting point, refractory metal components are never fabricated by casting.

 

With my work, I want to talk about the language of materials and contribute to the understanding that each material has its own unseen potential. My metal patinatination process is the fruit of perpetual research, and the result of a slow and meticulous artisanal method, striving to achieve something that is both a wearable object and an artwork. My work highlights the poetic force of the accident in which the creative process is irregular and unpredictable. This is how all of my designs were invented, born out of experimentation, now inscribed in my identity. With the aim to preserve the technological secrets, I keep the processing of the materials undisclosed.

 

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Gold

 

Gold is a soft, dense, yellow metal and it belongs to the precious metal group. It is very ductile and has a high lustre. The most gold is mined in South African gold mines. Often, gold is found as a native metal. This means it is not part of an ore, and does not need smelting. It may be in large, pure nuggets but more often must be separated from other minerals and soil. Most of the gold on Earth is deep inside the Earth’s core because it is dense. Nearly all discovered gold was deposited on the surface by meteorites.

 

When used in jewellery, gold is most of the time alloyed. The alloy determines it’s colour, density, value and physical properties such as hardness, ductility, etc.

 

Platinum

 

Platinum is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious metal. Platinum is one of the least reactive metals and has remarkable resistance to corrosion. It is one of the rarer elements in Earth’s crust. It occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa. Because of its scarcity and given its important uses, it is highly valuable. It occurs naturally in the alluvial sands of various rivers and was first used by pre-Columbian South American natives to produce artifacts.

 

Diamonds

 

ASR Jewels is fully committed to supporting the sustainable development of the diamond sector from mine to the market. We work in close relationship with one of the oldest remaining Belgian diamond manufacturing families, a history that started in the early 1900’. We only use diamonds purchased through Diamond Producers Association (DPA) members of which provide safe, high quality jobs to members of their communities and locally source goods and services needed for their operations. DPA members partner with local communities and governments to minimise environmental impact and work with all sectors in the value chain to expand responsible practices to the whole diamond ecosystem.

 

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Delivery

 

  • We aim to process all in stock orders within 2-3 business days.
  • Free shipping applies to all jewellery orders. We use DHL Express shipping to all International orders and the delivery time is generally 2-3 business days after dispatch.
  • The turn around time for custom orders is generally 6-8 weeks after the order is confirmed. If you would like to know the current wait period please contact us.
  • If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in the shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone.
  • Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.
  • Please note that all orders will require a signed delivery.
  • If you would like to arrange an alternative delivery service, please e-mail hello@asrjwls.com

 

International Duties and Taxes

 

All items purchased for delivery outside of the EU will be sold without VAT, this will be deducted from the product price at checkout and on the website pages once the correct delivery country has been selected. Deliveries outside of the EU are subject to local import taxes and duties, now including the UK. You are responsible for any customs duties and taxes charged by your destination country in addition to the item price and shipping charges. If any import charges and duties apply to your order, the shipping company will contact you once your items are in customs to let you know the cost. Please note that this may delay the delivery time as payment of necessary charges to the local authorities for releasing goods is the responsibility of the shipment’s receiver. It is important to provide a swift response to the shipping company about the customs payment. In the case that the customs payment is not made on time, the pieces will be returned to ASR JWLS and this will incur additional costs for repeated shipment.

 

Returns

 

  • In the case you would like to return a piece for refund please contact us at hello@asrjwls.com.
  • We understand that you may feel that the ordered piece of jewellery does not suit. Unsuitable pieces may be refunded or credited within 7 days of return date for Lithuanian purchases, and 14 days for UK, European and International purchases. We are unable to refund custom pieces.
  • Please make the request to return the jewellery piece within 48 hours of receiving by emailing hello@asrjwls.com. Please include your original receipt in the returned parcel.
  • It is essential to note that in order to receive a refund, the jewellery piece(s) must be unworn and in perfect condition, in its original packaging and with all its relevant paperwork (e.g. certificate of authenticity). ASR JWLS has the right to reject returned jewellery if it does not meet the return policy requirements. In such cases, we will return the jewellery pieces to the purchaser.
  • Any refunds will be re-credited to the original purchaser’s credit/debit card for the sum paid excluding any postal costs.
  • Until we receive your returned jewellery, the pieces and their condition are the customer’s responsibility. We will not be responsible for any returned jewellery lost or damaged in transit; we would advise you to return jewellery using a secure and trackable method retaining your proof of postage.
  • Please note that the postal costs for goods returned from outside Lithuania are the customer’s responsibility and will only be reimbursed if the pieces are damaged, faulty or incorrectly supplied.
  • For international returns, please note clearly on any export documentation and on the address label that the goods enclosed are returned goods. This will ensure that duties or taxes are not re-charged upon receiving the goods back into Lithuania. If this procedure is not followed, this cost may be passed on to the customer at the company’s discretion.

Jewellery Care

 

  • Handle jewellery with care to prevent bending, scratching, or warping. Avoid applying forceful direct pressure, therefore the setting of the stones may have to be checked to prevent their loss.
  • Patinated jewellery may scratch and fade over time. To avoid, please do not expose to sharp objects and avoid any activity that may scratch it. If in doubt, please take it off and keep it safe.
  • Do not store ASR jewellery in close proximity to sharp objects or in anunfavourable environment (bathroom/outdoors/etc.) for an extended period of time;
  • Do not wear your jewellery while using chemical products, cleaningagents, metal and abrasive scrubs, sandpaper, etc. Moreover, avoid wearing in a chlorinated swimming pool, at the gym, or seaside. If it does come into contact with chemicals, rinse it in water immediately. Please have professionally cleaned.
  • While traveling or not wearing your jewellery, store it in its original boxor a dust bag;
  • Gemstones are vulnerable to impact and they may damage if badly knocked or dropped.
  • Sometimes despite your best efforts, your jewellery may need cleaning over time. We recommend washing up liquid, or mild detergents such as specialist jewellery cleaners, and use of a very soft toothbrush to go over the surface of your jewels under lukewarm water.
  • Please note that due to the use of tiny elements, ASR JWLS pieces are not intended for children under the age of 14.

 

Warranty

 

When you buy a product on asrjwls.com you have a two-year right to file a complaint counting from the delivery date. This means that for up to two years after you have received the product, you may have the product repaired, exchanged or you may have a refund or a reduction of the purchase price if the product is defect and depending on the situation at hand.

 

We are happy to look at any damage on the jewellery to establish the best course of action. In the event that reparations are possible, a small charge may apply. For deeper cleaning, you can return your jewellery to us and we can have your jewellery cleaned.

 

Faulty items

 

ASR JWLS follows a very rigorous quality assurance procedure and we check each piece before it is shipped. We advise to carefully check your jewellery pieces upon their arrival. Should you receive a faulty or damaged piece, please do not remove any labels or attempt to fix it. Please email us at hello@asrjwls.com stating your order number and the nature of the fault, and where possible, please accompany with photos highlighting the damage. For faulty items that have been worn, or purchases returned outside our Returns Policy, please email us at hello@asrjwls.com for further assistance. These may be accepted at the discretion of ASR JWLS. The customer’s statutory rights are unaffected.

 

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