Gold is one of the most precious and sought after materials dating back to ancient times. Gold can be formed and deformed without losing toughness. It is for that reason that gold is perfect for recycling.

During the recycling process, gold is melted down and refined. The refined gold is then alloyed with other metals to create the desired gold karate. Svanhilde jewellery pieces are made from 100% recycled gold, which has been recycled and refined here in Finland. 

The purity of gold is measured in karats. 

Pure gold, that is 24 karat gold, is too soft to be used in everyday jewellery, so it is mixed, or alloyed, with other metals to give it strength and durability, or to change the colour of the gold.

Yellow gold is alloyed with copper and silver, and white gold is alloyed with palladium. Fineness is another was to express the content of precious metal in gold jewellery, and it measures the purity in parts per thousand - for example, our jewellery is made using 14K gold, or 585/1000 gold and 18K, or 750/1000 gold.


Parts Per Thousand




99,99 %



91,6 %



75 %



58,5 %

All That Glitters

Gold is extremely durable, does not tarnish or corrode, and holds value for its entire lifetime. Gold jewellery is a wonderful investment to make because it is something you can wear and enjoy everyday.

Svanhilde jewellery pieces are beautiful, durable and sustainable pieces that will last for lifetimes.

Using recycled gold is a conscious, sustainable and environmentally friendly choice.

Recycling gold for new jewellery decreases the need for mining, and gold does not decrease in quality when recycled. 

Good to know

White Gold Jewellery

Our white gold jewellery does not contain any nickel. Our white gold is alloyed with palladium, and the result is a grey coloured gold.

In order to give the gold a shinier and whiter finish, the jewellery is rhodium plated. This gives a beautiful lustrous finish, however, it does wear thinner over time especially on rings which are used everyday.

If you wear your ring everyday, we recommend that it should be rhodium plated again approximately every 2 to 3 years.