FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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What quality of jewellery does Home of Eve produce and sell?

Our philosophy at Home of Eve is always to make jewellery from precious materials such as 925 sterling silver, 18K gold, platinum and natural gemstones.

Where can I buy Home of Eve jewellery?

To buy one of our collection pieces, please see our retailers under Retailers or make a direct order to orders@homeofeve.com.

How do I place an order?

Simply send us an email to orders@homeofeve.com and we will contact you.

What does 'Bespoke' mean?

It means tailor made for a client. It can be of any style and material.

I don't live in Dubai. Can I still custom order a jewellery piece?

Absolutely! With simple tools like Skype, email and phone calls, we are available and can deliver worldwide.

What is the difference between 14K, 18K and 24K?

Karat stands for the purity of the gold used in a jewellery piece. 24K is the highest unit, meaning that all units in the metal are gold. 18K means that 18 units (or 75%) are gold and 6 units are other metal alloys. 14K means 14 units (or 58%) are gold and 10 units are other metal alloys. The reason why gold is mixed with other alloys is to make it more durable, to change the color, and in some cases, to make it more affordable.

What is gemology?

The study of gemstones.

What does precious and semi-precious mean?

Precious is the term used for highly-valued gemstones and is used specifically for diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The rest of the gemstones are referred to as semi-precious.

What are synthetic gemstones?

Synthetic gemstones are man-made gemstones but have the exact same composition as its natural counterpart. For example, a synthetic sapphire has the same appearance, characteristics and chemistry as a natural sapphire, but not the same value.

What is the difference between gold karat and stones carat?

A gold karat defines the amount of gold that is in the metal and is represented in units of 1000. Ex. 18K gold is 750 units out of 1000 (75%). 14K is 585/1000.

Carat, which is used for gemstones, is an actual weight ratio. 1 carat is around 0.2g Since all gemstones have different densities, the weight in carat is very different between the gemstones. Ex. A diamond's density is a lot higher than an amethyst, therefore, a 1mm diamond has a lower carat weight than a 1mm amethyst.

How do I take care of my gemstones?

Please see Jewellery Care for more information.

What is my birthstone?

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Topaz
December - Turquoise