18K Gold Jewelry
There is nothing quite as elegant and fashionable as gold jewelry, and if you're looking for an investment piece that you can continue to enjoy for years to come, 18-karat gold jewelry is a wonderful choice. In the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Collection, you can find incredibly unique 18-karat gold jewelry pieces that will bring luxury to your jewelry collection or wow when given as a gift.
What Is 18-Karat Gold?
Gold is a precious metal that is very rare and found only in limited quantities on Earth. As a result solid gold is very expensive. Over the years, ways of combining gold with alloy metals to create less pricy forms of gold have been developed. 18-karat gold is an alloy that is 75 percent pure gold and 25 percent alloys. It contains more gold than 14-karat gold and therefore is a bit brighter in color and more luxurious. A piece of jewelry made from 18-karat gold offers superior durability to a solid gold jewelry design, but it is slightly more delicate than a 14-karat gold piece.
Discover the Beautiful Styles
The John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Collection features jewelry that brings traditional jewelry crafting techniques together with designs that are inspired by the modern neighborhoods of San Francisco and the landscapes found outside of the city.
Our filigree 18-karat gold earrings are a beautiful example of how our designs combine the best of Old World craftsmanship with modern styling. These earrings show off the filigree technique that was developed during the days of Ancient Greece. To create the earrings, thin threads of 18-karat gold are twisted and bent into intricate shapes and then attached to French style ear wires. The designs draw inspiration from the eclectic mix of architecture in the sophisticated neighborhood of Nob Hill, San Francisco.