Jewelry Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][grve_single_image image=”24556″][grve_title title=”Gold” heading=”h1″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]Coveted for its beauty, gold has long captivated the human psyche and is considered the most sensuous metal. It is believed that nearly all the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed, and the only metal that is yellow or “golden.”  At Andrea Gutierrez Jewelry, we strive to use recycled gold as often as possible. We believe in working in the most sustainable and eco conscious ways possible.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24561″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”Yellow Gold” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Yellow gold has different tones affected by the type of metal alloys used. 18K gold which is used in many Andrea Gutierrez collections has an intense yellow glow and rich complexion.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24560″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”White Gold” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]White gold is an alloy of gold combined with at least one white metal such as nickel or silver. The combination of gold with other metal can create white gold in a variety of karats.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24559″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”Rose Gold” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Rose gold is a combination of yellow gold and copper. The percentage used effects the hue and color of the gold, with pink gold using the least copper, followed by rose gold.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][grve_single_image image=”24661″ animation=”fadeInUp”][grve_title title=”Gemstones” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]

Each gemstone is a unique gift from Mother Nature, grown and formed deep beneath the earth’s surface over thousands of years. Some gemstones have been treasured since before history began and prized for both their beauty and healing properties. At Andrea Gutierrez, we source responsibly and continually look for, and try to find, conflict-free gemstones.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24681″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”Ruby” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]For thousands of years, the ruby has been one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth, inspiring more emotion than any other, with the red color caused by the presence of chromium. [/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24680″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”Emerald” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Emerald is one of the most valued gemstones, since the purest form of green ray energy emerges from within, and a rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium. [/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24679″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”SAPPHIRE” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Typically blue, sapphire is a transparent stone that is a variety of corundum, and so prized that ancient rulers believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones. [/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24678″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”TOURMALINE” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Tourmaline is the only gem found in nearly every color. The colors are so varying that for centuries many were mistaken as rubies, including those used in the Russian crown jewels. [/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24677″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”RHODIUM” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Rhodium is a noble metal that imparts an extremely bright and hard wearing finish, enhancing both the appearance and longevity, and the most expensive precious metal.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24676″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”DIAMOND” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]The name diamond comes from the Greek word ADAMAS meaning “the invincible” because it is the hardest material on earth, and nature’s most precious stone.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][grve_single_image image=”24675″ animation=”fadeInUp”][grve_title title=”PEARLS” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]

Since ancient times, the pearl has been a symbol of flawless perfection, purity, and natural beauty. It is the oldest known gem and for centuries considered the most valuable. The Latin word for pearl literally means “unique”, since no two pearls are identical, and the only gemstone grown inside a living organism. At Andrea Gutierrez, our signature use of pearls is a favorite look, and each one examined and assessed. The majority of our pearls come from a family owned business that has been sourcing and providing pearls for two generations. 

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24674″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”SOUTH SEA PEARL” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]South Sea pearls are among the largest harvested cultured pearls in the world, and produced by the Pinctada maxima mollusk.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24673″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”TAHITIAN PEARL” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]Tahitian cultured pearls are cultivated from the huge black — pinctada maxima oyster and produce very large pearls.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][grve_media_box image=”24672″ overlay_opacity=”0″ title=”BAROQUE PEARL” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ animation=”fadeInUp”]If the pearl develops in a misshapen way – it is referred to as a baroque pearl. This means it is not perfectly round.[/grve_media_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][grve_single_image image=”24671″ animation=”fadeInUp”][grve_title title=”Silver” heading_tag=”h2″ heading=”h2″ align=”center”][vc_column_text]

Throughout history, silver has been called the Queen of Metals, and highly conductive and malleable. But pure silver can’t survive as a sturdy piece of jewelry on its own, which is why silversmiths created the alloy “sterling silver” — a mix of silver and other metals. Only jewelry that is at least 92.5 percent pure silver can be called or labeled “sterling silver,” as required in the United States since 1906.  At Andrea Gutierrez Jewelry, we stand by that standard.