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Discover the Brilliance: Characteristics of our Gems and Gold

At Hafeez, our creations blend the artistry of design with the natural beauty of exceptional gemstones and metals.


Each component we use possesses unique characteristics and technical attributes that contribute to the allure of our creations. Allow us to take you on a journey through their distinct qualities.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold necklace with diamonds


Throughout human history, gold has served as a universal store of value. Its rarity, durability, and aesthetic appeal have made it a sought-after asset by civilizations across the ages. The allure of 18k Gold lies not only in its inherent value but also in the intricate craftsmanship that transforms it into exquisite jewellery pieces, ensuring that its worth appreciates over time. This metal boasts a stunning, radiant warmth that instantly exudes a sense of opulence and sophistication, making it a preferred choice over lower and higher caratages for both classic and contemporary jewellery designs. SOLID GOLD vs VERMEIL & GOLD-PLATED JEWELLERY While vermeil and gold-plated jewellery offer attractive alternatives, solid 18k Yellow Gold stands out with its unmatched quality and value. Vermeil is a combination of sterling silver coated with a thick layer of gold. Although it offers a similar appearance to 18k Yellow Gold, vermeil tarnishes over time and is not as durable. Gold-plated jewellery features a thin layer of gold applied over a base metal. Although cost-effective, the plating will eventually wear off, exposing the base metal underneath. 18k yellow gold, on the other hand, does not tarnish, corrode or rust, maintaining its colour, value and integrity for generations. HYPOALLERGENIC METAL We understand the importance of jewellery that embraces all skin types and 18k Yellow Gold is inherently hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. Unlike certain base metals that may cause irritation, our 18k Yellow Gold pieces are made of 75% gold and 25% alloyed metals to ensure comfort, strength, durability and style, allowing you to indulge in luxury without compromise.​​

Hafeez 18k yellow gold ring with baguette diamonds and rubies


Diamonds are undoubtedly the most iconic and well-known gemstones, prized for their exceptional brilliance and durability. Composed of carbon atoms arranged in a crystal lattice structure, natural diamonds take billions of years to form deep within the Earth's mantle under immense pressure and heat. Their remarkable hardness, ranking as a 10 on the Mohs scale, makes diamonds ideal for various forms of jewellery. What truly sets diamonds apart is their dazzling play of light, known as "fire" and "brilliance." The renowned "4 Cs" - Cut, Clarity, Colour, and Carat - are the key factors evaluated in assessing a diamond's quality and value.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold earrings with pierced rubies


The fiery red of rubies evokes passion and desire, earning them the title of "Queen of Gemstones." A variety of corundum, rubies derive their vibrant hue from chromium and are sisters to sapphires. Their colour can range from pinkish-red to deep crimson, and the most valuable rubies display a pure, intense red coloration. Rubies hold a rich history of cultural significance. In ancient cultures, they were believed to possess protective qualities and were often associated with power and vitality.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold tassel necklace with pearls


Pearls are nature's exquisite creations, formed within the shells of molluscs through a process that combines elegance and organic wonder. These lustrous gems come in various shades, including classic white, cream, pink, and even black. The luster of pearls is unparalleled, often described as an ethereal glow that emanates from within. For centuries, pearls have symbolized purity, wisdom, and wealth. They have graced the necks of royalty and the wrists of the fashionable, adding a touch of timeless sophistication to any ensemble. ​

Hafeez 18k yellow gold tassel necklace with turquoise and lapis lazuli


Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise are revered for their captivating blue shades that evoke the vastness of the sky and the depths of the sea. Turquoise, with its distinct matrix patterns, is often used in Native American and Southwestern jewellery, embodying cultural significance and connection to the earth. Lapis Lazuli, with its intense blue colour and characteristic flecks of gold pyrite, has been treasured since ancient times. It was used in the creation of ornate jewellery and intricate carvings, often symbolizing royalty and honour.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold earrings with sapphires


Sapphires, often associated with the colour blue, exhibit a range of hues from celestial blue to rich velvety indigo. These precious gemstones belong to the corundum mineral family, with their colour variations attributed to trace elements such as iron and titanium. Beyond blue, sapphires can also be found in alluring shades of pink, yellow, green, and even colourless varieties known as "white sapphires." With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, sapphires are well-suited for everyday wear, making them a popular choice for both formal and casual jewellery.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold flower ring with emeralds


Members of the beryl family, emeralds owe their signature colour to trace amounts of chromium and vanadium. These gemstones are often characterized by inclusions and fractures called "jardins" - meaning gardens in French - making them more susceptible to damage and requiring careful consideration in their cutting and setting. Emeralds have been cherished by civilizations throughout history, from ancient Egypt to the Inca Empire, and while may be softer compared to some other gemstones such as Rubies and Sapphires, their unique beauty and cultural significance continue to captivate jewellery enthusiasts and collectors alike.​​

Hafeez 18k yellow gold necklace with topaz


Topazes are known for their remarkable variety of colours, ranging from sunny yellows and fiery oranges to cool blues and vivid pinks. These gemstones, with their vibrant hues, are often associated with positivity and enlightenment. The most valuable topazes are those that exhibit intense, saturated colours. With a history steeped in ancient lore, topazes were believed to bring strength and healing to those who wore them.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold necklace with amethyst, topaz, citrine, peridot


Amethysts, with their regal purple tones, have long been cherished for their captivating beauty. This gemstone's colour ranges from pale lavender to deep violet, and its name is derived from the Greek word "amethystos," meaning "not drunk." Ancient civilizations believed that wearing amethysts could prevent intoxication and promote clarity of mind. Amethysts continue to be celebrated for their calming and balancing properties. They are often used in spiritual and healing practices, and their presence in jewellery adds an air of elegance and mystique.

Hafeez 18k yellow gold necklace with tourmaline, peridot, amazonite, citrine


Peridots and Citrines capture the vibrant hues of nature, reflecting the warm tones of sunlight and foliage. Peridots, with their distinctive olive-green colour, are believed to symbolize vitality and positive transformation. Citrines, on the other hand, boast shades of golden yellow, reminiscent of sun-kissed landscapes, and are associated with joy and abundance. These gemstones are popular choices for those seeking a burst of colour in their jewellery collection. Whether set in ornate designs or simple, minimalist settings, Peridots and Citrines infuse pieces with a natural radiance and a touch of the extraordinary nature.


Tourmalines are a delightful kaleidoscope of colours, ranging from vibrant pinks and greens to deep blues and purples. Their unique crystal structure can result in stunning bi-color and multi-color specimens. Tourmalines are believed to promote creativity, imagination, and harmony. Amazonites, named after the Amazon River, showcase an enchanting aqua-green hue reminiscent of tropical waters. They are associated with soothing and calming energies, bringing a sense of tranquillity and balance to those who wear them.

​The world of jewellery offers a treasure trove of colours, meanings, and aesthetics. From the vibrant red of Rubies to the iridescent allure of Pearls and the serene blues of Lapis Lazuli, gemstones and Gold bring a sense of wonder and individuality to personal adornment. Explore our collections to find the perfect expression of your individual style and personality.

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