Strong, distinct and resistant, there’s no wonder gold is highly sought after for the making of fine jewellery. It’s strength is ideal since it is the most malleable of all precious metals and resistant to corrosion and rusting. Mixing it with other metals, makes it more resilient.
Gold is measured in Karatage (Karats). The smaller the number, the less gold there is in the mixture. It is usually a matter of colour preference since the purer the metal composition, the more yellow the colour is. The term Karat comes from carob seeds, which were used to balance gold measuring scales.
Gold is very soft in it’s purest form, so it is not often used to craft jewellery. 18K gold is the most popular purity used in the making of fine jewellery, due to it’s rich, deep colour balance and strength. At Liang & Rudolf, we exclusively use 18K gold, which is 75% gold alloyed with other metals to make it stronger and wearable.
An element so widely spoken of, Gold can be found in mobile phones, food and even astronaut helmets. The majority of the world’s gold is still used in jewellery and it is very rare in spite of being popularly used.
Gold purity is measured using Karats.
|Karats||gold percentage||Other Metal percentage|
|24kt||gold 100.00%||other metal 0.000%|
|22kt||gold 91.60%||other metal 8.4%|
|18kt||gold 75.00%||other metal 25%|
|14kt||gold 58.5%||other metal 41.500%|
|10kt||gold 41.7%||other metal 58.300%|
|6kt||gold 25%||other metal 75%|
Most pearls found on the market are all cultured as it is very rare to find them in their natural habitat. There is no system of grading for pearls but their quality is determined by their lustre, shape and surface markings.
At Liang & Rudolf, we hand select the highest quality of pearls in the rarest shape, which are round.
At a glance, all pearls appear to be white but they will have an undertone colour which are usually cream, pink, silver, white, yellow or black. These are only noticed when light is reflected off the pearl surface.
When pearls are cultivated, a bead is placed inside the oyster. The oyster then gradually coats the bead in layers called ‘nacre,’ which are composed of calcium carbonate. The larger the pearl, the more visible nacre is.
The different types of pearls are Akoya, Freshwater, South Sea and Taitian. These differences are from their provenance, oyster type and farming method. Currently all Liang & Rudolf jewellery are created using the finest Akoya Pearls. Akoya Pearls are the original Japanese cultured pearls. They are the same pearls you would find on your grandmother’s necklace. They are the original and still one of the best pearls available. We use exclusively genuine Akoya Pearls from the most experienced farms in Japan.
All orders will be delivered by registered air parcel for International orders, and EMS for deliveries within Thailand. Delivery charges are complimentary for all orders. We aim to ship items within three working days but please allow extra time at weekends and during our busy Christmas period. For delivery time after the package is processed please refer to the chart below:
|Thailand||East Asia, South East Asia, and South Asia||Europe, North America||Middle East, Africa, Central America, South America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Pacific Islands, and the Caribbeans|
|1-3 DAYS||1-2 WEEKS||1-3 WEEKS||2-5 WEEKS|
Please note that International delivery times may vary due to customs. International clients may be liable for import duties. Liang & Rudolf takes no responsibility for import charges incurred.
Please allow an additional 3-4 weeks for orders of products that are out of stock.
Your complete satisfaction of our jewellery is guaranteed or they may be exchanged or returned within 14 days from when you received the product. You will only pay for the return shipping and insurance fees.
Please note that to be eligible for return, items must be in their original purchase condition, including all product documentation, and shipped within 14 days.
If a package or item is delivered to you damaged, please contact email@example.com immediately. Packing materials should be retained unless instructed otherwise by Liang & Rudolf. Claims for damaged or missing items must be reported immediately or within 5 days of receipt of your order.
If for any reason you wish to return your Liang & Rudolf jewellery (within 14 days of receipt) please follow these steps.
Returns without a Liang & Rudolf Return Code, returns sent by Collect on Delivery, and improperly or uninsured packages will be refused upon receipt. Returns with missing paperwork or product will not be processed.
Additional shipping charges may be incurred for international returns to our fulfillment center in Thailand. Liang & Rudolf reserve the right to charge your credit card for any fees we incur at time of package receipt.
If we request that you return the merchandise to us, we may reimburse you for full or partial return shipping expenses at our discretion. We will not reimburse you for any special services used at your discretion without our instruction.
If you would like to change or cancel an order please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will attempt to assist in order changes to the extent possible prior to shipping confirmation.
We accept the following types of payment at Liang & Rudolf:
At Liang & Rudolf quality is our top priority. Every piece is checked thoroughly before it is marked as Liang & Rudolf jewellery. We stand firmly behind our products and warrant that all items will be free from manufacturing defects for their lifetime.
If you have any reason to believe that your jewellery has a manufacturing defect, please contact us for assistance at email@example.com. Our Quality Assurance team will be in touch within 3 working days to instruct you on how to return the product to us for an inspection. Please note that any product returned to us without our consent will be rejected on delivery.
If we determine your jewellery is damaged due to a manufacturing defect, we will repair or replace it as we see appropriate. Once replaced or repaired, we will return the jewellery to you, of course, without any additional charges and we will also refund the shipping cost that you have paid to return the item to us (as long as the item was returned to us via the shipping service that we requested).
However if we determine that the damage is not caused by a manufacturing defect, we will notify you with the cost for repair. You can choose to repair it with us or you can choose to have us ship the item back to you unrepaired. Please note that when the damage is determined not manufacturing related, we reserve the right to charge you for the shipping fee that occurs when we send the jewellery back to you.
Please note that slight irregularities and variations in craftsmanship or the natural characteristic of pearls are unique and individual to each item. These characteristics are considered as part of the character of the jewellery, and should not be considered a defect.
Fine jewellery is not immune to wear and tear. Our warranty does not cover damages caused by normal wear, product loss or theft. Some examples of nonmanufacturing related defects are as follows:
At Liang & Rudolf, once you purchase our jewellery, you belong to a community of Liang & Rudolf owners. We are here to take care of your jewellery throughout your ownership. We offer a complimentary cleaning service for all our products and any pearls that become loose will be resetted free of charge given that the pearl is not lost. If you wish to be taken care of, please contact us at c firstname.lastname@example.org and our care department will get back to you generally within 3 working days.
Please note that to use this service you will be responsible for all shipping costs to send the item to us and for us to return to you. For shipment from outside Thailand, where our service centre is located, please be aware that there is a possibility that additional duties may incur when you ship the product to us or when we return the item/s to you.
Liang & Rudolf jewellery exclusively uses 18K gold due to its ideal purity for the creation of fine jewellery.
The number “750” on our jewellery is the hallmark that indicates the purity of our gold. In this case “750” means 750/1000 gold or commonly referred to as 18K (Karat).
Gold is a natural element that is best preserved by cleaning with warm water and mild soap regularly, using a soft bristled toothbrush. To maintain the delicate radiance of gold, we recommend that you do not let harsh chemicals such as cleaning detergents or chlorine touch your jewellery.
Currently all Liang & Rudolf jewellery are created using exclusively the finest Akoya Pearls.
All our jewellery uses only the top 1% of pearls.
We hand select each pearl to ensure that it meets our highest standard with the following qualities: Very high lustre; flawless to extremely slightly spotted surface; round and symmetrical in shape to the naked eye; and white in color with rose or silver overtones.
Akoya Pearls are the original Japanese cultured pearls. They are the same pearls you would find on your grandmother’s necklace. They are the original and still one of the best pearls available. We use exclusively genuine Akoya Pearls from the most experienced farms in Japan.
Since pearls are born out of nature and therefore very sensitive to temperature and the environment, we recommend that you take your jewellery off before showering in order to preserve their lustre.
Before storing them at the end of the day, gently wiping them with a soft lintfree cloth will sustain their quality.
Please see “Return Policy” (link)
Please see our Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
All our rings are available in sizes 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8. We go by the US ring size system, so please refer to the conversion chart below for other sizing standards. To be sure we recommend you use our ring sizing sheet
PRODUCTS SIZE 4 & 8
would take at least 3-4 weeks for processing
For any other size please contact us at email@example.com
All our pendants come with two sizing points. The smaller size is 41 cm. (16 inches),
and the larger size is 44 cm. (17 inches).
All our bracelets come with two sizing points. The smaller size is 15 cm. (6 inches),
and the larger size is 17.5 cm. (7 inches).