Our Materials

At Valentina, our story isn’t just about jewelry; it's about crafting memories that accompany you through every part of your day. It all starts in the heart of New York City, where each piece of Valentina jewelry is meticulously handcrafted. 

We understand that jewelry is personal. It’s an extension of you, which is why we’ve chosen materials that love your skin as much as you do. Our creations are waterproof and hypoallergenic, made without nickel to ensure that green skin and allergies are a thing of the past. This means you can wear our pieces all day, every day, without a second thought.

We adorn our jewelry with natural gemstones and pearls, each selected for their unique beauty and the stories they hold. These aren’t just accessories; they’re your personal amulets, imbued with nature’s wonder and crafted into designs that speak to your soul.

14k Gold-filled

14K gold-filled, also known as Rolled gold, refers to jewelry comprised of a solid layer of gold that is bonded to a base metal, typically brass, through a process involving heat and pressure. The creation of rolled gold jewelry often involves the rolling out of sheets from which the jewelry is then molded.

The composition of Rolled gold reveals a gold content that is 50 to 100 times greater than gold plated and 20 times greater than gold vermeil. As a result of this lamination, the gold jewelry exhibits exceptional durability against friction, regular movements, and exposure to water.

925% Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, recognized by the hallmark "925," is a popular and enduring alloy in the world of jewelry. Composed of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, typically copper, sterling silver strikes a balance between aesthetic appeal and durability. The inclusion of alloy metals enhances its strength, making it suitable for crafting a variety of intricate and detailed jewelry pieces.

The "925" hallmark is a key identifier of authentic sterling silver, serving as a universal standard for its purity. Despite its brilliance and shine, sterling silver may tarnish over time due to exposure to air and environmental elements. Regular cleaning with a soft cloth helps preserve its luster and appearance.

Cultured Pearls

Cultured pearls are the epitome of timeless elegance and refined beauty in the world of jewelry. These exquisite gems are meticulously cultivated by skilled artisans, who introduce a nucleus into oysters or mussels, prompting the formation of layers of luminous nacre around it. The result is a stunning array of pearls that boast a flawless, iridescent luster, reflecting the purity of their creation.

Unlike their natural counterparts, cultured pearls allow for a more sustainable and ethical choice, ensuring the preservation of marine ecosystems. When adorned with cultured pearls, jewelry not only exudes sophistication but also carries a story of craftsmanship, environmental consciousness, and the enduring allure of the ocean—a compelling combination for those seeking both style and substance in their accessories. Elevate your collection with the enchanting allure of cultured pearls, where each piece becomes a timeless testament to the artistry of nature and human ingenuity.

Natural Gemstones

We carry natural gemstones that tell a story of individuality and authentic charm. No unnecessary embellishments, just genuine beauty. Our stones bring variations in color and intensity, making each piece a unique standout. It's all about celebrating the real, straightforward natural beauty that nature serves up.