About our Jewelry
bedoco pieces are made with high quality precious metals: silver, brass, bronze, white bronze and copper, sometimes combined with beads of metal and semi-precious stones. The jewelry is handcrafted by silversmiths in Bali, Indonesia, and so not every piece will be exactly the same – in the slight variations there is a unique beauty.
The bedoco specialty is sterling silver, which consists of 92.5% silver combined with an anti-tarnish alloy. Some of our silver designs are finished with a high polish, whilst others appear darker as they are finished with a natural oxidized texture to capture perfectly the animal designs.
We offer a gold version of some of the bedoco designs, created with 18ct gold plate over 92.5% sterling silver. Gold plate is an electro-plated system of applying a layer of gold over the silver surface. We add a ceramic coating over the gold plate on all our gold rings for extra-holding power. Be mindful that despite the ceramic coating, the gold plate will slowly wear off it if comes in contact with harsh chemicals, body oils, ocean or pool water. That said, do apply your lotion, make-up or perfume before putting on your jewelry.
Some bedoco designs are created using brass, copper, bronze and white bronze. These metals are all nickel-free and lead-free. We use either a simple lacquer coating, or a stronger ceramic coating that locks in the fresh metal color for much longer.
bedoco is inspired by many things, and one of them is of course, nature. Just like us, our stones and beads come in many different shapes and sizes, so we hope you see the beauty in them as we do. Natural stones can be quite fragile, so please wear them with care.
Care for your Jewelry
As your handmade bedoco jewelry is delicate and precious – like the world we live in – it should always be protected and handled with care. When exposed to elements such as perfume, lotion, chlorine, ocean water or even our skin’s natural oils, the metals will tarnish. With all this in mind, be guided by the bedoco name to remember how to care for your treasures:
Be bare when you swim, sweat or shower;
Be mindful that the gold plating will slowly wear off if it comes in contact with harsh chemicals, body oils, and ocean or pool water;
Do, however, apply your lotion, make-up and perfume before putting on your jewelry;
Do love and protect your jewelry by storing it in its original box at the end of the day;
Consider wearing your gold plate jewelry mainly on special occasions;
Conserve and restore the polished look by buffing with a jewelry cleaning cloth when needed; and of course …
Continue to love and enjoy your jewelry and spread the news about Conservation!