Gold has an extraordinary heritage with unique qualities. It is an enduring element found naturally in a distinct yellow color. Gold is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion making it a great option for jewelry. Although gold is very strong, it’s also the most malleable of all precious metals.
Tantalum has recently made its way into the jewelry industry and is quickly growing in popularity. Tantalum is a naturally blue-grey metal that is highly scratch resistant and hypoallergenic. It is one of the most heavy metals used in jewelry making which creates a luxurious feel. All of the Tantalum we use is 99% pure and is processed in conflict-free mines and production facilities. We are able to produce a darkened version of Tantalum through an organic process of heating and cooling techniques. Darkened Tantalum is still pure and no chemicals or coatings are used to achieve the naturally darkened Tantalum look.
*Due to manufacturing processes used when creating Tantalum items, very slight color variations may occur.
Damascus steel has its own somewhat mythical origin story. It can be traced back to India to around 500 AD. These steels have an attractive surface pattern composed of swirling patterns of light-etched regions on a nearly black background. The pattern-welded steels are produced by welding alternating sheets of high and low-carbon steels. This composite is then folded and welded together. This process is repeated until a large number of layers are obtained, resulting in the unique pattern. Damascus steel is crack resistant and waterproof, however, you should avoid wearing this metal in pools or in anything containing harsh chemicals like chlorine or bleach.
*Each Damascus Steel item has a unique pattern. Your item may have a slightly different pattern than the image shown.
Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone that boasts a vibrant blue color made of a deep blue lazurite, white calcite, sparkly pyrite, and other minerals. It dates all the way back to ancient Egyptian times and has been used in many forms of art since. Since its beginning, Lapis Lazuli has been associated with strength, courage, royalty, wisdom, intellect, and truth.
Bloodstone is a dark green gemstone with splatters of bright red. Bloodstone is a mixture of a cryptocrystalline quartz and concentrations of iron oxide minerals, which create the red spots. Over the past 2,000 years, it is believed that bloodstone has “healing and protective properties” to those who carry or wear it.
Diamonds have been around for more than a billion years and have been desired gemstones all throughout history. Diamonds come in a variety of unique colors with the most common being within a range of colorless to light yellow. Diamonds also come in colors like blue, green, orange, red, and black. All mined diamonds that Atlas Mack uses are ethically sourced and obtained using socially and environmentally acceptable practices.