While ice-white platinum will always be a classic and rose gold has had a resurgence, we went looking for the next big thing in metals.
You might have seen ruthenium used in hardware on accessories (the gorgeous Chanel Boy Bag comes to mind) but its use in jewellery has been limited - until now.
So what is it?
Ruthenium is the elusive yet enigmatic sister in the platinum family, rarely making an appearance in jewellery but making an impact when she does.
First discovered in 1808, it took three chemists and 36 years to find positive proof of this new element. Russian chemist Carl Ernst Claus, widely considered the ultimate discoverer of the element, suggested calling the element ruthenium, after the ancient name of Russia, Ruthenia.
This precious metal is one of the top ten rarest elements in the Earth’s crust. It’s robust and hard wearing, known for its striking matt black appearance.
Why we love it
We’re particularly proud of the quality of our ruthenium range as its all solid 925 sterling silver dipped in 2 microns of ruthenium. Style and quality combined.
How to wear it
Cusp Sydney Arrowhead in Ruthenium or Rose Gold
Cusp Sydney Arrowhead in Ruthenium or Rose Gold with the Cusp Sydney Bar Earrings in silver
The Cusp Sydney stud earring range including the Cusp Sydney arrowheads micro studs and Double Bar earrings in ruthenium.