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Materials

Materials

At PHILIP KLAR True Jewelery we offer our customers something special.Only exotic materials such as coral, buffalo horn and damascus steel are used.
These rare fabrics transmit the power of the natural materials to the wearer and create a haptically sensual experience.

History and processing

In the course of history, corals were not only used as a starting material for jewelry, but were used as a means of payment in Asia around 5000 years ago.
Nowadays, the coral is mainly used in medicine, cosmetics and the clothing industry.
It is valued not only for the pieces of jewelry made from it, but also as a talisman that protects against fear and tension and exudes a positive life energy.
The corals are formed by small polyps and therefore belong to the species of animals.
Within a short time, these produce a skeleton made of lime in the form of branches, which quickly turn into dust after the organisms die and become unusable.
It is used to preserve the species when old, dead branches are harvested and processed. This creates space for new colonies of corals.

After harvesting, the different pieces have to be sorted and grouped according to their suitability due to the different color and material properties of the precious coral.

Then the cutting takes place

Here you can find jewelry made from the finest coral

About the horn

Here are answers to some of the questions that we are often asked. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us here

Where does the horn come from?
The horns come from Nigeria in Africa. The horns are made by the German trading company Hermann W.F. Maas & Hans W.B. Fenck introduced to the EU in Hamburg. The horns are covered according to applicable law. of semi-finished goods imports. The horns come from different types of cattle, including a. Watussi and Ankole.

Do the horns come from cows that are protected?
The horn does not come from cows that are protected, but from domestic cattle. The horns of cattle are usually lost because many slaughterhouses burn the horns because they don't know what else to do with them.

How are the raw horns processed?
When the raw horns arrive in the EU, the horns are empty. This means that the horn mass has boiled out and that the horn is then rinsed in boiling water.

How is horn disposed of?
Horn is 100% degradable and can be disposed of as household waste or garden waste. Horn contains a lot of nitrogen and is well suited as a natural fertilizer.

What is horn made of?
Horn consists of keratin, a protein substance that makes up the majority of the material horn. Keratin proteins are rich in sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine ​​and are very resistant and difficult to dissolve. Keratin contains:

• carbon 50%
• oxygen 22-25%
• nitrogen 16-17%
• hydrogen 7%
• Sulfur 3-4%

What do I do if my spoon smells bad?
Horn contains keratin, which u. a. consists of sulfur.
If the spoon z. B. is warmed up in porridge or is too long in water, then the horn releases sulfur and the spoon may smell bad. The smell will decrease over time when the spoon is used.

How are the horn products made?
Your PHILIP KLAR True Jewelery hornware is handmade in the workshop using the same methods that have been used for over 200 years. Manufacturing continues to be handicraft, supplemented by manual machines.

Here you can find jewelry made from the most beautiful horn.

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