Using responsibly sourced and recycled 23k Gold, our frames go through an exclusive rigorous plating process to make sure they shine brilliantly for years to come.
PREMIUM PLATINGS APPLIED AT 5X THE EYEWEAR INDUSTRY STANDARD
Built to last a lifetime - we mean that. Which is why we plate our frames to a higher standard. They’re built to last longer, be more durable, and withstand a lifetime of extraordinary journeys.
READY FOR FINISHING.
After our frame elements have been crafted into individual pieces, they are prepared for plating. With a process of brushing, cleaning and ultrasonic rinsing.
Depending on the finish, many of our frames are tumbled in ceramic pebbles to create a subtle matte finish.
For smoother finishes, the frames and temples (arms)
are hand-polished by our artisans on a polishing
wheel for ultimate shine.
For smooth, yet textured finishes like Matte Chrome,
the frame fronts are mounted on racks and tumbled in
giant barrels of walnut shells.
Smooth platings such as 23k Gold and 22k Rose Gold
are mounted on racks for electroplating. A first plating
for conductivity, followed by a second plating for brilliance and third plating for sealing.
After they are deep rinsed and the PH balance has
been restored, frames are then dipped in a proprietary
durable enamel and twice-baked in an oven at 300F
degrees for hardness and corrosion resistance.
Frames are then assembled with lenses, temple tips, nose pads and details. The screws and hinges are oiled and tightened before being hand-polished. Every frame is then inspected one final time for quality, tweaked for the perfect fit and packed.
From strong Matte Black to delicate 22k Rose Gold, we have 11 unique finishes to choose from, all electroplated for maximum durability and scratch-resistance and then topped with a corrosion-resistant coating for additional frame protection.