inSync design material glossary
Aluminium is a silvery-white, soft, non-magnetic, non-corrosive, lightweight, hypoallergenic and ductile metal that can be anodised.
Anodising is a technique that is used mainly on aluminium and titanium to colour the metal. Titanium produces softer colours such as yellows, bronzes, pinks and purples, through to blues and greens. Aluminium produces much brighter colours such as reds and bright blues.
Gold plating is a method of coating a thin layer of gold (we use 22ct gold) onto the surface of another metal, by chemical or electrochemical plating process.
A matte finish, or a brushed finish, is a surface treatment that is applied to the metal. The result dulls the surface but over time, this surface finish will polish back slightly and may become shiny.
In its native state, neoprene is a very pliable rubber-like material with insulating properties similar to rubber or other solid plastics. It is hypoallergenic, waterproof and does not stain the skin.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. It is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat. Powder-coating is an industrial paint application process, which is used on metals to create an opaque and smooth paint-like finish. It is commonly used in commercial applications.
Stainless steel is 100% recyclable indefinitely with a long life span and ease of wear with no maintenance required.
Stainless steel metal does not corrode, stain, rust or tarnish. Its hypoallergenic and low maintenance properties make it an ideal material for many applications where both the strength and corrosion resistance are required like jewellery.
inSync jewellery is easy to clean with warm soapy water (no harsh chemicals needed) which means you don’t harm the water supply while keeping your jewels in perfect condition.