Product material


The vast majority of our jewelry is made of surgical steel, also known as 316L. The production of 316L complies with EU environmental protection laws and regulations. The material can be recycled and minimal waste is generated during the production process.

Steel is an alloy of iron, chromium and carbon, as well as a lower proportion of elements such as nickel and molybdenum. Nickel is added to give the jewellery the shiny surface and is so tightly bound in the material that they are nickel safe according to the EU nickel directive REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. Steel is a durable material that rarely discolors and is significantly more resistant to scratches than jewelry in sterling silver, brass and gold. The producers we work with use steel that comes from China.

Gold plating

There are several different types of gold plating and the one we use is 14K gold. 14K gold consists of 58.5% pure gold and 31.5% silver and copper. The thickness of the gold plating also varies, which is measured in micrometers. Our jewellery has 2-3 microns of plating.

The method we use to plate our jewellery is called PVD, short for Physical Vapor Deposition. It is a process where one or more substances are evaporated and then condensed on another surface, such as steel. In order to transport the steam to the surface where it is to be condensed, an electrical voltage is needed between and this process always takes place in a vacuum chamber. The plating that is formed becomes very durable and easy to clean.

Sterling silver

Our silver jewelry consists of sterling silver and is marked with 925, which means that the jewelry contains 92.5% silver, the rest consists of copper. All silver jewelry is rhodium-plated, which gives a beautiful surface and reduces the risk of the jewelry oxidizing and darkening.

Sterling silver is a softer material than stainless steel, which gives us other design possibilities. This also means that silver jewelry can get small scratches or scuff marks, which happens naturally through use.


Brass is a copper-based alloy with mostly zinc. Nickel is not found in the finished material, which makes it particularly suitable if you are sensitive to nickel. Our brass jewelry consists of recycled brass, where the material meets the requirements of the European standard according to REACH. The brass we use consists of 67% copper and 33% zinc. In order to extend the life of our brass jewellery, we have chosen to plate it.

Brass is, just like sterling silver, a softer material than stainless steel, which means that even brass jewelry can get small scratches that come naturally through use. Our silver-colored brass jewelry is rhodium-plated, which gives a beautiful surface, protects the jewelry from scratches and prevents the jewellery from oxidizing and darkening, which is natural for brass as a material. Rhodium is the same precious metal that we use for plating sterling silver jewellery.

Our gold-colored brass jewelry is plated with the same 14k gold that we use for stainless steel jewelry. The gold plating gives a beautiful surface, protects the jewelry against scratches and prevents the jewelry from oxidizing and darkening, which is natural for brass as a material. In order for the shade not to be too far from our gold-plated steel, we have plated with a layer of copper before gold plating in 14k.

Cubic zirconia

Cubic zirconia is a synthetic stone that resembles a diamond, both in appearance and in character. The stone is very hard and it can be ground to mimic a diamond. The cubic zircons we use are rated AAA (out of four) and have been hand-framed.


A synthetic crystal with extra metal layers that reflect more light than a cubic zirconia and allows for a wide variety of colors.

Imitation pearls

The synthetic pearls that Edblad uses are a slightly better pearl imitation. The pearl consists of compressed nacreous shell powder which is dipped in a synthetic solution which gives it its durability, weight and shine. The synthetic pearl is not quite as shiny as a real pearl, but the weight is, on the other hand, and it is very resistant to salt water, skin deposits and scratches.

Cultured freshwater pearls

Freshwater pearls are grown in lakes by placing a round pearl ball inside a clam along with a piece of mantle tissue from another clam. The mantle tissue then forms the so-called pearl sack around what is to become a pearl and then layers upon layer of pearl substance are created. This means that freshwater pearls can vary in color and shape. All of our cultivated freshwater pearls come from China and achieve AAA or AAAA standards (out of five).


Our Lewis and Franky men's bracelets are made from vegetable tanned leather from Italy. The leather is traceable, which means that we know exactly which farm the leather comes from. Leather is a living material that changes character and becomes softer over time.

For our bracelets in the Peak series, we use leather from suppliers who are certified by the LGW (Leather Working Group). In order to be certified, it is required to have an implemented program for energy consumption, chemical handling and water purification. There are three levels of certification and we use the highest. You can read more about LGW here.

Packaging materials

The cards on which our jewellery hangs, gift boxes and bags come from our supplier Märkett AB in Borås. The jewellery cards are made of FSC-certified paper and in our boxes the core is made of recycled paper and the cover is partially recycled. Our bags are made from partially recycled paper in a European factory that is powered entirely by solar energy. Our logos and other information on the jewellery cards, boxes and bags are all printed with water-based paint.