Today we want to share with you a question we have recently received from a customer that was interested in purchasing our Vigilat Planchette online:
Hello, I really love this planchette, and I can’t decide between the sterling, or the ‘Bright” sterling. Does the Bright version have a coating of some kind? Is there that much difference ?
Thanks for your help.
We think that this is a fair question and we are sure that other customers have wondered the same… this is our answer 🙂
First of all, many thanks for your interest in our Vigilat Planchette.
Let me try to answer your question (and hopefully help you make up your mind).
The Limited Edition (the bright one) has no coating. To be precise it presents two different textures: the low-relief area has matt finish and the relief motifs (like the floral decoration) have glossy finish, resulting in a beautiful contrast. This is a limited edition, only 50 will be ever made.
The Classical Edition (the dark one) has been patinated (we use liver of sulfur which is a standard in the trade) and the relief details have been sanded to achieve a dark-bright silver contrast. Let me point out that all patinas slowly wear off with use, but naturally the piece can always be patinated and sanded again by a professional (in any case the bas-relief areas do not suffer so much rubbering when the piece is being worn so this is no big deal). If this is your choice you will enjoy the piece with its original finish for a very long time, even wearing it on daily basis. By the way, if you want, a layer of micro-crystaline wax can be added free of charge for enhanced protection of the patina (you will find all the details here).
I will add something else. As you know, sterling silver suffers a natural tarnishing process through time (in order to minimize it you can keep this piece inside of a plastic zip bag as this reduces the exposure to oxygen). To clean the Limited Edition, you can just dip it in a liquid solution for silver cleaning (this is fast and convenient); with reference to the Classical Edition, a polishing-cleaning cloth is perfect, but only to be used on the relief areas (as it will wear off the patina).
I hope that this will help you make an informed decision, please do not hesitate to ask anything else you want to know. We will be glad to assist you.
You can buy with confidence, all the customers who have purchased this jewelry piece have been delighted with it 🙂
We do hope you find this information useful and we cannot help but ask you… which one would to choose? 😉