The signature Fredrick Prince chains that everyone has come to know and love are purchased in their raw form – brass. When making our vision come to life during the design process, we work with raw brass – a dark, gritty metal – and then plate it using a local third-party jewelry plater.
Our original designs are primarily plated in oxidized brass or oxidized sterling silver. The plating process is a tedious one, requiring countless hours from platers to manually wipe each chain with a special cloth designed to remove the levels of oxidation to ensure we get that recognizable Fredrick Prince style and achieve distinctive, consistent plating on each piece. We also use 14k gold plating, to add an extra pop of luxuriousness to our pieces.
We chose brass as our primary design element for its significant weight; for its ability to hold plating well, thus achieving that unmistakable Fredrick Prince look.