The main raw material used in the manufacturing of St. James products is brass, which is a noble metal alloy that combines copper and zinc. When polished, brass shows a beautiful yellow coloration, which resembles the color of gold. The plating is then applied over the brass substrate, giving the finished pieces their final looks and properties. Best known for its silver plated products, St. James also offers a series of alternative finishes, from the traditional, such as copper, nickel and 24K gold, to the most innovative, such as Gold Touch, Graphite, Plum and Olive. Click below to learn more about each one.
Recognized as one of the seven metals of antiquity, silver has always stood out throughout the ages for its incomparable beauty and nobility. As the word’s Indo-European origin implies, silver is the whitest and brightest precious metal in the world. Silver pieces have great symbolic value and are a sure bet in both classic and contemporary environments.
A protagonist in the history of mankind since ancient times, gold is one of the most precious metals in the world, being a symbol of luxury and wealth in the most diverse civilizations. Its reddish-yellow color, in addition to the symbolic weight that gold carries with it, make it one of the most desired finishes in modern décor. Its presence in well-decorated environments can be summed up in one word: LUXURY!
The Gold Touch finish seeks to combine the visual aspect of 24K gold, with a more affordable cost. Developed through research work with specialized companies in Brazil and abroad, Gold Touch presents a beautiful golden color, slightly reddish and protected by a special coating, which protects the metal and guarantees an easy and fast maintenance in everyday life.
Mined and crafted by men since the beginning of times, copper is still very much in vogue! Its distinct color warms up interiors and evokes feelings of comfort. Sophisticated and cool at the same time, copper is ever a strong trend in the world of décor.
For those who value practicality and a neutral metallic tone, our nickel finish is a great option! Since it doesn’t tarnish easily, nickel does not require special maintenance. To clean it, just use a soft, damp piece of cloth and voilá!
With a tone that is close to metallic black, our graphite finish is an excellent option for the décor of modern, cool interiors, that above all exude elegance! As is the case with the nickel finish, graphite also doesn’t tarnish and doesn’t require special maintenance. A damp soft cloth is all it takes to clean graphite plated pieces.
Always searching for innovation and experimentation with different aesthetic patterns, St. James has developed a series of tests with oxidized finishes, where the main challenges were to obtain unusual colors and to control the oxidization levels of the metal. One of the most intriguing results of this search was the Plum finish, which shows purple-black iridescent nuances, bringing to the décor a modern finish that is rustic, yet elegant at the same time.
From the same series of experimentations with innovative oxidized finishes that created Plum, came to life Olive. Its greenish-yellow, aged tones bring to the décor a sense of coziness, of pieces that survived the test of time, yet remain current, enriching the environment.