What is r-Process?

What is r-Process?

The name r-Process is the name given to the reaction that happens within a supernova of two neutron stars merging. The explosion is called a Kilonova and this event is so powerful that elements heavier than iron can be formed. This means that most metals including silver, gold, copper, rhodium and platinum are all produced in this catastrophic event. The events also produce gravitational waves and gamma ray bursts. The first one to be observed was on the 2008, and in 2017 gravitational waves were detected from a different star merge.  

Having a scientific background Remy decided to name his jewellery brand after this amazing phenomenon, because of its direct links to the metals used in jewellery. 

Below is a link to an artists impression of what one of these events could look like. 


Source:  NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab