Base metals include iron, nickel, copper, brass and titanium, among others. These metals are abundant and can oxidize or corrode pretty easily, but they make beautiful hammered disc pendants.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals to add strength, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Maintains the bright and lustrous colour of pure silver,durability and ensure that it will last a lifetime.
A distinctive and enduring precious metal with a long heritage,Sterling silver is the customary choice for beautiful high-quality silver jewellery.
Gold (White/Yellow/Rose Gold)
The quintessential metal with high gold purity that is highly valued.
Gold jewelry is a mix of gold and other metals, such as silver, copper, nickel and zinc. When you’re talking about the actual gold content, it’s measured in Karats (K) or carats (ct). That just describes the proportion of pure gold to the other metals in the material. The higher the proportion of gold in the final metal, of course, the more $$$ you’ll have to thrown down for it.
The maximum gold content is 24K, which would make for terrible jewelry because 24K gold is soft and malleable. Look at 14K gold for jewelry — it’s strong and easy to work with. Or, if you’re feeling spendier, try 18K gold (75 percent pure gold).
Pure gold is yellow in color and, since you won’t be buying that, it’s the non-gold metals used in the alloy that ultimately determine the color of this metal.
Yellow gold is the alloy of pure gold, silver and copper or zinc.
White gold is the alloy of pure gold and white metals, such as nickel, silver and palladium. It is actually more grayish in color and is plated with rhodium to give it a whiter look. Nickel is generally avoided today since so many people are allergic to it.
Rose gold is the alloy of pure gold and a high proportion of copper.
Yellow Gold: Pure Gold + Zinc, Copper Alloy metals = Yellow Gold
White Gold: Pure Gold + Silver/Nickel, Manganese/Palladium = Gunpowder colourTo achieve Platinum like white, has to be rhodium coated
Rose Gold: Pure Gold + Copper = Rose/Pink Gold.More the copper, the redder the gold becomes.
Platinum is a white metal, but unlike gold it is used in jewellery in almost its pure form (approximately 95% pure). Platinum is extremely long wearing and is very white, so it does not need to be Rhodium plated like white gold.
PT990 = 99% pure platinum
PT950 = 95% pure platinum
PT900 = 90% pure platinum