METAL


Gold
Since the beginning of time, the intrinsic beauty, warmth, sensuality and spiritual richness of gold has earned it its place as a favorite of all the metals. Gold is a remarkable, rare metal, with an unparalleled combination of chemical and physical properties. It is the only yellow metal. It is also the only metal that forms no oxide film on its surface in air at normal temperatures, meaning that it will never rust or tarnish.

24k - Pure gold is a deep yellow color (orange shade of yellow) and is very soft.
22k - 91.6% Gold
18k - 75% Gold
14K - 58.5% Gold
10k - 41.7% Gold

Coloring Gold
Remember when you were little and you mixed yellow and blue to get green? With Metals, we only have the choice of mixing yellow (gold) with red (copper) or white/gray the other pure metals. This is done by balancing the amount of copper, silver and zinc into the alloyed gold.

Golden Style
Her looks, her clothes, and how she feels. It's Gold the powerful expression of individuality a defining element of personal style. It's Modern, glamorous, edgy, contemporary and superbly confident. Gold is tempting. Go ahead and order our snake bracelet in gold.

Difference between Gold Filled and Vermeil
Vermeil is gold (usually 18k or 22k) electroplated onto sterling silver with a minimum thickness of 2.5 microns.  Regular plating is less than 2.5 microns.  Gold Filled has a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns that is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure to permanently fuse a layer of karat gold over base metal. The thickness depends on the gauge of wire. It is thinner on 24 gauge than 14 gauge, but it always equals at least 5% of the total weight. The layer of gold must equal 1/20th of the total weight of the item. The surface of gold is 10kt or higher. Gold filled items can be 200 times thicker than the heaviest gold electroplating and will not peel or turn colors.

Gold-filled is a good alternative to solid gold, is a fraction of the cost of solid gold, without concern of allergic reaction, looks and wear like solid gold, and will last a lifetime as its outer surface is solid gold.
Remember like all fine jewelry, keep away from chemicals, clean with mild soapy water, rinse and pat dry with a soft cloth.

Sterling Silver
Silver possesses working qualities similar to gold but enjoys greater reflectivity and can achieve the most brilliant polish of any metal. To make it durable for jewelry, however, pure silver (999) is often alloyed with small quantities of copper.

With its appealing, cool and crisp white luster, sterling silver jewelry combines the endurance of a precious metal with an uncanny ability to adapt to fashion's demands. The unlimited selection of designs available, from demure and traditional to bold and dramatic, allows you to build a vast and personalized silver jewelry wardrobe as varied as your every mood, style and budget.

Silver of .925 fineness = 92.5% silver + 7.5% copper.

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