Precious Metals, and Similar Materials

Precious metals, especially gold and silver, are probably the most commonly in jewellery making. But there are many other materials widely used, such as copper, bronze and even aluminum. Then there are modern materials such as Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and the Copper and Bronze clays. The list keeps growing in our modern times.

As a jewellery maker it is essential you have a good understanding of the materials you choose to use. Precious metals and similar costly materials require careful consideration in their use. To help you, this section of our resource library will provide detailed information on these materials, their composition, history and uses.

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Composition Of Alloys Composition Of Some Alloys - This table lists alloys commonly used in the jewellery making industry. For each alloy, the list shows the components of… ... more
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About Gold Plating Gold Plated and Silver Plated, the Pros and Cons - Gold and silver plated jewellery were developed to be cheaper versions of items that would otherwise be solid metal. And… ... more
Sheet Metal Weight Sheet Metal Weight Calculator - This table of sheet metal weights can be used as a sheet metal weight calculator to calculate the weight of… ... more
Sterling Silver Sterling Silver - Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver and copper. It contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, by weight. This blending… ... more
Round Wire Wire Weight Calculator - This table of wire weights per foot in ounces and pennyweights can be used to calculate the weight of a… ... more