* Common Materials
A precious metal which is highly prized for jewellery making. Its purity is measured in carats, with 24 carats indicated a pure gold.
Silver that has been alloyed with 7.5% copper to make it harder and less susceptible to tarnishing. The highest percentage of fine silver possible for jewelry subject to everyday wear. Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft and malleable for jewelry; therefore the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength, while at the same time preserving the ductility and beauty of the precious metal. Sterling silver is a popular material used to make bracelets, bangles, pendants and earrings. Our silver items are made with 925 sterling silver.
an alloy of copper and zinc. Brass is affordable in price, offers a stylish antiqued look, and is hypoallergenic nature. The most desirable antique brass finish is a soft brown patina that looks like it developed naturally over time. This gives jewellery a vintage look and provides nice colour contrast for beads and stones.
Copper is a reddish-brown non-ferrous metal, which is usually considered as a base metal or alloyed with other precious metals. It is fairly soft metal with excellent conductivity of heat and electricity as well as it is very malleable and ductile. Other than jewelry, it is widely used for electrical wiring and water piping. The chemical symbol for copper is Cu.find what you need. If the clasp is soldered on you will need to contact a jewelry repair professional.
A strong precious metal that is white in colour and is often used in ring-making. Platinum does not oxidise or tarnish. Platinum Plated: Items made from a base metal with a thin layer of platinum applied to the surface.
A member of the platinum group, rhodium is a shiny white metal that is highly reflective, durable, and expensive. it is plated on other metals to increase luster and eliminate tarnishing.
A durable steel alloy often used to create durable watch casings or bracelets. Stainless steel (Tusk 316) used in fashion jewelry is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10% chromium content by mass. Stainless Steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel, and is hypoallergenic. Thus it is extensively used in heavy gauge welded components such as jewelry. Tusk 316 stainless steel is the highest quality stainless steel for jewelry products.
It’s a mixture of two or more metals usually mixed to enhance the strength and/or appearance of a particular metal. Because of malleable, Jewelry alloy can change the metal’s elasticity, flexibility, hardness and color. Copper, silver, nickel, zinc etc are frequently used as alloy metals and usually are mixed with all precious metals for some specific purpose.
A hard metal used to make men's wedding rings. Jewellery is usually made from tungsten carbide rather than metallic tungsten.
A dark grey metal used to make watch cases and rings. It is known for its durable but lightweight qualities and favourite with men.
When there's no plating , it also does not cause allergies. It looks darker and grayer than SS925. Stainless steel is an iron alloy, wherein it comprises more than 10% chromium. In the process of manufacturing, the alloy will add some chromium, making it more hardness, and oxidation will cover on the variation surface.
White metal is any of several light-colored alloys used as a base for things like jewelry. Some of the metals that make up a white metal alloy are antimony, tin, lead, cadmium, bismuth and zinc. Not all of these metals are found in all white metal alloys but are mixed to achieve a desired need. As an example, a based metal for jewelry needs to be castable in fine detail and polishable.
Resin is a durable and transparent plastic that is especially suited to jewelry making because of its ease of use. It begins in a liquid form, but after it has been cast is quite durable. Special resin molds with smooth surfaces are created to give resin its glossy finish.