Types of Metal for Making Jewelry

The best part about metalsmith jewelry is the wide variety of materials you get to work with. Whether you’re looking to handle silver, gold, rose gold, base metals or more specialized metals, stick with us for the rundown on the most common types of metal for jewelry making. 1. Silver When you’re talking about jewelry, you’re talking about sterling silver. That just means it’s 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. Sterling silver is a great option because it’s durable and long lasting, so it’s good for rings, necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, belt buckles, body jewelry… you get the picture. But keep in mind that silver jewelry is softer than gold, platinum and titanium, and it’s likely to tarnish without proper care. 2. Silver-filled Silver-filled metals (AKA “silver overlay”) are…
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