Jewelry Metals

Jewelry metals like gold, silver, and platinum are all very rare and unique. Learn more about these special metals and how they are used in jewelry.

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  1. Gold Purity and The Differences Between White and Yellow Gold

    Gold, just the word brings to mind value, rarity, wealth, beauty and jewelry. But what is gold? Yes the scientists tell us gold is an element with the chemical symbol Au. We know it is the heraldic metal and it is a rare yellow mineral that is the most malleable and pliable of all metals. Yes, but what does that mean to me? Gold is a beautiful metal that is used to make timeless jewelry. Gold can be bent and molded into elegant engagement rings to show the eternal affection... read more »

  2. The Difference Between White Gold and Platinum

    The first difference between white gold and platinum is the most basic and is the foundation of all the other differences. White gold and platinum are different metals. White gold starts out as gold. Gold is yellow. Platinum is itself a white metal. White gold and platinum have their own properties that make them unique. How is white gold made? White gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver, nickel or palladium. The white color is achieved by a careful choice of the alloying metals... read more »

  3. See the Star White Gold difference

    Star White Gold

    We have found a gold alloy that is extremely white and looks great without any plating. Star White Gold is bright white even without being rhodium plated like most white gold. What you see if what you get. No guess work. No taking anyone's word about how white it truly is. Star White gold has a bright, shinny finish that will keep its look... read more »

  4. Platinum

    Platinum is one of the rarest and most durable precious metals. Platinum's rich, white luster enhances the brilliance and will maintain its shining luminosity forever, unlike other white metals which can, in time, turn yellow or tarnish. Platinum is rare, the coveted treasure of discerning individuals. Platinum is one of the strongest and most enduring metals. Some of the world's greatest treasures are set in platinum, such as the Hope Diamond... read more »

  5. Measuring Gold Weight

    The old pun goes, what weighs more a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? Some say gold because it is heavier. Others say they are both a pound so they weigh the same. Both are wrong. How can this be? Tradition. Gold is not weighed in the ordinary weights. Gold is weighed in the troy measurement system. One ounce of gold is not the same as the ordinary ounce (really called avoirdupois ounce). The best way to understand this is to convert them both to a uniform system... read more »