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Different types of metal used in jewelry

Rings red gold

How much do you know about jewellery? We invite you to delve into this world and explore the types of jewellery metals. We will tell you what they are, what the benefits of each are and why buying accessories in the FJewellery store is a good idea.

What are they?

To create beautiful jewellery for ladies and mens in any style, 4 precious metals are most commonly used: gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

Let's start with the most desirable - gold. In its purest form, it is hardly ever used in the jewellery industry. We are talking about different alloys. The properties of a gold alloy depend on the alloying metals. These can be silver, copper, zinc or palladium. These "additives" determine the properties of the alloy, for example, the most obvious being the shade. The most common ones are:

Greenish, reddish and grey gold can also be found, depending on the composition.

Earrings white gold

All alloys are stamped with a carat. This is marked as carat (not to be confused with ct, because this is how the purity of gemstones is marked). This tells you at a glance how much pure gold is in the piece.

One carat is 1/24th. The following is as follows:

Sterling (925) is regarded as the best silver for jewellery. It has optimum utility characteristics. Pure sterling silver, but it is not used in accessories. Only bank silver is marked with this hallmark.

Pendants rose gold

Recently, platinum has been used in jewellery. The obvious advantage of this metal is that it is a pure metal in jewellery. It is free of impurities and alloying metals. It is hypoallergenic, which allows platinum to be used to create body jewelry or items for children. Disadvantages include heavy mining, a high price and the necessary professionalism when working with this metal.

Palladium is a beautiful silver metal that often competes with silver. It is quite strong, lightweight and has a very attractive cost. Of the obvious drawbacks, palladium is soft, which means you need to refresh the surface from time to time to keep it shiny.

When we talk about rhodium bracelets, we are talking about rhodium plating. This gives any alloy its durability and luster.

FJewellery offers a large assortment, which we have compiled into a catalogue. There's everything here to find the perfect gift for any occasion or beautiful jewellery for yourself at an attractive price. Detailed pictures and high-quality descriptions help you make your choice.