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Base metals are considered the opposite of precious metals (gold, platinum, palladium, and silver). They are much more economical to use than precious metals because the elements that make up these metals are more commonly found.

Extraordinary minds and talents were drawn from such richly diverse backgrounds and brought together in the melting pots of Providence, where base metals and glass were being transmogrified into wearable works of art.

Base metal refers to non-precious metals. Base metals include copper, zinc, tin, and lead.

Base Metals
Base metals are found in great abundance throughout the earth's crust. Base metals include: aluminum, copper, lead, mercury, nickle, tin, and zinc.
Light Metals ...

BASE METAL Any non-precious metal, Copper, Nickel, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Lead and combinations of these are base metals often used in the manufacturing of fashion jewelry.

Base Metal
A metal, such as copper, lead, nickel, zinc or cobalt.
Belt ...

Base Metal: The collective term for any and all non-precious metals.
Basket: A fancy setting with a lacy or basket-looking appearance due to numerous holes pierced in the side.

Base Metal: The collective term for any and all non-precious metals often used in jewelry making and coated with another metal e.g. silver plating, gold plating etc.
Basket: A fancy setting with a lacy or basket-looking appearance due to numerous holes pierced in the side.

Base Metal
Base metal is a term used to refer any non-precious metal. Generally it is used as a base for gold-filled or gold plated coverings.
Blending ...

Base Metal
A base metal is any non-precious metal such as copper, zinc and manganese.
Bead Setting
A decorative setting in which stones are set evenly with the metal surface and secured
by small metal bead-like prongs.

Base Metal
A term informally referring to non-precious metals (such as copper, zinc, tin, nickel, lead, or iron), which are commonly used in costume jewelry.

base metal:
Refers to any non-precious metal alloy. Not generally used in fine jewelry fabrication, due to variations in hardness, melting point, color and potential allergic reactions or skin discoloration.
basse-taille: ...

Base metal, pot metal, white metal
Any combination of alloys of non-precious metals.
Belle Epoque ...

Base Metal - a collective term used to refer to all nonprecious metals.

Base Metal - Base metal is a term used to refer to a metal that oxidizes or corrodes relatively easily as with copper, iron, nickel, lead and zinc.

Any metal other than gold, silver or platinum - which are all considered Precious Metals.

Base metal
Metals which are commonly used to alloy gold jewelry, e.g. copper, silver, zinc, nickel, platinum and palladium.
Basket setting ...

base metal - Any non-precious metal.
basket-setting - A fancy setting of various shapes with numerous sides piercing that provides a basket work or lacy appearance.

Base metals are cheaper than the precious metals and have a distinct look of their own. Electroplating, gilting, and other techniques are often applied to coat the base-metal beads with gold and silver.

Base Metal
A collective term for all non-precious metals or alloys with a low intrinsic value. They are relatively inexpensive compared with precious metals, and oxidize relatively easily and are liable to corrosion or discoloration if exposed to substances such as hair spray, perfume and alcohol.

Base metal
Main metal used on products
A 3 dimension shaped objects (metal, stone, pearl, wood, bone ect.), can be round or elongated must be drilled from one end to the other, that it can be fit on a string.

BASE METAL Any non-precious metal other than the "Noble Metals": which are Gold, Silver, and the Platinum group metals. Copper, Nickel, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Lead and combinations of these are base metals often used in the manufacturing of fashion jewelry.

Base metal: A non-precious metal.
Bezel: Rim of metal that surrounds and secures a stone.
Box chain: A chain with wide, square links that form boxes.

Base Metal - Base metal is a mixture of non precious metals. Typically a metal from the group; copper, aluminum, nickel, tin, zinc and lead. It is frequently used as a base for gold-filled, gold plated or rolled gold plate coverings.

Base metal wire which retains a coiled shape.
In Italian it means "thousand flowers". It is the proper name for "mosaic" beads. The pattern goes back to the Byzantine era.

Base metal sandwiched between layers of gold. In the US the gold layer must be at least 1/20th of the total weight and is marked: g.f.
gold wash
A thin coating of gold over base metal.

Base Metal: Non-precious metals such as steel, zinc, lead, tin and copper. Used as the core for plating.
Basket Setting: A lacy looking setting that has holes in the side and is similar to the basket weave.

Base Metal - Any non-porous metal. Plated -The process of covering one metal with another using electricity. Solid - Entirely of one metal or containing the minimum alloy necessary to impart hardness.

1 Base metal pendant 86mm
1 Base Metal pendant bead 86mm 13mm thick including low grade turquoise cabochon which varies in color and patterns.
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A base metal upon which a thin plating of gold has been deposited by electrolysis
The resistance a gemstone has to scratches and abrasions ...

The base metal was usually an alloy of copper with either tin, zinc or nickel. The commonest base metal was nickel silver, hence the term 'electroplated nickel silver' and its well-known abbreviation 'EPNS', which has become shorthand for all electroplated silver.

Most base metals (copper, lead, zinc, nickel) are traded internationally on the London Metal Exchange, with smaller stockpiles and metals exchanges monitored by the COMEX and NYMEX exchanges in the United States and the Shanghai Futures Exchange in China.

Small base metal finding, resembling a key ring.
Sterling Silver
Silver that is at least 92.5 percent pure with 7.5 parts of another metal, usually copper, to make the piece harder.

Gilt is a base metal that has an extremely thin coating of gold deposited chemically or electrically to give an inexpensive item the look of gold.
Plaque from an arm-reliquary of St. Victor. Engraved and gilt copper, France ...

Gold-Plate - Base metal which has been electro-chemically bonded with at least 0.0025 mm of gold.
Gold Washed - Extremely thin layerered gold, (less than .175 microns thick), applied by either dipping or burnishing the metal, but not plated.

Base Metal:A non-porous metal that is the primary metal in an alloy. A base metal oxidizes when heated and can be melded or plated.Basket Setting:An elaborate type of setting where the metal sides are pierced to create a lacey or basket-like appearance.

Base MetalsNon-precious metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, etc. CastingThe method of duplicating an object by pouring metal into a hollow mold formed by the original object. Almost any jewelry object that can be made by hand can be reproduced by the lost wax or centrifugal casting process.

base metal The metal used as the mount or the setting in a piece of jewelry. bead & reel Moulding of small, cylindrical shapes, called reels, alternating with bead shapes. A common neoclassical ornament.

GOLD PLATE: A base metal that is electro-plated with gold or an alloy of gold. Also known as gold flash, gold finish or gold tone.

Base MetalAny combination of alloys of non-precious metals. Belle EpoqueAnother name for the Edwardian period. Bezel SettingA method of setting gemstones in which the stone is held in the mounting by a narrow band of metal surrounding the girdle (outside perimeter) of the stone.

A metal product where a layer of gold has been bonded over the top of a base metal like brass. The layer of gold in gold fill is much thicker than that of gold plate. Legally, to be called gold fill, there must be at least 1/20 of the weight of the metal in gold.

: gold over a base metal) Emerald cut Rectangular shaped stone with mitered corners which is elongated and octagonal Enamel Process of fusing powdered colored glass to a surface by means of high heat Engine-turning Decorated metal surface made by moving the surface of the object against ...

Electroplating The process of covering a base metal with a thin film of gold. The base metal is set in a chemical solution which an electric current flows through to coat it with precious metal.

Electroplate: A technique invented in 1840, whereby gold is adhered to base metal. Electroplating allowed gold to be stretched a long way. Embossing: A metal decorating technique similar to repousse except that embossing is done by machine rather than by hand.

" On gold, this is much less important; gold doesn't oxidize very easily, so you can use Batterns and Pripp's self-pickling fluxes on gold without much worry, but if you're going to be working with sterling silver, or base metals, then definitely use a lot of white paste flux.

This is a traditional process invented in the 19th century in which a sheet of gold is laminated to a base metal (usually brass). The two layers of metal are heated under pressure to fuse them together. This is then rolled to make a thinner sheet, which can be used to make jewellery or other objects.

Vermeil is Gold-plated Sterling Silver. Gold-plating of base metals such as Brass or Bronze are sometimes erroneously referred to as Vermeil. When base metals are plated with thin layers of Gold, they should be referred to as Gold plated, not Vermeil. (Pronounced: ver-may)
Victorian ...

Gold filled jewellery is a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal such as brass. Gold filled jewellery is a great cost effective alternative to solid gold jewellery.

It has bewitched and inspired, with wars fought over it, ships sunk for it, and alchemists have dedicated their lives to trying to create it from base metals. And who can blame them, the lustrous glowing beauty of gold cannot help but be desired.

Items made in this manner have a base metal such as brass or steel.
An electroplated application of gold or silver is applied to the metal to give it a gold or silver color.
No industry standard has been established for the thickness of the gold/silver/nickel on the metal.

Gold Electroplated (GEP): A layer of gold at least 7mils (7/1,000,000 of an inch) thick is electrically deposited onto the base metal by immersion in a liquid containing chemically bound gold molecules.

Gold-filled, gold overlay and rolled gold plate are terms used to describe jewelry that has a layer of at least 10 karat gold mechanically bonded to a base metal.

*Silverplate - a base metal of nickel, silver or brass coated with a layer of silver by electroplating; has a tendency to tarnish with regular use in an electric dishwasher.
Slip - clay and water mixture used to produce china or porcelain body and decoration.

The fluids secreted by a healing piercing cause corrosion of the base metals in the gold. Once a piercing is fully healed, Gold can be worn, although best for limited periods of time as it can tarnish when in contact with bodily fluids.

Silver Plate A fine silver film deposited on a base metal by electrolysis, in the same kind of electrically-charged bath used to make gold electroplate. The film can be as thin as seven millionths of an inch. A silver plate item cannot be called sterling or bear a marking of 'silver'.

But some Chinese companies use same casting for base metal and have hallmark stamp 925
DB picks up a 20 carats pendant for $8.00 and sees stamp but realizes instantly it is rhodium plated base metal and leaves it .

A coating of gold permanently plated onto a base metal through electrical current.
Gold Supply Chain
We take the impact of our company's supply chain seriously, and we believe that gold should be extracted and processed in a manner that respects the needs of current and future generations.

A fine silver film deposited on a base metal through electroplating. Base metal may be nickel, silver, copper, or brass.
simulated pearl
Glass beads coated in the ground-up iridescent nacre from fish scales.

Chrome Plate is electro-plated chrome over a base metal.
Silver Plate is electro-plated silver over a base metal and has no measurable karat weight. Provides an expensive look with a fraction of the cost of sterling silver.

Gilding (gilt) is a process of plating a die-stamped piece of base metal to give it a real or pseudo gold or silver color. Most often, and more abundant, are gold color ornaments which have been gilded, rather than silver-color gilt.

Gold filled - describing a process of gold plating base metal for jewelry.
Girdle - the circumference portion of the stone; the part that divides the crown from the pavilion.
Grain - 1. a weight equivalent to one-quarter of a carat; used to weigh pearls.

Silver Plating: Also known as silver plated or silver coated. A base metal, usually nickel silver or brass, is coated with a layer of pure silver by a process called electroplating.
Vermeil: Sterling silver electroplated with at least 100 millionths of an inch of karat gold ...

White gold is an alloy, or mixture, of the element gold and other precious and base metals such as palladium, silver, platinum and nickel. Because the natural color of gold is yellow in tone, gold must be combined with a white metal to give a relatively white appearance.

Today a lot silver jewelry is just silver plated over base metal or low grade of silver content and not 925 even if stamped
Sourcing your silver jewelry from reliable source is very important, look for S or SS 925 Hallmark ...

A layer of karat gold, platinum or silver is mechanically bonded
to a base metal, usually brass or steel.
Gold filled is marked with the gold percentage by weight and the karat value.
If a piece of jewelry is marked 1/20 14K GF -
5% of the total weight
is 14K gold.

A process of covering substances such as silver, base metal, wood with a thin layer of gold or an alloy
Gimmel ring
A ring formed of two or more linked hoops, which fit together in a manner that make them appear as one ring ...

Gold Plated: Jewelry with a layer of gold on top of a base metal.
Hoop Earrings: Earrings in the shape of hoops.
Inlay: Setting stones into a channel or space so they lay flush with the surface of the metal.

Preparation and cleaning of the base metal often involve the use of abrasives and acids. Many of the vitreous media contain hazardous oxides which can be inhaled in their raw form or in firing. The use of a kiln or torch is inherently hazardous.

An irregular-shaped stone or pearl. Also an art style characterized by ornate detail.
Base metal
A term informally referring to non-precious metals (such as copper, zinc, tin, nickel, lead, or iron), which are commonly used in costume jewelry.
Belcher ...

Gold filled (abbreviated G.F. or written as "doubl? d'or") jewelry is made of a thin outer layer of gold atop a base metal. For example, jewelry marked 1/20 G.F. 12 Kt. is at least 1/20th gold and is layered with 12 karat gold.

Electroplating - This process utilizes a chemical solution and an electric current to cover a base metal with a thin film of gold.
Enamel - Exhibiting a glassy decorative surface, enamel is powdered colored glass that has been fused to metal, pottery or glass.

DORÉ - An unrefined (therefore impure) alloy of gold with variable quantities of silver and smaller quantities of base metals, which is produced at a mine before passing on to a refinery for upgrading to London Good Delivery standard, usually consists of 85% gold on average.

A white precious metal, extremely expensive, is often used to plate precious and base metals, giving jewelry a hard, platinum-like sheen.
Rose Gold
Gold mixed with 90% copper and 10% silver to give it a pink/rose tinge. See "Gold" above.

The final color of the gold alloy is determined by the added base metals. Copper lends to a red shade, silver to green shades and zinc lends to yellow. There exists no natural occurring white gold.

Overlay: Generic term used to describe any variety of costume jewelry that involves a base metal.
Oxidation: The breakdown of a metal over time as a result of exposure to oxygen and other natural elements.

These, together with the calcite in assorted habits which accompanies the base metals, make this Ireland's premier locality for the mineral.

A method in which an electric current deposits a layer of metal on an object (i.e.: gold over a base metal)
Emerald cut
Rectangular shaped stone with mitered corners which is elongated and octagonal ...

Extremely thin sheets that are made from rolled or pounded copper, gold, platinum or silver. Leaf is used for applying to base metal surfaces.
A style of setting in which the stone is held in place by a row of tiny beads along the girdle of the stone.

When you're just starting out learning how to crimp, I suggest starting with copper crimps. They are softer than base metal, plus they are definitely less expensive than sterling silver!
Crimp Covers ...

"Gold-filled" is a process by which a layer of gold (at least 10K) is mechanically bonded to a base metal. "Gold-plated" means that an item has a plating (or coating) of gold alloy of at least 10K, though usually less gold than in gold-filled items.

Is all jewelers brass, often referred to as Red Brass or Jewelers Bronze or Mertin's Gold. It is made up of 85% copper, 15% Zinc. Brass is a very popular base metal for jewelry designers. It is hard, and will last a lifetime, with its only limitation being that it tarnished quickly.

For example gold electroplated over a less expensive base metal. The thickness of the metal coat varies. Electro-gilded coating is the thinnest (less than 0.000007 inches thick); gold-cased metals have a coating thicker that 0.000007 inches.

Alloys with lower carat, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper, silver or other base metals in the alloy. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable of the known metals; a single gram can be beaten into a sheet of one square meter.

For example, some jewelry is processed with a layer of gold which has been mechanically bonded to a base metal. This jewelry cannot have a karat mark unless it is qualified. In other words it must be marked "gold filled" preceded by the karat fineness; e.g. "14K gold filled." ...

(also Ant.Cop, A/C, Oxidised Copper and Ox Cop.) A general term used to describe an applied dull matt copper finish with areas of darker relief which give emphasis to parts of the product. The base metal is often brass.
A copper sulphide ore.

A type of clasp for holding in place a woman's hair, having a centre bar and a catch or some sort of spring fastener. Such articles are usually made of a base metal or plastics, but some are made of gold, silver, tortoise shell, coral, jet, amber, etc.

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