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

Base Metal
Non-precious metals used as a core for plating and gold-filled items. Brass and nickel are common base metals in jewelry.
An angled part or surface, usually an angle other than a right angle.

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: 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
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, 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: 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.

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.

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: 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 Any non-precious metal other than the "Noble Metals": which are Gold, Silver, and the Platinum group metals.

Base Metal: Any non precious metal.
Basket Setting: A fancy setting of various shapes with numerous side piercings that provide a basket work or lacy appearance.

base metal
Any non-precious metal.
A fancy setting with numerous side piercings to provide a lacy or basket-looking appearance.

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 metal using electricity.
Solid - Entirely of one metal or containing the minimum alloy necessary to impart hardness.

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.

Most base metals (copper, lead, zinc, nickel) are traded internationally on the London Metal Exchange, ...

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.

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.

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-Plated: Base metal which has been bonded with at least 0.0025 mm of gold. Not as durable as alloyed gold or gold-fill.

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.

An item made of a base metal such as brass or copper, to which a sheet of gold is bonded by pressure or other means. To qualify as gold filled, an article of jewelry must have a layer of gold at least 1/20th, or 5% of the weight of the entire article.

Base MetalAny combination of alloys of non-precious metals. Belle EpoqueAnother name for the Edwardian period.

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.

: 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 ...

Silver, gold, and even base metals were often Rhodium plated during the 30's and 40's to give them the white, shiny look associated with platinum. Today, White Gold is Rhodium Plated to give it a pure white look.

Electroplate: A technique invented in 1840, whereby gold is adhered to base metal. Electroplating allowed gold to be stretched a long way.

(Also "Goldfilled", or "gold-filled", abbreviated g.f.) A piece of jewelry with a layer of gold mechanically applied to the surface of a base metal, (like brass or copper), ...

Gold will alloy with nearly all base metals (Cu, Pb, Ni, etc.); different colors of gold are produced by alloying with different base metals. Common alloys are Ni and Cu.
Specific Gravity for pure gold is 19.3.

Gold Filled: (Also "Goldfilled", or "gold-filled", abbreviated g.f.) A piece of jewelry with a layer of gold mechanically applied to the surface of a base metal, (like brass or copper), ...

" 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, ...

Metal tags: These come in a variety of metals such as plated base metals and sterling. They can be purchased blank, and then you can mark them with a stamp. Another option is to buy the tags already marked.

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.

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.

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) ...

Silver plated is where a base metal usually copper is coated with a layer of silver to stop it from corroding, also known as electroplating or EPNS.

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.

Gold Plating (Electroplating) - When a base metal is covered with a thin layer of gold using the process of electroplating. The thin layer normally wears away more quickly than gold in a gold-filled item. The layer of gold must be at least .

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.

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.

Gold Filled: A very thin layer of carat gold bonded to a base metal. Can be very long-wearing and often seen in antique and period jewellery. Still in use today.

White gold is made by combining fine gold with a white base metal, known as an alloy. The most commonly used alloys are nickel, palladium, and manganese.

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 ...

"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.

See also: See also: Metal, Base, Jewel, Silver, Jewelry

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