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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
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.

~: 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.

~: 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.

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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 ...

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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.

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

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

~ - a collective term used to refer to all nonprecious metals.

~ - 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.
BAUBLE ...

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

~s 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.

~
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.

~
Main metal used on products
Beads
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.

~ 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.

~: 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 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.

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

~ 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.

~: 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.

~ - 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 ~ 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 ~ upon which a thin plating of gold has been deposited by electrolysis
Hardness
The resistance a gemstone has to scratches and abrasions ...

The ~ was usually an alloy of copper with either tin, zinc or nickel. The commonest ~ 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 - ~ 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.

~:A non-porous metal that is the primary metal in an alloy. A ~ 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.

~sNon-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.

~ 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 ~ that is electro-plated with gold or an alloy of gold. Also known as gold flash, gold finish or gold tone.

~Any 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 ~ 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 ~) 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 ...

Electroplate: A technique invented in 1840, whereby gold is adhered to ~. 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 ~s, 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 ~ (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 ~s such as Brass or Bronze are sometimes erroneously referred to as Vermeil. When ~s 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 ~ such as brass. Gold filled jewellery is a great cost effective alternative to solid gold jewellery.

Electroplating
The process of covering a ~ with a thin film of gold. The ~ is set in a chemical solution through which an electric current flows, coating it with precious metal.
Emerald
A green beryl and one of the most valuable of all gemstones.

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 ~s. And who can blame them, the lustrous glowing beauty of gold cannot help but be desired.

Items made in this manner have a ~ 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 ~ 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 ~.

*Silverplate - a ~ 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 ~s 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ and leaves it .

A coating of gold permanently plated onto a ~ 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 ~ through electroplating. ~ 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 ~.
SILVER PLATE
Silver Plate is electro-plated silver over a ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~, 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 ~s 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.

A layer of karat gold, platinum or silver is mechanically bonded
to a ~, 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, ~, 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 ~.
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 ~ 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.

Gold filled (abbreviated G.F. or written as "doubl? d'or") jewelry is made of a thin outer layer of gold atop a ~. 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 ~ 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 ~s, 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.

Rhodium
A white precious metal, extremely expensive, is often used to plate precious and ~s, 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.

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

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

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

Electroplating
A method in which an electric current deposits a layer of metal on an object (i.e.: gold over a ~)
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 ~ surfaces.
millegrain
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 ~, 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 ~. "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.

For example, some jewelry is processed with a layer of gold which has been mechanically bonded to a ~. 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 ~ is often brass.
Antlerite
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 ~ or plastics, but some are made of gold, silver, tortoise shell, coral, jet, amber, etc.

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