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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 s 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.


Non-precious metals used as a core for plating and gold-filled items. Brass and nickel are common s in jewelry.
Beveled
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 ...

Any non-precious metal, Copper, Nickel, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Lead and combinations of these are s 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.


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: 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.


A 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.

, pot metal, white metal
Any combination of alloys of non-precious metals.
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Base Metal - a collective term used to refer to all nonprecious metals.

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

BASE METAL
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.

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.


A collective term for all non-precious metals or alloys with a low intrinsic value.

Base metal
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.

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.

- 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.
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 metal 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 upon which a thin plating of gold has been deposited by electrolysis
Hardness
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 s (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 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.

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

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