Silver shining beads have an allure that makes jewellery sparkle and liven up the dullest outfits. Pure silver is extremely malleable and lends itself to making very thin sheets and wires.
SILVER CAKE BASKETS
Delicate silver cake baskets were originally produced by hand, until new technology led to them being mass produced from electroplate.
Decorative silver cake baskets were first used in the 17th century but it was not until well into the 18th century that they became common.
Silver Purity & Composition
Due to its high level of inherent softness, pure silver is actually too malleable to be used alone in jewelry making-it is easily dented and scratched when exposed to daily wear and tear. Instead, silver is typically mixed with other alloy metals.
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~ is relatively inexpensive today when you compare it to other precious metals like gold or platinum. This could lure one into believing that it isn't an important metal. That is a false assumption! At times throughout history silver was valued more highly than gold.
~ in its natural unalloyed state is 999/1000 pure, making it highly malleable and difficult to use. Thus in order to be used in jewelry, it is often combined with metallic alloys, such as copper to increase its strength and durability. When pure silver or fine silver is mixed with less than 7.
Sterling Silver Jewellery
For jewellery that lasts, all our silver jewellery, like this Sweetheart Locket, is pure sterling silver.
~ has been known and used for thousands of years and was believed to have magical properties which could promote healing and bring good luck. In ancient times, silver was used for jewelry, ornaments, utensils, and as a substance that could be bartered for other goods and services.
To clean silver, a simple polishing cloth is usually the most effective method of truly polishing your jewelry. Dip style cleaners just remove oxidization and do not truly buff the surface for a good shine, and often times can be extremely damaging to your gems.
Silver is also the brightest reflector of any metal (except for liquid mercury) and can be polished to a high sheen that even platinum can't achieve. In fact, the chemical symbol for silver, Ag, is derived from the Latin, argentum, meaning "white and shining." ...
As with all fine jewelry, each piece of sterling silver should be stored individually, either in its own soft pouch or separately in plastic bags to prevent tarnishing.
~ from Alva, Clackmannan, Scotland.
In the last couple of decades, waste dumps were scoured on a small and forgotten occurence of cobalt and silver ore that was worked at the start of the 18th century (around 1715).
~ CAPES. Diamonds having a very slight tint of yellow.
SKIP. A bucket employed in narrow or inclined mine shafts, where the hoisting device must be confined between guides.
SMARAGDUS. Ancient name for emerald and other green stones.
~: Gold Ratio
The number of ounces of silver that can be bought with one ounce of gold. Historically, the ratio has found equilibrium of around 15:1. This is somewhat logical as this is the ratio that silver to gold exists in creation, as found in the earths crust.
Mens Silver Bracelets
Mens Silver Bracelets are an attractive way to enhance the personal style and add a touch of elegance to a man's wardrobe.
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Sterling silver Dove brooch by McClelland Barclay,
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~ is a lustrous, soft transition metal that is number 47 on the periodic table of chemical elements. ~ has the highest electrical conductivity of any element, and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal.
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Silver Topaz is colorless. Colorless topaz is often irradiated and heat treated to form blue topaz. Silver Topaz is sometimes called "white topaz".
Silver topaz is not enhanced.
Alpaca SilverThe same as nickel silver. No silver content. The term used most to describe some jewelry from Mexico and South America. Base MetalsNon-precious metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, etc.
~ has been used for jewelry since 3500 BC, when the Egyptians created ornaments out of silver. The word "sterling" is short for "Easterlings," a form of money used in 12th-century England.
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This technique was very often used with jewelry containing diamonds because jewelers of that time believed that only a silver mounting could render the true beauty of a precious stone.
~ - ~ is the most commonly used metal outside of Gold and Platinum in the jewelry industry. ~ is significantly softer than Gold or Platinum making it less than ideal for intricate stone setting or engraving; it is more commonly used for less expensive jewelry.
~-gilt - (see Vermeil)
Snake chain - Like the omega chain, the snake chain (also known as Brazilian chain) is also not made up of traditional linked rings. It is instead of made up of round wavy smooth metal plates joined so that it forms a flexible tube.
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What is karat gold?
24 karat Gold (also stated as 24K or 24Kt.) is 24 out of 24 parts gold or 100% pure gold. Another way of expressing gold content is .999 fine gold (999 out of 1000 parts gold).
~, also called fine (pure) silver, is the queen of metals and, Re gold and copper, is a versatile metal with thousands of different uses. In addition to its use in jewelry and decorative objects, it is an important electroplating metal.
~: One of the three "precious metals" along with gold and platinum which has been used to make jewelry for thousands of years. ~ has a lustrous white color but needs polishing occasionally because silver reacts with Sulfur in the air to cause tarnishing.
~ Nipple Shields
A SIlver Nipple Shield (a term often used interchangeably with 'nipple covers', 'breast petals', 'petal tops' and other variations) is a piece of body jewellery worn on the nipple, partially or fully covering the areola.
~ Lined Bugle Bead
A silver like coating which reflects light when applied to the inside wall of a transparent or coloured bugle bead
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~ and Gold
Tradition demands a wedding ring made from precious metals.
These two-tone rings are solid gold, over sterling ~. The rings, featured by Camelot Bridal, are made from two seamless die-struck pieces and fused together to create a comfortable, durable and substantial ring.
~ has a long history of being a popular and valuable precious metal having been mined in Europe as long ago as 4000BC. These days Peru, Mexico, US, Canada and Australia are the main sources of mined ~.
~ plating is a method of depositing a ~ layer on other metal surface mainly for decorative purposes on household and jewelry items.
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A South Sea type found usually around Australia which produces large and beautiful white and ~y white South Sea pearls.
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A 'white' precious metal that is extremely malleable and combines well with other metals. Other 'white' precious metals include platinum, palladium, and white gold.
Fine ~: Commercially pure ~, 99.9% fine or higher, and contains no alloy material.
~ is possibly the precious metal with the widest variety of uses. From electricity to photography and jewellery to artefacts, ~ can be found in several different forms in both the modern and the ancient worlds.
~ - Latin name Argentum. The chemical symbol is Ag.
SMELTING - The process of melting ores or concentrates to separate out the metal content from impurities.
A fine ~ film deposited on a base metal through electroplating. Base metal may be nickel, ~, copper, or brass.
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~ - Lenox sterling ~ is 92.5% pure ~ mixed with 7.5% copper, and is identified by the number 925 on the hallmark.
Kiln - oven used to fire or bake ceramics.
Jewelry that has the look of ~ but no actual ~ content.
Any natural or synthetic substance which is meant to resemble a gemstone. cubic zirconia, for example, is a simulated diamond.
~ (fine ~) - .999 or 99.9% pure ~, occurring naturally in the earth. In this form, it is too soft to be used in jewelry.
Stainless Steel - A durable metal typically used in creating watch cases and bands. A key element to look for when selecting water sport watches.
~ is a white, shiny, readily malleable and ductile metal. It has a number of superlative characteristics: for example, it is the most highly reflective of all metals and the best conductor of heat and electricity.
A precious metal that is commonly alloyed to create the more durable alloy known as sterling ~.
A ring with letters (usually one's initials), or a design carved into it. A college ring is an example of a signet ring.
~ plated or coated, not sterling ~.
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~ - A versatile metal, ~ is used in multiple applications including jewelry. It is found in ore and is often associated with other metals. Second only to gold, ~ is valued for its malleability and ductility as well as its high luster.
~tone - jewelry which is finished to look like ~ but has no actual ~ content.
Signed Jewelry - jewelry which has been marked on the back, or clasp area with the initials, name, logo or trademark of a particular designer or manufacturer of the piece.
~ - n. 1. A metallic element, used in jewelry, coinage, dentistry, photography, as an electroplate, and in many other applications.
High strength copper-based soldering alloy containing ~ to give good wetability and fluidity.
~ Leaf Jasper: is a finely patterned and banded Jasper containing shades of cream, black, browns or reds. It is believed by some to provide protection and good luck.
Use ~ Alcohol Ink Sparingly
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980 ~ The highest quality sterling ~ with 980 parts out of 1000 parts pure ~ (not used very often) and it tarnishes less than regular sterling.
Coin ~: 90% (900 parts) pure ~ and 10% (100 parts) metal alloy. A process of melting down coins done in the 19th century, and mostly discarded today.
Fine ~ has a .999 level of purity, so it's also known as pure ~. While particularly lustrous, Fine ~ is normally not appropriate for jewelry that's worn regularly, because it's not durable and bends easily.
Black ~: A black, naturally-occurring ~ ore which is 68.8% ~, combined with antimony and sulfur.
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Nickel ~ (also know as German ~) is an alloy consisting of mostly copper (roughly 60 percent), and approximately 20 percent nickel, about 20 percent zinc, and sometimes about 5 percent tin (then the alloy is called alpaca).
Agate, ~ Leaf
~ Leaf agates are very grounding and balancing, they open the wearer for acceptance, protection and abundance. Brown, gray and creamy white with interesting patterns.
Liquid ~: The term given to strands of small ~ beads which were made by carefully slicing tubes of sterling ~ into 1/8" pieces and stringing them together. A form of Heishi.
Nickel ~ - Alloy of mostly nickel. Resembles sterling ~ with a deeper grey tone.
Also called German ~.
~ Jewellery cleaning
Line up a non metallic container with aluminium foil, fill out with hot water adding
a handful of washing soda, put all your jewellery and the tarnish will be gone in a few minutes.
~ is much more plentiful than gold; however, ~ tends to tarnish, making it less popular in some forms of jewelry. Like gold, ~ is too soft for use in its pure state and must be combined with other metals for durability.
~ is a beautiful choice as well. More affordable than gold and platinum, ~ has been extremely popular lately with the recent trend toward white metals. ~ is not typically used for necklaces which contain expensive gemstones.
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~ is often associated with the feminine characteristics of compassion and empathy. Because of these traits, it helps to channel the positive energy of gemstone-including sapphires-into the body. ~ is also said to be beneficial for the circulatory system, the throat, and the lungs.
~ does tarnish, although frequent wear will minimize tarnishing. Often ~ takes on a "patina" or finish that results from the contact of the ~ with the person's unique skin chemistry.
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~"Wiry specimen of the rare native metal.
Smithsonite"Carbonate of zinc appears in many forms.
Sodalite"Deep blue feldspathoid and a rock-carver's staple.
~smith: another almost extinct career but because of that some good options for independent service or original work, requires good marketing skills and probably training in Art School. Makes large scale objects in ~ and gold, holloware, cutlery and so on.
~tone - Jewelry finished with a ~ color and looks like sterling but has no ~ content.
Simulated stones - Natural or synthetic substances meant to resemble a genuine gemstone. Cubic zirconia is a diamond simulant.
~ was used in Chinese traditional jewelry more often than gold and was gilded to prevent tarnishing. ~ and gold were frequently enameled in blue, a favorite color, and often decorated with blue kingfisher feathers. Jade was the most valued among precious stones.
~smith: is a person who works primarily making objects in solid ~; historically the training and guild organization of goldsmiths included ~smiths as well, and the two crafts remain largely overlapping.
A soft, white metallic element used in the manufacture of jewelry, ~ware, coins and many branches of science, usually alloyed to harden it for use in jewelry and tableware
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~ plated or coated.
Imitation of the mottled brown and yellow color found on tortise shells.
A term that generally denotes ~ or rhodium plating that gives a ~ color.
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~ Certificate - A note (paper money) once redeemable for its face value in ~. (See Currency, Certificates) ...
Anti-tarnish coating appied to sterling ~.
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~y gray precious metal often used for setting or mounting high quality diamonds as jewellery.
A sealed plastic packet containing a diamond or diamond.
A ~ white metal that is lightweight and malleable
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A ~y white character is what makes white gold jewellery so appealing. In order to make the gold white, it is combined with metal alloys that are white in nature and plated with an extremely hard element called rhodium. Although strong, rhodium may wear away over time.
A ~tone alloy of tin, cadmium, lead and zinc, also known as base metal or white metal.
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A ~-colored gold caused by the presence of nickel, platinum or zinc.
A core of white, wound glass found in the center of red eye and cranberry carnelian beads.
The ~y glow that floats across the surface of a gem somewhat like a moonbeam across a fog enshrouded lake, is called Adularescence, or the Moonstone effect. Amolite or Fire Agate have a rainbow effect similar to what occurs in brightly colored wings of exotic butterflies called Iridescence.
Pure ~ is relatively soft, very malleable, and easily damaged, so it is commonly combined with other metals to produce a more durable product. The most popular of these alloys is sterling ~, which consists of 92.5% ~ and 7.5% copper, zinc, and sometimes silicon.
AgCl ~ Chloride
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Hold ~y hematite and look at its shiny, reflective surface. Imagine that it's deflecting all negativity from others, leaving you in a place where your own positive emotions are a lifeline that others reach for.
Pure ~, not alloyed.
The flashes of different colors in gems resulting from the breakup of white light.
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- The ~-lipped or Gold-lipped oyster (South Pacific)
The most common freshwater pearl-producing mollusks, which are found in the freshwater bodies of Asia and North America include:
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Lead-zinc-~, typified by Red Dog, MacArthur River, Mt Isa, etc
Stratiform arkose-hosted and shale-hosted copper, typified by the Zambian copperbelt.
Stratiform tungsten, typified by the Erzgebirge deposits, Czechoslovakia
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FOIL: ~, gold, or other color thin leaf of metal used to back imitation gemstones or faceted glass to improve their color and provide greater brilliance.
Concha: A ~ disc that is used to decorate a belt or bridle. From the Spanish word for "shell".
Confetti Lucite: Transparent plastic with glitter or other material embedded within it.
STERLING ~ 925, meaning 925 parts ~ per 1000
ALLOY a fusion of compatible metals (or minerals) while molten, to enhance the hardness or other properties of the resulting combination of metals.
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To qualify as "sterling" a given piece must be composed of a least 92.5% pure ~.
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Sterling ~: 92.5% pure ~ alloyed with another metal (usually copper or nickel) for strength.
Swarovski: The world leader in high quality crystal jewelry and other products.
Tennis Bracelet: A thin bracelet that features one or more rows of real or faux diamonds.
Sterling is ~ with a fineness of 925 parts per thousand or 92.5% ~ and 75 parts per thousand or 7.5% Copper. Copper is added to the alloy to increase the ~'s hardness.
Platinum, ~ and Other Metals
Platinum is a precious metal that costs more than gold. It usually is mixed with other similar metals, known as the platinum group metals: iridium, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium and osmium.
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