What is Yellow Gold?

Pure gold is slightly reddish in color. And since pure gold is too soft, other metals are added to make it harder. It will also reduce the unit price of gold. The metals that are added to the gold alloy will change its color. For example, silver will make the color of the gold alloy … Read more

What is White Gold?

Pure gold is 24 Karat and is soft and not suitable for day to day use. To make it harder, jewelry making companies add impurities. They add silver, nickel, copper, zinc or palladium. These impurities can change the color of the gold to pale yellow, tinted brown, pale rose, or reddish. Adding silver and palladium … Read more

Diamond Cuts

The diamond cut is the notches or grooves cut into the jewelry item’s metal. The jewelers cut them with their chisel. Its a type of finish on the metal. The diamond-cut is a trick to make the jewelry metal shine and glisten. It reflects the light and makes the piece of jewelry look polished. That … Read more

Resizing a ring

Most of the rings can be resized and many jewelers offer this service. You may need to resize a ring to make it larger or smaller depending on the size of the ring and the size of your finger. Jewelers will add extra material or stretch the ring’s shank to make it larger. Adding extra … Read more

Jewelry Metal Weight

The weight of jewelry items is expressed in grams. But other units of measurement may also be used. The below table shows some units for expressing precious metal weight. Unit Description Ounce (abbreviated oz) Equals 28.35 grams and is 1⁄16 of a common avoirdupois pound Pennyweight (abbreviated dwt) Equals 1.55 grams and is 0.054857 avoirdupois … Read more

What does Jewelry Metal Stamp Mean?

Jewelry manufacturers stamp information about the purity of precious metals. They place the stamp somewhere not to detract from the design. And the best place for the stamp is on the inside or back of the jewelry item. Or in case of earrings on the basket setting of the earrings. These stamps should adhere to … Read more