goal is to provide our clients with exactly what they want, and part
of the way we do that is by giving
the option of what material to use. While the most obvious difference
between metals may be their color and cost,
there are other factors that also
must be taken into account.
Generally, Gold is one of
the most common and traditional jewelry metals. It is measured in Karats(Carat is a measure of weight used for gemstones), with 1 Karat being 1/24(4.17%)
gold by weight.
-24Kt = 99.9% pure gold(technically 100%)
-18Kt = 75.0% pure gold
-14Kt = 58.5% pure gold
-10Kt = 41.7% pure gold
In the United States 10Kt
gold is the lowest Karat legally available for sale. We generally work
with 14KT gold at the minimum, but we will occasionally make jewelry
in 10KT gold for custom orders. 22Kt is the highest we use because
24Kt gold is very soft and hard to work with.
22Kt is often best for
thick bands when its specific color is desired, but tends to be too soft
for thinner bands and intricate detail. 18 kt yellow is hard enough to
be used in almost all types of jewelry, and is noticably more yellow
than 14Kt. 14Kt is the most common and hardest option.
Metal Choices we offer:
-Yellow gold: 10Kt, 14Kt, 18Kt, 22Kt
-Rose gold: 14Kt, 18Kt
-Green gold: 14Kt, 18Kt
-Nickel white gold: 14Kt, 18Kt
-Palladium white gold: 14Kt, 18Kt
Palladium white gold is one
of the most popular metals we have been working with. its darker in color
than nickel white gold and hypoallergenic. Palldium white gold is a great
alternative for those allergic to, or concerned of becoming allergic
to nickel. Approximately 15% of the population is or will become allergic
to nickel over their life time. The color of Palldium white gold is also
very unique and beautiful.
Mass produced white gold
jewelry is frequently plated with rhodium to make it appear more white,
but this plating wears
and makes the finish of the metal look uneven. We do not rhodium plate
our jewelry because we prefer the natural color of the metals. With good
alloys white gold tends to be quite bright on its own.