- Issue Time
- Mar 4,2022
The good prospects of the jewelry industry make many people want to start their own business. Knowing this jewelry knowledge will help you understand your suppliers and pick the right product.
What Alloys Are Used In Jewelry?
Gold forms alloys with other metals to increase its strength and ductility.
1.Solid Gold. Made of 100% gold, too soft and expensive to rarely use in jewelry making.
2. 18K Gold. 75% gold alloyed with zinc and/or cobalt, silver and copper. It is the most commonly used gold alloy in jewelry manufacturing.
3. 18K White gold. 75% gold, alloyed with zinc and/or palladium, nickel and copper. Platinum jewelry needs to be rhodium-plated because it wears out and deteriorates over time.
4. 18k Palladium gold. Combination of 75% gold and 25% palladium. It is more expensive than platinum and wears badly.
HD jewelry is mainly made of brass and plated with 18k gold or white gold to enhance the luster and corrosion resistance of the jewelry. Our product is guaranteed to look still new after more than two years in your store.
Four platinum alloys are commonly used in jewelry manufacturing : Pt950 / Ir，Pt950 / Ru，Pt900 / Ir and Pt950 / Co.
1.Pt950/Ir is an alloy of 950 parts platinum and 50 parts iridium.
2.Pt950/Ru alloys alloy 950 parts platinum with 50 parts ruthenium.
3.Pt900/Ir combines 900 parts platinum with 100 parts iridium.
4.4. Pt950/Co is an alloy of 950 parts platinum and 50 parts cobalt.
Silver is alloyed with copper to make sterling silver. Sterling silver (7.5% copper and 92.5% silver) is used in body jewelry, belt buckles, cufflinks, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Mexican silver is an alloy of 95% silver and 5% copper, while Britannica silver is an alloy of 95.84% silver and 4.16% copper.
Copper alloy is an alloy formed by adding one or several other elements to pure copper as the matrix. Pure copper is purple-red, also known as copper. Commonly used copper alloys are divided into three categories: brass, bronze and cupronickel. Many jewelry are made of copper alloys. Jewelry like HD’s is made of brass alloy as the main jewelry material. The advantage is that the sense of metal is relatively strong, very characteristic, strong and durable, and has a texture when wearing.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. If it is only composed of copper and zinc, it is called ordinary brass. If it is a variety of alloys composed of two or more elements, it is called special brass. Such as copper alloys composed of lead, tin, manganese, nickel, iron, and silicon. Brass has strong wear resistance.
What is the differences between Rhinestone, Zircon and Diamond?
Many people think of low-priced shiny "fake diamonds" as rhinestones. Some people even think that rhinestones are splints or that both are zircon, which are worthless things.
But in fact, rhinestones, splints, and zircon are three completely different things, and even the price will be quite different. It's easy to waste money if you can't tell them apart.
The full name of rhinestones is actually called Crystal Diamonds, but it is neither crystal nor diamonds, but refers to all diamond-like materials. Rhinestones come in several common materials, including glass, artificial crystal, topaz, zircon, synthetic cubic zirconia etc.
Splints are by no means rhinestones, but real diamonds. It's not a broken diamond either, it's just small particles. Generally, splints refer to diamonds under 10 points (0.1 carats), which are often used as decorations in high-end jewelry, to set off the center stone or to create a unique shape.
Zircon may be the most wronged gem in the world. At some point, people started to call all imitation diamonds zircon, considering that zircon is synonymous with diamond imitations and rhinestones.
But what most people don't know is that zircon is actually a very good natural gemstone, better than many popular gemstones in terms of gemstone properties. It is such a gem that should be sought after, but it has become a ‘sourpuss’.
In fact, zircon is product of nature, with a hardness around 6-7.5, which is comparable to many popular gemstones. Common colors are yellow, brown, red, blue, etc., and the luster is from diamond luster to glass luster. The dispersion value is 0.038, which puts many gems under it, so strong dispersion is a highlight of zircon. Well-cut zircon looks full of fire, not even inferior to the brilliance of diamonds.
The zircon sold on the market is actually Cubic Zircon( it’s not the natural zircon, but still a cost-effective option ). The price of zircon on the market is generally based on shape (including cut) and specifications. Generally, the price is more expensive under the same specifications if the shape is much more complex.
At the same time, the price of zircon in the market is also divided according to its Brightness, Cutting, Integrity. From low to high, A, AA, AAA are mainly used to set different prices.
Jewelry of HD is mainly made of AAA Cubic Zircon and 18K gold plated on the copper alloy. It is of high quality and can keep the color at your store for at least two years. It is not easy to rust, corrosion and it can luster retention for long time. Welcome wholesalers to contact us for long-term cooperation.