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Jewellery is the prime love in terms of shopping for women. In order to cater to the growing needs of women’s preferences, types of jewellery have increased to a multifold. However, in an attempt to produce a wide range of products, quality has been degraded. This is where the need of jewellery testing has been considered necessary to identify toxic materials in the products. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Top 6 Metals Used For Making Jewellery

Top 6 Metals Used For Making Jewellery
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  • Metals are found in abundance on the earth. While
    they are having wide applications across various
    industries, their use in making jewelry still
    dominates above all. Some popular metals like
    gold, silver, and platinum are used by
    metalsmiths to make fine pieces of jewelry. Metal
    Testing Labs often check for the quality of these
    metals to assess whether or not these metals are
    appropriate for making jewelry and can give the
    best output. When these metals are separated from
    their ores and processed, the samples are sent to
    testing labs to gauge their purity.

Here Are Some of The Most Popularly Used Metals
in Jewelry Making
  • Silver The second favorite metal after gold for
    indians, sterling silver is heavily used for
    making all kinds of beautiful pieces of jewelry.
    Sterling silver constitutes of 92.5 of silver
    and 7.5 of copper. Metal Testing Labs check the
    purity of silver using a variety of techniques.
    It is the most durable and long-lasting quality
    of silver that makes it apt to be used for making
    necklaces, anklets, rings, body jewelry, etc.
    Since it is softer than gold, platinum, and
    titanium, it requires a great amount of care. The
    only downside of using silver metal for jewelry
    is that it gets tarnished very easily since it
    gets easily oxidized. You might have noticed it
    with your own silver jewelry pieces also. This
    calls for timely visits to the jeweller for

Silver-filled Silver filled is basically a cheap
metal coated with a layer of silver. also known
as silver overlay, silver-filled wires are made
using heat with pressure to apply silver coating
on a cheaper metal. This makes the metal a
hundred times thicker than standard metal. This
strength makes it ideal for use in jewelry
making. Beautiful engraving is done on the
jewelry made from silver-filled. what makes it
the preferred choice is its affordability and
long life span. It is forever a spotless beauty
without any tarnishing.
  1. Gold The most common metal of all, one can find
    gold jewelry abundantly. Gold jewelry is made by
    mixing zinc, copper, silver, and nickel to create
    the finest pieces. While making jewelry, 24
    carats gold is not used since it is soft and
    malleable and hence difficult to give shape for
    making bangles and necklaces. This is why gold is
    always mixed with other metal elements to provide
    its characteristics of hardness and
    non-malleability. As the number of karats
    decreases, the purity of gold also decreases.
    18-carat gold is the easiest to work with.
    Although pure gold is yellow in color but since
    we use other non-metal alloys to make jewellery,
    they decide the color of gold. This is why you
    will find a variety of gold in the market

Base Metal A category of metals consisting of
iron, nickel, copper, brass, and titanium among
others, base metals are the most common types of
metals used for making jewelry. These metals are
found in abundance and are usually used in making
jewelry items like hammered disc pendants. The
only disadvantage of using these metals in
jewelry is that they can corrode or oxidize
pretty easily.
  1. Platinum The rarest and most expensive of all,
    platinum is an ultimate classy metal for jewelry.
    What makes it so expensive is its precious
    properties. It never loses its shine and is super
    durable. Platinum works pretty well for all
    jewelry items and is widely used for making love
    bands for weddings and cuffs. Melting at a
    temperature of 3216.2 Fahrenheit, Platinum is
    your go to choice always. At times Cobalt and
    Copper is also used along with Platinum for a
    great finish. However, it is going to burn a huge
    hole in your pocket owing to its price that is
    very well justified by its utility.

Titanium The hardest ever metal known to mankind
is titanium. It is harder than any other metal in
existence putting even the most expensive ones
like gold, platinum, and silver to shame. The
best part about this metal is that it is
hypoallergenic i.E. It does not cause any kind of
skin allergies even to people with sensitive
skin. It is popularly used in making body
piercing jewelry and surgical equipment. It is
scratch resistant, easy to color, and
non-corrosive making it highly durable and easy
to use. However, titanium is not used for making
rings as it cannot be resized or soldered or cut
(very difficult to cut it!).
  • Metal testing lab plays a vital role in assessing
    the quality of the metals. A metal with superior
    quality not only gives the jewelry piece a fine
    look but also makes it equally valuable. Modern
    day metal testing labs use a number of scientific
    methods to analyze the metal sample on various
    parameters as per the intended end use. Following
    several mandated guidelines and suitability for
    making jewelry, the role of such labs is
    extremely significant for a perfect output.

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