Thursday, September 08, 2011

Alternative Metals

Alternative Metals cobalt_jewelry_rings2The four main jewelry metals are platinum, gold, palladium and silver. They have long been treasured due to their rarity, malleability and with the exception of silver, their resistance to corrosion. Precious metal prices have been on the rise and although they are the best option for most jewelry applications, a number of designers have started designing in “alternative” metals such as stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and cobalt chrome.

The biggest disadvantages to alternative metals are the difficulty of working the piece, the inability to size or a...

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