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					Gemorie's Guide to Precious Metals




Platinum

Platinum is probably the most coveted of all precious metals because of its purity, rarity,
popularity amongst those with metal sensitivity. Since platinum is used in jewelry at 90-
95% purity (which requires impeccable craftsmanship), platinum jewelry’s density and
heft give them a lavish feel that can’t be mimicked by other precious metals. Its versatile
color makes it the perfect precious metal for nearly all gemstone colors. Lastly, platinum
jewelry is very durable and maintains their shine, which make them ideal for heirloom
pieces to hand down from generation to generation.

Gold

“Karat” is the measure of the percentage of pure gold to alloy within jewelry. Pure 24K
gold is too pliable for jewelry craftsmanship so it is often mixed with copper or silver for
added strength. 18K gold jewelry typically contains 75% pure gold, while 14K gold
pieces are composed of about 58% pure gold. Gold’s scarcity and composition make it a
highly sought-after metal for jewelry making because it resists tarnishing and rust. This is
why so many historical pieces or estate jewelry are still brilliant after decades, even
centuries.

Yellow Gold

Next to the diamond, gold is the most universally recognized symbol of luxury and class.
The most traditional of all precious metals, yellow gold is warm, bright, and looks great
for all occasions. Yellow gold will not tarnish and will always maintain its value for years
to come! Tip: 14K yellow gold pieces are more popular and less expensive than that of
18K gold.
White Gold

White gold has gained popularity over the last few decades because of its resemblance to
platinum at a fraction of the price. Others adore white gold because of its likeness to
silver, but white gold will not tarnish and is much more scratch resistant. Usually treated
with rhodium for a luminous look, 14-18K white gold jewelry is usually even less
expensive than those made with yellow gold.

Rose Gold

Trendy and unpredictable, rose gold (a delightful blend of pure gold and copper) has
enjoyed a recent spike in popularity because of its pink tint, which lends a certain
romanticism unseen in more traditional pieces. Rose gold’s warm color is flattering
against most skin colors.

Palladium

With 95% purity, palladium looks very much like platinum but is more affordable since it
is considerably less dense. Palladium also shares the same white luminosity of white
gold, but does not require rhodium to keep it shiny and will not tarnish or scratch easily.
Budget-friendliness and versatility makes palladium pieces favorites amongst jewelry
lovers.

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver has enjoyed a long and illustrious history of jewelry making because of its
timelessness. Much more affordable than white gold, palladium, or platinum, sterling
silver still has the same incandescent features of more expensive precious metals.
Furthermore, sterling jewelry is perfect for day-to-night occasions.




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Description: Cut, commonly confused with the shape of a diamond, refers to the diamond’s proportions, symmetry, and polish. Because the proportions of a diamond determine the dispersion of light that is reflected within and off the surface of the stone, the brilliance and amount of sparkle a diamond has is determined by its cut. The most perfectly proportioned diamonds have the best light reflection, whereas a shallow cut diamond lack depth and will not best reflect light. More Info : www.gemorie.com