The Differences Between Gold Types and Why It Matters

ThinkstockPhotos 178596432 300x200 The Differences Between Gold Types and Why It MattersIf you’re an aspiring jewelry designer, learning how to use precious metals wisely is essential. When it comes to gold, things can get complicated. Because it is a relatively soft metal, gold is mixed with other metals to make it more durable and usable for crafting jewelry. Here are a few guidelines to help you understand how various types of gold are typically used and what each type can offer:  Continue reading

What Materials Do We Work With to Make Your Jewelry Designs?

ThinkstockPhotos 100855276 300x236 What Materials Do We Work With to Make Your Jewelry Designs?The lost was casting method allows us to manufacture copies of original jewelry pieces — letting us take your unique designs and reproduce them to sell to your customers. Because we’re working hand-in-hand with our clients to bring their unique designs to life, we take care with every step of the process. And that begins with selecting the right materials to get great results. Continue reading

Why Pure Gold Makes Bad Jewelry

Gold is beautiful and valuable, and has been popular adornment in cultures across the world and throughout history. It has unique properties that make it ideal for jewelry, but gold as the single component of a ring, bracelet or decoration is actually a really bad idea!

What Makes Gold Unique

As a mineral, gold has particular properties that have made it valuable worldwide. It’s pretty, and that’s immediately apparent—it has a natural luster and the yellow color can be vibrant or muted. It’s also ductile; that means it can be stretched and drawn out into very thin wires. It’s malleable, letting it be hammered into sheets or Continue reading