Material Selection

G&S Jewelry MFG offers the jewelry industry a wide variety of materials to choose from. Your choice can be based on their aesthetic beauty, traditional cultural link, color and cost.

This means that gold can be produced in yellow, white and pink in 10, 14 and 18 karat. These colors give the artist a beautiful palette to work from. We have the ability to produce pieces that combine two or more colored metals to return of very unique and distinctive look.

Commonly Chosen Metals

Sterling silver is a very traditional metal for jewelry and has strong cultural links to the American Southwest. Sterling is offered in standard .925 minimum silver content as well as tarnish resistant sterling alloys. These alloys can be produced with a high polish or with an organic oxidized finish. For designs that have subsurface features, the oxidation will reside in the detail while the upper surfaces can be polished to a variety of shiny finishes.

G&S has also produced karat golds in all the standard colors and karat contents. These can be used separately or integrated with other metals for elegant and sophisticated appeal.

In addition to the precious metals cited above, we also offer four types of casting bronzes, available in pink, red, yellow and white. They are often gold-, silver- or nickel-plated to provide the artist with a lower cost option to precious metal castings.

Lastly, we can offer our lead-free, high purity pewter. Pewter is centrifugally cast and can be an inexpensive foundation material for belt buckles, charms, lapel pins, key fobs and hat tacks. It is often employed to extend a design life or to reach critical price points.

Finishes

To complete the artist’s appearance goals for the final product, we can offer a variety of finishes. These finishing goals dictate the process required, the media needed and the time required.

The following are standard finishes that we provide to the artist community:

  • Three Stage Tumble – High Polish
  • Tumble – Satin
  • Tumble – Chaotic Steel Wool
  • Red wheel – Hand Polish

If the design surface has some texture detail, the part can be immersed in a coloring solution and then polished. The polishing brings the base color back and the coloring is retained in the texture.

This process can serve to make the design “pop” or improve legibility in message designs. Contact us today to begin the process of having your ideal piece created.

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