How Gold is used to Curve out JewelryJuly 13, 2021
Human beings have been wearing jewelry as accessories for a very long time. Jewelry is one of the oldest accessories in archeological history. The oldest type of jewelry is the beads made from Nassarious shells, which are almost 100,000 years old. Established Jewelry making was first heard about over 3000 years ago. Since then, different jewelry has been made from different materials such as gold, silver, stone, shells, and many more materials.
Jewelry is used to make statements, show personal style, pledge allegiance to a religion, or indicate status. Over the years, people have learned how to make their jewelry instead of buying overpriced pieces from factories. The process of making your accessories for yourself or to sell is satisfying. When you make your DIY jewelry, it is unique and has sentimental value. Your DIY piece tells a story and you can easily forge your sense of style from your pieces.
Here are some raw materials you can use to make your DIY jewelry pieces from different materials:-
Most gold jewelry is mostly a mix of gold and metals like copper, silver, nickel, or zinc. The purer the gold content the more expensive the jewelry. The proportion of Gold content to other metals is measured in Karats. Making gold jewelry out of your home is a little bit difficult and expensive because you need tools and expertise. The purest gold content is 24karats and cannot make jewelry because it is malleable. You can use the 14Karat gold for your jewelry because it is firm and you can carve out the shapes of your earrings, rings, or whatever jewelry you are making.
Pure gold is yellow. However, since you will mix with different metals to get the desired jewelry piece, the end product is a different color. Most of the other metals used with gold are applied to the alloys and thus determining the color. Here are some outcomes of the metals mixing.
Yellow Gold. This is the mix of pure gold, silver, and either zinc or copper.
White Gold. This is the allowed mix of pure gold with white metals like silver, nickel, or palladium. The end product is usually more greyish. You can achieve a whitish look by plating it with rhodium. Nickel causes allergies, which has reduced the number of jewelers who use it to make white gold.
Rose gold. This is the mix of pure gold with a higher proportion than copper.
Green gold. This gold is the same as the yellow gold only that you do not use copper on the alloy.