What is an Alloy?

An alloy is a metallic element consisting of a mixture of two or more metals (or metallic elements with nonmetallic elements). Alloys are commonly used in jewelry, so it’s important to know what they’re made of!⁣

Here are some examples of alloys:

• Silver combined with Copper (and sometimes other metals like Nickel or Zinc) produces Sterling Silver⁣

• 18K Gold is an alloy of Gold, Copper, Silver and Zinc⁣

• Copper mixed with Zinc becomes Brass⁣

• 18K Rose Gold is made of Gold, Copper and Silver⁣

Why Does Jewelry Turn My Skin Green?

Copper is the most commonly used metal in the making of Sterling Silver. Copper provides the durability that Pure Silver needs, while maintaining its natural color. What could possibly go wrong with C

What is Sterling Silver .925 Made of?

Let’s take a quick look at one of your Sterling Silver pieces. You may notice a tiny, engraved mark that reads ‘.925’. Now, this may not be your first time noticing this mark; but have you ever wonder

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