The most important item needed for making any kind of jewelery is its metal. There are many different types of metals available but gold and silver are the commonly used metal. Cost is the main factor before choosing a metal and different equipments are needed for different metals so depending upon your investment of money, one can decide which kind of equipment and tools to buy. The metals used for jewelery making are
Silver: Silver has got the highest thermal conductivity andè the purest silver is soft. Usually in sterling-silver, copper alloy is mixed to about 7.5% in the weight proportion.
Gold: The highestè cost of the gold metal is due to its karats weighting. The weight of gold content decides the karat amount in the jewelery.
Copper:è When compared to high prize of gold and silver, copper metals comes as a replacement to it as copper is a cheap metal and making of it is also easy as cutting, folding and formation can be done perfectly and easily.
Platifina: The sterling-silver with 92.5% silver, platinum of aboutè 1% and 6.5% other metals is noticed in the platifina which is introduced in the year 2005 and looks brighter in color than silver or platinum. But the cost of this is less than platinum jewelery.
Alpaca: Theè silver jewelery can be replaced by Alpaca due to its natural looking and less expense. Zinc, nickel and tin that is alloyed with copper in order to form this metal