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RESOURCES – Jewelry Metals Glossary

Base Metals


Brass

Brass is a metal alloy of copper and zinc. It is used as a substitute for gold items because it is much less expensive, but it needs to be sealed after jewelry crafting to prevent tarnishing over time. The brass used in jewelry making is typically lead-free.

Copper

Copper is a soft, easily worked metal Continue reading

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