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Metal


buying Guide


  1. Platinum cost more than gold when having jewelry made.
  2. When buying gold jewerly the lower the karat the lower the cost.
  3. Example 14 karat gold is cheaper than 18 karat gold.
  4. Silver is least expensive between the 3 types of metals.
  5. The average consumer request 14 karat gold.

Metal Education


Metal Education Jewelers who are affiliated with the Jewelers Connect Network are skilled in working with a variety of traditional metals, including gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Whether you are looking for a professional who can fix your treasured pieces or ready to create the jewelry of your dream, our large network of jewelry artisans can help! Our jewelers are happy to discuss all the details of your jewelry repair, or custom creation before they begin your job. They will recommend the best way to repair or create your piece, and discuss your budget and metal options as well as asking about your lifestyle activities (do you wear your jewelry when you are gardening or working out?) and any allergic conditions you might have . When discussing gold and its alloys with our jewelers, you will hear the word "Karat," which is the term that indicates the level of purity of the gold they will be working with.

Because the term "Karat" (used to describe gold purity), and "Carat" (used to describe the weight of a gemstone) sound alike, they are easily confused. Karat with a "K" refers to gold purity content. Carat with a "C" refers to the weight of a gemstone. Most jewelers in the United States create jewelry in 10 Karat, 14 Karat and 18 Karat Gold. Pure gold is 24 Karat, and contains no other alloys or metals. To create gold in different karats, your jeweler will start off with 24 Karat gold and add other metals, such as silver, copper, zinc or nickel to make a final product in the desired karat gold. If you're ready to repair your treasured jewels or thinking about creating a piece of a lifetime, you can be confident you'll receive the best service, quality and value for your money when you work with Jewelers Connect. Ready to begin? Click HERE