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What is Rhodium? December 13, 2018 10:56

Rhodium is a silver-white hard metal often found in platinum ores. It is the most expensive precious metal. In its natural solid state Rhodium is far too hard to work, but it is used as an alloy in the smelting of platinum and palladium. 

Rhodium plating is a metal deposition process used to coat materials with a decorative and protective layer of rhodium. It is one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals. Both platinum and rhodium are noble metals that resist corrosion. In fact, rhodium is even more expensive than platinum.

 


Characteristics of Sterling Silver November 16, 2018 23:24

The whitest of all of the precious metals, sterling silver has been heralded for centuries for its highly lustrous finish and versatile applications. Although harder than gold, sterling silver is still considered one of the more pliable and supple metals. Its malleability makes silver easy to hammer and mold into various forms and shapes. Silver melts at a slightly lower temperature than gold (1760 degrees F as opposed to 1960 degrees F).

Precious metal March 13, 2018 17:24

A precious metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. Chemically, the precious metals tend to be less reactive than most elements. They are usually ductile and have a high lustre. Historically, precious metals were important as currency but are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commodities. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium each have an ISO 4217 currency code.

Is Silver a precious metal ? March 13, 2018 17:12

Silver is a precious metal widely used in jewelry. Alchemist-hp, Creative Commons License. Silver is a popular precious metal for jewelry, but its value extends well beyond beauty. It has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all the elements, plus it has the lowest contact resistance.

Millefiori means "a thousand flowers" in Italian and is the name given to the type of Murano glass filled with floral designs. Murano glass is ancient Venetian glass that gets its name from an old glass-making region in Italy. February 19, 2018 21:03


WHAT IS Millefiori Murano JEWELRY MADE OF? May 12, 2015 20:32

Millefiori is a type of Murano glass that has been incorporated with various layers of colors to create beautiful flower-like patterns. Millefiori, which literally means “a thousand flowers”, is the denomination of a type of cylindrical, long glass rod which contains a specific pattern along its entire length, so that when cut into slices from one end, the particular pattern will be revealed. It is completely handmade of authentic Murano glass. This style of glass has been around since the Middle Ages and more recently, have been produced for fine jewelry.


First Post April 22, 2015 11:43

Silver has long been valued as a precious metal.  

The ancient Phoenicians knew enough to keep water, wine and vinegar in silver vessels to ensure freshness.