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Extraordinary minds and talents were drawn from such richly diverse backgrounds and brought together in the melting pots of Providence, where base metals and glass were being transmogrified into wearable works of art.

refers to non-precious metals. s include copper, zinc, tin, and lead.

Base Metal
Non-precious metals used as a core for plating and gold-filled items. Brass and nickel are common base metals in jewelry.
An angled part or surface, usually an angle other than a right angle.

s are found in great abundance throughout the earth's crust. s include: aluminum, copper, lead, mercury, nickle, tin, and zinc.
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BASE METAL Any non-precious metal, Copper, Nickel, Bronze, Brass, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Lead and combinations of these are base metals often used in the manufacturing of fashion jewelry.

: The collective term for any and all non-precious metals.
Basket: A fancy setting with a lacy or basket-looking appearance due to numerous holes pierced in the side.

Base Metal: The collective term for any and all non-precious metals often used in jewelry making and coated with another metal e.g. silver plating, gold plating etc.

A is any non-precious metal such as copper, zinc and manganese.
Bead Setting
A decorative setting in which stones are set evenly with the metal surface and secured
by small metal bead-like prongs.

Base Metal
A term informally referring to non-precious metals (such as copper, zinc, tin, nickel, lead, or iron), which are commonly used in costume jewelry.

, pot metal, white metal
Any combination of alloys of non-precious metals.
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Base Metal - a collective term used to refer to all nonprecious metals.

- is a term used to refer to a metal that oxidizes or corrodes relatively easily as with copper, iron, nickel, lead and zinc.

Any metal other than gold, silver or platinum - which are all considered Precious Metals.

s are cheaper than the precious metals and have a distinct look of their own. Electroplating, gilting, and other techniques are often applied to coat the base-metal beads with gold and silver.

Base Metal
A collective term for all non-precious metals or alloys with a low intrinsic value.

Main metal used on products
A 3 dimension shaped objects (metal, stone, pearl, wood, bone ect.), can be round or elongated must be drilled from one end to the other, that it can be fit on a string.

Base metal: A non-precious metal.
Bezel: Rim of metal that surrounds and secures a stone.
Box chain: A chain with wide, square links that form boxes.

- is a mixture of non precious metals. Typically a metal from the group; copper, aluminum, nickel, tin, zinc and lead. It is frequently used as a base for gold-filled, gold plated or rolled gold plate coverings.

BASE METAL Any non-precious metal other than the "Noble Metals": which are Gold, Silver, and the Platinum group metals.

: Any non precious metal.
Basket Setting: A fancy setting of various shapes with numerous side piercings that provide a basket work or lacy appearance.

base metal
Any non-precious metal.
A fancy setting with numerous side piercings to provide a lacy or basket-looking appearance.

wire which retains a coiled shape.
In Italian it means "thousand flowers". It is the proper name for "mosaic" beads. The pattern goes back to the Byzantine era.

Base metal sandwiched between layers of gold. In the US the gold layer must be at least 1/20th of the total weight and is marked: g.f.
gold wash
A thin coating of gold over base metal.

: Non-precious metals such as steel, zinc, lead, tin and copper. Used as the core for plating.
Basket Setting: A lacy looking setting that has holes in the side and is similar to the basket weave.

Base Metal - Any non-porous metal.
Plated -The process of covering one metal with another metal using electricity.
Solid - Entirely of one metal or containing the minimum alloy necessary to impart hardness.

A upon which a thin plating of gold has been deposited by electrolysis
The resistance a gemstone has to scratches and abrasions ...

The base metal was usually an alloy of copper with either tin, zinc or nickel.

Most s (copper, lead, zinc, nickel) are traded internationally on the London Metal Exchange, ...

Small base metal finding, resembling a key ring.
Sterling Silver
Silver that is at least 92.5 percent pure with 7.5 parts of another metal, usually copper, to make the piece harder.

Gilt is a that has an extremely thin coating of gold deposited chemically or electrically to give an inexpensive item the look of gold.
Plaque from an arm-reliquary of St. Victor. Engraved and gilt copper, France ...

Gold-Plate - Base metal which has been electro-chemically bonded with at least 0.0025 mm of gold.
Gold Washed - Extremely thin layerered gold, (less than .175 microns thick), applied by either dipping or burnishing the metal, but not plated.

:A non-porous metal that is the primary metal in an alloy. A oxidizes when heated and can be melded or plated.

Base MetalsNon-precious metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, etc. CastingThe method of duplicating an object by pouring metal into a hollow mold formed by the original object.

The metal used as the mount or the setting in a piece of jewelry. bead & reel Moulding of small, cylindrical shapes, called reels, alternating with bead shapes. A common neoclassical ornament.

Gold-Plated: Base metal which has been bonded with at least 0.0025 mm of gold. Not as durable as alloyed gold or gold-fill.

GOLD PLATE: A that is electro-plated with gold or an alloy of gold. Also known as gold flash, gold finish or gold tone.

An item made of a base metal such as brass or copper, to which a sheet of gold is bonded by pressure or other means. To qualify as gold filled, an article of jewelry must have a layer of gold at least 1/20th, or 5% of the weight of the entire article.

Any combination of alloys of non-precious metals. Belle EpoqueAnother name for the Edwardian period.

A metal product where a layer of gold has been bonded over the top of a base metal like brass. The layer of gold in gold fill is much thicker than that of gold plate.

: gold over a ) Emerald cut Rectangular shaped stone with mitered corners which is elongated and octagonal Enamel Process of fusing powdered colored glass to a surface by means of high heat Engine-turning Decorated metal surface ...

See also: See also: Metal, Base, Jewel, Jewelry, Silver

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