Finishes, Materials & Stones for Wholesale Jewelry at Designer Jewelry
Yellow Gold plating is a thin coating of electroplated or mechanically
plated gold on top of a base metal. Gold is an alloy mixed with other
metals; usually jeweler’s metal to make it less expensive, harder, and
longer lasting. Many of our high quality jewelry items are 18 kt gold
plated or have 18 kt gold accents.
Rose Gold plating is very popular and we have a good collection of it.
It is alluringly beautiful and flattering against all skin tones; it is
gold mixed with copper. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating is made
up of thin layers of metal that are bonded together through a rig. Using
one of the most advanced surface finishing processes in the jewelry
trade today, Rose Gold is quality crafted using new gold ion plating
processes that are very durable and wear resistant, and have a higher
luster than traditional plating processes. Enter Rose Gold to see some
of our fine pieces of rose gold jewelry.
925 Sterling Silver Jewelry has a .925 Sterling Silver stamp on it. .925
sterling silver gives the silver jewelry more brilliance and shine than
sterling silver jewelry that contains a lower percentage of silver.
Earrings, Necklaces, Chains, Rings and more are available in Sterling
Many Higher quality pieces of jewelry are rhodium plated. Rhodium is a
noble metal with a whitish gray appearance. Rhodium is typically applied
to metal through the electroplating process. A thin plating of rhodium,
which is one of the members of the platinum gold family, is applied over
either sterling or other jeweler's metals to give a bright, shiny,
long-lasting silver-colored finish to a piece.
Jeweler's Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc
and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying
properties. For jewelry, at least 67% copper and 33% zinc is used. This
mixture helps the brass become stronger and more durable than copper
alone which allows for superb electroplating quality. Thus, the perfect
mixture for fashion jewelry. This is used for many high end pieces of
925 sterling silver is an alloy containing 92.5% pure silver, the
highest percentage of fine silver possible for jewelry subject to
everyday wear. Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft and
malleable for jewelry; therefore the silver is usually alloyed with
copper to give it strength, while at the same time preserving the
ductility and beauty of the precious metal, it is a good metal for
The Stainless steel used in fashion jewelry is a steel alloy with a
minimum of 10% chromium content by mass. Stainless Steel does not stain,
corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel, and is hypoallergenic. Thus
it is extensively used in heavy gauge welded components such as jewelry.
Tusk 316 stainless steel is the highest quality stainless steel for
jewelry products as it is long lasting and stain resistiance.
Resin is a durable and transparent plastic that is especially suited to
jewelry making due to its ease of use. It begins in a liquid form, but
after it has been cast is quite durable. Special resin molds with smooth
surfaces are created to give resin its glossy finish as seen in high end
Cubic zirconia (CZ) is the finest simulated diamond on today's market;
like diamonds, cubic zirconia is colorless and doen't lose it's
brilliance. CZ offers a combined high value of refractive index,
dispersion and hardness (Mohs hardness: 8.5; refractive index: 2.15;
specific gravity: 5.8). Cubic zirconia are chemically comprised of
zirconium oxide and yttrium oxide. Similar to natural stones, CZs vary
in color, clarity and cut. Cubic Zirconia stones are cut in the same way
diamonds are cut. The sizing of the gemstone is usually indicated by its
weight in carats, a carat being one-fifth of a gram. Because the cubic
zirconia is so dense and solid, it outweighs a diamond of the same
millimeter size, weighing 1.7 times more than a diamond of the same
millimeter diameter. The best simulated diamond on today's market, cubic
zirconia (CZ) offers a combined high value of refractive index,
dispersion and hardness. We offer a huge selection of CZ jewelry.
Top grade crystals are glass crystals cut in a process in which Daniel
Swarovski (1862-1956), the son of a glass faceted, developed in 1892. He
mechanized technique for faceting glass crystals, creating a sparkling,
diamond-like "chaton". Crystal is a great stone for jewelry. You will
find a large collection of crystal jewellery ready to ship.
Synthetic and simulated stones are man-made, but having the same
physical, chemical and optical characteristics as the natural stone.
Synthetic stones are made in laboratories; these stones generally lack
imperfections, making a perfect stone for jewelry makeing.
Genuine natural stones are any gemstones that may be used as a jewel
when cut and polished and are valued for their beauty but which are not
one of the four "precious stones" (emerald, diamond, ruby or sapphire).
A large collection of natural stone jewelry is available.
Many of our natural stones fall into this category or jewelry. Some
examples of semi-precious stones are amethyst, turquoise, carnelian,
garnet, opal, peridot, rose, quartz, etc.