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Metal Education


At Friendly Diamonds, we offer you jewellery created in finest metal quality that helps you achieve a magnificent style and also get lifetime of value. Read more about the variety of metals in which we craft alluring jewellery pieces for you.

Gold
The gold jewellery crafted at Friendly Diamonds is available in pure white gold, rose gold and yellow gold. You can choose from an assortment of gold jewellery including gold engagement rings, gold pendants, gold earrings and gold bracelets.

What is gold?

Gold is the ultimate symbol of growth and prosperity and people all over the world are inclined to invest in it. This precious metal has a history of alluring people with its magnificent charm and beauty. Gold is one of the most malleable metals also having strong ability to resist rust and corrosion.

Gold purity

Gold being a good malleable metal makes for a good choice for craftsman to create jewellery designs featuring intricate detailing. The nature of pure gold is too soft and delicate because of which it can’t be worn alone. Gold has to be alloyed with mixture of silver, copper and zinc to add to its strength and durability. This helps in giving the metal the strength to be passed on to generations.

What does the gold hallmark denote?

The gold hallmark denotes the gold purity i.e. content of pure gold in the jewelery, country of origin and creation of the gold jewellery piece. Purity of gold is measured in Karat i.e. 24K, 22K, 10K, 14K and 10K.

Here are few karat values and their percentage equivalents
• 24K- 99.9% (999)
• 22K-91.7% (917)
• 20K-83.3% (833)
• 18K-75% (750)
• 14K-58.3% (583)
• 10K-41.7% (417)

Types of gold

Yellow gold: This gold is created using mix of pure gold with copper, silver and zinc. This is a pure colour of gold requiring least maintenance out of all the gold colors.

Rose gold: Rose gold is an alloy of gold, copper and silver. With the presence of inexpensive copper, this gold colour is least expensive.

White gold: White gold colour is a mix of gold, platinum, nickel and zinc. In comparison to other types of gold, white gold is more durable and scratch-resistant.

Silver

The silver jewellery crafted at Friendly Diamonds is available in 925 sterling silver. You can choose from an extraordinary collection of silver rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets. The silver accessories are crafted to perfection, reflecting the time and effort put in by each craftsman.

What is sterling silver?

Sterling silver is an alloy created by mixing pure silver and copper. Owing to its high purity, silver cannot be used alone as it’s too soft with actual content of 99.9%. Hence, sterling silver is created having purity of 92.5 % out of which 7.5% element is of copper or any other metal. This small amount of copper added to pure silver makes it more durable without affecting its color. The price of sterling silver jewellery is often influenced by variety of factors including its design, craftsmanship and demand.

Silver jewellery hallmark

Hallmark of silver jewellery denotes its pure silver content and also its country origin and date of creation. Standard quality marks for sterling silver include:

Sterling
Sterling silver
Ster
0.925

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