Precious Metals

We make jewellery in all the different types of precious metals available including Fairtrade Gold. We can also work in a few other metals, for example copper and brass if needed.  

 

Platinum

The name is derived from the Spanish 'platina', meaning little silver. 

 

  • Bright white metal.

  • Naturally a bright white metal, no coating needed.

  • The most valuable precious metal.

  • The most hard wearing and durable of the precious metals

  • Platinum is hallmarked 950

  • Platinum is an element with the symbol Pt and atomic number 78

 

Palladium

The 'newest' precious metal.  This metal has been used in the jewellery industry for quite some time but gained its own hallmark mid 2009. 

 

  • Naturally a bright white metal, no coating needed.

  • Palladium is bright white with a hint of blue colour.

  • 40% lighter than platinum.

  • Very similar durabilities and wear to platinum.

  • Palladium is hallmarked with 950, there are other grades but we use the highest quality.

 

Yellow Gold

In the UK the standard golds that are used are 9ct and 18ct.  You may come across 10ct along with 14ct when abroad.

 

  • 9ct gold is a pale yellow colour.

  • 9ct gold is harder wearing than 18ct.

  • 9ct gold has less gold content than 18ct. It is 9 parts of 24 (or 37.5%)

  • 9ct hallmark is 375

  • 18ct gold is a richer yellow colour.

  • 18ct gold is softer than 9ct gold.

  • 18ct gold has more gold content than 9ct. It is 18 parts of 24 (or 75%)

  • 18ct hallmark is 750

  • Gold is an element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79

 

White Gold

On the highstreet white gold is rhodium plated to become bright white in colour just like platinum, but this is not its true colour. Hear at Dythams you could have white gold left natually or plated as you wish.

 

  • 9ct white gold naturally is a pale creamy white colour

  • 9ct gold is harder wearing than 18ct.

  • 9ct gold has less gold content than 18ct. It is 9 parts of 24 (or 37.5%)

  • 9ct hallmark is 375

  • 18ct white gold naturally is a gunmetal white colour.

  • 18ct gold is softer than 9ct gold.

  • 18ct gold has more gold content than 9ct. It is 18 parts of 24 (or 75%)

  • 18ct hallmark is 750

  • Gold is an element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79

 

Rose Gold

The colour of rose gold is created by adding a copper alloy to yellow gold.

 

  • 9ct rose gold is rich and pinky in colour.

  • 9ct gold is harder wearing than 18ct.

  • 9ct gold has less gold content than 18ct. It is 9 parts of 24 (or 37.5%)

  • 9ct hallmark is 375

  • 18ct rose gold is rich in colour with pinky and yellow tones

  • 18ct gold is softer than 9ct gold.

  • 18ct gold has more gold content than 9ct. It is 18 parts of 24 (or 75%)

  • 18ct hallmark is 750

  • Gold is an element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79

 

Sterling Silver

The word silver goes back to at least the 12th century, A.D.  The name may have originated from the Greek word argos, meaning "shiny" or "white."

  • Naturally white

  • Silver bright white colour.

  • The softest out of precious metals.

  • Sterling silver hallmark is 925

  • Sterling silver is 925 parts in a 1000, therefore 92.5% pure silver.

  • Not really ideal for setting valuable stones due to its softness

15 Front St, Monkseaton, 

Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE25 8AQ, UK

Tel: 0191 2531043

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