Metal Info

These are the types of various metals we offer:

6061-T6 Aluminum- 

This metal alloy possesses good corrosion resistance with medium strength. It is easily heat treatable and can be painted, formed, stamped, ect. A lightweight, shiny, and inexpensive alternative to silver.

304 Stainless Steel- 

This metal has a high resistance to corrosion due to the naturally occurring chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the steel. Although extremely thin, this invisible, inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective in a wide range of corrosive media. Although this metal does contain a small percentage of nickel it is considered hypoallergenic and considered medical grade.

14k Gold Filled-

Gold Filled jewelry is regulated and legally required to contain 5% solid gold by weight.  It contains roughly 100 times more gold than gold plated jewelry. Gold filled looks, wears, and typically lasts a lifetime like solid gold.

14k Rose Gold Filled-

Rose Gold Filled jewelry is regulated and legally required to contain 5% solid gold by weight.  It contains roughly 100 times more rose gold than rose gold plated jewelry. Rose Gold filled looks, wears, and typically lasts a lifetime like solid gold.

925 Sterling Silver- 

This metal alloy contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% alloy(generally copper). It is hypoallergenic since it contains no nickel. It is easy to hammer and mold into various forms and shapes and can be easily polished to a high shine.

 

-------------------------Gauge(Thickness) Guide-------------------------

Metal Type  Metal Gauge (thickness)*
6061-T6 Aluminum

18 gauge(0.04 inches), 20 gauge(0.032 inches)

304 Stainless Steel 18 gauge(0.049 inches), 20 gauge(0.034 inches)
14k Gold Filled 18 gauge(0.04 inches), 20 gauge(0.032 inches), 22 gauge(0.025), 24 gauge(0.020)
14k Rose Gold Filled 18 gauge(0.04 inches), 20 gauge(0.032 inches), 22 gauge(0.025), 24 gauge(0.020)
925 Sterling Silver 18 gauge(0.04 inches), 20 gauge(0.032 inches), 22 gauge(0.025), 24 gauge(0.020)

 

*Please be aware the same gauge in different metals may not be the same thickness.

Thickness of metals may also vary slightly due to manufacturing processes and different suppliers.