For centuries we have been drawn to the beauty, rarity and romance of gold, platinum and silver. Along with more recently developed alternative metals, these materials continue to be used to create fine jewelry that represents the most important milestones, celebrations, achievements, and events in our lives. This guide from Jewelers of America explains what you should know about metals when shopping for fine jewelry. Gold, Platinum, & Silver Collectively know as “precious metals,” gold, platinum, and silver represent some of the most rare and sought-after materials in the world. A gift of precious metal jewelry says love and permanence as eloquently today as in all the ages past. Precious metals share four basic characteristics that…
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