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Precious Metals 101 | A Guide to Basic Education on Precious Metals

Introduction to Precious Metals | A Primer on Basic Characteristics

Along with their beauty, precious metals  have unique properties that make them the perfect materials to craft jewelry.



Craftsmen throughout history have incorporated precious metals as the base for all jewelry specifically due to their unique characteristics. Today we know more about gold, platinum, and silver than ever before, and the multitude of ways that they have played a part in cultural advancements, political movements, and artistic expression.


To begin to understand their lasting influence, one must start with learning their special characteristics on the following pages:

Characteristics of Precious Metals | An Overview of Facts and Features

Gold Characteristics | Gold Facts and Features

Platinum Characteristics | Platinum Facts and Features

Silver Characteristics | Silver Facts and Features

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