Silver: 99.9% pure silver
Silver: an alloy of 92.5% fine silver, and 7.5% copper
Gold = 99.9% pure gold
Gold = 90% gold, 10% silver and/or copper
Gold = 75% gold, 25% silver, copper, and/or zinc
an alloy of copper and gold (around 4%)
an alloy of copper and silver
gold, rose gold, green gold, or other colors of gold
are composed of 24K gold and other metals, which change the
color of the gold from yellow. Because enough enough copper,
palladium, or nickel is needed to achieve a color change,
these alloys are always 18K or lower.
Gane: A laminate technique composed of fused sheets
of varying alloys that are hammered, carved, and/or filed
to expose a cross section, creating unique patterns. This
technique is similar to damascene steel.
repoussé sheets of unpatterned, straight grain mokume
and grind the surface afterwards to reveal the resulting cross
section of metals.