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Metal Guide

GOLD

Karat Weight Gold Fineness
10K 0.417
14K 0.585
18K 0.750

STERLING SILVER

Like pure gold, pure silver is simply too soft for many applications, an alloy of at least 92.5% silver is needed. Sterling Silver is an alloy of 92.5% or more.

GOLD FILLED

Gold filled uses a karat gold overlay which is then bonded to a brass inner core. Kamal Trading supplies gold filled with 1/20th karat gold, meaning, it is 5% karat gold by weight with a brass inner core. We offer 1/20 rose gold filled and 1/20 yellow gold filled.

SILVER FILLED

Silver filled uses a sterling silver overlay which is then bonded to a brass inner core. Kamal Trading supplies silver filled with 1/10 .925 silver, meaning, it is 10% .925 silver by weight with a brass core.

BRASS (WITH PLATING)

Brass is made with copper and zinc. Most of our brass is 90% copper, 10% zinc. It is then plated with gold, silver, gun metal, copper, rose gold.