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ALBERT & SMITH DESIGNS
We sell 14k and 18k gold jewelry.  Our gold is yellow, white and rose gold.  We have exclusive rose gold and vintage rose gold jewelry.  Some are one of a kind jewelry pieces.  Some are custom to your jewelry specifications. Another jewelry line is Sterling silver.  We also cast in Sterlite, a tarnish resistant silver with bright color and great durability.  We can cast Platinum / Silver pieces, a mixe of the two with great results.  Let us dazzle you with our unique silver jewelry. Custom jewelry is 2nd nature to us.  Your idea in jewelry.  Jewelry art with your flair.  Get started with custom jewelry today. Standard jewelry repairs, custom jewelry repairs and specializing in opal and mother of pearl inlay repair.  We deal direct with the consumer for any repairs.  A great add-on service for any jewelry retailer.  We match opal from our vast inventory in every piece of jewelry we repair. Recreational miners welcome!  Mining has become a great hobby and we can help you get that hard worked rough turned into gemstone.  You be delighted the brilliant cut and great usage for your gems. Retail partners, you now have opal and mother of pearl inlay services at your fingertips.  CAD designs eagerly sought for our custom casting at low cost and great value.  Any CAD or AutoCAD file can be cast in silver or gold.
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Jewelry Metals

Because we cast on site, we start with the most basic of materials for all our jewerly,
the gold, silver and platinum in the form of beads or "grains".  These are melted
(
see our casting demo) at temperatures over 1200 degrees and poured into molds
to start the process of your fine jewelry.

Below are a sample and description of the metals we use in our jewelry.

Remember, the metals we use in our products come from 100% recycled sources.  
Be part of our source by selling  your gold scrap or broken jewelry to use.
Your jewelry, will be melted and cleaned and turned into new pieces of jewelry.
Mixing gold to a 75% allow makes for a
more yellow metal than 14k.  The best
gems, clients and pieces deserve
something a little more precious.  
Another use is for accents of highlights
to a piece of white gold or
Platinum/Silver.
While most white gold jewelry is
14k, we prefer 18k.  The 18k
provides a better polish and the
more durable metal.  18K is slightly
more expensive being 75% gold.
The standard of gold jewelry.
Years of experimentation yielded
us this alloy.  First used in the
1800’s, a blend of nearly 60%
pure gold with silver and copper
proved to be the best mix for
jewelry.  Today it is what people
expect, wear and enjoy.
14k White Gold has gone through
many tranformations in in the past
decades.  This gold was often
Rhodium plated because early
mixes tarnish and became yellow
over time.  The plating can flake
off leaving a unapprealing surface.
 The new allows created by
modern metalurgists are now
bright white without being plated.
Though 14k Rose Gold has been
around nearly as long as 14k
yellow, it has had a recent revival.  
The popularity of pink Diamonds
helped this as did the availability of
hot pink gems like the Tourmaline
and Pink Sapphire.  It is also
stunning in pink Mother of Pearl
inlay designs.
Platinum/Silver is an ingenious new
alloy combining low cost Silver with
high cost Platinum.  Our alloy contains
3.5% Platinum, 92.5% Silver and
“mystery” materials.  More importantly
this blend gives the most desirable
properties of tarnish resistance,
brightness and polish to the finished
jewelry.  Good for your cost, great for
customer value.
The most basic of precious
metal and  the lowest cost metal
for most jewelry.  Because of the
prices of gold, silver has
become a viable option.
Learn more about how we handle our precious metals on our
Green Jewelry page.

Sell us your gold and become part of the solution to pollution in
the environment.
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