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Metal Reference Guide

Gold

We offer 10K, 14K, and 18K gold findings in white or yellow.

Karat Weight

Gold Fineness

10K

.417

14K

.585

18K

.750

Gold Items


Gold Filled

Gold filled uses a karat gold overlay which is then bonded to a brass inner core. JK Findings manufactures gold filled with 1/20th 14 karat gold, meaning, it is 5% 14 karat gold by weight with a brass inner core. We offer 1/20 14K rose gold filled and 1/20 14K yellow gold filled.

Gold Filled Diagram

Gold Filled Items

For more information on the difference between plating and gold filled or silver filled, visit www.jvclegal.org.


Silver

Silver ItemsAll silver items contain a minimum of .925 silver (the remaining balance is made up of copper). As part of our sustainability program, JK Findings only buys Green Silver for use in our production process. All of our .925 silver items are nickel free.






Silver Filled

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

Silver Filled

Silver Filled


Brass

Brass ItemsMade with copper and zinc. Most of our brass is 90% copper, 10% zinc, but we also sell 88/12 and 92/8 brass.






Bronze

Made with 90% copper, 10% tin. Bronze






Steel

SteelAll steel items are made from Stainless Steel.






Terminology

Conversion Factors

To Go From

To

Multiply By

Carats

Pennyweights (DWT)

0.128603

Carats

Grams

0.2

Feet

Millimeters

304.8

Feet

Meters

0.3048

Grams

Carats

5

Grams

Pennyweights (DWT)

0.6430149

Grams

Troy Ounces

0.03215075

Inches

Millimeters

25.4

Inches

Meters

0.0254

Millimeters

Inches

0.03937008

Millimeters

Feet

0.00328084

Meters

Inches

39.37008

Meters

Feet

3.28084

Pennyweights (DWT)

Carats

7.775869

Pennyweights (DWT)

Grams

1.555174

Pennyweights (DWT)

Troy Ounces

0.05

Troy Ounces

Pennyweights (DWT)

20

Troy Ounces

Grams

31.10348


Wire Hardness

B & S No.

Fractional

Description

Cold Work %

DS

0

Dead Soft

Annealed

1

1/4

Soft

10.7

2

1/2

Medium

20.7

3

3/4

Med-Hard

29.4

4

Full

Hard

37.1

5

 

 

44.1

6

 

Extra Hard

50.1

7

 

 

56.2

8

 

Spring Hard

60.5

9

 

 

65.1

10

 

Extra Spring Hard

68.6

11

 

 

72.1

12

 

Special Spring Hard

75.1

13

 

 

77.5

14

 

Super Spring Hard

80.3


Wire Diameter

Inch

Millimeter

Gauge

 

Inch

Millimeter

Gauge

0.004

0.1

38

 

0.036

0.91

19

0.0045

0.11

37

 

0.04

1.02

18

0.005

0.13

36

 

0.045

1.15

17

0.0056

0.14

35

 

0.051

1.29

16

0.0063

0.16

34

 

0.057

1.45

15

0.0071

0.18

33

 

0.064

1.63

14

0.008

0.2

32

 

0.072

1.83

13

0.009

0.23

31

 

0.081

2.05

12

0.01

0.26

30

 

0.091

2.3

11

0.011

0.29

29

 

0.102

2.59

10

0.013

0.32

28

 

0.114

2.91

9

0.014

0.36

27

 

0.128

3.26

8

0.016

0.41

26

 

0.144

3.66

7

0.018

0.46

25

 

0.162

4.12

6

0.02

0.51

24

 

0.182

4.62

5

0.023

0.58

23

 

0.208

5.19

4

0.025

0.64

22

 

0.229

5.83

3

0.028

0.72

21

 

0.258

6.54

2

0.032

0.81

20

 

0.289

7.35

1


Conversion Grid to Estimate an Item Weight in Different Metals

To use this grid, locate intersection of desired metal and present metal. This number is your conversion factor. Multiply that number by actual known weight of present metal, e.g., to determine what an item that weighs 1.50 dwt in Sterling would weigh in 14K Yellow, go to 14K Yellow under Desired Metal column. Follow that row across until it intersects the Sterling column. This is your conversion factor (in this case 1.248). Then multiply that number 1.248 (conversion factor) by 1.5 (known weight) = 1.872 dwt. This would be the weight for the 14K Yellow item.

Present Metal

Desired Metal

 

10K YELLOW

10K WHITE

14K YELLOW

14K WHITE

18K YELLOW

18K WHITE

STERLING SILVER

PLATINUM

10% Ir PLATINUM

ALLOY

24K FINE GOLD

10K YELLOW

1

1.045

0.885

0.918

0.743

0.79

1.105

0.539

0.537

1.377

0.599

10K WHITE

0.957

1

0.847

0.878

0.711

0.756

1.057

0.516

0.514

1.318

0.573

14K YELLOW

1.13

1.181

1

1.036

0.839

0.893

1.248

0.609

0.607

1.556

0.677

14K WHITE

1.09

1.139

0.965

1

0.809

0.861

1.204

0.588

0.585

1.501

0.653

18K YELLOW

1.347

1.407

1.192

1.236

1

1.064

1.488

0.726

0.723

1.855

0.806

18K WHITE

1.265

1.322

1.12

1.161

0.94

1

1.398

0.683

0.68

1.743

0.758

STERLING SILVER

0.905

0.946

0.801

0.83

0.672

0.715

1

0.488

0.486

1.246

0.542

PLATINUM

1.854

1.938

1.641

1.701

1.377

1.465

2.049

1

0.996

2.554

1.11

10% Ir Pt.

1.862

1.946

1.648

1.708

1.383

1.471

2.057

1.004

1

2.564

1.115

ALLOY

0.726

0.759

0.643

0.666

0.539

0.574

0.802

0.392

0.39

1

0.435

24K Fine Gold

1.67

1.745

1.478

1.532

1.24

1.32

1.845

0.901

0.897

2.3

1