PRECIOUS METAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Comparative Qualities of Krikawa Metals

Alloy*
Approximate
Composition
Specific
Gravity
Melting
Temp. (° F)
Color
Vicker's
Hardness
950 Platinum
95% Pt
5% Ru
21.45
3235
light cool gray
130
950 Palladium
95% Pd
11.84
2500
light cool
gray
115
14k Palladium White Gold
(Krikawa Standard)
58.5% Au
+Pd
13.7
1710
medium warm gray
150
14k Nickel White Gold
(Upon Request Only)
58.5% Au
+Ni
medium warmsih gray
170
18k Yellow Gold
75% Au
15.6
1700
rich yellow
125
14k Rose Gold
58.5% Au
+Cu
13.4
1520
copper
125
14k Green Gold
58.5% Au
+Cu
bright yellow
10k Green Gold
41.6% Au
+Ag
11.7
1480
light green yellow
170
Sterling Silver
92.5% Ag
7.5% Cu
10.36
1640
white
75
Stainless Steel
medium gray
~200
Cobalt Chrome
67% Co
27% Cr, 6% Mo
medium gray
~220
 
*An alloy is a combination of different metals that are melted and blended together to create a new homogeneous metal with a uniform color and a new melting temperature (different from the parent metals). New alloys are created to achieve more desirable properties such as hardness and ductility.
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