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Jewelry Materials and Size Chart

At CatholicShop.com, we carry a HUGE inventory of medals, pins, rosaries and much more! We're often asked how the sizes of our medals and pendants compare to each other and how to distinguish between standard and metric sizes. For your convenience, please use the chart below to determine the size of our medals. If you'd like to print out the chart to see actual size representations, an easy way to check if you've printed the chart correctly is to place a coin onto the coin images and see if they match up. If you have any questions, please call us at :1-800-565-9176


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Gold Because of the softness of pure (24k) gold, it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower karat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 10k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy.


Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5 by weight of silver and 7.5 by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Fine silver, for example 99.9% pure silver, is generally too soft for producing functional objects; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength while preserving the ductility and appearance of the precious metal. 


Rhodium is a rare, silvery-white, hard, member of the platinum group. Naturally occurring rhodium is usually found as the free metal, alloyed with similar metals and is one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals. Rhodium is a noble metal, resistant to corrosion, found in platinum or nickel ores together with the other members of the platinum group metals.


Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, bismuth and sometimes, less commonly today, lead. Silver is also sometimes used. 

Source: Wikipedia.com


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