as well as EVERY SATURDAY in AUGUST
Welcome to our extensive antique jewelry glossary with around 1,500 jewelry related entries.If you feel you are missing an explanation, feel free to let us know and we will add it.
An alloy of platinum with various other metals, e.g. palladium, copper, rhodium, iridium, osmium, etc. Platinum to be used in jewelry must be made workable by being alloyed. Since 1 January 1975 platinum has required a legal hallmark in Great Britain. The usual proportion of platinum in alloy used for jewelry is 95%.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson