We are getting ready to expand our wholesale product line. Up to
this point, we've used 14k for our samples, as we deem it important
for people to have the ability to inspect the finish on our pieces
and really get a good feel for our designs in their hand. However,
with the price of gold what it is, and our desire to soon add a
second sales person (thus creating the need to completely reproduce
the line) we are considering creating some of our samples in a base
Ideally, the metal we would use would look like carat gold, with
great finishing characteristics. Finish is very important to us- Very
Important. We would like a decent heft to the metal- not too
lightweight. And, ideally, we would not have to plate the material.
We are aware that we are asking for the world here.
So, for any of you who may have crossed this bridge already, what is
your cheap metal of choice? Have you used any alloys you hate and
would never use again? Anything that could help us narrow the field
would be of great benefit.
Here's our website link if seeing the jewelry is of benefit.
Thank you all so very much.
david lee jeweler
Mason City, Iowa