Frank, I have been making braided wire ring, bangles and bracelets
on a commercial basis since 1986. I offer all available karats and
colors of gold along with sterling and platinum in my advertising.
Orders received were for sterling silver, 10 and 14 karat gold with
some 18 karat. I never had a request for 22 karat gold or platinum
until last year. I have had several orders for 22 karat gold and
platinum again this year. Why? I sure don't know.
"Marlinespike Seamanship in Precious Metals"