I've lurked for almost a year now, learning as I go. This is a
terrific resource! and I'm happy I've been able to participate in
Here's my question: I create artisan jewelry with gemstones & metal.
I've noticed that other artisan jewelers often mix metals -- say,
vermeil with goldfill, or 14 & 18k. So now I do as well... but I'm
getting some feedback from individuals that this may not be the best
idea. One artist thinks I shouldn't use anything less than 14k with
Is there a body of opinion about this? Clearly for fine jewelers,
this isn't an issue -- at least, I don't think it's an issue!
Interestingly, I find a mix of sterling and 14k to be quite
lovely... but I'm not sure about the other metals.
Gemella Contemporary Jewelry