Charles noted the low melting point of Gold Telluride at 471 C but I
have to wonder if that temperature, hotter than a household oven,
would be a problem in practical jewelry work or maybe more of a
benefit? What is the colour of gold telluride?
Also, yes the particular adverse health effects of gold telluride
are important… as they are for any chemical coming in contact with
the skin because of allergies etc. Does anyone have on
But think of it this way. If chemists can easily melt the pure gold
out of your gold telluride bracelet or necklace, you know its value
in gold content. Then why would you want gold telluride instead of
16 carat gold? Maybe for novelty value. You may even prefer the
colour. If you say the colour of gold is necessary for its "beauty"
rating, then that is arguable. For example I posted long ago to
Orchid about the gold colouring of kitchenware. Most bowls, plates
ete with gold coloured trimming are not marked on the back as gold.
If you find them marked as gold they command many times the price of
yellow trim not rated as gold but YOU CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BY
LOOK OR FEEL.