At Ross Metals, we guarantee that our products are exactly what we describe them as in the titles and descriptions. Whether you are a new jeweler, without any trade experience, or a seasoned veteran with 30+ years in the business, we still recommend reading both the title and description very carefully before ordering online. We are dedicated to being as transparent as possible when it comes to the manufacturing and production of our products. If you have any questions about the composition of the metals we use in our products, please read this page and if you are still looking for answers, feel free to contact us via live chat, phone or email and we will try to assist you in a timely manner!
Product Titles and Descriptions:
When products are Gold, we clearly state 14K, 18K, or 10K Gold with its color and state “585 14K” and/or “750 18K Gold”, etc, in the description.
When products are “finished” with Gold, their titles will reflect that by clearly stating “Sterling Silver'' or “14K Gold-Filled”, respectively. We also always mention “925 Sterling Silver” or “14/20 Gold Filled” in our descriptions for these products as well.
All products are 100% SOLID unless clearly listed as “HOLLOW”.
Composition of Gold Products:
24K Gold: 99.9% Pure Gold. Available in Plate and Wire.
22K Gold: 91.7% Pure Gold, 5-6% Silver, 2-3% Copper. Available in Grain, Solder, Plate and Wire.
18K Yellow Gold: 75% Pure Gold, 12.5% Silver, 12.5% Copper. Available in Grain, Solder, Plate, Wire, Tubing, Chain, Findings, and Mountings.
18K White Gold: 75% Pure Gold, 10% Zinc, 5-10% Copper, less than 5% Nickel. (Tubing in 18K White Gold is 75% Pure Gold and 25% Palladium) Available in Grain, Solder, Plate, Wire, Tubing, Chain, Findings, and Mountings.
18K Pink Gold: 75% Pure Gold, 20% Copper, 5% Silver. Available in Grain, Solder, Wire, Chain, and Findings.
18K Green Gold: 75% Pure Gold, 5-10% Silver, 5-10% Copper, 5-10% Zinc. Available in Solder and Wire.
14K Yellow Gold: 58.5% Pure Gold, 20-30% Silver, 10-20% Copper. Available in every collection we offer.
14K White Gold: 58.5% Pure Gold, 20-30% Silver, 5-10% Zinc, less than 5% Nickel. Available in every collection we offer.
14K Pink Gold: 58.5% Pure Gold, 41.5% Copper. Available in every collection we offer.
10K Yellow Gold: 41.7% Pure Gold, 50-55% Silver, 5-10% Copper. Available in Grain, Solder, Plate, Wire, Chain, Findings, and Finished Jewelry.
10K White Gold: 41.7% Pure Gold, 40-50% Silver, 5-10% Zinc, less than 5% Nickel, Available in Grain, Solder, Plate, Wire, and Findings.
10K Pink Gold: 41.7% Pure Gold, 40-45% Copper, 15-20% Silver. Available in Solder, Plate, and Wire.
Gold-Filled: 3% Pure Gold, 97% Silver, Copper and Zinc. We only sell 14/20 Gold Filled, which means 14K Yellow Gold is used and 1/20th of the weight must be 5% Gold. So 5% of 58.5% equals 2.925% Pure Gold. Available in Wire, Chain and Findings.
Sterling Silver with Gold Finish: Less than 0.1% Pure Gold, 92.5% Sterling Silver, 7.5% Copper and Zinc. We finish our yellow colored Sterling Silver products with a bright 18K Yellow Gold plating, however, this amount of Gold will never be able to be recovered if refined. Available in Chain, Findings, and Finished Jewelry.
Composition of Non-Gold Products:
Pure Silver: 99.9% Pure Silver. Available in Grain and Wire.
Sterling Silver: 92.5% Pure Silver, 7.5% Copper and Zinc. Available in every collection we offer.
Platinum: 95% Pure Platinum, 5% Ruthenium. Available in Grain, Solder, Wire, Chain, Mountings, and Findings.
Platinum Deox Sterling Silver: 92.5% Pure Silver, 2% Pure Platinum, 5% Copper and Zinc.
Base Metals: We sell the following base metals, available in Plate, Wire, Chain and/or Grain:
- Stainless Steel
- Nickel Silver (Nickel, Copper and Zinc)
- Nu-Gold (Copper & Zinc)
Base metal findings are usually made of an alloy material that can cause allergic reactions in some people, especially nickel. Those people who are sensitive to nickel alloys should use only Yellow or Pink Gold or at least Gold-Filled. Surgical grade stainless steel findings are also available and all of our metals are considered to be Hypoallergenic. Most nickel-sensitive people can also tolerate sterling silver with no problems.
Ross Metals Product Guarantee:
At Ross Metals, we are committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing of our metals and materials. We adhere to a strict policy of using 100% recycled metals, conflict free materials and ethically sourced stones for all of our products. Our manufacturing processes comply with the Dodd Frank Legislation and the US Stamping Act. Our processes also include adhering to ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 188001 policies and procedures. We also guarantee we are in compliance with SCS Global Service Certifications.