Metal Types

For a comprehensive overview of metals used in jewelry making, including their unique properties and applications, the Metals page on Jewelry by Johan offers valuable insights. It covers a variety of metals from traditional options like gold and silver to contemporary choices like Damascus steel and black zirconium, providing a detailed look at each material's characteristics. Ideal for individuals seeking in-depth knowledge about jewelry materials.

Exploring the Metals of Custom Jewelry Making

For in-depth information on the types of metals we offer, please see our Metals Education page. You can also visit our Damascus Education page.


Stainless Steel

Material Grade 304 Stainless Steel is a highly durable, corrosion-resistant alloy known for its excellent formability and strength, widely used in various applications for its versatility and reliability.


Damascus Stainless Steel, combining 304L and 316L grades, is renowned for its distinctive layered patterns and exceptional durability. This blend offers excellent corrosion resistance and strength, making it ideal for high-quality, aesthetically unique applications.

Black Zirconium

Black Zirconium is a high-performance metal characterized by its deep, rich black color, durability, and corrosion resistance. Ideal for sleek, modern designs, it provides a lightweight and hypoallergenic option for jewelry and other high-end applications.

Black Ceramic

Hi-Tech Ceramic, also known as Jewelry Grade Ceramic, is a blend of ceramic and carbon forming a durable, lightweight carbide similar to tungsten. It's metal-free, highly scratch-resistant, and can be crafted in black, but may chip if dropped.

18k/20k Rose Gold

18k and 20k Rose Gold are luxurious alloys with a higher gold content, enriched with copper to produce their distinctive warm pink color. These variations offer a richer, deeper hue and enhanced durability, ideal for premium, timeless jewelry pieces.

14k Rose Gold

14k Rose Gold is a charming alloy combining gold with copper to achieve its signature warm pink tone. This blend offers both durability and a subtle, romantic appeal, making it a popular choice for jewelry that balances elegance with everyday wearability.

18k Yellow Gold

18k Yellow Gold is a classic and rich alloy, prized for its vibrant golden hue and purity, offering a perfect balance of durability and luxury for exquisite jewelry.

14k Yellow Gold

14k Yellow Gold is a popular alloy known for its bright golden color and practical durability, making it an ideal choice for both elegant and everyday jewelry pieces.

10k Yellow Gold

10k Yellow Gold is a durable and affordable alloy with a lighter golden hue, favored for its resilience and suitability for a wide range of jewelry designs.

18k White Gold

14k White Gold

10k White Gold


Sterling Silver

Copper (Pinstripe)



Grade 5 Titanium, known as 6AL4, is a lightweight yet durable metal used widely, including in jewelry. It combines 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium, offering enhanced strength, corrosion resistance, and heat treatability. Its robustness and medical-grade quality ensure safety and ease in emergency removals.