Gold jewelry making supplies are the most malleable of all components made with metal, that is the reason that they are the number one choice of many jewelry designers.
This valuable metal was used as early as 6000 B.C., for example bracelets and rings, as well as ornamentation were made of this metal. Its malleability means that its early use in any practical items was impossible, so its use was restricted to decoration.
The civilizations that employed this precious metal included the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Mesopotamias, and the Romans.
Anything made with this precious metal is considered a representation of status and wealth
Gold supplies and findings are often used because of their flexibility and durability. They are not easily affected by moisture, normal heat, air, or everyday wear and tear.
They are also, easily shaped, melted, chiseled or hammered. These gold jewelry making supplies and findings are some of the softest, densest, materials that exist in the jewelry making industry.
It conducts electricity, does not tarnish, is very easy to work with, can be made into thin sheets, or drawn into wire.
This precious metal can be hammered into intricate designs, it can also can be alloyed with many other metals to change its color, and can be melted and casted into highly detailed shapes,
Throughout history, almost every established culture has used this metal to symbolize power, beauty, purity and success. Today we continue to use it for our most significant objects: wedding rings, Olympic medals, Oscars, Grammys, money, spiritual jewelry and ecclesiastical art. No other substance of the same rarity holds a more visible and prominent place in our society.
Prices fluctuate according to the market. I recommend checking the cost every day and buy it when it is low.
Having said that, I recommend you wait to use it until you have had experience in using the different techniques for other cheaper metals like silver.