for chain, earrings, ring heads are easily manufactured from PureGold.
The hardness of the work hardened microalloy allows the production
of stamped findings without any annealing. Decreases in cross sectional
area as great at 95% do not require an annealing step. Machined
pieces cut very well in the work hardened, age hardened metal. Hinge
pins and earring posts made from drawn wire are strong and hard.
Even 24K eyeglass frames are being made from
PureGold. The bows for the frames were tested for elastic recovery
and allowed a 22.5 degree bend before yielding to non-recoverable
deformation. The hinges and miniature screws joining the bows were
machined from the metal allowing the entire frame to be made from
The high elasticity of the hardened microalloy
also allows the production of a chain and necklace clasps to be
manufactured in a variety of designs.