Abbreviations

Are you confused by these series of letters used by jewelry makers? We have the solution. Here is a list of commonly used abbreviations to help you understand these terms used in jewelry making.

AB
Aurora Borealis
SC
Silver Color Metal
GC
Gold Color Metal
AGP
Antique Gold Plated - over a base metal for an antiqued appearance.
ASP
Antique Silver Plated - over a base metal for an antiqued appearance.
ACP
Antique Copper Plated - over a base metal for an antiqued appearance.
ABP
Antique Brass Plated - over a base metal for an antiqued appearance.
GM
Gunmetal Plated - black plating over base metal.
SP
Silver Plated Finish - over a base metal for a Sterling Silver appearance.
GP
Gold Plated Finish - over a base metal for a 14K Gold appearance.
SS
Sterling Silver - .925 actual silver content.
GF
Gold Filled - a layer of 12K or 14K Gold, milled to a base metal for a long lasting gold appearance.
14K
.585 actual gold content.
18K
.750 actual gold content.
HP
hand painted.


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