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Use Of Niobium In Jewellery Making

by The Jewel Creation Jewelry Making

The formation of niobium takes place naturally in pyrochlore and columbite minerals. It is popularly known for its hypoallergenic properties. Some of the other characteristics of this metal are corrosion- resistant , light-weighted, and rigidness. Niobium is one of the preferred choice of many women. In this article, we have covered about everything you need to know about niobium.

Why jewelers use niobium in jewellery making?

If you’ve a sensitive skin that reacts with nickel or copper or any type of other metal, then it’s time that you change your jewellery preference to niobium. Jewellery made in niobium is an appropriate choice over precious metals. It is quite effortless to work with niobium. One cannot fuse this metal even with the help of finest soldering tool and machinery. Due to its hypoallergenic characteristic, it is a popular choice amongst women. Niobium spoils you for choices. From earrings to fashion rings to other ornaments, niobium is used with other metals to create beautiful pieces of jewellery. Often, niobium is available as wholesale gemstone beads to serve different types of purposes in jewellery.

How does niobium derive its colour?

Niobium gets its colour from an interesting process termed as anodizing. In this method, a metal is coloured through soaring it in a bath which is magnetically charged. The acquired colour cannot be chipped off. However the shimmery shade may not complement with other shining metals such as gold and silver. Niobium offers you a vibrant and bright range including blue, green, yellow, purple, and brown.

Is anodization of niobium possible at home?

 Yes, you can execute the process of anodization at home. You will be surprised to know that the anodizing colouring technique is not confined to one single solid color. It varies from multi-coloured effect to intense colour blocking to creative designs and patterns. It is mandatory to finish off with cutting, structuring and the finishing processes before subjecting the metal to anodization. Any further work or process carried out on the metal after the anodization, has the potential to discolour the core metal.

However, the complete process is not as simple as it looks. You have to employ multiple chemical tools and equipment such as chemical solutions, distilled water, an SMT Micro Anodizer and protective gloves, glasses. Keep in mind that the anodized tool has the capacity to bear electricity up to volts of 120. If you are unable to deal with it in the appropriate manner, it can cause serious consequences.

Here’s a last piece of advice for you:

Before you take anodizing the metal in your hands, make sure to:

  • Approach a gem expert and seek his suggestions.
  • Adhere to safety measures and precautions
  • Once you are clear what you have to do, proceed with the same.

Here’s the answer to the most vital question ‘from where to purchase these bulk gemstones?’

There are a plenty of jewellery outlets that offer a fascinating variety of niobium pieces. Commonly used ingredients in niobium are jump rings, wires, ear wires and sheets of metal. You have two options either to get your hands on these plain bulk gemstones or go with anodized niobium. The latter saves you with the time, efforts and energy one is supposed to invest in anodization process.

What are you waiting for? Now you can grab high-quality wholesale gemstone beads at competitive prices.

Hope you found the information useful. For any query or suggestion, feel free to connect with us.


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