I've noticed that in rings the categories available offer sterling as well as metal / metalwork but in necklaces and pendants its just metal/metalwork. Wouldn't it make it easier if it was just 'silver' available instead of metal / metalwork.
In the pendant / necklace bit I am always confused are my solid silver items metal or metalwork?
What do others do? think?
I don't know what the official meanings are, but in my jewelry shop I choose metalwork if the piece involves my metalwork (sawing, forming, soldering, etc.) and I choose metal if the piece is made of metal (for example some metal beads I string) but does not involve me doing any metalwork.
Thats a good point Marie and I suppsoe mixed metal would then include stuff like nickel. Hadn't thought of that. Just wish it was the same all through, only really noticed it last night that it was different in earrings lol and I;ve been here nearly 4 years ;-)