Gilding metal is an alloy made from 95% copper and 5% zinc, that has a warm yellow colour and similar malleability and working properties to silver, with a melting point between 899ͦC – 941ͦC. As with the other metals, it is often used to test run pieces to keep the material costs to a minimum, mostly as an alternative to sterling silver. Gilding metal sheet is ideal for jewellery or for metalsmithing. It can be paired with other metals like sterling silver, 9carat gold, copper, brass and bronze for mixed metal pieces. Normally sold in sheets, it can be soldered with sterling silver solder or fluxed solder paste.