Gold and silver might be the most preferred metals when it comes to jewelry-making, but not every artisan or fashion jewelry maker has some gold or silver to spare especially in mass production. Gold and silver are two of the most precious metals in the world, which also means that they command a high price. With affordability as a problem, fashion jewelers often turn to other metals. Brass is a copper alloy that makes for a suitable substitute in making fashion jewelry. Yellow brass sheet metal, in particular, is ideal for crafting jewelry for a number of different reasons.