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 Metal Abbreviations 


The three-letter codes listed below indicate the range of possible finishes available on metal products purchased from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. These abbreviations are used exclusively by Fire Mountain Gems to label and identify our products. Customers will see these three-letter abbreviation codes on invoices found within each order and also on some catalog pages. Metal finishes will be written out on the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads website.

Finish
Abbreviation
Antiqued brass-finished or color
ABF
Antiqued brass-plated
ABP
Antiqued bronze-finished or color
ABF
Antiqued copper-finished or color
ACF
Antiqued copper-plated
ACP
Antiqued gold-finished or color
AGF
Antiqued gold-plated
AGP
Antiqued nickel-plated
ANP
Antiqued imitation rhodium-finished or color
ARF
Antiqued imitation rhodium-plated
ARP
Antiqued rhodium-finished or color
ARF
Antiqued rhodium-plated
ARP
Antiqued silver-finished or color
ASF
Antiqued silver-plated
ASP
Antiqued "vermeil"
GP/SS
Black-plated
BKP
Black finish
BKF
Brass-finished or color
BRF
Brass-plated
BRP
Bronze-finished or color
BRF
Brown copper-finished or color
BCF
Chrome-finished
CRF
Chrome-plated
CRP
Copper-finished or color
CPF
Copper-plated
CPP
Gold-finished or color
GLF
Gold-plated
GLP
Gunmetal-finished or color
GMF
Gunmetal-plated
GMP
Imitation nickel-plated
INP
Imitation rhodium-finished or color
IRF
Imitation rhodium-plated
IRP
Nickel-finished or color
NLF
Nickel-plated
NLP
Oxidized gold color
AGF
Oxidized silver color
ASF
Oxidized silver plating
ASP
Rhodium-finished or color
RDF
Rhodium-plated
RDP
Rose gold-finished or color
RGF
Rose gold-plated
RGP
Silver-finished or color
SLF
Silver-plated
SLP
"Vermeil"
GP/SS



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