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What are the different kinds of Jewerly metals?

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Gold

Gold is the most popular metal used in both men’s and women’s wedding rings. There are two things you should consider when choosing a gold ring: color and carat.

Carat

Pure gold is soft and not used in jewelry making. Instead, it is mixed with other metals. It is the purity of the gold that is measured in carats. Gold carats, from least to most pure, are 10, 12, 14, 18, 22 and 24K. The higher the carat, the more pure, the more expensive!

Color

The commonly available gold color options are yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Gold color variations are achieved by mixing pure gold with different types of metals. For example, mixing gold with silver leads to the creation of white gold; an alloy mix that is greyish in shade.

White gold is a cost saving alternative to more expensive metals such as platinum or titanium.

Silver

Silver is less expensive than gold. However, if you are considering it as a cost saving option, be aware that it is a softer metal than gold. It will dent and show wear faster and more easily than the other jewelry metals. It is not a recommended metal for wedding or engagement rings.

Titanium

Titanium is a very strong metal – strongest in the world! It is extremely hard and durable and will not easily dent or show wear. It is also a very lightweight metal which can add to the overall comfort of your ring. An imprortant note about titanium is that because of its strength and hardness it often cannot be resized.

Platinum

Platinum is an expensive metal due to the fact that it is used in almost pure form. It is also heavy and long wearing. It is a very popular choice for wedding rings when the budget allows.

What are the different kinds of Jewerly metals?

My advice is to choose the metal that is right for you. You should consider jewelry metals secondary to the gem. It is the stone that is most important. Spending your money wisely can save you tons in the future. It will be considerably less expensive to upgrade a ring by resetting the stone. Besides, I doubt that either you are your future wife will ever want to part with the gem – so make it count. If you need to save money – consider less expensive jewelry metals!