Jewelry Metals Buying Guide

There is no shortage of metals used for a wedding and engagement band but choosing the right one can be a bit challenging. Here is our simple guide on various available options and choosing the perfect one when it comes to wedding bands.

Yellow Gold

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While gold has been used for ages, it still remains one of the leaders when it comes to wedding bands and engagement rings for both men and women. Usually an alloy of gold with other metals such as zinc, nickel and copper is used for creating engagement rings and wedding bands. 100% pure or 24 karat gold is far too soft for  jewelry and therefore, 75% purity or 18 carat gold is typically used. Traditional gold is a classic option as there is no other metal that can be match the contemporary and flawless look of a yellow gold band.

 

White Gold

This metal looks beautiful as it resembles Platinum and this is the reason that it is one of the most

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popular metals for jewelry as it costs much lower than Platinum. Bands made of white gold are available in various different karats including 10, 14 and 18. The karats refer to the overall quality of the metal used in making these bands.

In simple terms, 10 karat refers to 41.6% purity of white gold by weight and 14 karat refers to 58.3% purity. 18 carat jewelry refers to 75% purity of the pure gold and it is the purest white gold that we carry.

 

Rose Gold

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It was once rarely used for wedding bands but it has quickly become one of the sort most sought-after metals for wedding bands. It is one of the most unique metals available for wedding bands as its luster and finish is unrivaled. This metal offers a beautiful rose tint to the gold and is ideal for people who want a unique engagement ring or wedding band. It is also available in 10, 14 and 18 karats and is best for those who want to make a statement with the ring.

 

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Ceramic

Ceramic is a perfect high quality alternative for people who want to save money on the material of wedding bands. It is created from high-tech aerospace material that is heat resistant, lightweight and incredibly versatile. These rings are available in a wide choice of colors including black, pink and white. It is known for its durable luster and comfortable fit. It is also considered one of the best ring options available today as it is hypoallergenic.

 

Cobalt

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This is a metal that is usually found with copper or nickel in the nature. This material is known for being bio-friendly and producing a high quality finish. It is also well-known for its durability. It looks like white gold but offers almost same quality at a much lower price. It is also highly resistant to scratching that makes this metal an excellent choice for people who are likely to witness a lot of wear and tear on their wedding band. 

 

Continuum Sterling Silver

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It is made up of 95% precious metal and does not contain any nickel which makes it the hardest silver available on the market today. This metal was created by Stuller and is considered a much better long-term option for people who want silver finish rings. The biggest advantage of this material is that it does not show wear and tear with time as is the case with traditional sterling silver. On the scale of chemical hardness, this material lies between sterling silver alloys and 14 karat yellow gold that makes it an excellent choice for wedding and engagement rings.

 

Platinum

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There is no denying that Platinum has emerged as one of the most popular materials for wedding rings and bands. It is also the highest quality material available today for creating such things. It is true that Titanium is one of the more expensive options available for an engagement or wedding ring, the high quality of this material makes the price well worth it. It is hypoallergenic and is the purest metal on the planet. In addition to this, it is also considered to offer one of the best feels.

 

 

Sterling Silver

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It is available in a wide variety of beautiful finishes including traditional chrome, oxidized black as well as satin. In fact, it is widely regarded as one of the most versatile metals for wedding rings. It is also an excellent choice for people who want to save money on their wedding bands as this metal is much cheaper as compared to other metal options available on the market.

 

Titanium

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Titanium is not only lightweight but also highly durable and that makes it one of the best options for wedding bands. This metal is also hypoallergenic and offers a beautiful silvery finish. This is the reason that it is one of the most popular options for many people. However, rings made of Titanium scratch easily and are much more likely to show wear and tear but a little polishing can make them shine like new.

 

Tungsten

It is a scratch resistant material that has emerged as one of the most popular options available in the market today for wedding bands. It offers consistent high quality finish and is highly durable. It is forged at a very high temperature and is considered one of the strongest and most durable

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However, one of the biggest downside to rings made of Tungsten is that these are unable to be resized due to its extreme durability. So, if a ring made of Tungsten becomes too small or large with time, a completely new ring will be needed as it cannot be resized. We offer generous policies when it comes to size changes for Tungsten rings metals when it comes to wedding bands.