Choosing a metal type for your engagement ring isn’t a simple or quick decision. It is important that you choose one that best suits your style and skin, as well as your life-style. Trends my come and go but your engagement ring is forever!
Gold: The most popular of all engagement ring metals. It is a great option to the heavier metals, such as palladium or platinum, because it gives the look of those heavy settings for less. Gold is strong but it is a malleable precious metal and it is recommended that the prongs are checked every few years. Although gold is popular, the color you choose is what’s important:
White Gold: Although sleek and chick, white gold is simply yellow gold with a rhodium plating. Eventually the plating will start to wear away and will need to be re-plated with Rhodium to restore the original whiteness.
Yellow Gold: Recently thought to be outdated, the yellow gold engagement ring is back in style. Yellow gold is a classic choice and is perfect for those with warmer skin tones.
Rose Gold: It is a trending metal that we hope will never go away. A mixture of copper alloy and yellow gold creates the beautiful pink-tinted metal. Representing love, this metal type complements almost any skin tone.
Palladium: A member of the platinum family, Palladium is one of the rarest metals and is very strong. It is naturally white and unlike white gold, it does not require Rhodium plating and is hypoallergenic. With a price comparable to 18k gold, it is lightweight but is still very durable for fine and delicate settings.
Platinum: Strong and durable, platinum is the most secure setting for your stones. Because it is a naturally white metal, re-plating is unnecessary; it will always hold its beauty. Its purity makes platinum hypoallergenic, which is ideal for those with sensitive skin as it does not react with other elements.
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