Engagment ring metal guide

Metal Matters

When it comes tot he wedding band you've got a variety of metals to choose from.

Platinum is a popular choice, as is gold, which comes in avariety of colours, including white, yellow, rose and even green. The majority of fine wedding jewellery is made from 18-karat gold, which uses small amounts of gold alloy to strengthen it for daily wear; 18-karat white gold for example, contains 18-parts pure gold and six-parts alloy. Different alloys are used to achieve different gold colours and the greater percentage of alloy, the lower the gold's karat. Platinum has also been a popular choice. It's extermely durable and especially pure, making it a great hypoallergenic choice for brides and grooms. Though it's important to note platinum can be softer than 18-karat gold, which means it might require more attention due to general wear and tear. It's recommended you have your wedding rign and engagement ring designed to complement each other. Opting of rthe same gold metal, and/or gold karat will not only ensure they match, but avoid having to tend to them down the track due to rubbing and ongiong wear and tear. It's also worth noting metals wear differently, so you could end up with two very different looking rings in just a few years.

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