Learn about the different types of Metal used in jewelry.
Yellow Gold is most frequently used in jewelry. It is usually alloyed with silver and copper. Depending on the karat gold ( 14K 58%, 18K 75%, 24K 100%) the color ranges from a softer shimmering yellow to a bright rich yellow, allow a suitable setting for most gemstones including diamonds.
White Gold harder than yellow gold offers a bright lustrous white color is usually alloyed with silver or other white metals. Nickel commonly used in white gold gives the gold its color and hardness. White gold is highly reflective and not subjected to tarnish because of a rhodium finish.
Pink/Rose Gold is alloyed with copper at a 3 to 1 blend of copper to gold. This blend can be changed to affect the hue of the gold. The mix is what determines the pinkish hue of the gold.
Platinum a very rare and expensive metal is only mined in a few places worldwide. Along with only being mined in a few places it takes five month to complete the entire refining process. Platinum is primary used for engagement or anniversary bands because it hardness and resistant to scratches.
Silver has been known and used for thousands of years and it is considered as one of the three precious metals along with gold and platinum. Pure silver is very soft metal with its lustrous white color. Although it is harder than gold and much more plentiful, but still too soft in its natural state and required to be mixed with a harder metal for the use in jewelry manufacturing.
Damascus steel rings are made from the same material as ancient samurai swords. The geometry and structure is achieved using a very labor intensive process.
Black Diamond Ceramic
Black diamond ceramic is among the hardest materials known to man. Only a few things in this world, including diamonds, can scratch these brilliant, permanently polished rings.
Tungsten rings will forever maintain a beautiful, shiny finish. They are truly maintenance free and have a durable heavy weight similar to platinum.
It has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant, transition metal with a silver color. Titanium was discovered in 1792 in England and has been used in various industries ever since.
Cobalt is used in the preparation of magnetic, wear-resistant and high-strength alloys. Cobalt compounds have been used for centuries to impart a rich blue color to glass, glazes and ceramics. Cobalt has been detected in Egyptian sculpture and Persian jewelry from the third millennium BC, in the ruins of Pompeii (destroyed in 79 AD), and in China dating from the Tang dynasty (618–907 AD) and the Ming dynasty (1368–1644 AD).
The steel alloy carries at least 11% chromium. It is shiny gray in color, light weight, and hypoallergenic. Most stainless is the same material as the stent used in medical applications. And it’s 100% recyclable.
Not as hard as tungsten, harder then cobalt, finish will always maintain, composite metal is patent pending, can cut ring off