Metal Education

Yellow Gold

18kt gold contains more precious metal than 14kt gold. It consists of 75% gold, and is alloyed with 25% other metals, making it sturdy enough to withstand everyday wear. 14kt gold does not have the rich color of 18kt gold due to the fact that it contains only 58.3% gold and 41.7% other metals. It is, however, stronger and more durable in the long run than 18kt gold, and is highly preferable for people who live more physically active lifestyles, as it is more durable than 18k gold.

 ROUND BRILLIANT 1.25 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND 14KT YELLOW GOLD FIVE STONE RING

ROUND BRILLIANT 1.25 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND 14KT YELLOW GOLD FIVE STONE RING

White Gold

White gold is a product of yellow gold mixture, over time the rhodium plating will wear away revealing the original yellow tint. To keep its white elegance and appearance, we recommend that you re-rhodium plate your ring once or twice a year, depending on the usage.

 PRINCESS CUT & ROUND BRILLIANT 1.45 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND 14KT WHITE GOLD WEDDING SET

PRINCESS CUT & ROUND BRILLIANT 1.45 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND 14KT WHITE GOLD WEDDING SET

Rose Gold

The difference is in which alloys are used. In rose gold, copper is mixed with gold to create the pink color. Sometimes, a little bit of silver is also used to reach the desired shade. Because copper is a very hard substance, rose gold is more durable than yellow gold and white gold. It's less likely to get scratches and dings. This makes rose gold a good option for very active women. 

 ROUND BRILLIANT 1.05 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND 18KT ROSE GOLD RING

ROUND BRILLIANT 1.05 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND 18KT ROSE GOLD RING

Platinum

Platinum is the top metal for fine jewelry. Even though it is more costly than gold, its particular non-tarnishing, grayish-white color makes it a preferred setting for diamonds. It is ideal for stone-set jewelry due to its incomparable holding power and longevity. Like all precious metals, platinum does scratch. Platinum, however, does not lose metal when it scratches like other precious metals do. A customer definitely gets their money’s worth with platinum. It wears longer and requires less maintenance throughout the years.

 ROUND BRILLIANT 1.35 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND PLATINUM RING

ROUND BRILLIANT 1.35 CTW VS2 CLARITY, I COLOR DIAMOND PLATINUM RING