Your wedding ring is the one piece of jewellery that is intended to be worn everyday and last a lifetime. This is why the purchase of your wedding rings is such a momentous occasion. So, what is the right metal for your wedding ring?
You may have considered the design for similar wedding rings that have a slightly different style for each person. But have you considered the metal for your wedding ring?
In this blog post we look at the most common metal types for wedding rings, to help you make an informed decision about the best metal for your wedding ring.
Yellow and White Gold Wedding Rings
The purity of gold is measured in karat. A 24 karat gold ring signals 100% pure gold. While this is popular is some parts of the world, 24 karat gold wedding rings are not so popular in the UK. This is because we find the gold too soft. If you’re looking for strength and durability in your yellow or white gold wedding ring, then we would recommend 18 karat gold. 18 karat gold is 18 parts. This is made up of 75% gold and 6 parts other metal to offer maximum durability.
The great things about white of yellow gold is that it doesn’t rust, corrode or tarnish. It also won’t lose its colour over time. It’s a metal that is very easy to work with too so we can create intricate designs with your white or yellow gold wedding ring.
Palladium Wedding Rings
Due to the comfort, rarity and value of this metal it has become extremely popular as a wedding ring metal in the UK. Similar to platinum, palladium tends to be popular among men. It is less dense and lighter on the hand than platinum. This means it can be made into elaborate designs for wedding rings.
The white colour of palladium will not fade over time and re-plating will not be required on a palladium wedding ring either.
Platinum Wedding Rings
If you like the colour of white gold, then platinum is a good option. It’s a precious metal that is naturally white in colour. Platinum is extremely valuable as a metal and the cost is comparable to gold. Unlike a gold ring that is mixed with other alloys, platinum wedding rings are pure. A high-quality platinum wedding ring is 95% platinum.
Platinum wedding rings are very popular because the cool luster showcases the brilliance and sparkle of the diamonds in the wedding ring beautifully. Many engagement rings and wedding bands these days are made of platinum as it’s a very strong metal and completely tarnish resistant.
Want to discuss the right metal for your wedding rings? Give me a call, I’ll be happy to help.