The ring metal is the material which the ring is made of. The different types of metals posses different characteristics and differ in costs. It is important to choose the most suitable metal that best suits the wearer base on his or her preference and daily activities.
Yellow gold is traditionally the most common choice for wedding rings. It is a mixture of gold, silver and copper. Yellow gold is characterised by its signature natural yellow hue and warm colour.
White gold provides a simple yet elegant look. With its brilliant white lustre, white gold helps bring out the allure of the diamond it is holding. It is a mixture of gold and other white metals such as palladium and silver. It can also be coated with rhodium to improve the whiteness and durability.
Rose gold is gaining more popularity in recent years due to its delicate colour. The colour is achieved by increasing the content of copper in the alloy mix to give off the reddish colour in the ring.
Pure gold, also known as 24K gold is highly malleable and too soft for jewellery. The “K” or karats is the measurement of the purity of the gold in the alloy. The most common types of gold used for jewellery are 18K (75% gold) and 14K (58.3% gold). While 14K gold is sturdier than 18K gold, the colour of 14K gold is also relatively duller than 18K gold.
Platinum is a popular choice due to its natural pure white hue and shine that does not fade or change colour. It is also an extremely dense and heavy metal which makes for more durable and sturdy jewellery. Platinum is more expensive that gold as it is a rarer precious metal but it makes for a good choice due to its outstanding qualities and low maintenance requirements.
Palladium is a soft silver-white metal which is a popular and cheaper alternative to platinum. It possess similar characteristics with platinum but is less dense and heavy. With similar qualities to platinum, palladium provides great value for the buyer.
Titanium is an incredibly strong and durable metal. It is lightweight and comfortable to wear despite its strength. It is characterised by a darker colour which is close to grey and is more commonly used in men’s jewellery.
Tungsten is another strong metal that is both heavy and durable. Tungsten Carbide is the preferred alloy when its comes to making jewellery. It is dark gray and glossy which gives it a brilliant and hard-looking shine. It however, can be brittle due to its hardness.