Ring Education: Ring Metals
Platinum is a striking white metal which will enhance the glow of your diamond. It is 90-95% pure and is hypoallergenic, so it will not cause allergic reactions that may be experienced by other metals. Platinum develops a satin finish patina with wear (patina is a soft finish that develops and represents to the wearer, a history of a life well lived).
When platinum is scratched the metal is merely displaced so it loses very little metal to everyday wear and it generally will last a lifetime. Platinum does not tarnish or need to be rhodium plated. The density of platinum makes it one of the most durable metals and you can feel the quality of platinum in its substantial weight.
Palladium has a natural gray-white luster. It doesn't tarnish or need to be rhodium plated, so there is less maintenance. Palladium is a platinum group metal and is 95% pure.
It is hypoallergenic, so it will not cause allergic reactions that may be experienced by other metals. It is also less dense and therefore feels much lighter in weight than platinum.
Gold has a rich heritage and history. Yellow is the naturally occurring color of gold, although it can be mixed with different metals (alloys) to create other colors such as white. A rhodium finish over white gold jewelry gives it a bright white appearance (rhodium is a hard and shiny platinum group metal). Fineness and Karat indicate gold's purity. Pure gold is 24K. 14K gold, is 14 parts gold and 10 parts alloy.
Titanium is a lustrous gray metal. It is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. Titanium is stronger than gold or platinum and is 3 times stronger than steel, so this is a ring that will last a lifetime.
Tungsten is a dark gray glossy metal. We only sell Tungsten Carbide, because it is the preferred Tungsten alloy mix because it is harder
Jewelry made with Tungsten Carbide will retain a polish longer than any other metal, so it will preserve the glossy look. Tungsten Carbide is denser than steel and titanium, therefore, many people enjoy the weight of it. Tungsten Carbide scratches the least out of all jewelry metals.
Cobalt is a natural, hypoallergenic metal. It is the whitest contemporary material offered today. It looks similar to Platinum. It will not tarnish and does not need any rhodium plating. Cobalt is less dense than other materials, allowing for greater height and shape to be yielded into designs.
It is extremely hard and scratch resistant, so Cobalt offers tremendous durability and wearability and will maintain its luster and hold its polish.