Tag Archives: Metal

While most weddings hold an elegant and yet beautiful aroma about them, filled with love and adornment from family and friends, many are quickly clouded when it comes to hearing the wedding toast. Whether the toast is short and sweet, or is dragged out way beyond its expired date, be prepared to shrug it off afterwords, cause in all honesty when it comes to most wedding toasts, usually someone ends up mortified. From awkward to offensive we have seen some of the worst wedding toasts around. So if you should ever be asked to give a toast at a wedding Read More →

Platinum vs. White Gold When buying a piece of jewelry, or shopping for an engagement ring, the one question constantly asked is ‘what is better? Platinum or Gold?’ Some jewelers may tell you platinum, but not back it up with any actual knowledge. Platinum is a very expensive precious metal, in 2012 it was a whopping $1,407 per oz! But why is this such a hot commodity in the jewelry market? Believe it or not, but platinum is a natural occurring metal, while white gold on the other hand is a man mad product consisting of various materials. White is Read More →

Buying an Engagement Ring Without Breaking the Bank When a couple first starts out the money can usually be tight. When women are looking for engagement rings they want a big statement diamond and a fabulous setting. Being able to get your girlfriend the ring of her dreams without breaking the bank may seem like a far stretched dream, but it is actually achievable. The Metal Don’t get a ring set in platinum. Platinum is one of the most sturdy, yet expensive metals on the market. Per pennyweight (DWT) platinum is currently selling for $42.55, silver is only going for Read More →

When looking for jewelry to give to your loved one for the holidays, it’s important to know the difference in metal types. For example, if the woman in your life tends to wear gold jewelry, then you probably don’t want to purchase her a silver piece. Sure, it’s easy to tell the difference between silver and gold, but white gold is a different story. Sterling Silver vs White Gold: Which is the Better Option? Gold varies significantly in its purity. For example, 18k gold is 75% pure gold, while 14k is 50% pure gold and 10k is around 41.7% pure Read More →

You never really hear about how much of a task it is to find a wedding ring for your man, but this mind set leads to a lack of preparation and confusion when it comes to making decisions about the ring. Before you go shopping for a wedding band for your band, here are a few things you should know to simplify the process. A Guide to Men’s Wedding Bands Traditional vs. Modern The first thing you should consider when you shop for a wedding band is whether he will prefer a traditional ring or something a little more unconventional. Read More →

As you search for a wedding band for your man, you have to consider the kind of metal that should be used that is right for your man. The two metals that are most typical among wedding bands are platinum and titanium, but before you make your decision, there are some benefits and downfalls you need to consider for each. Weighing Your Options with Platinum and Titianium Platinum: This is a white metal and is one of the most expensive of all of the metals. This is for good reason, though, considering it is incredibly durable and strong. Platinum rings Read More →

Recently, yellow gold has taken a back seat to the increasingly popular white gold and platinum when it comes to engagement rings. Sure, white gold and platinum might look very similar, however there are some differences between the two.  Let’s take a look at the battle of gold vs. platinum and learn some of the details. A Battle of the Metals: White Gold vs. Platinum White Gold:  White gold rings are alloys with varying degrees of purity. White gold is actually made by mixing gold with silver or palladium. When white gold rings are made, they are coated with another Read More →

When searching for an engagement ring, the perfect diamond isn’t all you have to worry about – the setting is just as important. Have you thought about what metal you would like the ring to be? There are quite a few to choose from, but we are here to help you make your decision. Metal Options for Your Engagement Ring Platinum. This is known for its durability. Platinum is 95% pure and won’t fade or tarnish like other metals. However, it may scratch but any metal will. This is the perfect metal for those with sensitive skin because it’s hypoallergenic. Read More →

It’s time to pick out an engagement ring, but which metal should you choose? Here’s a little information about each metal to help you make your decision. Platinum: This natural white metal is known for how strong and pure it is. It’s durable, so it’s sure to keep your diamond or gemstone nice and safe and is hypoallergenic so it won’t irritate sensitive skin. Yellow Gold/White Gold: This naturally yellow metal is 70 to 75 percent pure and is turned into white gold when the surface is plated with rhodium. This means, though, that eventually the coating can wear off Read More →

Q & A  – Platinum vs White Gold So… Gold and platinum, eh?  Both metals are used in engagement rings, both are durable & can withstand years of wear. Here’s some common questions with helpful answers… I lean towards white gold engagement rings myself, what about you? Q: What’s the difference?? Is platinum more valuable? If I go with white gold, what do I buy? 14k or 18k? A: For all intense purposes of aesthetics and wear… white gold and platinum are very similar. Platinum’s heavier. It’s also more durable. Platinum is easier to engrave by hand, but that really isn’t Read More →