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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 →

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 →

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 →