While looking for an engagement ring for your fiancé(e), diverse choices of metals might make it difficult for you to make up your mind. Here are some useful tips.

1. Platinum

Platinum has long been used in making jewelry. Up until now, it is still a popular choice when it comes to engagement and wedding rings. It is precious, durable and highly resistant to corrosions.

2. Gold

You may also say that gold is timeless as the use of gold in jewelry can be traced back to 700 B.C.. Until now, it is almost viewed as a standard choice for engagement and wedding rings. Its popularity is also brought about by its natural luster, luxurious-looking and its value.

3. Sterling silver

Silver is another metal which has been used in making jewelry for a long time. Silver which was once valued more than gold is considered to be much more affordable. Generally speaking, sterling silver is an alloy made of 92.5 percent of pure silver with the rest consisting of largely copper and some other metals which will make the alloy more durable. Though the other metals are added to make the substance harder, sterling silver is still easy to be scratched.

sterling silver rings

4. Stainless steel

Stainless steel ring is suitable for people who do not have much money to spend. The metal’s admirable qualities include its hardness and durability, making it ideal for manufacturing fashionable rings. Besides, it is skin-friendly. Compared to gold and silver, it is more resistant to corrosions and scratches. Because of these advantages, stainless steel is now widely used in making jewelry.

5. Titanium

Compared to other metals such as gold and silver, titanium is much stronger and more durable. Besides, it is light weight and hypoallergenic. These attributes make this metal perfect for those who have allergies. It is also ideal for those who prefer their engagement rings to be very durable and light weight.

6. Tungsten

Tungsten carbide’s featured attributes include its high resistance to scratches and corrosions. Like titanium, it is hypoallergenic. Contrary to titanium, the ceramic metal is very heavy; it is heavier than any other metal used for making jewelry. It is necessary to mention that because of its hardness, tungsten carbide is susceptible to factures.

7. Palladium

Palladium and platinum both belong to the platinum group metals due to their location in the periodic table of elements, for which some people call palladium as platinum’s cousin or sister. These two are very close in terms of properties favored for making jewelry. Like platinum, palladium does not tarnish easily. It is very durable and highly resistant to corrosions.


This article was written by:

Louis Moore

Jewelry Marketing Expert and Analyst

Guest Editor of several jewelry magazines

Over 10 years of marketing experience in the jewelry market

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