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Ring Metal Comparison

When choosing the ideal metal for your wedding ring, it really depends on what quality you are looking for in that metal. Most people want a durable metal that is not easily scratched or looks hard to wear, such as tungsten or ceramic rings. Some people prefer higher-priced metals such as silver or gold. No matter the situation, we can help you make a choice. The biggest advantages and disadvantages of each metal are listed below. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us.

   

 Metal Type

 Scratch Resistance

 Affordability

 Metal Purity

 Hypoallergenic Level

 Density (Weight)

 Tungsten

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 Stainless Steel

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 Titanium

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 Ceramic

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 ★★

 Gold

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 ★★

 ★★

 ★★

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 Silver

 ★★

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Pros and Cons of Ring Metals

 

Tungsten

Pros: The most scratch-resistant metal at a very affordable price. It is very easy to remove in medical emergencies without cutting or sawing, and is hypoallergenic.

Cons: Because of its hardness, it is not as white as platinum, it will not bend, and it will break if enough force is applied.

Click here to know more about Tungsten Rings Buyer’s Guide.

 

Ceramic

Pros: It is as scratch-resistant as tungsten, and black will not be plated like black tungsten, so it will not be scratched and will not cause allergy to metal detectors.

Cons: Due to its hardness, it will not bend, and it will break if sufficient force is applied.

Click here to know more about Ceramic Rings Buyer’s Guide.

 

Titanium

Pros: High precious metal content, almost as white as platinum, more affordable than platinum or gold rings, better scratch resistance than platinum, silver and gold, and hypoallergenic.

Cons: White is not as good as platinum, and it is more difficult to cast than gold and platinum.

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925 Sterling Silver

Pros: The cheapest precious metal, very white and hypoallergenic.

Cons: loss of gloss, but can be cleaned at home, only more scratch resistant than gold.

Click here to know more about Sterling Silver Rings Buyer’s Guide.

 

Stainless steel

Pros: Durable and masculine, hypoallergenic, easy to maintain and affordable.

Cons: unable to resize or repair. Since stainless steel becomes so hard after forming a ring, it is impossible to adjust the size.

Click here to know more about Stainless Steel Rings Buyer’s Guide.

 

Gold

Pros: It has good stored value, easy to operate, and can be made into a variety of colors.

Cons: easy to scratch and high cost. Platinum plating is easy to scratch and needs to be re-plated.