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Which Metal Should I Choose?

Deciding on which metal to choose for your jewellery is a key decision in the process. Many factors have to be considered as all metals differ in their properties. We have broken down these factors for you.


Lifestyle is a key element to considering when deciding, for example is the wearer has a more ‘hands on’ career, choosing a softer metal such as gold might not last the wearer as long as a more durable metal like platinum would. If the recipient is more prone to wearing white jewellery over gold jewellery then considering the natural white occurring metals would be a good starting point.


Creating the perfect match between metal colour and gemstone colour is integral to your perfect piece. A colour clash between a metal and a gemstone can ruin the design and will not be as impactful as a complimenting combination.


The style of ring can be a determining factor in the decision process, a piece that is quite heavy produced in a dense metal like platinum will be very weighty on the hand and if the recipient has delicate hands it won’t be a good choice, so considering a less dense white metal like palladium would be a great option to bring the weight down.  However, a delicate piece in a soft metal can cause maintenance problems due to the lack of durability of the metal and lack of density within the metal so a more durable metal should be considered to assure strength within the piece.




Budget is another key factor in determining which metal is the best metal for you. If your budget is strict and you can’t afford to have your gemstone set in a metal like platinum then considering the other white options like palladium or white gold is something to look into. Metal prices do fluctuate and as all prices of mounts for engagement rings are dictated by weight, it is common that the price can fluctuate too.


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