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Metal Types
Metal Types

Metal Types Comparison


Below is a reference table for comparison of metal types:


Metal Color Finish Working Properties Hypo-Allergenic Emergency Removal
Yellow Gold Bright yellow to yellow Shows scratches, polishes as worn Malleable, wears over time No N/A
White Gold White with a yellow undertone Shows scratches, polishes as worn Rigid, more brittle than platinum, wears over time No N/A
Platinum White with a cool undertone Resistant to corrosion and wear, shows scratches, dulls to satin finish and does not tarnish Malleable, less than gold, but dense. Maintains surface embellishment such as engraving and milgrain. Yes N/A
Palladium Naturally lustrous silvery-white with a gray undertone Resistant to wear, shows scratches, slowly dulls to satin finish Similar to platinum but with less weight Yes N/A
Sterling Silver Silvery-white with a slight pink undertone Shows scratches, polishes as worn, tarnishes Malleable, less suitable for everyday jewellery because it wears away more quickly No N/A
Titanium Gray Will show signs of wear, but can be polished Lightweight, shatterproof Yes Motorized Ring Cutter
Dura Cobalt White Will show signs of wear, but can be polished Shatterproof Yes Motorized Ring Cutter
Dura Tungsten Gray White, Black (topcoat) Will remain polished with no maintenance Heavy, substantial feel, can fracture or break Yes Tungsten/Ceramic Ring Cracker
Ceramic Couture Black, White, Pink (throughout) Maintains its finish Can break Yes Tungsten/Ceramic Ring Cracker
Stainless Steel Grayish white Can be machined or cast. Will show signs of wear but can be polished Shatterproof Yes Motorized Ring Cutter


Palladium


Palladium is a member of the platinum metal group and is a soft, silvery-white color with slightly gray undertones. It is also used in an almost pure form in jewellery.

Titanium


Titanium rings are very popular, particularly as a men's wedding ring. Titanium is very durable, lightweight and hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for anyone who suffers from metal allergies. Titanium's color is slightly darker than that of white gold or platinum. Because of its durability, titanium is usually machined from a single piece of metal (which is why it cannot be used for engagement ring prongs, for example). Titanium rings offer many finishes, such as a brushed finished, a polished finished and a hammered finish.

Cobalt Chrome


Cobalt chrome is an alloy which is made of cobalt and chromium. The major advantages of cobalt chrome are that it is difficult for it to corrode, scratch or chip. Simultaneously, cobalt chrome is also very malleable, making it very easy to work with. Finally, cobalt chrome is hypoallergenic, making it a wonderful option for anyone who has sensitive skin.

Ceramic


Ceramic rings have become more prevalent because of their durability, affordability and wide range of colors. The most popular ceramic wedding ring color is black, offering a sleek and unique look for a wedding band. Ceramic jewellery is also very versatile, as it can be customized into a variety of shapes and sizes.


Selection OF Precious Metals For Comparison



Platinum and White Gold

Palladium and Yellow Gold

Sterling Silver and Rose Gold

Selection of precious metals comparison.