Your Rings Materials
18ct Rose Gold
Rose gold has a lovely soft tone that very often works with a number of gems and also sits beautifully on different skin complexions. We can also use just a touch of 18ct rose gold in small details to highlight a gemstone or a delicate feature of the design, this looks incredible and is currently very on trend.
18ct Yellow Gold
Yellow Gold is the traditional colour of gold and its distinctive yellow colour provides pieces with a luminous shine. Plus, its malleability makes it perfect for use in fine jewellery. 18ct gold is made up of 75% fine gold or 750 parts per 1000. The alloy is added to increase strength and also brings the colour to a lovely yellow tone that is not too overpowering.
18ct White Gold
Often mistaken for silver or platinum, white gold is the perfect addition to a fine jewellery piece due to its strength. 18ct white gold looks incredible when combined with either 18ct rose or yellow gold as a highlight. There are many different mixes of 18ct white gold, each designed to produce different properties from a change in colour tone to a hardening of the metal. Due to the difference in colour of the metal and to ensure consistency white gold is rhodium plated. Rhodium is a shiny, white metal that is part of the platinum family.
Platinum is a white metal that is used in an almost pure form (approximately 95% pure). Platinum is a dense, heavy metal therefore a platinum ring will feel 25% heavier than an 18ct white gold ring and the value is representative of this. When comparing the price of platinum and 18ct white gold, two things come into consideration; the weight difference which will affect the price based on the cost of the metal per gram and the fact that the purer the metal the more expensive it is, with platinum being 95% pure while 18ct gold is 75% pure. Platinum is characteristically an extremely durable metal and does not need rhodium plating like white gold does. Due to the precious nature of this metal and its purity, a platinum ring is often a favourite for engagement and wedding rings for both men and women.