Traveling for the Perfect Jewelry Metals

There are many metals used in jewelry making and learning a few things about them will enable you to know which will be the best for you. And sometimes you just have to travel to find that perfect jewelry, that’s what me and my fiance had to do recently to find the best St George wedding bands. If you are going to purchase a jewelry piece and you can’t decide on whether you want gold, silver or a platinum one, then you must first read the following information:

What you need to know about Metals in Jewelry?

The most popular metals used in jewelry making include; gold, silver, platinum and titanium.

14K 1.00 Carat Round Cut Solitaire Diamond RingPhoto Credit: Patrick Chia

·       Gold

Gold is always the number one choice, either for men or for women. Many women love their gold jewelries because they simply sparkle and they are good as fashion jewelries. Royalties have gold jewelry collections and they are so proud of them. Men buy their women gold rings for engagement and wedding purposes. Women love wearing gold earrings, necklaces bracelets and brooches. Gold is simply everywhere. Pure gold is too soft though to be used as jewelry that is why used of other metals are necessary. Therefore even the most expensive gold jewelry in the world cannot claim that it is made of pure gold.

·       Silver

Silver is another metal popularly used for jewelry making. It is also soft as gold, but is it more affordable and it has wider availability. More and more people are now going for sterling silver jewelries not just because of lower costs but some say that silver looks better on their skin. That is true in a way, because the whiteness and the sparkle of silver match any skin tone. Silver jewelries are recommended for everyday use, and this metal is not usually the choice for wedding and engagement rings.

·       Platinum

Platinum is a white-colored metal very much similar to silver and it is the most expensive metal in the world. Being more expensive, platinum is considered as a prestige choice and often preferred now by the rich and famous, just like gold was the choice of centuries ago. Platinum is commonly used for rings; men’s, ladies’, engagement and wedding. But it is not good for other jewelry kinds like necklaces and bracelets.

·       Titanium

Titanium is also almost white with silver and grey shades and it is the hardest natural metal every mined from earth. It is also stronger that all the above mentioned metals. It is lightweight though making it ideal for jewelry. Titanium is also a purely hypoallergenic metal, which will not cause any harsh reaction for your skin. This metal is the popular choice for men’s rings and women’s earrings.

There are other metals that are used for jewelry making though not very common. Stainless steel is a very affordable choice but they do not rank high when people are thinking of long lasting piece that can be passed as heirlooms.

When it comes to popularity, gold is probably still on the top of the list. The reason for this is that despite the increasing popularity of platinum, its price deters the common people from obtaining them. Silver on the other hand, may be affordable, but it does not present the glamour that gold naturally possesses. These are just some of the things you need to be aware of when traveling to find the perfect wedding band.