Guide to Precious Metals
- 95% pure.
- Silver-white in colour.
- Does not fade with wear, keeping its colour.
- The lightest of the precious metals.
- The less expensive of the precious metals.
- Popular choice for Men’s Wedding Bands.
- 95% pure.
- The rarest of the precious metals, making it more valuable.
- The heaviest of the precious metals; Platinum is 40% denser than 18ct Gold and 65% denser than Palladium.
- Naturally white in colour. Does not fade or tarnish, keeping its white colour for a lifetime.
- Hypoallergenic, thus ideal for sensitive skin.
- Very popular in diamond jewellery, including Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings and Eternity Rings.
18CT WHITE GOLD
- Pure Gold is 24ct. 18ct White Gold is an alloy.
- Composition: 75% pure Gold + 25% white metals.
- White Gold is Rhodium plated (a chemical process) to achieve a white metal.
- Rhodium plating wears off with use. Re-plating is recommended every couple of years to maintain the whiteness of the metal.
- Gold is very pliable, make it an ideal metal for jewellery.
18CT YELLOW GOLD
- Pure Gold is 24ct. 18ct Yellow Gold is an alloy.
- Composition: 75% pure Gold + 25% other metals.
- Naturally yellow in colour.
- Does not fade with wear, keeping its colour for a lifetime.
- Has made a recent comeback in wedding jewellery.