Precious Metals Guide
From gold to platinum, learn all about the metals that go into engagement rings and wedding bands.
When looking at engagement rings, we are sure you have a lot of questions. What’s the best metal for an engagement ring? Should I choose white gold vs. yellow gold or platinum vs. white gold? What’s the best jewelry for sensitive skin?
You deserve to have your questions answered so that you have the ring of your dreams. Let us help with our Precious Metals Guide.
Yellow, White, and Rose Gold: What's the Difference?
As one of the most desired metals for engagement rings and wedding bands, gold has options to fit your style. Metals like nickel, copper, silver, and zinc are added to gold to alter the color and strength. The most common metal alloys made from gold are yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold — all three metal colors offered through ever&ever®. Let’s dive into what traits set each metal alloy apart.
Did You Know?
Gold purity is measured using the karat system on the ratio of pure gold (24K) to other metals. The most common quality levels of gold used in jewelry are 18K (75% pure gold), 14K (58.3% pure gold), and 10K (41.7% pure gold). Purity and price are directly related with the higher priced pieces having a higher karatage of gold.
White Metals Comparison: White Gold vs Platinum
You have a couple of options when it comes to white metals, and it’s important to consider the pros and cons of each metal when deciding. As we break down each of our white metals, think about color, maintenance, hardness, and cost.