Precious Metals - The facts
We have put the following handy guide summarizing the facts of the different precious metals you will encounter when shopping for your jewellery. This guide covers Platinum, White Gold, Yellow Gold and Palladium.
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.
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.
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.
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.