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The Burning Question: What Type of Metal Should my Engagement Ring Be?

What you Ought to Know About Jewelry

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Your engagement ring is meant to be worn every day for the rest of your life, but it’s also meant to last. Making sure your engagement ring will last throughout the years and be able to be repaired to brand new is almost as important as what the ring looks like. So, the question is, what metal should you get for your engagement ring?

There are a lot of different metal options out there but, there are a few that are not the metals to get for your engagement ring (even though they may be tempting because of their cost). Those metals are: sterling silver, titanium, and stainless steel. If you love the look of white metals, don’t worry, there are other options for you to choose that will be far better in the scheme of things for your engagement ring.

The metals that you should choose are:

Gold: Whether you choose white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold. You are in good shape. Gold allows for the ring to be cut off in case of an emergency. Gold is a relatively unreactive metal and it tends not to oxidize or tarnish like other metals do. Gold can be maintained to its original shape and shine in regular maintenance and repairs. This allows for gold to be worn everyday for a lifetime.

Platinum: This is a white metal that is meant to be worn for generations. It’s beautiful silver-white color does not tarnish like other white metals. The way platinum ages allow for the ring to stay in tact for decades on decades. Platinum can be maintained to its original shape and shine in repair services if needed. Platinum exceeds the value of gold. It is also unaffected by common household chemicals, allowing for you to wear it all the time.

Palladium: A precious gray-white metal, is an extremely durable metal. Palladium does not tarnish naturally in age like other silver metals, but it does age differently than gold and platinum. Palladium is an extremely durable noble metal and does not require any metals to be alloyed in to create its pure white look.

Remember when shopping for an engagement ring that you need your ring to last. Yes, that means your ring will cost more than other metals but in the long-run it will be the best decision for your forever ring. Check out some of our great engagement ring options here.

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