The Inside Scoop on Metals of Wedding Bands
The world has changed dramatically since the start of the tradition of wedding bands. Fast forward to today, and there are lots of different metals that you can choose from.
Our premier wedding band designer line, Lashbrook Designs, has created a beautiful, easy-to-understand, chart that helps you compare different qualities of metals. Below is the chart that will help you look at the pros and cons for each metal type.
Important note: Thought appealing, we do not sell Titanium at McCoy Jewelers. It is featured as an option with Lashbrook Designs, however, the ability to cut the ring and dangers of wearing it on your hand makes it unsafe.
Just as it sounds, this is how easy it is to scratch the surface of the material. All materials scratch, it’s just part of the normal wear and tear of any piece of jewelry. In fact, we encourage you to look forward to the wear and lived-in appearance that develops over time.
This is how likely a material is to break or crack during wear. Nearly every material Lashbrook offers can take a beating. In the case of softer metals, they will deform and bend much more easily than the harder metals. The hardest materials like Tungsten and Ceramic are so hard that they break rather than deforming or bending.
The physical heft of the material and how heavy it will feel on your finger.
This is a combination of other factors including things like scratching. Think of this more generally; if you plan on being super hard on your ring, you will want a ring that can withstand the wear and still look great.
In jewelry, the most common allergic reaction is a slight rash that develops due to the presence of nickel in a metal. This is most seen in the alloys used to make white gold. Allergic reaction to metal is extremely rare, but Lashbrook offers several hypoallergenic materials.
This describes how compatible each material is likely to be with the vast array of other materials Lashbrook offers as inlays, sleeves, stones, etc.