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Choosing your metal

Jewellery can be created in a wide range of metal types. Here is a little bit of helpful information to help you choose the right metal choice for your item of jewellery.

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PLATINUM
Most popular metal for engagement, wedding and eternity rings.
Most durable and secure setting for holding diamonds. 
Naturally white metal therefore doesn't change colour. 
95% pure platinum with a 5% mix of other alloys.

GOLD
Available as yellow, white, or rose gold. We offer these in 18k (75% pure gold) or 9k (37.5% pure gold).
Strong but soft therefore must be mixed with stronger alloys such as silver, copper, nickle and zinc to strengthen it.

YELLOW GOLD
Gold is naturally yellow therefore this option will retain its colour. Whereas white gold will form a yellow tinge over time.

WHITE GOLD
White gold changes colour over time and you will start to see a yellow tinge. When new, the metal will be plated in rhodium which will give it a bright white colour.
It will need re-plating every six to twelve months which can become expensive.
Platinum is a better alternative for wedding and engagment rings that are worn every day.

ROSE GOLD
Copper is added to yellow gold to give it it's pinkish tinge.

PALLADIUM
Extremely rare. 
Naturally white so will retain its colour. 
Risen in popularity in recent years. 
Not ideal for engagement rings as the claws can be brittle, but still ok for wedding rings. Platinum is a better alternative for engagement rings. 
Part of the platinum metals group. 
95% pure metal

SILVER
Great option for fashion jewellery as the metal is soft, lightweight and affordable. 
92.5% pure sterling silver.

HALLMARKING
All of our fine jewellery products are tested independently at the Assay Office to be assessed for their purity and stamped with the relevant hallmark seal of approval.
The hallmark stamped into the jewellery indicates the purity of the metal; for example, '950 ' for Platinum denotes 95% pure metal.
950 - Platinum
950 - Palladium
925 - Sterling Silver
750 - 18k White / Yellow / Rose gold
375 - 9k White / Yellow / Rose gold

RING SIZING
Check out our Ring sizing section for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON METAL TYPES
Contact us by email at info@sarahphillipsjewellery.co.uk

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