Metals For Your Lifestyle

Select what fits your personal needs.

In the world of precious and non-precious metals, there are many options to choose from. One type of metal is not right for everyone. There are many factors to consider, such as skin sensitivity, the durability you need, and the look you are trying to achieve. What is most important to you? This information will help you decide.


Gold has the longest and most storied history of all the precious metals. There are various grades of gold purity ranging from 10K, 14K, 18K, and 24K (which is pure gold). In order to increase the durability, pure gold is typically mixed with other metals. As the karat drops, the color becomes less “gold”. Yellow gold is natural and resistant to rust, tarnish and corrosion. Gold is timeless, elegant and the most popular metal for everyday wear.

White old was developed as a low-cost substitute for platinum. It has similar properties to yellow gold, but when mixed with white  alloys, typically palladium (which is in the platinum family) it becomes white. It is customary to rhodium plate white gold jewelry to give the piece an even whiter appearance. Eventually, the plating will wear off and need to be re-plated.

Rose Gold is also made with similar properties of yellow gold, but mixed with copper to give it a pinkish color. The use of rose gold in engagement rings appeals to those who prefer the vintage look.   The two-tone combination of rose and white gold is popular with those who desire jewelry that is truly unique.


Platinum is a popular metal choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. It is naturally white and the color will never fade or change. It is also hypoallergenic. Platinum is tough and durable and an excellent choice for those who are more active and hard on their rings. It is the ultimate symbol of everlasting love!


Palladium is one of the rarest metals in the world and a member of the platinum family. Also hypoallergenic, palladium is extremely light in weight and is considered a “Noble Metal” due to its superior ability to withstand corrosion and oxidation.

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver is primarily used for fashion jewelry and accessories. It is a very soft metal and tends to tarnish, which is why we do not typically recommend it for engagement rings that hold diamonds or gems. However, it is a very affordable alternative to white gold or platinum.

Alternative Metals

Today, men are choosing alternative metals for their wedding band. Here are a few…

Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten Carbide is a forged metal that will last a lifetime. It is created from an alloy of 80% tungsten and 20% carbon alloy along with other metals.


Cobalt is four times harder than platinum, while at the same time, far less dense. Its natural hardness resists scratches, chips and corrosion. Cobalt is also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for men with sensitive skin.


Titanium is extremely lightweight, yet strong. It is 45% lighter in weight than platinum. It is hypoallergenic and commonly used in men’s fashion jewelry.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is very durable. It is resistant to scratches and corrosion. It wears well, retaining its silvery-white color and shine. It is most commonly used in men’s jewelry and watches.