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Metal Properties

METAL WEIGHT SCRATCH RESISTANCE COLOR VARIETY RESIZABLE

Titanium

Light

Low

Gray

No

Black Ceramic

Medium

Extremely High

Black

No

Cobalt Chrome

Medium

Medium

White

No

Elysium

Heavy

High

Black

No

Gold

Medium

Low

Yellow, White, Rose

Yes

P4

Medium

High

White

Yes

Stainless Steel

Medium

Low

White

No

Serinium®

Medium

High

White

No

Silver

Heavy

Low

Silver

Yes

Tungsten

Heavy

Extremely High

White, Classic, Gray, Black

No

Platinum

Heavy

Medium

Silver/White

Yes

Palladium

Light

High

White

Yes

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Metals

Titanium

Titanium

Titanium is an increasingly popular choice for wedding jewelry. It's a light, lustrous, durable metal with a silvery-white metallic color. Beyond being comfortable and easy to wear, it's also nickel-free, making it hypoallergenic.

The two most useful properties of the metal are corrosion resistance (including resistance to sea water and chlorine), and the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as steel, but 45% lighter. Which is one reason it's the metal of choice for the aerospace and sporting industries. It's a great choice for those who want jewelry that will shine for a lifetime.

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Black Ceramic

Black ceramic is a modern alternative to the traditional, gold wedding band and is among the hardest materials known to man. Only a few things in the world, including diamonds, can scratch this beautiful piece of jewelry. Its beautiful metallic-black color makes it an attractive choice for those who want something non-traditional.

Known for its glossy, polished appearance that never fades, black ceramic is similar to tungsten in its resistance to corrosion and its hypoallergenic quality. Like tungsten, black ceramic is not resizable and may break if struck with high impact against a hard surface.

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Black Ceramic

Cobalt Chrome

Few metals shine with a luster like cobalt chrome. This beautiful, brilliant white metal is brighter than platinum, harder than titanium, and similar in weight to gold. It's also hypoallergenic and has been used in medical applications for years.

What makes it popular is its precious metal appearance combined with its strength and durability. Unlike some metals, cobalt chrome can be sized slightly without adding or removing metal and can be customized and combined with many other materials. People also choose it for two other reasons: the fit is comfortable and so is the cost.

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Rose Gold

Rose gold has become a favored alternative to traditional yellow gold for rings and other fashion jewelry such as earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Its color, ranging from red to rose to pink, gives it an old-world, vintage appearance that goes well with any skin tone.

The rose gold color variations come from adding gold and copper alloy. The more copper, the redder the color. More durable and scratch-resistant than yellow or white gold, rose gold will retain its classic beauty for a lifetime. Romantic and irresistible, it's also surprisingly affordable.

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Rose Gold
Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold is the traditional, classic choice for wedding rings. Its beauty combined with affordability and the variety of color options and karats available, make it a popular choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and other jewelry pieces.

The color depends on the percentage of alloy added to the gold. When gold is alloyed with copper, silver, and zinc, the shades of yellow will differ. The less alloy used, the brighter the gold's color will be. If gold is alloyed with nickel, copper, and zinc, it turns to white gold. Yellow gold and white gold typically share the same malleability and strength. Choosing between the two is a matter of individual taste and color preference.

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White Gold

Although gold is traditionally thought of as yellow, white gold is also a favored alternative. It has long been a popular choice among jewelry buyers, particularly for diamond rings. The silvery white color is thought by many to be a more suitable backdrop for diamonds than yellow gold.

In white gold, the white sheen comes from mixing gold with another metal such as silver, palladium, or nickel. White gold can also contain rhodium, a form of platinum used as a plating which helps to brighten the white color. It's also possible to size and engrave white gold rings.

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White Gold
P4

Platina 4 (P4)

Platina 4, often referred to as P4, is a precious metal alloy consisting of a patented mix of silver (primarily), gold, palladium, and platinum. It looks identical to white gold but is less expensive, providing buyers a more affordable alternative to most gold jewelry. On average, P4 costs about one-third the price of 14k gold.

Price isn't the only reason it's a good value. P4 is also highly durable and resistant to scratching, tarnishing, and oxidation. It will always keep its brilliant, white luster – without requiring much maintenance. It's also hypoallergenic and can be easily polished and resized. In short, it's a special alloy with lasting appeal.

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Stainless Steel

With its light, silvery finish and long-lasting durability, stainless steel has become a favorite choice for buyers of fashion jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and chains. It has a sleek, modern feel and will not scratch or tarnish. Its high resistance to rust and corrosion comes from being an alloy of iron, carbon, chromium, and traces of other metals.

As a wedding band, stainless steel offers the shine and strength of a precious metal at a less expensive price. The hard metal performs well over time and is ideally suited for people with active lifestyles. For body jewelry, it's often the metal of choice, due to its hypoallergenic finish and non-reactive surface.

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Stainless Steel
Vitalium

Serinium®

Called the new metal for millennials, Serinium® is a bright, sliver-white contemporary metal that is both beautiful and durable. It has become an increasingly popular jewelry choice—a modern alternative for weddings and other occasions.

Serinium® is a high-tech product that was patented just a few years ago. It's extremely hard and scratch-resistant and does not oxidize, tarnish, or discolor. It's also hypoallergenic. Jewelry buyers also like it because it comes without the high environmental and social costs that occur with gold mining.

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Silver

Sterling silver is a popular choice for those who prefer the look of white metal at an affordable price. Silver is very soft, meaning it allows for easy carving or engraving, but also shows wear faster than other metals.

One disadvantage to silver is it can lose its color and shine over time. This is why more durable metals are increasingly being used for wedding bands, while silver rings are used for special occasions. While it may not be as popular as gold or platinum, it's less expensive and more readily available. And it still looks fabulous.

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Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten

Tungsten carbide is a uniquely forged, scratch-resistant metal used primarily in men's wedding rings and watchbands. It's ideal for anyone with an active lifestyle. Many times harder than gold, tungsten carbide has a substantial, luxurious weight similar to platinum.

Tungsten carbide is formed through a patented formula containing tungsten and carbon, similar to titanium carbide. Its extreme hardness makes it useful in the manufacturing of cutting tools and bearings. It's strong, hypoallergenic, and will not tarnish. This attractive metal – available in white, black, and classic gray—will stand the test of time and retain its polished look for years to come.

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White Tungsten

White tungsten is the same as regular tungsten. It has a classic, clean look and is brighter than regular tungsten carbide which is more gray in appearance. Less bright than white gold or silver, it's similar in color to platinum.

As a wedding band, white tungsten is favored because of its strength, durability, and traditional white hue.

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White Tungsten
Platinum

Platinum

Platinum is more rare than gold and is considered to be the most precious metal used in jewelry. Its heaviness, density, and strength make it an ideal setting for wedding and engagement rings.

Unlike white gold, platinum is naturally white and has less chance of discoloring because of its purity. It's also hypoallergenic, scratch-resistant, and can be easily polished to retain its beautiful finish.

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Palladium

Palladium is one of the rarest metals in the world and is sourced in only one place in the U.S.—in Montana. A beautiful silver-white in color, it is highly pure (95%) and durable, harder than both gold and platinum. It's also lighter in weight, which makes it a popular choice for wedding rings and earrings.

Palladium jewelry has many of the benefits of platinum at a lower cost. It maintains its color and will not yellow with wear. It's also hypoallergenic, containing no nickel or other skin irritants.

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Elysium

Elysium black diamond jewelry is a unique product that combines fashion with science and technology. Made of highly pressed diamond crystals, it is the first solid diamond ring.

Beyond the fashion statement it makes, Elysium black is highly resistant to scratching and will never fade, tarnish, or change color.

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