Engagement Rings | What Metal to Choose
When choosing an engagement ring, one of the primary factors for both practicality and style is the metal the stones are set in. This blog explores the different type of metals that are most commonly used for engagement rings.
Platinum is the most expensive metal for engagement rings, and there are many reasons why this is. Firstly, platinum is both rarer and purer than gold. Platinum is the most durable of all metal for engagement rings. It doesn’t tarnish as easily as gold and also doesn’t require rhodium plating, making it easier to maintain. Platinum is also hyper-allergenic which makes it a great choice for people with sensitive skin conditions. Check out our selection of our platinum engagement rings or visit us in-store to view our entire collection.
White gold engagement rings are a great option for those who want their ring to look extra bright. However, as yellow gold is part of the alloy used in white gold, it requires rhodium plating to maintain it’s bright & white appearance. White gold is also less expensive than platinum as it is lighter, which means it costs less than platinum as less material is needed.
Yellow gold is also an increasingly popular choice not only engagement rings but jewellery as a whole. This metal is a great choice for those who regularly wear yellow gold jewellery on a daily basis. Yellow gold can also make for a more vintage looking ring, which is a growing trend in the engagement ring market. Check out a selection of our platinum engagement rings.
Rose gold is a beautiful alternative to the more traditional metals. If you are looking for a unique engagement ring, or simply love the colour, rose gold is the metal for you. Rose gold gets its pinkish colour from the copper that is added to the gold in the mixing process. It is also important to consider the colour of the stone you wish to have in your engagement ring. Rose gold complements warmer toned stones such as Morganite. However, cooler-toned gemstones such as sapphires are better suited to white gold or platinum settings. A classic diamond would also look stunning in a rose gold setting. Rose gold is also very complementary to fairer skin tones, making it a great choice for many Irish brides to be. Book an appointment with us to discuss what options can be made available in rose gold.
With all engagement rings, regular cleaning is required to maintain the quality of the jewellery. We recommend all of our customers to stay away from home remedies when it comes to cleaning rings. This is why we offer a lifetime steam-clean and polish to all customers who purchase their engagement rings with us. Check out our range of jewellery services.
Book an appointment with us today to start your journey to finding the perfect ring for you!