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Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or anniversary gift, the moment is only as precious as its metal. That’s why we believe it’s important to be knowledgeable about the different types of precious metals to assure you find the perfect piece.
The precious metal family consists of gold, platinum, palladium, and silver. These metals are rare in finding and have a high-end value that is certain to catch the eye of your special someone. With each metal providing a different, but yet beautiful detail, they can each individually mold into your lifestyle to find the perfect fit.
As one of the most common and valuable metals, gold has historically been a crowd-favorite. Gold is measured in karats, and specifies out of 24 exactly how pure the metal may be. While you can’t go wrong with a classic gold, gold is also frequently mixed with alloys to diversify its color palette.
This rich white metal is the heaviest of all precious metals, doubling in weight when compared to gold. Rarer than gold, a platinum piece exemplifies a prestigious status. While resembling white gold, platinum is primarily used at a purity rate of 95–98%. As a hypoallergenic metal, this is perfect alternative for those who have sensitivities to different alloys used in gold.
As the newest member of the precious metal family, palladium is rare, lustrous, and white. Descending from the platinum family, though much more affordable, palladium has become increasingly more popular thanks to its hypoallergenic element and affordability.
The final precious metal, silver, is a shimmering but yet soft, white metal. This metal is the most commonly used in jewelry as it is more affordable than its counterparts.
Ultimately, what you opt for is going to be a reflection of your own personal style and taste. Come talk to the experts at The Diamond Family and help us guide you toward choosing the right metal for your specific preferences.