Guide To Jewelry Metals: Which Metal Is Right For Your Jewelry?

Guide To Jewelry Metals: Which Metal Is Right For Your Jewelry?

It can be hard to identify the metals and materials used in jewelry selections. It can help you to be healthier and to look good. It’s not about the appearance of the ring, bracelet, or necklace. You should consider other factors when choosing the right metal for your jewelry.

Consider how the choice of metal will affect your budget, the weight of the jewelry, the maintenance required, and if you might be allergic. Consider the fact that jewelry can be made of core materials that have been plated or coated with another material. There are also jewelry pieces that are made of metal alloys.

IPM Group provides silver, and platinum is the most commonly used metal in jewelry. You can also use other metals in jewelry such as cobalt and stainless steel, titanium, and tungsten. We’ve already written extensively about silver and gold in our last blog post. So we’ll start here with platinum.

Platinum

A precious metal, platinum has a naturally white-silverish hue. In the early 20th Century, platinum was very popular for its jewelry. Although it was removed from the market during World War II, platinum is still a popular choice for wedding rings, wedding bands, and other types of jewelry. The naturally white sheen of platinum is indestructible, meaning it will not change color or oxidize (unlike the gold which must be polished). This makes it an emblem of eternal love.

Strength & Durability

Platinum is more durable and stronger than gold. It scratches faster than 14kt gold and is 40% heavier than 14kt gold. A platinum ring that holds an engagement stone is stronger than a gold one. Platinum is a strong and durable metal. This means that engravings made on platinum jewelry are often more detailed and sharper than those on other types of jewelry. However, platinum is less scratch-resistant than 14k Gold. The patina is created when platinum jewelry is scratched. This creates an antique-looking or worn piece of jewelry, which many people love.

Rarity

Platinum jewelry is rarer than gold, which makes it more expensive than gold. Platinum is often used in jewelry with other similar metals such as ruthenium and iridium. A piece of jewelry must be at least 90% pure Platinum to be considered platinum. A piece of platinum jewelry that is less than 90% pure would be classified as a “platinum-alloy” piece. This stamp can be found on the inside of each piece.

Alternative Metals

There are many other metal options than the usual gold, silver, and platinum that you can choose from. Professional jewelry makers and DIY jewelers use a variety of metal options to create different styles and look in metal jewelry making. The following list of jewelry metals will help you determine the right metal for you, whether you are looking for the best metals to make jewelry or to reduce allergic reactions.

Aluminum

Aluminum is a pure element. Aluminum is a pure element. It is durable, light, non-magnetic, and easily shapeable. Aluminum is sometimes used in costume jewelry. Aluminum can be anodized and colored brightly in pretty colors. It has a silver appearance. Aluminum has many advantages when it comes to jewelry: It is malleable and affordable, tarnish-resistant, lightweight.

 

Metal Alloys

Metal alloys are compounds that contain at least one metal and other non-metal elements. An impure mixture of chemical elements retains the properties of metal. The properties of the material are determined by the composition of the alloy: e.g. Its strength and resistance to corrosion. A metal alloy usually contains a primary or a base metal.