What metal should my wedding ring be?

Type of metal is one of the first things people think about when it comes to choosing a wedding ring, and I offer a range of different materials so you can make sure you end up with a ring that suits you…

Options (see picture below)

· Sterling silver

· 9ct yellow gold

· 18ct yellow gold

· 9ct white gold

· 18ct white gold

· 9ct rose gold

· 18ct rose gold


Things to consider…

Colour

The most important thing is to pick a colour that you like. Take a look in your jewellery box, or at your watch collection – what colour metal do you have the most of? What best suits your skin tone? Most people will choose either white or yellow gold, but rose gold or sterling silver are also beautiful, it’s all down to what you’d prefer!


A quick note – 18ct gold has a naturally darker greyish colour than silver or 9ct white gold. Lots of jewellers will coat 18ct white gold with a thin layer of rhodium to make it look silvery and brighter, but I don’t plate my jewellery so the colour of my 18ct gold rings is not as bright white as the 9ct.

Carat

This refers to how pure the gold is – completely pure gold is actually too soft to make jewellery, so the metal is mixed with others to make it more robust. The higher the carat, the purer the gold! 18ct and 9ct gold are good metal choices for wedding rings.


Sterling silver is also an excellent choice for wedding rings, although it can “tarnish” – develop a dark grey surface – over time, especially if it isn’t worn often.

Cost

It’s important to take into account how much you want to spend on your rings. I offer a range of options along the cost scale, with the most affordable choice being sterling silver, followed by 9ct gold and then 18ct gold.

As always, I’d be happy to talk to you about what sort of metal you’d like for your rings, and answer any questions you may have. Just get in touch!




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