How to Choose the Right Metal for Your Engagement Ring – Segal Jewelry
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There are so many options when it comes to precious metals for your ring, how do you know which one to choose? Platinum or Yellow gold? If gold, how many Karats? 14k, 18k or 22k? You already know both platinum and gold are the most expensive metals in the world. But do you know which one works better for you? Here are the 3 things to consider when making your decision:

Color

To figure out the best color for your fiancée to be, just look at the other pieces of jewelry she wears. Does she usually wear Yellow gold? Then you want your ring to match. Is most of her jewelry made out of platinum or silver? Then your best bet is White gold or Platinum, depending on your budget. If she doesn't usually wear jewelry, you can go with the trendiest metal these days, Rose gold. You want to pick a color that complements her other accessories, so she doesn’t have to worry about her jewelry not matching.

Composition

If you chose gold, you have to decide how many Karats it should have. The number of Karats shows you how pure the gold is. Keep in mind that pure gold is 24 Karats and is the most expensive to buy. At Segal Jewelry, we offer the highest quality 14k, 18k and 22k Yellow gold that is ethically sourced. If you chose platinum for your ring, you don’t have to worry about its purity, since most platinum rings are 95% pure platinum. To reduce any health risks or potential environmental harm to the planet, we only use recycled precious metals that are nickel free.

 

Cost

Both gold and platinum have a similar price per gram, but a platinum ring will usually be more expensive. Because platinum is denser, it has to be 95% pure and heavier because of the Specific Gravity, more of it is required to make a ring, which can increase the price. Gold can have other alloys added to it, which can keep the price lower, while still providing great quality.