About Precious Metals
With so many different types of precious metals on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to select or distinguish between the various options. At Stittgen Fine Jewelry, clients have the opportunity to work with our team on creating their custom pieces utilizing a variety of precious metals, such as yellow gold, white gold, platinum, and rose gold.
Traditionally, yellow gold, white gold, and platinum have been the popular choices for wedding bands and rings, as well as necklaces and bracelets. Yellow gold is very symbolic and is the most malleable of all the precious metals. White gold and platinum look similar, but are very different in terms of composition. 19K white gold has high luster and does not need Rhodium plating to achieve the white colour, but it is harder to work with than lower karat white gold. Platinum on the other hand is the purest of all of these metals, as there are no other alloys used.
More recently however, rose gold, which is a blend of yellow gold and copper, has made a resurgence in popularity with its pinkish hue. “We are definitely seeing more couples going with rose gold for their wedding bands, be it combined with white gold into a two-tone design or on its own,” says Stittgen’s Selina Ladak. “It is a growing trend, with many appreciating the antique look provided by rose gold.”