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Quick Guide to Different Jewelry Metals

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Quick Guide to Different Jewelry Metals

People have different aesthetic preferences when it comes to jewelry. White or yellow? A little matte or extremely shiny? There are several properties that each metal possesses, making them ideal for jewelry making. 

We’ll shed some light on each type of metal to make jewelry purchasing less overwhelming. Using this information, you can create a collection suited to your taste, preferences, and spending limit.

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Different Types Of Jewelry Metals

Jewelers have used just about every kind of metal to create jewelry perfect for your requirements. Taking the raw material and transforming it into something different has allowed jewelers to target the right audience and customize pieces according to consumer needs.

Jewelry production primarily uses noble metals. They are advantageous since they don’t corrode or oxidize. They can withstand acid as well. They are used as currencies and can be found anywhere in the world, but not in great abundance.

Here are four types of metals primarily used to make various forms of jewelry.

Gold

Mostly recognized for its beauty, gold holds high value due to its tarnish-free properties and excellent workability. Furthermore, it doesn’t tarnish itself. You can always get your gold jewelry professionally polished to bring it back to life, regardless of how old it is.

Sterling Silver

There was a time when silver outgrew the value of gold due to its accessible uses. In modern times, the quality of silver has allowed it to be used in batteries, magnetic strips, and photography, to name a few. It’s more abundant, making it more affordable than gold.

Platinum

Platinum is a stronger metal than gold. Due to its tarnish-free and oxidization-free properties, it is also used in laboratories as an electrode.

It is also inherently hypoallergenic. Platinum is a fantastic choice for items with a diamond setting, including wedding and engagement rings, because it is highly resistant to stress and temperature.

Titanium

Despite being exposed to the environment, titanium is durable and doesn’t corrode or rust. It is more expensive and about half as light as stainless steel, but it is also just as strong.

This attractive ring is ideal for anyone who leads an active lifestyle thanks to titanium’s outstanding strength and lightweight. Additionally, the finish is mistier. Although it isn’t matte gunmetal, it is unquestionably less white than stainless steel.

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So, the next time you opt for metallic jewelry, you know which options to choose from. All metals have their pros and cons. It all comes down to which metal perfectly meets your needs.

Contact Bostonian Jewelers today for professional guidance on different types of metal perfect for jewelry making and the best designs.