Stainless Steel Wedding Rings
This metal is good for people with a small budget. Stainless steel is relatively strong and durable so ideal for fashion rings and wedding rings. Stainless steel rings can scratch easily, and are not as show-stopping as their precious metal neighbours. It is hypo-allergenic and scratch resistant.
Sterling Silver Wedding Rings
Silver is one of the longest standing precious metals used in making jewellery; it’s popularity within jewellery may be accredited to its cost-efficiency. Sterling Silver is also prone to scratching a little easier.
Tungsten Wedding Rings
This metal is strong, does not tarnish and is substantially heavier in weight when compared to other metals. Something to consider though is that with brute strength, you do loose some malleability. Tungsten rings are even stronger., while titanium rings are strong, they are malleable.
Titanium Wedding Rings
The more popular choice of men, titanium is a great metal for making wedding rings due to its strength and durability when compared to other metals. Titanium is a darker colour and lighter weight.
Yellow Gold Wedding Rings
Gold, or yellow gold has been the most popular choice for wedding rings since they first came about many centuries ago. Yellow gold is graded in 9ct, 14ct 18ct and 22ct – which explains their level of hardness, with 9ct being the hardest and 24ct being the softest. A mixture of pure gold, copper and silver gives yellow gold jewellery its colour depth
Platinum Wedding Rings
Platinum has become the go-to metal for all jewellery. The best choice if you have the budget for this ring that will last you a lifetime! Due to its hardness, rarity and naturally white sheen that will never fade or change colour, platinum rings are 95% pure, which means they are heavy, strong and naturally hypo-allergenic.
If “traditional” is something you’re looking for in a ring, without losing modernity, rose gold might well be “it”. Rose gold is also graded by hardness, so bear this in mind and opt for a harder grading for rings, and a softer grading for necklaces.