Precious Metals Guide
At double the density and weight of Gold, Platinum is ideal for precious jewellery and large diamond rings. As one of the rarest elements on earth, it is the least reactive metal and great for sensitive skin as it is hypo- allergenic. Occurring in copper ores, mainly in South Africa, platinum exudes a cool lustre complimenting the sparkle and fire of diamonds.
White Gold is most commonly made up of Gold and two other white metals, usually palladium and copper . The additional metals give durability as pure gold is considered too soft for jewellery. This is a popular metal choice for engagement rings and wedding bands.
Pure gold has a bright yellow colour and lustre, which is maintains without oxidizing in air and water. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements. A popular choice for diamond engagement rings.
Rose gold is a yellow gold and copper combination, widely used for specialised jewellery. Rose Gold was made popular in Russia at the beginning of the 19th century. Other names include Pink Gold or Red Gold.