Metals

Palladium

A lightweight white-metal relative of platinum with similar durability and strength. Unlike white gold, which can yellow over time, palladium retains its brightness.

Platinum

A dense and durable precious metal that is difficult to scratch and chip. With no yellow hue or alloys, this rare metal has a natural white luster and comes at a premium price.

Sterling Silver

A silver alloy made up of 92.5 percent pure silver and another metal (often copper) that increases its durability, as pure silver is soft and easily damaged.

Titanium

An extremely lightweight yet strong metal in a burnished gunmetal gray hue that is popular in men’s wedding bands. Its strength makes it difficult for jewelers to carve and resize.

White Gold

Gold that is often plated with rhodium, a shiny, durable white metal that gives it a white luster. Yearly replating is recommended.

Yellow Gold

A dense, soft, shiny and malleable metal. Yellow gold is usually alloyed with copper, silver or other metals.

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