At Steven Stone we only use the best quality materials in all of our jewellery and engagement rings. Find out more about each precious metal including Platinum, 18ct white gold and 18ct Rose gold
Platinum jewellery and engagement rings are made with alloys containing 95% pure platinum. Unlike white gold, platinum does not need to be coated in rhodium as it is a white metal in its natural form. Due to the density of the metal, a platinum ring will feel slightly heavier than a gold ring of the same size and measurements. The metal is extremely long wearing and more expensive than gold due to its purity. Platinum is suitable for all diamond or gemstone engagement rings and jewellery, as its colour complements all gemstones equally well. Platinum is the most preferred metal for engagement rings and wedding rings for its strength and durability.
18ct White Gold
Steven Stone uses only 18 carat white and yellow gold. White gold is usually mixed with other metals such as silver or palladium, while yellow gold is mixed with copper or zinc. All white gold rings and white gold jewellery is coated in rhodium, which has colour properties similar to those of platinum. The rhodium plating is used to make the white gold look whiter, as the natural colour of white gold is light grey. White gold is an affordable alternative to platinum jewellery and its colour suits diamonds and gemstones perfectly.
18ct Rose Gold
Rose gold is alloyed with copper to create its signature pink red colour. The metal first became popular in Russian 19th century jewellery and in recent years has made a comeback for engagement rings and other fine jewellery styles. The higher the amount of copper mixed with gold, the more prominent the red colour. The most common alloy for rose gold is composed of 75% gold and 25% copper. Rose Gold is the ideal choice for eye-catching, vintage inspired engagement rings and wedding rings. The precious metal is affordable and its romantic colour complements all skin tones.
Palladium is a naturally durable and strong 95% pure white precious metal. It is a metal within the platinum group and is thirty times rarer than gold. Palladium provides the same purity, look and strength as platinum. It is naturally stronger than precious metals like silver and gold and is less likely to tarnish. Palladium is less dense and more affordable than platinum.
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