Precious Metals

Precious Metals



Precious metals, widely recognized as the centerpiece of jewelry, have been the hallmark of personal adornment throughout history. From the Egyptians to the Romans, the use of platinum, silver, and gold has been admired as décor. Modern jewelry consumers are no different. While gold continues to be the most commonly purchased form of high-class jewelry, platinum and silver are extremely popular as well. All three provide jewelry consumers with an attractive and durable base metal for glamorous jewelry.





Metal Platinum


Platinum

Platinum is quickly becoming a very popular metal to use in jewelry, especially wedding bands and engagement rings. Platinum is a much more durable metal than gold or silver. Since it is resistant to tarnishing and never wears out, platinum is used by a plethora of jewelers in every kind of jewelry. This metal is the densest precious metal utilized for jewelry, making it a symbol for true, enduring, and everlasting love. Platinum is malleable. Its density makes it the most durable for shanks, as long as it is not stretched too thin, like prongs. Because platinum is a naturally white metal, re-plating is unnecessary; though it will scratch and need buffing.

Platinum is more expensive than gold and the value of it also fluctuates more than gold. Platinum is one of the hardest metals found on earth. It has a few other similar metals in its category, but platinum and palladium are the most common found today. Platinum is beautiful silver in color and goes well with just about any gemstone. Platinum is found all over the world, but it was first discovered in Colombia. It looked a lot like silver, so the Colombians named it Platina del Pinto. Kings and rulers all around the world valued platinum for its durability and beauty. Some of the world's most famous gemstones, like the Hope Diamond, are now secured in platinum settings. This speaks volumes for platinum enthusiasts everywhere that one of the most expensive diamonds in the world is safely set in platinum for the world to admire and enjoy.




Gold

Metal Gold

Gold jewelry has always been in high demand. It can be paired with just about any stone and will be just as gorgeous, if not more, than any other metal available. The value of gold fluctuates from day to day, but it is at one of its highest points today. An enduring element found naturally in vibrant yellow color. Gold has an extraordinary heritage with unique qualities. Gold is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Although gold is very strong, it's also the most malleable of all precious metals. Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, palladium, and zinc to give it strength and durability.


There is absolutely no doubt that gold has always been a popular metal among jewelry connoisseurs. It does not matter if you are in the market for a gold bracelet, ring, or necklace, this is a timeless metal that will never leave the public eye. A great way to get the most bang for your buck is by purchasing gold in its various colors. The most popular colors of gold are white and yellow, however, some other colors have worked their way into the jewelry industry's grid. Gold jewelry has been popular since ancient times. Pharaohs and Kings were always seen lavishly decorated with gold headbands, bracelets, and rings and were even buried in the same luxurious pieces of jewelry. This precious metal has always been associated with wealth and affluence. There is something to be said about gold when such prominent and wealthy figures are buried in their finest gold jewelry.




Silver


Metal SilverGold jewelry has always been in high demand. It can be paired with just about any stone and will be just as gorgeous, if not more, than any other metal available. The value of gold fluctuates from day to day, but it is at one of its highest points today. An enduring element found naturally in vibrant yellow color. Gold has an extraordinary heritage with unique qualities. Gold is resistant to rust, tarnish, and corrosion. Although gold is very strong, it's also the most malleable of all precious metals. Pure gold is too soft for everyday wear, so it is alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, palladium, and zinc to give it strength and durability.

There is absolutely no doubt that gold has always been a popular metal among jewelry connoisseurs. It does not matter if you are in the market for a gold bracelet, ring, or necklace, this is a timeless metal that will never leave the public eye. A great way to get the most bang for your buck is by purchasing gold in its various colors. The most popular colors of gold are white and yellow, however, some other colors have worked their way into the jewelry industry's grid. Gold jewelry has been popular since ancient times. Pharaohs and Kings were always seen lavishly decorated with gold headbands, bracelets, and rings and were even buried in the same luxurious pieces of jewelry. This precious metal has always been associated with wealth and affluence. There is something to be said about gold when such prominent and wealthy figures are buried in their finest gold jewelry.



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