WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT METAL CHOICES FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RING / BAND?

Finding the right metal for an engagement ring is just as important as the diamond or gemstone it will hold. At Thenetjeweler, we make jewelry only from the finest metals, ensuring our customers with a lifetime of value.

SUPER WHITE GOLD

Super white gold combines pure gold with white metals other than nickel,Ā such as palladium and silver, that give them a silvery color without the need for rhodium plating. It has the color of platinum and the durability of 18K white gold, providing an excellent backdrop for diamonds.Ā 

10KĀ vs 14KĀ goldĀ is an alloy made up of pureĀ goldĀ andĀ  parts other metals such as copper, zinc, silver or nickel. All of our 10K, 14K white gold rings areĀ plated with rhodium for more brilliant and white luster.

PLATINUM

Platinum is aĀ very popular choice for wedding and engagement rings. Platinumā€™s naturally white sheen will never fade or change color, and accentuates the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond. Platinum the best choice if you have the budget, and it will last you a lifetime as a symbol of everlasting love.

YELLOW GOLD

Yellow gold is the traditional choice for wedding and engagement rings.Yellow Gold has a warm yellow color in its purest form. Even when it is alloyed with other metals such as silver, nickel or palladium to make 14k or 18k Gold, it retains a yellowish color. The richness of the Gold color is directly affected by the percentage of Gold in its alloys: therefore, 18K Gold has a richer color than 14K Gold.

ROSE / PINK GOLD

Rose gold,Ā also known as pink gold and red gold, is a pure gold and copper alloy. Like yellow gold, depending on what carat (14K or 18K) you choose, the color and hardness of the ring will differ.Ā Rose gold jewelry is becoming more and more popular for wedding rings and other jewelry, as it gives a feminine touch of romance and glamour to your jewelry.

TUNGSTEN

Tungsten boasts the highest melting point of any pure metal, making itĀ more resistant to fracturing than diamonds and is harder than steel. Due to its uniqueĀ hardness, TungstenĀ requiresĀ more time, labor, and work in order toĀ produce it atĀ aĀ high quality. At TheNetJeweler, all our Tungsten rings are made with nickel whichĀ delivers the best quality, makingĀ them durable and long-lasting.


Understanding Gold KaratsĀ - Purity of Gold

At The Net Jeweler, our jewelry can be crafted in 10K, 14K, 18K, purity White, Super White, Yellow and Rose / Pink Gold.
Find the one that is right for you.
  • 10K Gold. Very strong. Great for jewelry for those who work industrious jobs who need something that will hold up.

  • 14K Gold. Good, also strong gold with more gold than 10K.
    14K is perfect for fine jewelry.

  • 18K Gold. Much more pure than 14K. 18K GoldĀ  has good strength with a wonderful balance in purity, ideal for fine jewelry.

  • 22K Gold. This is the softest and most pure gold. 22K Gold isnā€™t preferable for diamonds and heavily studded jewelry.

  • 24K Gold. This is the purest gold, too soft for making jewelry.

Gold Content and Notation

USA / CANADA

Karat Stamping

Parts Gold

Gold %

European Gold Purity Stamp

24K

24 / 24

99.9%

999

22K

22 / 24

91.7%

916 or 917

18K

18 / 24

75.0%

750

14K

14 / 24

58.3%

583 or 585

12K

12 / 24

50.0%

500

10K

10 / 24

41.7%

416 or 417

9K

9 / 24

37.5%

375