Ring Metals Explained
Platinum 950 (or Platinum) is 95% pure platinum 5% alloys.
- Platinum is stronger and has a higher density than any other precious metal.
- Setting diamonds and gemstones is safe and secure.
- Any scratches (from every day wear and tear) can be easily polished out of the metal.
- Platinum will always retain its original beauty, brightness and whiteness.
- Unlike white gold, it requires a minimum of maintenance because there is no need for rhodium plating.
- It is hypoallergenic, perfect ring metal for those with allergies
Palladium is 95% pure palladium 5% alloys.
- It is a slightly warmer, grey/white colour compared to other white metals.
- Palladium is strong, durable and its whiteness will last forever.
- Like Platinum, it will require very little maintenance as there is no need for rhodium plating.
- Due to its rich purity, it is hypoallergenic.
- A great ring metal option for those with sensitive skin.
Platinum 600 is 60% pure platinum 40% alloys.
- It is a grey/white colour slightly darker than platinum 950.
- Platinum 600 is one of the strongest precious metals with a Vickers International hardness rating of 230.
- This means that Platinum 600 is twice as hard as 9ct gold.
- Platinum 600 requires less maintenance than any other metal due to its hardness and does not require rhodium plating.
- It is hypoallergenic.
Yellow Gold is available in 9ct (37.5% pure gold) 14ct (57.5% pure gold) and 18ct (75% pure gold).
- Yellow gold is the natural and therefore traditional colour of gold.
- It is very good for setting diamonds and gemstones and wears very well.
- Gold has always been the traditional precious metal.
White Gold is available in 9ct (37.5% pure gold) 14ct (57.5% pure gold) and 18ct (75% pure gold) and is created by mixing fine yellow gold with other precious white metals, such as nickel, silver, platinum or palladium.
- Adding these metals to yellow gold, not only gives it its white colour, but it creates a stronger and more durable alloy perfect for use in jewellery.
- Although most people think that white gold is a naturally white metal, it is in fact not. Save
- White Gold jewellery is often Rhodium Plated.
- Rhodium itself is a rare, silver to white precious metal, and a member of the platinum family.
- A thin layer is applied to the metal giving it a bright, white & shiny appearance that resists tarnishing.
Rose Gold is available in 9ct (37.5% pure gold) 14ct (57.5% pure gold) and 18ct (75% pure gold).
- Rose gold is created by mixing fine yellow gold with other metals such as copper which gives it a pink or red colour.
- Rose gold is good for setting diamonds and gemstones.
- It has a warm, traditional look which is often seen in antique jewellery.
Carbon Fibre is a polymer and is sometimes known as graphite fibre.
- It is a very strong material that is also very lightweight.
- It is 10 times stronger than steel.
- It has a natural black appearance similar to wood.
- It has been become a popular addition to jewellery due to the contrast of colours with precious metals and its durability and hardness.
Titanium is a lightweight dark grey metal.
- It is very lightweight, has excellent corrosion resistance and high impact toughness.
- Dora uses grade 2 titanium in the use of their rings.
- Titanium can be found in meteorites, the moon and some stars.
- It is the ninth most abundant element of the earths crust.
- Titanium is also hypoallergenic.
Silver is a white metal similar in appearance to white gold..
- A soft, lustrous transition ring metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal