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Picking the right metal for you

When buying an engagement, wedding or anniversary ring – there are a lot of factors to take in consideration. But most important of all is picking the right metal that will wrap around your finger. It’s not just white or yellow anymore, the rules of the game changed and now there’s a giant range of possibilities. Relax, take it one step at a time, because we will help you pick the right metal, and in turn help you pick the ring that fits your needs perfectly.

Engagement ring

Different metals, different rules

The first step is to determine what style you’re going for. If you’re buying it for someone else, take the interest of that person into consideration. This is most important when picking a ring for your future bride, because you need to find her style and pick something that matches that style perfectly. If she’s into cooler hues, then white gold and platinum are the way to go. On the flip side, if she prefers warmer hues then you should opt for yellow or rose gold. This decision, of course, doesn’t have to be all black or white because you can always choose to mix metal colors. By mixing colors like white and yellow you can ensure her ring matches her other jewelry. The color mixture doesn’t even have to rely on metals, because you have to take the diamond into consideration as well.

Platinum is always a safe bet, as it’s a naturally white metal that accentuates the diamond perfectly. It’s actually considered to be the most sophisticated jewelry metal around. It’s up to six times rarer and three times purer than gold, when used in jewelry. The purity is responsible for that stellar shine and the impeccable durability. Make no mistake that platinum will hold your diamonds firmly with its strong-structured holding pins. If all of that wasn’t convincing enough for you, then you should know that it’s naturally hypoallergenic, which is really good for sensitive hands. Unlike some metals, platinum doesn’t lose its radiance over time, so re-platting is deemed unnecessary.

Platinum engagement ring

We couldn’t talk about metals without taking about the most common one of all – gold. It’s a greatly adaptable metal that is measured in karats. Karats go up to twenty four, which indicates its purity. The more there are karats, the purer the gold is. This measurement is necessary because pure gold is too soft for jewelry usage. This is why it needs to be combined with other metal alloys to make it harder. The most common karat amount is eighteen karats, which means it’s around 75% gold. Copper, zinc, nickel and silver usually make up the remainder of the metal. The more there are karats, the brighter the gold yellow is. Other than the standard yellow gold, other colors such as white, rose and green can be seen in the jewelry industry. These are great alternatives to ring coloration.

With these factors in mind, making the right choice shouldn’t be a problem. By picking the right material and material color, be sure that your fingers, and the fingers of your loved ones will be decorated perfectly.

Maintain glamour for years to come

Correct way to care for your jewelry

Every piece of jewelry is precious and it should be treated like that. They don’t call it precious metal for nothing. Keep that stellar shine from the initial purchase by carefully taking care of your jewelry. By following these guidelines we’ll show you the right way to care for your necklace, bracelet, earring or ring.

Know when you can and can’t wear it

Make sure to take off your jewelry when performing daily tasks. Exposure to chemicals can ruin a fine finish on a piece of jewelry. By taking jewelry off when performing manual tasks, you’ll also ensure that no physical damage is done to it. These tasks include gardening, kitchen work, cleaning and other tasks around the house.

Woman with jewelry applying perfume

It’s important that you put jewelry on after applying makeup. Lotions, perfumes and hair sprays contain chemicals that can negatively influence the life quality of jewelry pieces. By simply putting accessories on after makeup, any potential damage can be averted.

Don’t wear jewelry while playing sports. Aside from it being a major safety concern with pointy ends threatening to poke skin and clothing, potential blows to your decor pieces can damage the jewelry significantly. The safest bet in sports is just to remove any jewelry beforehand.

Avoid wearing jewelry in swimming pools and similar places like spas. Chlorine can create structural damage and color alteration of various metals used in jewelry. Therefore swimming in chlorinated water can have a negative effect. Just be smart and put your jewelry in your bag or locker. It’s not like you’re going to need it there anyway. This goes the same for home bathing, as soap causes film formation that will require you to have jewelry servicing due to dinginess.
Wearing jewelry in pool

For preserving a healthy metal shine, a good polish is needed. For this we recommend using a polishing cloth. Even though professional cloths are the best, you can use a soft rag as a last resort. Avoid paper towels and tissues, because they may cause scratches when polishing the jewelry. If you’re just looking for a simple clean, it’s best advised to buy commercial jewelry cleaners. But if you’re not around the high grade stuff, rubbing alcohol should have a similar effect for cleaning. Just make sure to avoid bleach, as it destroys the shine and coloration of jewelry!

Do not take it upon yourself to clean damaged jewelry. The crack and broken bits might take a turn for the worse if not handled with great care. This is why a trained professional is needed for the job. If you come across a crack while cleaning, then set the peace aside and take it to a professional for repairing. To avoid such inconveniences, inspect your jewelry thoroughly, or mention it to the person cleaning it. Preventing loss of precious stones or causing any further damage can significantly cut your costs by addressing the issue immediately.

By taking care of your most precious possessions, you can ensure your jewelry can be passed down to your descendants. On top of that, you’ll maintain glamour for years to come.