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METALS

Your beautiful diamond can be set in the precious metal of your choice. Nothing looks and feels like gold and platinum. They are noble metals that are highly valued for their rarity and alluring luster.

Gold

Gold has dazzled mankind for over 4,000 years and was one of the first pure metals used by humans. The valuing of gold as a precious asset is seen in all cultures across the globe. Gold's rich yellow color doesn't tarnish and can be polished to a high shine. It also looks good on everyone.

Gold is alloyed with other metals to make it stronger and more durable. These alloys can produce a variety of colors. Nickel and palladium will whiten gold and copper can make it rose hued.

A Karat (K) is a unit of measure for the fineness of gold. One karat is 1/24 of the total purity of the gold. The higher the Karat the more gold it contains thus giving it a richer color but it then becomes softer and less durable.

  • 100% of pure gold is 24 Karat
  • 75% of pure gold is 18 Karat
  • 58.33% of pure gold is 14 Karat
  • 41.67% of pure gold is 10 Karat
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Platinum

Platinum is popular choice for jewelry today. It is rarer than gold and one of the strongest metals. Because of it's superior strength most of world's famous diamonds , including "The Hope Diamond" are set in platinum. It's hypoallergenic and usually 95% pure, a great choice for people with sensitive skin. It has a strong steely-white color that accents diamonds to their fullest sparkle. Platinum is usually stamped Plat, 900Pt or 950 Plat.