WHICH MATERIAL SHOULD I CHOOSE?
When choosing rings, it is wise not only to look at pictures and point out the ring you like best, the material makes a big difference. Different metals and materials can withstand wear and tear differently. Some need maintenance from time to time; others may not suit your lifestyle and your work. The point is to be able to use the rings every day.
Remember that some materials are impossible to resize
Ceramic rings, black zirconium, carbon fibre rings, steel and titanium rings with diamonds or cubic zirconia are impossible to resize.
You can change the size of gold rings, but in the case you need to change many sizes up or down, you may need to reengrave the ring.
Material and price – Big difference is to expect
There are beautiful rings to choose from regardless of the material you decide to buy. Platinum and gold are always the most expensive alternatives. But they are also metals that have great value as raw material. Silver also has its price as a raw material but does not pay to sell in small quantities.
Start with a spending plan
You may know what you want your ring to look like, but have you also decided how much it may cost? It’s frustrating to look at rings you can’t afford, so a budget can make your search much more inspiring. We have wedding and engagement rings that will amaze you, and the most expensive is not always the one that will catch your eye.
❊ Platinum 950 – Exclusive and expensive! ❊
Platinum is the most exclusive precious metal to create jewellery. If you want the very best, you should choose platinum. Platinum weighs more than gold and gives the rings a very exclusive feeling. Platinum rings have a beautiful and pure white colour, and they are incredibly durable. Platinum is also 100 per cent allergy-free. Platinum rings last a lifetime, and if you want the very best, it is the choice. But platinum is also the most expensive choice.
- Platinum is very durable and more resistant than gold.
- It is the heaviest of all precious metals.
- Much more rare than gold.
There are no disadvantages to choosing platinum. Of course, scratches and marks can occur over time, even though the metal is very hard.
❊ Yellow gold – Classic and precious! ❊
Yellow gold is durable and beautiful. In Europe, 18K gold is the most common. There are 18 parts of pure gold mixed with other metals such as brass, silver and copper. It is also common to make jewellery with 14K gold.
- Classically and historically the most popular metal.
- Requires almost no maintenance.
A yellow gold ring is softer than those made of other metals, which means that you can lose a diamond if the gold is deformed. Yellow gold can get marks and scratches.
❊ White gold – Timeless and elegant! ❊
White gold is a mixture of yellow gold with at least one more white metal, usually palladium, silver or platinum. The jewellery pieces are plated with rhodium to enhance the colour of the white gold. Rhodium is a shiny white metal that is incredibly durable. White gold is the most popular jewellery metal and makes beautiful gold rings.
- Cheaper than platinum.
- White gold is alloyed with hard metals and is less sensitive to scratches than yellow gold.
- White gold is the perfect match for diamonds.
The only disadvantage of white gold is that the ring must be treated after some years to maintain its white colour and lustre. To rhodium plate, a gold ring is not particularly expensive.
❊ Red gold and Rosé gold – Trendy and romantic! ❊
Red and rosé gold are both beautiful, but it tends to be more trendy in some periods than others. There is no such thing as pure red gold or pure rosé gold. Red gold is an alloy of yellow gold with copper, and pink or rosé gold is an alloy of yellow gold, copper and a small amount of silver.
Rose gold is an alloy with copper, which is more durable than yellow gold. Therefore rose gold lasts better than yellow and white gold.
There are no real disadvantages to choosing red or rose gold.
❊ Black gold – Exclusive and unusual! ❊
Black gold is the alloy of white gold with palladium. The result is a dark grey metal that is reinforced by applying three layers of ruthenium. Our unique collection Nightline is a line of rings made of white and black gold. Cool black gold rings with an exclusive design.
- Black gold is cool and unusual.
- Exclusive feeling.
The black gold surface can wear over time and must, in that case, be reinforced again by applying new layers of ruthenium.
We offer a 10% discount on all the beautiful rings in our Nightline collection in black and white gold in March.
DISCOUNT CODE: NIGHTLINE10
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD!…..
❊ Carbon fibre rings – Unique, trendy & luxurious design rings! ❊
Are you looking for something exclusive and different? Carbon fibre is the perfect material to make rings. Carbon fibre is very light but still incredibly durable. Carbon fibre is four times stronger than steel, which means that the carbon fibre rings will withstand most things. With carbon fibre, we create luxurious rings with unique and different surfaces and different designs. There are two forms of pure carbon, one is deep black, and one is pure white. We combine carbon fibre with precious metals such as titanium, Damascus steel, rose gold and yellow gold. Our unique carbon fibre rings are so different from the crowd. Carbon fibre rings are cheaper than gold rings, even though they are much more durable, exclusive and trendy.
- Very durable
- Carbon fibre is very light
- Completely allergy-free
- Unique design
Carbon fibre rings have no disadvantages at all. Carbon fibre is a resistant, durable material. But keep in mind that you can not change the size of a carbon fibre ring.
❊ Titanium – A light, durable and hypoallergenic material! ❊
Titanium rings are a cheaper alternative to gold rings. Still, titanium is exclusive enough to be used as an engagement or wedding ring.
Titanium rings have increased in popularity in recent years. Titanium is a very durable material and weighs very little. A titanium ring can be the right choice if you work with your hands and want to wear the ring every day.
- Titanium is lightweight, making the rings comfortable and easy to wear.
- Titanium is a hard and resistant metal that lasts for many years.
- It is much cheaper than gold and platinum
- Titanium is hypoallergenic
- Titanium can be coloured in a variety of tones and shades
- It is possible to titanium with precious metals such as gold and platinum
- External laser engraving lasts longer on a titanium ring than on a gold ring
Titanium rings are difficult to resize. Titanium rings set with diamonds do not admit resizing at all.
❊ Ceramics – Scratch resistant, different & beautiful! ❊
Ceramic rings are a different option. Black and white ceramic rings are particularly popular. We make ceramic rings of cubic zirconia, the same material used to make artificial diamonds. One might first think that ceramic rings are fragile, but they are very scratch resistant and durable, just like diamonds.
- Ceramics are lightweight, making the ring comfortable and easy to carry
- Ceramic rings do not change colour because they are not coloured or chemically modified.
- They are much cheaper than gold and platinum
- Ceramic rings are completely allergy-free
Ceramic rings are impossible to resize.
❊ Natural and Black Zirconium – Durable and trendy black rings! ❊
Zirconium is a perfect material for wedding rings because it is incredibly durable and has strong corrosion resistance. Zirconium is a scratch-resistant metal, and it is 100%allergy-free. Zirconium is a light material. The original colour of zirconium is grey-white, but the black shade is the most popular. The black surface develops when zirconium heats for several hours and a chemical reaction occurs together with air. It is also possible to mix zirconium with other metals such as gold and silver.
- Zirconium is a very durable material that is difficult to scratch
- Zirconium rings are lightweight, making the rings comfortable to wear
- Trendy and unusual rings
- Allergy-free rings
You can not resize zirconium rings.
❊ Steel – Cheap & durable! ❊
Steel is an affordable alternative to white gold and platinum, as it has a much lower price tag. Stainless steel is a metal alloy of iron, carbon and chrome. Although stainless steel is extraordinarily durable, it is a very light metal. Expect that stainless steel rings can almost feel as light as a feather on your finger. However, diamonds or cubic zirconia can add a little extra weight to the steel rings. Steel and gold combine perfectly. We have beautiful rings that combine both stainless steel with yellow and rose gold and diamonds. These are very affordable alternatives to the bands made entirely of gold.
- It is an extraordinarily durable material that is difficult to scratch
- Steel is lightweight, making the ring comfortable and easy to wear
- Completely allergy-free
- Environmentally friendly alternative
The main disadvantage of steel is that the metal is sensitive to chlorine and can become discoloured. You can not resize steel rings.
❊ Silver – Affordable and timeless! ❊
Silver is timeless and has never gone out of style. Rings of Sweden silver rings are sterling silver 925/1000. That is the purest jewellery silver composition you can get. Our sterling silver rings are treated with rhodium, just like our rings in white gold, to get a more durable surface and become extra white and shiny. Silver is not as durable as other jewellery metals but combines excellently with gold and diamonds.
- Shines most of all metals
- Very affordable
- Preferred among many jewelers as it is easy to work with
The main disadvantage of silver is that the metal can oxidize and become discolored over time. Silver is a soft metal, and it can get scratched over the years.
Have you decided which material you prefer?
Is the price decisive when choosing?
Feel free to ask us if you are unsure of the material to choose for your wedding rings or engagement rings. We are here to help, and we are always happy to do so!