Jewellery Metal Guide

Jewellery Metals are the most important adornments throughout history. Silver and Gold are the metals which are mostly used to prepare the jewellery and so, gold & silver jewellery metals are becoming high in demand. All above of this White Gold has taken the limelight but on the other hand silver, platinum, palladium metals are still popular.

Gemstones and diamonds are paired with the number of precious metals to carved the best piece of jewellery. The metal you select for your jewellery depends on your preference, durability, lustre, colour, weight and cost.

Yellow Gold Metal Guide

Gold is mainly used to prepare jewellery from the total part of the gold which is 49% and the rest of the gold in various industry needs. When gold is mined it is in alloy form while malleability it becomes soft of 24 karats. But it can’t be used to prepare gold jewellery. Therefore, jewellery can only be prepared for 22 karats or 18 karats gold in India. In European and other countries 14 karats, 10 karats and even 9 karats are also used to prepare gold jewellery.

As per the new juridical orders now it’s compulsory to stamp its purity, hallmarking logo, brand name and year of hallmarking on every piece of jewellery so that there will be no problem for the customer while selling it again.

There are few alloys used to commonly change the caratage and colour of gold are copper, nickel, zinc, silver, palladium and manganese.

Karat Gold Content (Degree of Purity)
24 Karat 99.99+%
22 Karat 91.6%
21 Karat 87.5%
20 Karat 83.3%
18 Karat 75.0%
15 Karat 62.5%
14 Karat 58.5%
10 Karat 41.7%

What Define Shades of Gold

You must have noticed that gold jewellery has different colour shades. It is because of the alloy mixed with it to make it more durable. For white gold silver and nickel is used whereas copper is used for pink and silver for green. These shades of gold vary with the alloys used for its various karat weights.

Metal 18k Yellow Gold 18k White Gold 18k Rose Gold
Gold 75% 75% 75%
Silver 10-20% 18.50% 2.75%
Copper 5-15% 1% 25.25%
Zinc 0% 5.50% 0%

White Gold Metal Guide

Gold is the most precious metal to craft jewellery because of its shimmering lustre. White gold metal also resembles platinum without running the same high cost. 24 Karat is not good for Jewelleries as it is too soft. White gold can only be achieved after blending it in that it needs 24-carat gold (75%) and other white metals (25%) such as nickel, silver or palladium.

The most important thing to know while purchasing the white gold is that it is not available in white colour at all, it’s available in a light grey colour. The shimmer or lustre you may have seen is because of rhodium plating that gives white gold its colour.

The most adored white gold jewellery is white gold rings or bands. It is a classic choice for white gold engagement rings and white gold wedding rings. White gold jewellery has the same bright and the shine as platinum but it is more affordable.

Rose Gold Metal Guide

At the time of blending gold to make it perfect to prepare rose gold jewellery, it is mixed with copper to bring the beautiful pink hue colour. In rose gold jewellery the same proportion of alloy is added as yellow and white gold. Rose gold metal is not a natural mined gold it's always a mix of yellow gold with copper & silver.

Rose gold metal is found in three different hues which are Rose Gold, Red Gold and Pink Gold. The darker the jewellery has the less purity it will be, it is because of missing more copper amount in gold. For instance, 18k rose gold will have a higher purity than 10k rose gold.

It is truly said that rose gold metal is more durable than yellow or white gold as it does not necessarily require rhodium and it has it’s natural pink hue.

These are the few key points which will help you buy quality jewellery at reasonable prices.

18K Red Gold 75% Gold and 25% Copper
18K Rose Gold 75% Gold, 22.5% Copper and 2.5% Silver
18K Pink Gold 75% Gold, 20% Copper and 5% Silver

Silver Metal Guide

Silver is a whitish-grey colour soft metal valued for its durability and beauty. Silver is the second most prestigious metal as per Indian tradition. Not only to prepare jewellery but it is widely used to prepare idols, statues, cutleries and other precious metals. Silver is the pure metal used to craft the beautiful jewellery pieces that adorn women around the world. This white and soft metal alloyed with other metals to improve its durability to craft lustrous jewellery.

Silver Metal Purity Guide

Pure Silver is mined and usually gets in lustrous white colour and it’s soft and gets scratched faster. Sterling silver is the most popular metal in the world. To be classified as sterling silver the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver and the remaining 7.5% can be made up of other metals, mostly it is copper.

Platinum Metal Guide

Platinum is the most admired metal and most prestigious metal as well. Platinum is the eternal love for the metal with everlasting durability and radiance. Platinum is such a rare metal and it doesn’t change shape or wear away so gemstones are held safely.

Platinum Metal Purity Guide

Platinum is a naturally pure and white metal which suits every skin type. In comparison to gold metal, platinum is pure in which usually 95% pure (by comparison 18 karat gold is 75% pure). Platinum never fades or tarnishes and always keeps its natural lustre. It is a metal which is an idol for sensitive skin people.

As other jewellery metals to know the purity you can see the hallmark on the piece of jewellery. If you want the perfect metal for your diamond jewellery, don't look for any other metal rather than the world’s rarest metals–platinum.

Platinum Metal is famous for rings and engagement bands. Synonymous with opulence and luxury, this exclusive material is mined at a rate of 1/10 that of gold, making it a special choice for engagement and wedding rings alike.