STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is one of the top metals preferred for jewelry and is a great choice when shopping for rings. It is an incredibly durable material — it's even stronger than gold. Being strong and light-weight makes it an ideal choice for jewelry that will be worn daily or often.

Sterling Silver is also referred to as Silver 925 or just 925. The reason for this is because sterling silver that is used for jewelry and particularly for custom rings must use at least 92.5% pure silver. The balance of the finished product is made up of an alloy such as copper which is the most widely used. 

GOLD

There are many colors of gold including the three most popular - white, yellow and rose. Yellow gold has the same amount of gold as white or rose gold - they are all 75% pure gold. What changes in these two metals is the type of alloy used to make the gold. For white gold, typical alloys used would be silver and palladium. Yellow gold is made typically using copper and zinc as the alloy mixture. Rose gold is made up from Copper alloys. Some years ago nickel was used extensively when manufacturing white gold but many people had allergic reactions so they changed to silver and palladium even though these alloys are more expensive because they are more rare than nickel.

COPPER

As an alloy, copper is extremely durable and can hold up well over time, despite daily wear. Because copper is durable, it’s a great candidate to use as a jewelry metal. Over time, copper will not rust but instead develop a natural green patina. This is because copper oxidizes and a chemical reaction turns the metal green.

TURQUOISE 

Turquoise has been treasured for thousands of years and was once more valuable than gold. It has been worn by the rich and powerful throughout history, including the accident Egypt and the Aztecs. This may be because of the rarity of blue in nature. It is said to have purification properties, dispelling negative energy, and protecting people from pollutants.