Metals

Illustration of MJSA article on finding your jewelry personality with Calla Gold Jewelry

What is Your Jewelry Personality? Part two – Metal, Width and Height

This post is part two of “What is Your Jewelry Personality.” If you haven’t read part one, read it first. This series is a great way to visually explore your favorite looks and feels in jewelry design. This is a multi-part series that I’ll keep adding to. Let’s narrow down some choices to finding your…

Hand engraved B on yellow gold signet ring

Why Is Gold More Expensive Than Silver?

Silver and Gold As evidenced by price, gold has been considered more valuable than silver throughout modern history. Is it Supply? Economic theory states that as the supply of something increases, price tends to drop. Conversely, scarcity and demand drive prices upward. If this model is correct, the high cost of gold should suggest that it’s less…

Three ring wedding set. Two outer rings bezel set tiny diamonds.

Platinum and White Gold vs Silver for Your Engagement Ring

Every once in a while, I get asked if silver is appropriate for wedding rings. Silver certainly isn’t the customary, go-to metal, but is it appropriate? Depends on one’s point of view.

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Should You Use Palladium for Your Engagement Ring?

  What is Palladium? Palladium has been used in jewelry making since 1939. It is a precious white metal in the platinum metals group and, as such, shares many qualities with platinum. Before 2004, palladium was primarily used in white-gold alloys and was generally considered too expensive to be used as the primary metal in…

tungsten band for a man with two lines in center

Titanium, Tungsten, Gold and Platinum – Pros and Cons

I’ve written a number of blog posts on titanium and tungsten as wedding bands. This post is a compilation of simple  pros and  cons. Just the facts ma’am if you will. Feel free to add your pros and cons in the comments area. My previous blog post “Don’t Buy Titanium and Tungsten Wedding Bands” is…

Rose Gold With Hand Engraving of Norwegian Rosemaling with Black Rhodium Wedding Band

Rose Gold, the Blushing Gold, For Your Engagement Ring

I’ve talked a lot about yellow and white gold engagement rings in other posts. While I’ve touched briefly upon various types of gold, and how they are made, I felt that rose gold deserved its own post. Rose gold has a little secret that impacts how your engagement ring will perform for you. How About Rose…

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