Precious Metal Guide

Choose your ideal precious metal by
learning about their appearance,
durability and price.

Precious Metal Guide

Choose your ideal precious metal by
learning about their appearance,
durability and price.

Precious Metal Options

Precious Metal Options

When selecting a setting, Diamond Exchange has four precious metals to choose from: platinum, 18ct yellow gold, 18ct white gold and 18ct rose gold.

Platinum

White Gold

Yellow Gold

Rose Gold

APPEARANCE

Platinum looks similar to white gold and silver and is compatible with all skin types, particularly fair skin.

18ct white gold is a popular contemporary colour that really makes diamonds pop!

18ct yellow gold is a classic colour for engagement rings, still popular today.

18ct rose gold is a romantic blend of pure gold and copper with a feminine glow to suit many styles and skin tones.

DURABILITY

Platinum is renowned worldwide for its strength and durability, resistant to rust, tarnish and damage from normal wear.

White gold metal is mixed with very strong alloys to make it a great affordable alternative to platinum.

18ct yellow gold consists of 75% pure gold and is mixed with other strong metals to make it durable for a lifetime of wear.

Rose gold has a similar strength to 18ct yellow gold and is resistant to rust and tarnish.

PRICE

Platinum is the most valuable precious metal, even surpassing gold.

18ct white gold has a lower price point than platinum, but requires re-rhodium plating every few years, which can get expensive.

18ct yellow gold is more affordable than platinum and has a similar price to 18ct white and rose gold.

18ct rose gold has a lower price point than platinum, similarly valued to 18ct white and yellow gold.

Platinum

  • Platinum looks similar to white gold and silver and is compatible with all skin types, particularly fair skin.

  • Platinum is renowned worldwide for its strength and durability, resistant to rust, tarnish and damage from normal wear.

  • Platinum is the most valuable precious metal, even surpassing gold.

White Gold

  • 18ct white gold is a popular contemporary colour that really makes diamonds pop!

  • White gold metal is mixed with very strong alloys to make it a great affordable alternative to platinum.

  • 18ct white gold has a lower price point than platinum, but requires re-rhodium plating every few years, which can get expensive.

Yellow Gold

  • 18ct yellow gold is a classic colour for engagement rings, still popular today.

  • 18ct yellow gold consists of 75% pure gold and is mixed with other strong metals to make it durable for a lifetime of wear.

  • 18ct yellow gold is more affordable than platinum and has a similar price to 18ct white and rose gold.

Rose Gold

  • 18ct rose gold is a romantic blend of pure gold and copper with a feminine glow to suit many styles and skin tones.

  • Rose gold has a similar strength to 18ct yellow gold and is resistant to rust and tarnish.

  • 18ct rose gold has a lower price point than platinum, similarly valued to 18ct white and yellow gold.

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