WHICH METAL IS RIGHT FOR MY WEDDING RING?
Attention, all lovebirds! Choosing the perfect metal for your wedding band can be overwhelming, but don't worry, we've got you covered with a range of options at Jessica Flinn. Whether you prefer the warmth of yellow gold, the subtle blush of rose gold, the modern sophistication of white gold, or the sleek durability of platinum, we have something to suit every style and taste.
When choosing the metal for your wedding band, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure they go well together. First and foremost, consider whether you'll be pairing it with an engagement ring. When metals are the same, they won't damage each other when they rub against each other, so your jewellery won't get scratched.
Next, take into account your skin tone. If you have warm or olive undertones, yellow gold or platinum will go well with your skin and make you look even more beautiful. If you have cool or blue undertones, rose gold is your perfect match! It adds a pop of colour and complements your skin tone. Platinum is also an excellent choice for those with blue or cool undertones, as its cool and sleek finish complements cool skin tones perfectly.
Now, let's talk about the strength and durability of the different metal carat types. Higher carats indicate a higher percentage of gold in the alloy, making them softer and more susceptible to scratching or bending. Our design studio offers 9, 14, and 18 ct gold options, all of which have alloys mixed in to provide the desired characteristics.
Yellow gold is a classic choice, known for its durability and strength. Its warm colour comes from alloys that are mixed in, which also make it less likely to tarnish than other metals. Yellow gold ranks between 2.5 and 3 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Rose gold is a beautiful and unique choice, with a warm pinkish hue that's derived from alloys mixed in. It's durable and sturdy, ranking 2.5 to 3 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Platinum is a strong metal that doesn't tarnish or fade over time, making it perfect for those who want their wedding band to last a lifetime. It's more durable than gold and ranks 4 to 4.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
White gold is a modern take on classic yellow gold, with a sleek and sophisticated finish. It is usually mixed with other metals, which makes it stronger and less likely to scratch than pure yellow gold. White gold ranks between 2.5 and 3 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
If you opt for white gold, it's essential to know that it's typically rhodium-plated. If your engagement ring is looking a little yellow, that's probably the rhodium plating rubbing off. Don't worry; it's a common issue, and we're here to help. Book your engagement ring in for a little TLC, so your new white gold band matches your engagement ring perfectly!
When it comes to taking care of your wedding band, cleaning and repairing it regularly can help it last longer. Avoid exposing your ring to harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, and have it professionally cleaned and inspected every few years to keep it looking its best.
Lastly, don't forget about hallmarks. All our wedding bands come with hallmarks, indicating the metal's purity and where it was made. Checking the hallmarks on your engagement ring will help you match the metals and create a cohesive look.
Choosing the right metal for your wedding band depends on your personal style, skin tone, and durability needs. At Jessica Flinn, we offer a range of options to suit your needs, including recycled gold and platinum. Still not sure which metal to choose? Why not try on a few options and see what feels best on your skin and looks best with your engagement ring? Our design studio has a range of options to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect match.
It's also worth noting that the strength and durability of the metal in your wedding band may depend on your lifestyle. For example, if you work with your hands a lot or engage in sports, a more durable metal like platinum or 9 ct gold may be a better choice. Keep in mind, though, that higher carats mean softer metal, so you may want to find a balance between durability and the purity of gold you want.
The Mohs scale is a way to measure the hardness of minerals and gemstones. It can also help you choose a metal for your wedding band that's less prone to scratching or damage. However, keep in mind that just because a metal ranks higher on the Mohs scale doesn't mean it's necessarily more durable overall. For example, while platinum ranks higher than gold on the Mohs scale, gold is still a durable and long-lasting choice for wedding bands.
If you have an engagement ring with a coloured gemstone, consider pairing it with a metal that complements the stone. Yellow gold is a great match for warm-toned gems like ruby or garnet, while platinum complements cool-toned gems like sapphires or emeralds.
In conclusion, to choose the right metal for your wedding band, you should think about your style, skin tone, how long you want it to last, and how you live. At Jessica Flinn, we offer a range of options, including recycled gold and platinum, to help you find the perfect match. And don't forget to care for your wedding band with regular cleaning and maintenance so it can last for years to come. Visit our design studio today to find the perfect wedding band for you and your partner!