While there are many metals to choose from, jewelry is typically made with precious, high luster metals such as platinum, gold and silver. Several non-precious metals are gaining popularity in contemporary jewelry to provide everything from durability to originality.
The professionals at Callista by Vinita, we are highly skilled in the art of beautiful jewelry creations using sterling silver and lab created gemstones, and we offer a full range of original and unique design options for all budgets. Here’s a closer look at the most popular metals used in jewelry making today:
GOLD: A dense, malleable precious metal that is bright yellow in color and can be polished to a high luster. In its pure form, 24 karat, it is extremely soft. That’s why most gold jewelry is either 14 or 18 karat. Gold is commonly mixed with other metals or alloys to create a wide range of color variations and working properties.
PLATINUM: A dense, malleable metal that is white in color with cool undertones. It’s almost always used in its purest form in 95 percent of jewelry. Platinum is substantial in weight. Comparatively, a ring in platinum will weight almost 60 percent more than the same ring in 14 karat gold.
SILVER: A soft, lustrous metal that is very malleable and is silvery-white in color. Sterling silver is a common alloy comprised of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper.
TITANIUM: Titanium is a strong, low-density, highly corrosion-resistant and lustrous white natural element. It’s the hardest natural metal in the world. It’s highly durable and is a popular choice for piercing jewelry because of its hypoallergenic properties.
STAINLESS STEEL: A contemporary metal containing chromium and/or nickel that is resistant to tarnish and rust. Because most stainless steel jewelry is not plated, it is an excellent alternative for wearers with allergies and sensitivity to base metals such as copper or brass.
If you have a passion for bespoke jewelry that truly makes a statement, count on Callista by Vinita to create adornments that are unique as you are. For more information, give us a call today.