Our goal is to provide the people we work with exactly what they want. Part of the way we do that is by giving the option of what material to use. While the most obvious difference between metals may be their color and cost, there are other factors that also must be taken into account.

       Gold is one of the most common and traditional jewelry metals. It is measured in Karats(Carat is a measure of weight used for gemstones), with 1 Karat being 1/24(4.17%) gold by weight.

   -24Kt = 99.9% gold
   -18Kt = 75.0% gold
   -14Kt = 58.5% gold
   -10Kt = 41.7% gold

       In the United State 10Kt is the lowest Karat that can legally be called gold. We generally work with 14Kt gold at the minimum because lower Karats are not as malleable. 22Kt is the highest we use because 24Kt gold does not hold up well.

       22Kt is often best for thick bands when its specific color is desired, but is not recommended for thinner bands and intricate detail. 18Kt yellow is hard enough to be used in almost all types of jewelry, and is noticably more yellow than 14Kt. 14Kt is the most common and hardest option.

  

Metal Choices we offer:

   -Yellow gold: 10Kt, 14Kt, 18Kt, 22Kt

   -Rose gold: 14Kt, 18Kt

   -Green gold: 14Kt, 18Kt

   -Nickel white gold: 14Kt, 18Kt

   -Palladium white gold: 14Kt, 18Kt

       Palladium white gold is one of the most popular metals we work with. This alloy has a darker color than nickel white gold and is hypoallergenic. Approximately 15% of the population is currently allergic to, or will become allergic to nickel over their life time. Nickel white gold is slightly harder than palladium white gold, but both are very durable alloys.

       Another important note is that mass produced white gold jewelry is frequently plated with rhodium to make it appear more white. This plating wears off and makes the finish of the metal look uneven. We do not rhodium plate our jewelry because we(along with most clients) prefer the natural color of the metals.