Our goal is to provide our clients with exactly what they want, and 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.

       Generally, 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% pure gold(technically 100%)
   -18Kt = 75.0% pure gold
   -14Kt = 58.5% pure gold
   -10Kt = 41.7% pure gold

       In the United States 10Kt gold is the lowest Karat legally available for sale. We generally work with 14KT gold at the minimum, but we will occasionally make jewelry in 10KT gold for custom orders. 22Kt is the highest we use because 24Kt gold is very soft and hard to work with.

       22Kt is often best for thick bands when its specific color is desired, but tends to be too soft for thinner bands and intricate detail. 18 kt 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 have been working with. its darker in color than nickel white gold and hypoallergenic. Palldium white gold is a great alternative for those allergic to, or concerned of becoming allergic to nickel. Approximately 15% of the population is or will become allergic to nickel over their life time. The color of Palldium white gold is also very unique and beautiful.

       Mass produced white gold jewelry is frequently plated with rhodium to make it appear more white, but this plating wears off and makes the finish of the metal look uneven. We do not rhodium plate our jewelry because we prefer the natural color of the metals. With good alloys white gold tends to be quite bright on its own.