Many things come to play when designing your wedding/engagement rings. The precious metal in which your ring is constructed plays a key role in the longevity as well as overall appearance of the ring.
Because many of our designs are mini replicas of mountain ranges, we are big fans of mixed metal jewelry. We love to mix cooler metals such as sterling silver or white gold with warm, golden alloys such as 14K gold or rose gold. But we also create with your vision in mind and if you choose one metal, we can assure you we will still make it look damn good!
A few things to keep in mind when choosing metal are cost, lifestyle, and design.
- COST - How much are you willing to spend on this very special piece of jewelry, a piece of jewelry that very well may be in your family for many generations?
- LIFESTYLE - Are you one to stay on top of jewelry upkeep (such as rhodium plating every 1-2 years) or would you prefer something that has little/no maintenance? Do you have any metal allergies?
- DESIGN - Do you like the tarnished/oxidized look of silver? Or do you like the clean, crisp colors of white gold? Are you looking to have a moissanite or colorful sapphire set as the center stone?
ALL of these things are discussed in our design consultation, but I mention them here to get your gears turning. Enjoy learning about the precious metals we work with