Metal Buying Guide
One of the main reasons people prefer to have their jewellery made in platinum is its brilliant white colour. Along with its white colour it is also very durable. While it still marks like all metals platinum does not lose any weight. When a platinum ring is marked the metal is simply pushed aside to another part of the band. Over-time it will develop a patina which can make it seem misty. This can easily be removed by having the ring re-polished.
Our platinum is marked 950, meaning it has a 95% purity. This is mixed with 5% of another alloy. Platinum is one of the most valuable metals and is perfect for having your jewellery made in.
Gold is the most well known precious metal to be used in jewellery. It is used for diamond engagement rings, diamond pendants, bracelets plus other countless items.
The majority of diamond heavens gold jewellery is made in 18ct Gold. This has a purity of 75% gold alloyed with other metals making it suitable for everyday wear.
Our 18ct yellow gold has a rich classic colour. It is 75% alloyed with other metals making it hard wearing and suitable for many types of jewellery. All diamond heavens 18ct Gold is hallmarked 750 by the Birmingham assay office.
Diamond heavens 18ct white gold is 75% gold alloyed white coloured metals. This will usually be palladium helping it to have the whitest colour possible. However it will still have a slight yellow tint to it so we rhodium plate it to give it a brilliant white finish. Over time this will wear off making the metal return to its tinted yellow colour. This can be simply corrected by having the ring re-polished and plated returning it to a brilliant white colour.
Palladium is a member of the platinum family and has only been hallmarked since January 2010. Palladium has a stunning white colour and is also hallmarked 950 the same as platinum. There is an additional symbol so it can be distinguished from platinum. Palladium is more lightweight than platinum but posses the same qualities such as durability and colour.
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