Learn about the precious metal options available, including appearance, durability, and price, to choose the ideal metal for you.
White gold has a similar silvery white appearance to platinum, making it another stunning choice for jewellery. It is generally not suggested for those with a nickel allergy.
Because it features rhodium plating, white gold must be re-plated with some regularity to maintain its colour.
White gold is more affordable than platinum, but requires more maintenance, so it may accrue more cost in the long run.
Rose gold is a lovely alloy of gold and copper, with a lustrous blush-pink tone.
The copper in the alloy lends strength to 14K rose gold, so it is a durable choice which does not require extra maintenance.
Rose gold is more affordable than platinum, and has approximately the same price point as white gold and yellow gold.
18K yellow gold boasts the rich hue for which gold is famous, and its luster is beautiful.
Yellow gold is fine gold and alloys added to strengthen the metal, making it suitably durable for everyday wear.
Yellow gold is more affordable than platinum, and at the same price point as white gold and rose gold.
Platinum is a naturally lustrous silvery white, and because of its beauty and hypoallergenic status is a sought after metal for jewellery.
Platinum requires very little maintenance, as it is corrosion resistant and does not tarnish. It is also less malleable than gold.
Platinum is the most expensive of the precious metals, due to stunning appearance and superior durability.
Recycled Precious Metals
As part of our commitment to social and environmental responsibility, Origin Diamonds jewelry is crafted using primarily recycled precious metals. Precious metals mining has a history of environmental degradation and social injustice, and choosing recycled precious metals helps reduce demand for new mining. Since our recycled precious metals are re-refined into their pure elements, they are of the same quality as newly mined metals. Current disruptions in the supply chain at this time may affect the availability of recycled precious metal. Origin Diamonds remains committed to sourcing recycled materials when possible.