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WEDDING RING METALS PLATINUM Our most popular choice for wedding and engagement rings due to its hardness, rarity and naturally white sheen that will never fade or change colour. Our platinum rings are 95% pure, which means they are heavy, strong and naturally hypo-allergenic. The best choice if you have the budget for a prestigious ring that will last you a lifetime. More About Platinum PALLADIUM Palladium is a white precious metal and part of the platinum group of metals, popular for its natural white colour which does not tarnish or require re-plating. It’s affordable in comparison to Platinum, and is a great low maintenance, durable metal. More About Palladium WHITE GOLD White gold jewellery uses pure gold alloyed with other white metals such as palladium and silver, to produce a beautiful polish and shine. White metals such as white gold provide an excellent backdrop for diamonds. As a standard, white gold rings are plated with rhodium to give its brilliant white lustre. Rhodium plating is hypoallergenic and helps to protect the white gold. Although strong, rhodium wears away over time. Re-plating is a simple process that can be done to restore whiteness at any time. You can also request for your white gold ring not to be plated; just add a note during the checkout when placing your order. More About White Gold YELLOW GOLD Yellow gold is the traditional choice for wedding rings, we offer 9ct, 14ct 18ct and 22ct rings. A mixture of pure gold, copper and silver gives yellow gold jewellery its signature warmth. Depending on what carat you choose, the colour and hardness of the ring will differ. More About Yellow Gold ROSE GOLD Also known as pink gold or red gold, rose gold adds a touch of romance to your jewellery; if you want a ring that is traditional and distinguished then rose gold could be the metal for you. Rose gold is often used in bi-coloured rings to offset the more traditional white or yellow gold. Like yellow gold, depending on what carat you choose, the colour and hardness of the ring will differ. More About Rose Gold SILVER Silver is one of the longest standing precious metals used in making jewellery; all our rings are made from UK Stirling Silver. It is popular within jewellery as it is very malleable and one of the most inexpensive precious metals. It is important to note however that silver will tarnish and scratch more easily than other metals. When purchasing from Wedding Rings Direct, we will happily rhodium plate your silver ring at no extra cost to you upon request (please add a note during the checkout process). More About Silver TITANIUM Titanium is an ideal metal for making jewellery due to its properties; it is incredibly strong and durable in comparison to other metals, such as gold. It is distinguished by its darker colour and lighter weight. Another fantastic attribute of titanium is that it is hypo-allergenic, making it perfect for those with sensitivities to wearing jewellery. More About Titanium ZIRCONIUM Zirconium is very similar to titanium in strength and weight. Zirconium is a grey/white lustrous metal with all the same hypoallergenic qualities as Titanium and when it is heat treated, it forms a deep silky black oxide coating that is scratch resistant, known as Black Zirconium. More About Zirconium TUNGSTEN Tungsten Carbide is exceptionally strong, scratch-resistant and hypo-allergenic. Tungsten Carbide does not tarnish and is substantially heavier in weight when compared to other metals. It is important to note, that with hardness comes brittleness. If a Tungsten ring is dropped or severely knocked on a hard surface, it can potentially fracture the ring. More About Tungsten STEEL This metal is good for people with a small budget. Stainless steel is relatively strong and durable so ideal for fashion rings and wedding rings. It is hypo-allergenic and scratch resistant. More About Steel CERAMIC Ceramic rings are very cost-effective and durable rings. The material used in making contemporary ceramic jewellery is called titanium carbide (TiC), more commonly known as high-tech ceramic. One of ceramic’s best features is its shine; when polished, it has a beautiful smooth, glossy finish. More About Ceramic CONTINUE TO SIZE
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Weight Scratch Resistance Color Variety Re-sizable Titanium Light Low Gray No Black Ceramic Medium Extremely High Black No Cobalt Chrome Medium Medium White No Gold Medium Low Yellow, White, Rose Yes P4 Medium High White Yes Stainless Steel Medium Low White No Serinium Medium High White No Silver Heavy Low Silver Yes Tungsten Heavy Extremely High White, Classic, Gray, Black No Platinum Heavy Medium Silver/White Yes Palladium Light High White Yes TitaniumTitanium is an increasingly popular choice for wedding jewelry. Although it has a lower resistance to scratching, its light weight and strength make it comfortable and very easy to wear. It’s also nickel free, making it hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant. Titanium is also the metal of choice for the aerospace and sporting industries. Shop Titanium > Top of Page Black CeramicBlack Ceramic is a modern alternative to the traditional, gold wedding band and is among the hardest materials known to man. Only a few things in the world, including diamonds, can scratch this beautiful piece of jewelry – thus enabling an exquisite and permanently polished piece. Known for its glossy appearance that does not fade over time, Black Ceramic is comparable to Tungsten Carbide in its ability to resist showing signs of wear. Like tungsten, Black ceramic is not sizable and may break if struck with high impact against a hard surface. Shop Black Ceramic > Top of Page Cobalt ChromeThese rings are not plated—they are made up entirely of a beautiful, bright white color that will last forever. The metal is as white as platinum, hypoallergenic, unbreakable, and scratch resistant. The bands are heavier than titanium but slightly lighter than tungsten, and rounded on the inside making them comfortable to wear. The metal has been used in medical applications for years. Unlike some metal types, Cobalt Chrome can be sized slightly without adding or removing metal. Top of Page Rose GoldRose Gold (also referred to as Pink Gold or Red Gold) has a stylish spin on traditional yellow gold with its bright color that ranges from rose, red to pink. Rose Gold contains a mixture of Gold and Copper alloy which are commonly used in jewelry. Even though it has interchangeable names, there are differences between red, rose and pink Gold which is the amount of Copper alloy added; the more Copper, the redder the color. Like its Yellow Gold counterpart, Rose Gold has a lower scratch resistance and because of its bright color has become a popular choice for fashion earrings, pendants, rings and watches at affordable prices. Shop Rose Gold > Top of Page Yellow Gold Yellow Gold is the traditional, classic choice for wedding rings. It’s affordability makes it a popular choice, in addition to the variety of color options and karats available. Shop Yellow Gold > Top of Page White GoldGold is a traditional, and popular choice for wedding jewelry. White Gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver and palladium. White Gold is similar in characteristics to platinum and shares many of the same properties of platinum including its white color. White gold rings can be sized and engraved. Shop White Gold > Top of Page Platina 4 (P4)P4 is a great look, composed of a patented mix of platinum, gold, silver and palladium. Because of its unique makeup, P4 is resistant to tarnishing and will maintain its brilliant, white luster. P4 is hypoallergenic and can be cleaned as any fine piece of jewelry by using an ultrasonic cleaner or mild soap and water. It’s more resistant to scratching or scuffing than 14kt gold as it is a more durable metal. Shop P4 > Top of Page Stainless SteelStainless steel is durable—and fashionable. Naturally white in color, it’s a light weight option and exhibits a very sleek, modern feel. Although it has a low scratch resistance, stainless steel is hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant. It’s predominantly used in the watch and auto industries. Shop Stainless Steel > Top of Page SeriniumSerinium rings are a brilliant, pure white metal that will not oxidize, tarnish or discolor. They feature a comfort fit (meaning the inside of each ring is round) and can be removed easily from the finger within seconds. The metal is more durable than Tungsten Carbide and very scratch resistant. All Serinium rings are hypoallergenic. Shop Serinium > Top of Page SilverSilver is a popular choice for those who prefer the look of white metal for a special occasion, at an affordable price.Silver is very soft, meaning a ring will show wear faster than other types. Because of this, more durable metals are increasingly being used for wedding bands while silver rings are used for special occasions. The soft characteristics of silver allow for easy carving or engraving. Shop Silver > Top of Page Tungsten CarbideTungsten Carbide is a uniquely forged metal, also used in men’s watches, making it perfect for someone with an active lifestyle. Tungsten Carbide is ten times harder than 18kt gold and has a substantial, luxurious weight similar to platinum. Tungsten Carbide is a patented formula consisting of nearly 85% Tungsten Carbide, is strong, hypoallergenic, tarnish resistant and will remain polished forever. Shop Tungsten Carbide > Top of Page White TungstenThis is the same as regular tungsten – it’s a scratch resistant metal—available in white. Triton has introduced this white tungsten carbide, an exclusive collection joining classic and black in a contemporary line of men’s Tungsten Carbide TC.850™ wedding bands. Shop White Tungsten > Top of Page PlatinumPlatinum is more rare than gold. Its heaviness, density and strength make it an ideal setting for wedding and engagement rings. Platinum is hypoallergenic, scratch resistant and never tarnishes. It does not expand when exposed to heat and, unlike white gold, is naturally white. Shop Platinum > Top of Page PalladiumPalladium is a silver-white metal from the platinum group that will not tarnish in air and remains forever white. It is one of the most rare and scarce metals in the world. Palladium is hypoallergenic — it is nickel free and contains no skin irritants. Palladium rings are 95% pure. They are very durable and will last for a lifetime. Top of Page

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