When you want to purchase jewellery, the best way to get value for money is commissioning bespoke jewellery. You can get much more bang for your buck choosing custom-made jewellery. There’s also that added benefit of getting something that is 100% unique. However, you will need to consider the precious metal to use in your jewellery, and there are many more options available than gold. Below are some of the various precious metals you can consider for your jewellery to help you decide which one to use in your bespoke, one-of-a-kind jewellery design.
Choosing Gold For Your Jewellery
One of the most common metals people use in jewellery is gold, but you will not want to use pure gold in your jewellery as it is too soft. If you use pure gold, also known as 24-carat gold, you will find it easy to damage your jewellery and bend it out of shape. Choose either 22-carat or 18-carat gold which is much tougher and less likely to get bent out of shape. Many people think about yellow gold. However, trusted jewellers in Mayfair and those in your local area offer gold in other colours such as:
- White Gold
- Rose Gold
- Green Gold
- Grey Gold
Choosing Silver For Your Jewellery
Silver is another common metal that people use for jewellery, and it is much stronger than gold, so it is less likely to bend out of shape. Another significant benefit of using silver for jewellery is that it is much cheaper than gold but looks fantastic. The best option for silver jewellery is Sterling Silver, which has a purity of 92.5% and is suitable for the jewellery you wear every day and for extended periods.
Choosing Platinum For Your Jewellery
If you are looking for a precious metal that is hard-wearing and will last, an excellent option to choose is platinum, which is increasing in popularity. However, the one drawback with this durable metal is its price, as it is often more expensive than gold. Platinum has a similar look to silver and is usually between 90% and 95% pure when used in jewellery. Although it is costly, you will know it will last when choosing this metal for your bespoke jewellery.
Choosing Palladium For Your Jewellery
If you want a similar look to platinum without the expense, you may want to consider using palladium instead for your custom-made jewellery. It was first used for jewellery after 1939 when platinum was declared a strategic metal reserved for the military. It is a white metal that is also very durable, like platinum and has increased in popularity. It will usually be around 95% pure palladium and is often mixed with ruthenium, making it a suitable alloy for jewellery.
These are the four most common metals you can consider for your bespoke jewellery, but there are more besides. Speak to the jeweller who will design and create your custom-made jewellery and see what they recommend. They can definitely create something beautiful for you using your preferred metal of choice.