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Now that you've found your perfect match, it's time to find the perfect ring.
Petite Trellis Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum

Types of Precious Metals for Ring Settings


You already know you're creating the one-of-a-kind ring she'll wear for the rest of her life, so you want to be sure she loves it. She will likely have a preference of the type of metal and the colour for her engagement ring setting and we've created some guidance to help get you started:


Platinum
Enduring, strong, and lasts a lifetime

Composed of95% platinumand 5% other pure alloys

A rare and expensive precious metal

Centre diamond is set in platinum prongs

  • Strongest precious metal
  • Resistant to damage
  • Does not wear away
  • Develops a satin finish
  • Platinum is hypoallergenic
  • Highest level of purity
18k Gold
A classic metal with high gold purity

Composed of 75% gold and 25% pure alloys

Less expensive than platinum, yet highly valued

Centre diamond is set in platinum prongs

  • Softer, malleable metal
  • Easy to polish and repair
  • Resistant to rust and tarnishing
  • 18k yellow gold is rich in colour
  • Has a distinct heritage
14k Gold
A strong metal that is popular in fine jewelry

Composed of 58.3% gold and 41.7% pure alloys

Less expensive than 18k gold, yet offers great value

Centre diamond is set in 14k white gold prongs

  • Known for strength
  • Longer wear due to hardness
  • Easy to polish and repair
  • Resistant to rust and tarnishing
  • Moderate in colour compared to 18k yellow gold
Palladium
A rare metal with the highest purity

Composed of 95% palladium and 5% other pure alloys

Less expensive than platinum, yet offers great value

Centre diamond is set in platinum prongs

  • Known for strength, yet lighter than platinum
  • Has a natural and permanent whiteness
  • Easy to polish and repair
  • Resistant to corrosion, oxidation, and tarnishing
  • Palladium is hypoallergenic
  • It is scratch-resistant

To get more guidance on what type of precious metal she prefers and the colour, see our Engagement Ring Guide.