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Engagement rings are more than just their beautiful design. Discover the quality metals which make them last a lifetime.

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About Engagement Ring Metals

Traditionally, engagement rings and wedding rings are made from white gold, yellow gold, or platinum, but recently, rose gold has become popular as a fresh, modern alternative. While platinum may look quite similar to white gold, platinum is stronger and more durable, but softer than gold. It is also a bit more expensive. Platinum will get scratched a little easier than 14k gold would. However, 18K gold is softer and will scratch easier than 14k gold will. As Platinum scratches, it will develop a patina-like appearance but does not lose the metal. But when gold is scratched, the gold is lost, and it looks like a scratch. Since some metals scratch easier than others, so be sure to consider lifestyle, as well as budget, before deciding how important the metal choice is in the final decision. 


White metals such as white gold provide an excellent backdrop for diamonds. By popularity, 14K white gold makes up 40% of online ring searches and 18K white gold, which makes up over 11% of the wedding and engagement ring searches. Platinum searches make up 10% of all searches which makes white metals over 60% of wedding ring searches online.

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A excellent choice for wedding and engagement rings due to its desity, rarity and naturally white sheen that will never fade or change color. 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.

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White Gold

White gold jewelry uses pure gold alloyed with other white metals such as palladium and silver, to produce a beautiful polish and shine. As a standard, white gold rings are plated with rhodium to give its brilliant white luster. Rhodium plating is hypo-allergenic 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.

About Yellow Gold Settings

About 20% of engagement rings feature a yellow gold band. This is an 11% increase since 2017, likely a result of gold jewelry trending in the market from pendants to stackable rings and hoop earrings. A large portion of engagement ring shoppers have yellow gold in mind so it will blend cohesively with the rest of their everyday jewelry.

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Yellow Gold

Yellow gold is the traditional choice for wedding rings, we offer 14K or 18K rings. A mixture of pure gold, copper and silver gives yellow gold jewelry its signature warmth. Depending on what carat you choose, the color and hardness of the ring will differ. Currently, 14 karat yellow gold is 15% of the wedding and engagement ring metal searches.

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Rose Gold

Also known as pink gold or red gold, rose gold adds a touch of romance to your jewelry. If you are looking for a ring that is traditional, yet distinguished, then rose gold could be the metal for you. Rose gold is often used in bi-colored rings to offset the more traditional white or yellow gold. Like yellow gold, depending on what carat you choose, the color and hardness of the ring will differ. About 5 percent of engagement ring searches are for 14-karat rose gold.

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Uncovering The Secrets of Colored Gold

Colored gold has captivated jewelry enthusiasts for centuries with its dazzling hues and unique allure. In this article, we delve deep into the secrets of colored gold, exploring the beautiful variations that grace the world of fine jewelry. From rose gold's warm and romantic glow to yellow gold's timeless elegance, each shade of colored gold has its own distinct personality and charm.


When it comes to choosing a wedding ring, the options extend far beyond traditional gold and platinum. For those seeking something unique, durable, and stylish, alternative metals like titanium, tungsten, and ceramic are excellent choices. Each of these materials offers distinct advantages, making them increasingly popular among modern couples. Let's explore what makes these alternative ring metals stand out and why they might be the perfect fit for your special day.

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Recycled metals

At Lisa Robin, we use recycled metals in the production of our products. One of our specialties is to up cycle existing jewelry. We call it Rejewel, a design process where we use existing jewelry. We recycle gemstones and metals from the old jewelry to create something completely new.