In addition to comparing each precious metal, each metal has several pros and cons. Considering each may help you determine the best metal to meet your lifestyle.
Metals used to create the beautiful wedding bands featured in our collections all have their various pros and cons. Below is a quick answer guide that explains the differences between metals. We hope this information makes it easier to choose the right ring metal for you.What is the Best Metal for a Ring?
The best metal for a wedding ring is completely dependent on your personal preferences for ring appearance, feel, weight, durability and cost. There's no perfect ring metal. All metals have limitations of some sort. The key to making a choice if comparing information and then choosing the metal that satisfies most of your "must have" options for your ideal wedding ring.Platinum Wedding Band Pros and Cons
Pros: Platinum's bright white color gleams with richness and compares favorably with palladium in the purity department. Platinum wedding bands are 95 percent pure with only 5 percent alloy content. Platinum wedding bands are hypoallergenic and never tarnish or corrode.
Cons: Rings are on the expensive side and scratch easier than other metals.
Pros: These rings are 95 percent pure and offer a gorgeous natural white metal sheen that remains free of corrosion and tarnish. Palladium wedding bands are affordable and have excellent durability.
Cons: Rings scratch easily.
Pros: Gold rings come in color options of yellow, white and rose, and carat options of 10K, 14K and 18K for a wide variety of luxury ring choices. Gold bands have a decent amount of scratch resistance and ring costs are very affordable when compared with other precious metals.
Cons: White gold rings require periodic rhodium plating touch-ups to maintain a gleaming white finish.
Pros: Cobalt chrome wedding bands are one of the best alternative metals for white gold, offering excellent white sheen in addition to being hypoallergenic. Enjoy wearing an affordable scratch-resistant, modern band with a high level of durability.
Cons: Temporary scratches disappear with polishing. Cobalt rings cannot be resized.
Pros: Titanium contemporary rings are extremely tough, affordable and feature a natural grey finish.
Cons: They cannot be resized. Minor scratches may show up, requiring polishing.
Pros: Ring color options include grey, white and black, and come with comfort-fit. These hypoallergenic rings have a weighty feel and they are highly scratch-resistant.
Cons: Tungsten rings tend to fracture or break if dropped. Rings cannot be resized.