Jewellery shopping can be mind-boggling, especially when it comes to understanding the different types of metals used, their properties and how that’s relevant to you. This guide simply explains the metals commonly used in jewellery, helping you to make an informed decision to buy products that work for you.
Metals we stock:
A durable tarnish-resistant metal
This is an alloy (mix of metals) consisting primarily of Iron and Chromium
Although this sounds very science-y, stainless steel is non tarnish and is extremely hard wearing.
Contains a minute amount of nickel
For people who wear their jewellery day and night, this will be a good choice for you.
925 STERLING SILVER
This is a precious metal.
It is a very soft metal.
It is composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.
This is a good option for individuals with nickel allergies as it is nickel free
It easily tarnishes and needs cleaning regularly.
A pure, hypoallergenic metal.
Suitable with people with allergies as it is contains no nickel.
Weighs less than stainless steel but is equally durable.
BASE / ALLOY METAL:
This is a mix of metals, predominately consisting of copper and zinc.
Most likley contains nickel
Copper is the element responsible for the greenish tarnish that can occur
Please keep these products away from water / perfumed products & chemicals.
Not recommended for individuals with metal-related allergies.
It is the plating underneath the metal that determines the quality.
If a piece is only described as "plated" without specifying the metal, it is likely a metal alloy.
It is always best to contact the company if you are unsure or need more information.
No matter what necklaces, earrings or rings you prefer, there is a metal that suits your style and needs. Remember to take proper care of your jewellery to ensure its longevity and beauty.
We hope you found this useful! If you have any questions or need further information about jewellery metals, feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help!