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:

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  • 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.




  •  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.

Happy Shopping!


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!

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