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Precious Metals

Choosing a precious metal can be a confusing part of the engagement ring process. Learn about appearance, durability, and price of the available precious metal options here at MG.



Precious Metal Options

Platinum 18k White Gold 14k Rose Gold 18k Yellow Gold
Appearance Considered to be non-toxic and hypoallergenic, platinum is a precious metal with a naturel beautiful silvery-white color. 18K gold is the least likely to tarnish and is the most expensive gold choice for jewelry. 18K has a lighter and more intense appearance. 14K is the most common gold used in the US. While very close in color, 14K will not be as rich and vivid as 18K gold. 10K has a lower gold content so it may tarnish quicker than 14K or 18K.
Durability Unlike gold, platinum doesn’t require as much maintenance. Platinum wears down at a much slower rate and does not tarnish. Since 18K is a purer form of gold, it is softer than 14K and 10K. It will require more maintenance than other metals. 14K gold is made up of 58.3% pure gold making it a stronger metal. This purity is best for delicate rings. 10K gold is that hardest metal out of the other options because of its lower gold content and higher other metal mixture.
Price Platinum is the typically the priciest out of the precious metals. Platinum is denser than gold, so platinum jewelry will usually weigh more than other precious metals. Being that 18K contains 75% gold, it is more expensive than 10K and 14K gold. 14K is more affordable than platinum and 18K gold. 14K has more metal other metal content than 18K giving it a lower price point. 10K is the most affordable / least expensive metal option. 10K contains 41.7% pure gold and is mixed with other metals such as silver or nickel.
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Recycled precious metals
Precious Metal mining has a large negative impact on our environment. Metal mining has a long history of below minimum wages, civil wars, and devastating impacts on the environment. Our jewelry is mostly crafted with recycled and re-refined precious metals.






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