This article will discuss the characteristics and advantages and disadvantages of each metal type, that will be insider details that may help you decide.


Gold is a ring metal and gold has always been quite expensive, because of its rarity and beauty. This is why it is among the most popular metals. Here are some of the fun facts about gold along with a few of the pieces from Evry Jewels that you must know.


  • Unforgettable durability: A gold ring never fades away with time.
  • Workmanship: Gold is a very soft metal, allowing it to be sculpted and crafted much easier than other metals.
  • Hypoallergenic: Pure gold (24 karat) is your best bet for a hypoallergenic choice if you have sensitive skin.

Durability Considerations:

  • 24K or 99.5 fine is extremely soft at 99.9% purity and easily scratched, so it is typically alloyed with other metals to improve its durability.
  • Price: The price of gold can fluctuate by market by up to 20%, which makes it less transparent to buy.


Platinum was used early by pre-Columbian South Americans. This is a particularly type of heavy metal, and ancient Peruvians and other peoples in the Americas who owned platinum goods made out of pure and durable platinum were indeed at the top of the social scale or among royalty. 

Properties of Platinum

  • Sturdiness: Platinum is tough and does not tarnish easily, making it perfect for daily wear.
  • Pure: Platinum rings are typically 95% pure, making them hypoallergenic and more resistant to moisture than gold.
  • Preference: There is no comparison in terms of weight, a platinum ring has the richest weight and feels heavier and more luxurious than a gold ring.


  • Not Very Going to Last Awhile: Thanks to its strength, wear-and-tear resistance, platinum is ideal for engagement rings and wedding bands. Platinum is a non-plated, lasting, high polish, vibrant, bright white color and will last a lifetime of casting. 
  • Platinum is Hypoallergenic: Platinum is an inert metal, that is, it does not react with any other elements, and it will be the best option for the skin of those who do not tolerate other metals, this is the default setting for platinum, as for any other metal.

Price Considerations

  • Costs: Platinum is a very pure metal and is extremely expensive in comparison to other metals used in jewelry.
  • Scuffs: As tough as platinum is, and it is as tough as titanium, it’s prone to developing some kind of scratch wear over the years, millions of tiny scratches that act like an odometer. A jeweler can polish this out.


This is partly due to silver’s perennial appeal and partly simply to the fact that it is less pricey to purchase than gold or platinum. However, much like a gleaming painting of a square watermelon, it is very hard to do so.


  • Price: Silver is much cheaper contrasted to gold or platinum. That is why silver is one of the best and pocket-friendly choices for people who are minimal in their pockets.
  • Sparkle: More than any other metals, silver has a shiny label which enhances the beauty of silver. Less of an issue for those purchasing bullion, but also helpful to keep in mind, is that silver does have an edge over gold in the sense that it is malleable and can be crafted to a greater degree of detail.


  • Style: A slightly more playful and affordable trend to the classic gold and or platinum finish, silver ring.
  • Timeless Appeal: Sleek and chic silver is the perfect choice for those who prefer more old-school looks.
  • Malleability: Silver also being malleable makes it a very versatile metal in terms of creating a wide variety of intricate designs and style pieces made by silversmiths.
  • Tarnishing: Silver tarnishes in air and moisture and requires to be periodically cleaned.
  • Durability: Silver is much softer than either gold or platinum and it can scratch or bend much more easily.

Wrap Up

Ultimately, the right choice between the four metal types is up to you, your taste, and lifestyle, so whether you want bibelots to pull focus in your photo, spend as little or as much as you want, or look as authentic as possible, the metal should be chosen accordingly. Gold (because it will always be a classic and sooo romantic, sigh), platinum (or the rough guy), silver (it is just more economically saner), or the newer metal boys like titanium, tungsten, or stainless steel. We have outlined the properties, advantages, and a few key points to take into consideration for each ring metal and hope that from the information provided, you will be able to choose wisely as that should give you a ring that will be beautiful and stand the test of time.