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Metal Education

Metal Education

Our Metal Guide will walk you through the strengths and weaknesses of the most common metals used in jewelry & rings.

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Precious Metals Used in Jewelry

Learn about some of the most popular types of metals that are commonly worn in everyday jewelry.

White Gold Metal Education

White Gold

Renowned for its gleaming luster and denseness, white gold is one of the most popular metal choices for jewelry, adding a timeless and classic beauty to engagement rings.

Yellow Gold Metal Education

Yellow Gold

Known as the most popular shade of precious metal, yellow gold is extremely popular, not only in high-end jewelry, but also in today’s market. The blend of copper and silver alloy creates its luxurious and warm color.

Rose Gold Metal Education

Rose Gold

Often referred to as the more “romantic” metal, rose gold is an extremely popular metal choice for those looking for a feminine or luxurious touch. The combination of copper and silver produces its darkest color. By adding more copper to the ring, the “pink” tone of the metal will become more noticeable.

Platinum Gold Metal Education

Platinum

Platinum is hypoallergenic and four times stronger than gold. Its silvery white surface is comparable to white gold, although it is considerably heavier.

Alternative Metals Used in Rings

Explore the array of alternative metals that can be featured in a ring; adding a different and attractive appearance.

 Cobalt Metal Education

Cobalt

Classic ornament for displaying pendants, diamonds or precious metals, necklaces were worn in most civilizations as timeless jewelry. In our complete guide to necklaces and pendants, we’ll go over everything you need to know about popular necklace styles, popular necklace lengths, and the four main types of pendants.

Tungsten Metal Education

Tungsten

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.

Titanium Metal Education

Titanium

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.

Palladium Metal Education

Palladium

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.

Dinosaur Bone Metal Education

Dinosaur Bone

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.

Damascus Steel Metal Education

Damascus Steel

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.

Zirconium Metal Education

Zirconium

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.

Elysium Metal Education

Elysium

When done with precision and skill, a particular setting style can enhance the beauty and transform the look and feel of a piece of jewelry. In our complete guide to installation types, you’ll learn the details about the different settings.


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GIA Certified Diamonds

GIA Certified Diamonds

What is GIA? The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organization that develops and implements standards for evaluating the quality of diamonds and is rightfully considered the most reputable gemological laboratory in the world. GIA laboratories are located in key cities for the diamond industry: New York (USA),

DIAMOND EDUCATION

DIAMOND EDUCATION

USA Diamonds DIAMOND EDUCATION Diamond education is the understanding of the 4 C’s of diamonds (color, cut, carat, clarity) and the factors that impact diamond quality and price. Diamond Shape The shape of a diamond is one of the final features. From the shiny round to the princess’scup, we will help you
Diamond Shape

Diamond Shape

Although the brilliant round-shaped diamond has long been the most popular, many consumers prefer alternative forms, including cushions, ovals and pears, among other things. At USA Diamonds, we offer the most popular diamond forms in our search for diamonds:

Diamond Color

Diamond Color

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Diamond Clarity

Diamond Clarity

How pure is the diamond? Diamond clarity is a rating on the Perfect to Inclusive scale, which measures the amount and location of impurities in a diamond. Inclusion is an internal or external characteristic or defect that occurs during the natural formation of the terrestrial diamond. Most diamonds contain impurities

Diamond Cut

Diamond Cut

Diamond cut is the summary of a diamond’s proportions evaluated using the attributes of brilliance, fire, and sparkle. While high marks of color or clarity affect a diamond, it’s the cut that defines its proportions and ability to reflect light. This article is about diamond cut. Click here to learn about the different Diamond Shapes. The diamond cut scale is

Diamond Fluorescence

Diamond Fluorescence

When UV light hits a diamond with fluorescent properties, the stone emits light. Most often blue, it can also be shades of green, yellow, white or red. Fluorescence can occur at different intensities. Gemological laboratories such as the GIA rate diamonds for fluorescence on a scale from “None” to “Very

Carat

There are four C’s that are used to describe a diamond: cut, color, clarity, and of course, carat. The carat is the standard unit of measurement used to indicate the weight of diamonds and precious gemstones. Since 1913, carat weight has been gauged against the metric system, with one carat equaling 0.2 grams or 0.007 ounces. Carat weight



FAQ for Metal Education

Is platinum better than gold?

Gold: Strength and Durability. While both precious metals are strong, platinum is more durable than gold. Its high density and chemical composition make it less likely to break than gold, so it lasts longer. Despite being stronger, platinum is also softer than 14k gold.

Is platinum cheaper than gold?

Platinum prices are now almost 50 per cent cheaper to gold — $1,020/oz vs. Well, before delving deeper into fundamentals of the metal, one needs to understand what has made the metal cheaper and less precious than gold.

What metal is better than platinum?

Titanium. Titanium and platinum look alike and are both safe to wear for people with allergies, but titanium is the more affordable option. Titanium is also a lot more durable than platinum and is very hard to bend or scratch.

How is platinum different from gold?

The main distinguishing physical characteristic between gold and platinum is color. While platinum is naturally white, gold is naturally yellow. White gold rings are composed of gold, alloys, and a rhodium plating which gives it a white look that’s very similar to platinum.



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