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Popular precious metals for jewellery

All quality jewellery is made with precious metal, but if you’re looking to invest in a new piece for your collection, it can be difficult to decide which of these precious metals to choose. This guide will help you to ensure that your new bracelet, diamond ring or pendant is the right one for you!


Gold is probably the most traditionally famous precious metal. Known for its durability, gold resists corrosion and rusting, so that you can be sure your jewellery will stay strong and shiny. The colour is usually a bright, yellowy shade, but variations include pink hued rose gold and the very rare blue and purple golds, which are made by alloying gold with iron and aluminium respectively.


Pure, fine silver is usually too soft to mould in to objects, so the substance is usually alloyed with copper to make it strong enough to work with. It has previously been a particularly popular material for dining implements, but looks just as beautiful when used in jewellery. Although it is not very chemically reactive, silver still needs to be polished to stay looking its best.


Silver coloured precious metal is the most ductile, meaning that it is easily moulded or shaped into items such as jewellery. Despite this, it still has a good resistance to wear and tarnish, making it a long lasting choice.

If you need further advice on the types of previous metal available, why not visit the jewelers of Hatton Garden? The jewellery experts of the district will be able to answer all your questions and help you to choose a stunning item of jewellery that will stand the test of time.

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