Profiles and Metals Explained
Traditional Court - the most traditional profiles for a wedding ring and therefore a popular choice. The profile is slightly curved on the inside and outside making it wonderfully comfortable to wear.
Soft Court - profile is oval shaped, so is luxuriously curved on both the inside, outside and sides of the ring. A popular profile if you like a softer appearance.
Flat Court - when worn on the finger, a flat court appears a lot like a flat. However, the inside has a curved surface making it a lot more comfortable to wear. The flat court is a great choice if you are after a chunky, contemporary look but are not used to wearing rings and need something a bit more comfortable.
Premium Court – whilst the profile is remarkably like the Soft court this ring is much heavier and has that appearance on your finger. Great ring for someone who requires wearing that heavier weighted ring
Flat - as you can imagine, the flat profile is flat on all surfaces. A flat profile is more of a contemporary choice for a wedding ring. Because this is not a court ring, some customers find it’s not as comfortable.
D Shape - is exactly what it sounds like. Shaped like a D, the profile is flat on the inside with a distinctive, domed outside. It is also a very traditional choice and is popular with both men and women.
Silver - is one of the longest standing precious metals used in making jewellery; It is popular within jewellery as it is very malleable and one of the most inexpensive precious metals. It is important to note however that silver will tarnish and scratch more easily than other metals.
Yellow Gold - is the traditional choice for wedding rings, 9ct or 18ct rings are the most popular. A mixture of pure gold, copper and silver gives yellow gold jewellery its signature warmth. Depending on what carat you choose, the colour and hardness of the ring will differ. Would always recommend that a lady matches the metal of her wedding band with the engagement ring.
White Gold - jewellery uses pure gold alloyed with other white metals such as palladium and silver, to produce a beautiful polish and shine. White metals such as white gold provide an excellent backdrop for diamonds. As a standard, white gold rings are plated with rhodium to give its brilliant white lustre. Rhodium plating is hypoallergenic and helps to protect the white gold, whilst this is strong the rhodium wears away over time. Re-plating is a simple process that can be done to restore whiteness at any time.
Rose Gold - also known as pink gold, red gold or old gold. Rose gold adds a touch of romance if you want a ring that is traditional and distinguished then this could be the metal for you. Rose gold has a higher percentage of copper added in this process to give it the colour. Like yellow gold, depending on what carat you choose, the colour and hardness of the ring will differ.
Palladium - is a precious white metal and part of the platinum family, popular for its natural white colour which does not tarnish or require re-plating. It's affordable in comparison to Platinum, and is a great low maintenance, durable metal. Made from 95% palladium and 5% other alloys.
Palladium 500 - a popular alternative to cutting the cost of a palladium ring, will tarnish slightly over time but this can be polish at any time. Simply means that the metal used contains 50% palladium and the rest has been made up of other alloys and will be marked with 500.
Platinum - most popular choice of metals due to its hardness, rarity and naturally white sheen that will never fade or change colour. This metal is heavy, strong, and naturally hypo-allergenic. Whilst this metal is hard to scratch this can happen but can be polished out to remove the surface scratches.