New Metals For Jewellery
Stainless Steel Jewellery
Stainless steel is a relatively hard and durable metal. It is similar in appearance to silver and will not tarnish which is why it is increasingly used in jewellery.
Stainless jewellery can be (but is not always) made without nickel making it suitable for those allergic to nickel.
Stainless steel jewellery does not have the same lustre or shine as other metals but some prefer its slightly more metallic appearance, particularly men.
Titanium is a natural element which has a silver-greyish-white colour. Titanium is the hardest natural metal in the world.
It is very strong, three times the strength of steel and much stronger than gold, silver and platinum and yet is very light in weight. Pure titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic which means it will not react to your skin.
Titanium provides several unique factors that make it the ideal metal for jewellery rings. It offers an exotic array of colours such as blue, purple, blue-moon, night sky and black rainbow colours.
The colour is created by oxidisation. The colour will not fade or chip though it can be scratched off.
Palladium is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal that resembles platinum and forms part of the
platinum group metals along with platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium.
Palladium is used as a precious metal in jewellery as an alternative to platinum or white gold. This is due
to its naturally white properties, eliminating the need for rhodium plating. It is proportionally much lighter than platinum.