What is your biggest priority or concern when choosing a metal?
For those with allergies or sensitivities to certain metals, Platinum is your best hypoallergenic option. If you prefer gold or would like a yellow or rose colored metal, choose 18k Gold for its purity, or 14k Gold at the very least.
If you're on a tight budget, consider Silver or 10k Golds. These will be reliable and beautiful precious metals that stand the test of time. The only things to consider with these two would be that silver will require regular polishing, and 10k Gold may bother those with more sensitive skin.
The most valuable metals are 18k Gold and Platinum. These metals are costly and will hold their value over time. But don't forget, it's still the meaning that counts :)
The only metal with color variations would be gold. Since gold is an alloy, we are able to create variations in the color that include a coppery rose, a silvery white, and of course, a bright yellow natural gold. Sterling Silver, Palladium, and Platinum only come in the silvery white color. There are subtle differences between them which you can see depicted below. White Gold and Palladium are slightly warm, whereas Platinum and Silver are cooler in tone.
If you work with your hands regularly and fear that you may more easily damage your ring, consider a lower karat Gold or Platinum to ensure more durability against wear and tear. Don't forget, if you do have an unfortunate incident with your band, we are always happy to repair or refinish the band for you!