About Precious Metals
Most fine jewelry is composed mainly of precious metal, whether or not the jewelry contains any gemstones. Traditionally, platinum, gold and silver are the three primary metals used in creating fine jewelry. They are known collectively as the noble metals. Noble metals look beautiful, feel good, have substantial weight, are strong as well as malleable and all have universal value.
Besides the noble metals, there are some new and interesting materials being used in jewelry making today. High tech metals such as stainless steel, titanium and tungsten carbide are perfect for someone who is looking for something different.
Knowing the benefits of each type of metal can help you make a good decision when choosing your ideal ring, bracelet or other piece of jewelry. In this section you will find information on the noble metals as well as the contemporary metals and materials.