Jewellery is made of many parts, but the parts that are extremely important are the metal that makes the base of the jewellery and the precious stones that embellish the jewellery. The metal and the stone determine the appearance and value of the jewellery item. Along with them the effort and the intricacies of the jewellery design also determine its value.
When it comes to jewellery, there are several types of metals and stones that you can choose from. However, the most commonly used stone for jewellery are diamonds because they are shiny and attractive. Additionally, they have been known to stand for love and commitment, therefore they add an emotional value to the jewellery item which is extremely desirable. They are the hardest substance known to man and are extremely durable which make them an ideal choice for jewellery, especially the ones that will be worn on an everyday basis. Diamonds are brilliant, precious and have a very high value. They can be quite expensive depending on their quality and sometimes require a major investment for purchase. Therefore, whether you are buying a natural diamond or lab grown diamond rings, their metal setting should be such so that they hold the diamond stones firmly so that the diamonds are protected and do not come off easily.
Today, there are many metals that are used for making different kinds of jewellery. The most popular ones are stainless steel, silver, gold, platinum and palladium. These metals are popular because they have stood the test of time and proved to be durable. Among these, gold, platinum and palladium are considered to be the best metals for setting diamonds. Diamonds are strong and durable precious stones that require equally strong and durable metals that can hold them in their place and withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Gold and platinum metals are durable and have been used since a long time for jewellery making and therefore make the best choice for diamonds.
Apart from the strength, the natural colour of the metals used for setting diamonds determine the appearance and attractiveness of jewellery item. Colourless brilliant diamonds when paired with yellow gold metal tends to give you the perfect contrast of colour that makes the jewellery item appear more striking to the eye. This is the reason why yellow gold with diamonds are one of the most popular choices when it comes to rings. Gold is alloyed with other different metals to give it the required strength and durability for jewellery. They are also available as white gold and rose gold which also look great when used with diamonds.
Platinum is a rare and expensive metal that has a silvery white colour. It is extremely durable just like diamonds that makes it an ideal choice for setting diamonds. Even though its colour does not contrast the colourless diamonds, it is very frequently used for making expensive jewellery items such as pear cut diamond engagement rings because its silvery white finish tends to enhance the brilliance of the diamonds. Even though, the diamond tends to blend in with the platinum metal, the extra sparkle makes it more desired and beautiful.