At swisstimepieces.co.uk our jewellery is crafted with only the finest materials, ensuring you a lifetime of quality and value.
Our metal guide will provide you with some key features of each precious metal used to craft our jewellery. Ideal for allowing you to select something that will be with you for a lifetime.
Platinum, one of the rarest elements found on Earth, is the least reactive metal. It occurs in Copper ores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa. At double the density and weight of Gold it is ideal for precious jewellery and large diamond rings. An extremely rare, non-reactive metal that is resists corrosion. Ideal for sensitive skin as it is hypo-allergenic.
Pure gold has a bright yellow colour and lustre traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements solid under standard conditions. Valuable and highly sought after. A popular choice for Diamond Engagement rings. Commonly sold in 24ct, 18ct and 9ct (Carat)
Rose gold is a gold and Copper alloy widely used for specialised jewellery. It is also known as Pink gold and Red gold. It was popular in Russia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Common formulation is 50% Yellow Gold and 50% Copper. Known as Pink Gold and Red Gold.
White Gold is an alloy of Gold and at least one white metal, usually Manganese or Palladium. Like Yellow Gold, the purity of White Gold is given in karats. A popular metal for diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Valuable and highly sought after. A popular choice for Diamond Engagement rings. Commonly sold in 24ct, 18ct and 9ct (Carat)
Palladium is a rare metal in the platinum group. It is relatively new metal to the wedding ring industry and is known for its less dense yet still hard-wearing qualities compared to platinum. It shares the same natural white finish and hypoallergenic qualities as platinum, however can cost slightly less. Palladium is resistant to corrosion and will not tarnish in air, it is considered as a low maintenance ring as it does not require plating.
With the same cool, glossy tones as white gold, a silver wedding ring offers a polished and durable piece of jewellery which is extremely similar in appearance to much more costly metals. 925 sterling silver is used in a wide range of fine jewellery, just as gold is used. It is a beautiful metal to craft and holds up very nicely in gorgeous designs.