What jewelry metal should you choose?

Gold content? Different colored gold options? Platinum? With the plethora of different metals, it can be difficult to choose the perfect one for you. This guide is here to help you make a more empowered decision in selecting what metal works best for you!


When it comes to gold of any color, there are two options to consider: 14k gold and 18k gold. The amount of pure gold in the alloy makes a significant effect. 14k gold has a gold content of 58.3%, compared to 18k gold's 75% gold content. This is because gold in its natural form is soft, so the addition of other metals strengthen it. 

14k gold, despite its lower gold content, offers greater durability and resilience to wear and tear, making it a great choice for rings worn everyday like engagement rings, wedding rings, and other daily accessories. Meanwhile, 18k gold is more expensive because of its higher gold content; it is also a great choice for people who are sensitive to metal and those that prefer more gold content.

Gold comes in 3 colors in Brilyo, namely yellow, rose, and white gold –  all of which are durable and resistant to tarnishing, making it a great choice for everyday wear. In general, jewelry made of gold should be kept away from physically-demanding activities that may cause the plating to be chipped away. 

Yellow gold
With a lovely, rich, and warm color, yellow gold is a precious metal that is frequently employed in the production of jewelry. It is a gold alloy made by combining gold with other metals including zinc, nickel, and copper It usually looks best on people with warm skin tones. 

For yellow gold, like many other metals, it’s just best to make sure the metal is dry to avoid water marks. Water marks are left over calcium and magnesium from tap water that may stain the metal.

Rose gold
Rose gold is a beautiful and unique precious metal that has gained popularity in recent years. It's an alloy of gold mixed with copper and sometimes other metals, creating a warm, pinkish-red hue that gives it its name. 

Rose gold has a soft and romantic feel, making it a popular choice for ageless, universal jewelry. Its warm, pinkish color complements a wide range of skin tones, making it a versatile and beautiful option. 

Its unique color makes it stand out from traditional yellow gold and white gold, making it a popular choice for those who want to make a statement with their jewelry.

White gold
White gold is a beautiful and classic precious metal that has been a popular choice for jewelry for many years. It is an alloy of gold mixed with white metals such as palladium, nickel, or manganese, and plated with rhodium to give it a bright and lustrous white color. 

White gold has a clean and modern feel, making it a popular choice for contemporary jewelry styles. Its bright white color gives it a distinctive and elegant look, making it a popular alternative to traditional yellow gold.

It is best to avoid harsh detergents like bleach on the metal because the rhodium may melt off and show blotches of yellow from the gold content. Even so, the metal still does not tarnish easily when weathered and never fails to glow when taken care of.

Overall, white gold is a beautiful and desirable metal that adds a touch of sophistication and luxury to any jewelry piece.

950 Platinum

For centuries, platinum has been appreciated for its natural beauty and durability. Platinum is a lovely and rare valuable metal. It is a dense, hefty metal that does not tarnish or corrode over time and has a dazzling, silvery-white hue.

Platinum has an opulent and refined appearance, and its bright white color matches a variety of complexion tones. It is also a hypoallergenic metal, which makes it a fantastic option for anyone with sensitive skin – this is because it is a pure metal that does not react to skin.

Overall, platinum is a stunning and desired metal that gives any item of jewelry an air of richness and sophistication. It is a timeless option that will undoubtedly be cherished for many years to come thanks to its natural beauty and toughness.

Choosing the best option for you

In Brilyo, we help empower your choice by giving you options that best fit your needs and your budget. If you are still unsure, you can book an appointment with us through our different social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram, or email us here.