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Worth & Douglas wedding bands are available in 9ct, 10ct, 14ct, 18ct, 22ct, with most styles also available in platinum, palladium and titanium.
Since its discovery seven thousand years ago, gold has been admired and valued for its warmth, its beauty, its sensuality, and spiritual richness.
From the first discoveries of gold in ancient times, its beauty and the ease with which it could be worked, inspired craftsmen to create unique objects of desire. It has no oxides and is the only metal not affected by the oxygen in the atmosphere. No other metal surpasses gold in malleability and ductility. Gold does not rust, tarnish or corrode. Pure gold is 24 carat which means it possesses 100% pure gold.
In its purest form, 24 carat gold is considered too soft for general jewellery use.
18 carat gold is 18/24 parts or 75% pure gold and weighs 38% more than 9 carat gold, which is only 9/24 parts or 37.5% pure gold. 18 carat yellow gold has a richer, more golden colour than 9ct and tends to retain its appearance better as it ages over the years. For this reason 18ct is preferred for engagement and wedding rings.
Pure yellow gold can be mixed with different metals to create certain colours such as white or rose gold. The Worth & Douglas multi-colour ring range gives you the freedom to mix and match white, rose and yellow gold to create your perfect ring.
Unlike other white metals, platinum and palladium do not require rhodium plating and their natural brilliance makes them the perfect choice for jewellery that will last virtually forever.
More information on Palladium | More information on Platinum
Titanium rings have several unique properties: they are hypoallergenic, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and strong enough to retain their shape even when subjected to hard wear.
More information on Titanium
Zirconium is a hard, lustrous, silvery coloured metal which is produced from the mineral Zircon.
More information on Zirconium
Palladium is a precious metal, part of the platinum family of metals. It is naturally white and hard wearing. Most of our designs are available in palladium.
Platinum, discovered in the 16th century, is greyish white in colour. It is very rare and considerably heavier and stronger than gold.
Platinum alloy contains 5% ruthenium or copper.
Platinum is one of the world’s strongest metals. It is a pure metal, which is hypoallergenic, tarnish resistant and extremely durable.
Platinum will not wear away over time like white gold or yellow gold and will always keep its beautiful white bright colour. Everyone wants the safest security for his or her diamond and platinum provides the needed strength.
No, it is quite different. White gold is really yellow gold with other metals added to it to achieve a white look. Platinum is white to begin with and maintains its white lustre permanently. Since gold is really yellow gold with alloys added to it, the alloys tend to wear away as you wear your white gold jewellery.
Signs of wear, including scratches, will inevitably appear in all precious metals, even platinum. However platinum’s durability and strength keeps you from losing very little metal when the piece is scratched. Platinum does not wear away; it simply displaces itself or changes its shape.
Platinum’s white colour beautifully contrasts with yellow gold and adds versatility to your existing wardrobe.
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