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Silver, Gold, Titanium And Platinum Men's Jewelry

Feb 26, 2008
Since men do not have much of a choice when it comes to the kind of ring that they wear, they often rely on the quality of the material that the ring is made of. At present, there are four most common precious metals being used in the jewelry making circle. Three of those metals are traditionally used in conventional jewelry making, but one stands out because it is found exclusively among design of men's jewelry.

Silver

This white metal has been around for as long as history has been turning. It is probably one of the most taken for granted precious metal of them all. It is considered to be beautiful, but not as beautiful and precious as gold is. Nonetheless, silver continues to appeal to a lot of citizens and silversmiths still make beautiful jewelry from this metal. It is a popular choice for men's jewelry and is used as an alternative to platinum by giving the look of a white metal without the high price tag. Silver is less valued in comparison to gold and platinum because it is known to tarnish, but this quality is also what endears it to fans of this metal. It is through tarnishing that silver gets a very rustic patina. The patina makes it ideal for making tribal inspired men's jewelry and links.

Gold

Gold has always been highly valued. It was always the metal that was reserved for use by kings. One of the main reasons why gold is so popular and highly valued is its yellow color. Ancient civilizations have associated it with the sun god and other deities of the sky. Egyptian pharaohs have worn them to symbolize their divine nature. For a long time, it was the choice of kings as the metal to make the crowns that they worn. Today, it is still widely used, and for the past decade, jewelers have been utilizing it for use in men's jewelry that as they have used it for women's. Fashion design may change, but gold will always remain as a favored metal when it comes to jewelry making.

Platinum

This is perhaps the rarest precious metal that can be found in the world today. A jeweler has even said once that "if all the platinum in the world was melted and poured into an Olympic size swimming pool, the liquid would barely reach your ankles - while gold can easily fill up three". Not only is platinum rare, but it is also non-reactive and essentially hypoallergenic. It is also one of the toughest metals around that is why it used in diamond settings because it is as tough as a diamond is. The rarity of platinum once made a French king declare that it was the only jewelry fit for him and any other king. Today, it still remains a popular choice in men's jewelry and is constantly used in wedding bands, cufflinks and watches.

Titanium

Titanium isn't a traditional metal when it comes to jewelry making, but it has gained a following in men's jewelry because of its reputation as being durable, strong and practically indestructible when properly set. And by a stroke of genius, jewelers have started to use the metal in making jewelry and it has become a popular choice for men's accessories and jewelry.
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2008 Jason Tye. Jason Tye is the webmaster and owner of the mens jewelry emporium - homme rock, specializing in quality, designer jewelry and rings, for men.
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