Your wedding ring is an essential part of your daily routine, and you may not realize just how much wear and tear it can endure. At Raven Gold, we offer four primary precious metals: platinum, 18kt gold, 14kt gold, and 10kt gold. Each metal has its unique characteristics and needs proper care to maintain its beauty.
Platinum is hypoallergenic, tarnish-resistant, and incredibly durable, making it an excellent choice for everyday wear. Although it may develop a patina over time, it can be restored to its original shine with minimal metal loss.
18kt gold is 75% pure gold, mixed with alloys to enhance durability and color. It is softer than platinum and can show wear over time.
14kt gold is the most common alloy used in the United States for jewelry, and it strikes a balance between hardness, durability, and cost. It’s more dent-resistant than 18kt gold, making it an excellent option for everyday wear.
10kt gold is the hardest of the three alloyed gold versions, making it less likely to show signs of wear. However, it contains less pure gold, which may cause it to tarnish over time.
Regardless of which metal you choose, it’s essential to care for your ring properly. To clean your ring, mix a few drops of mild dish soap in warm water and let the ring soak for an hour. Then, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean the surface, rinse it thoroughly, and dry it before wearing it again. With proper care, your Raven Gold ring will remain beautiful for generations.