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Choosing The Right Metal For Your Engagement Ring

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An engagement ring is the first step towards the rest of your happily ever after, and we want you to pick the right ring – the ring – to suit your taste and budget.

Choosing the right engagement ring can seem like a daunting task. Janina’s professional, knowledgeable and courteous staff are always on hand to help, and below we have outlined the pros and cons of the different metals you can choose from, ensuring the ring you pick is exactly what she’s always dreamed about.



Pros: Platinum is a popular choice for engagement and wedding rings. It’s known for its hardness, meaning it’s durable and can withstand years of wear and tear, and is naturally pure white so it won’t cast any coloured tint on the stone you choose. Platinum is hypoallergenic, an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin.

Cons: While there are many pros to choosing platinum for your engagement ring, this metal comes with a higher price tag than traditional gold.

Yellow Gold

Pros: Yellow gold has long been the traditional choice for engagement and wedding rings, available in different carats depending on your price range – 10, 14 and 18. The more carats, the higher the price will be. Yellow gold rings tend to be about 70 to 75% pure, mixing the gold with copper and silver to bring out its warm, yellow colour.

Cons: Gold may become dull over time, and show scratches from everyday wear and tear. Repolishing/refinishing the ring will bring it back to brand new.

Rose Gold

Pros: Because pure gold, at 24 carats, is too soft to be worn as jewelry, it is mixed with other alloys to increase its strength. This means a gold engagement ring can be made in other colours besides yellow – rose, as well as white, mentioned below. Rose gold is a nice compromise between traditional and unique. Gold is mixed with copper alloy to create the reddish colour, and the more copper alloy in the ring, the deeper the colour will get.

Cons: Rose gold may become dull over time, and show scratches from everyday wear and tear. Repolishing/refinishing the ring will bring it back to brand new.

White Gold

Pros: White gold is yellow gold that has been mixed with other white metals, such as palladium or silver, to create a stunning and shiny metal. White gold jewelry is plated with rhodium, to give it a white colour. Rhodium is hypoallergenic, a perfect choice for anyone with sensitive skin, and it serves to further protect the white gold underneath.

Cons: Although rhodium is strong, it will wear away over time and the ring will need to be replated.

Get Started

Janina’s carries a wide selection of brands and styles in store. Come in today and choose the ring you know she’s always dreamed about, or choose a ring that can be customized, for a truly unique look.

Many of the brands at Janina’s specialize only in creating the perfect ring, and you can choose just the right stone to place in the centre.

Your happily ever after is waiting, and we have the ring to get you there.