Precious Metal Guide

GEMIFIQUE delivers quality designs and thus offers numerous metals to design your jewelry with, among the most popular being Gold.

Gold can be referred to as “The Metal of all Ages” and although it does not tarnish, corrode or rust, it is however the most malleable of all metals and is thus too soft to be used in its pure state. For this reason, it is alloyed with other metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, rhodium or silver to enhance its durability as well as determine its color range.

Purity

Its Purity is measured in “Karat” with the benchmark set at 24-Karat being pure Gold.

We, at GEMIFIQUE, craft our jewelry in 14-Karat settings which consist of 58% pure gold and the remaining 42% with various other alloys. However, we can also design your ideal ring in 18-Karat which consists of other metals to enhance its durability for everyday wear as well as 10-Karat settings.

Color

Gold may appear in various colors depending on the metal with which it is alloyed and the percentage of each alloy. GEMIFIQUE can offer you three colors of gold to design your unique setting with, depending on which type of look and feel you wish to create.

Yellow Gold

This is by far the most common color found in bespoke jewelry and is mixed with copper and silver to obtain its warmth. The intensity of the color will be richer depending on the amount of “pure gold” used in the alloy, however at the expense of durability.

When choosing this color, it is important to be mindful about your diamond selection. Yellow gold is the perfect companion for slightly tinted diamonds when selecting your jewelry.

White Gold 

This has become a popular trend in engagement ring designs as its appearance resembles that of platinum. Its composition is the same as yellow gold but is also alloyed with manganese, palladium or nickel and is furthermore plated with rhodium to achieve a true white finish. Although durable, this rhodium plating eventually wears over time but can be replated to restore the whiteness of the metal.

White gold is the perfect complement with our White/Eye Clean diamond recommended selection.

Rose Gold

This color is fast becoming fashionable and is alloyed with copper to achieve its pink color. The amount of copper in the alloy will invariably determine the redness of the metal, but we at GEMIFIQUE strive to keep our composition based on 75% gold and 25% copper in order to achieve the maximum effect.

The beauty of this color is that it is compatible with any color gemstone.

Silver

Sterling Silver has been labeled as “The Queen of Metals” due to its highly reflective properties. Unpractical in its natural state due to its softness and malleability, it is combined with copper to improve its hardness and is thereby referred to as “Sterling Silver”, consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.

Sterling Silver is an excellent alternative to white gold or platinum and is actually the preferred choice by many as it is more affordable and extremely attractive.

Pricing your design

When it comes to pricing your unique jewelry design, this is based on various factors such as the Karat purity of gold, the amount (in ounces) of gold or silver used in designing your style as well as the craftsmanship invested.