Choosing the Metal

Your ring price is determined by the metal you select. Here is information to help you decide:

  • 14kt Gold is over 58% pure gold with a mixture of alloys to strengthen the metal.

  • 10kt Gold is over 40% pure gold with a mixture of alloys to strengthen the metal.

  • Opulux is a yellow, non-precious metal consisting of over 16% pure gold with a mixture of alloys to strengthen the metal.

  • Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other alloys to strengthen the metal. It has a finish to help keep it from tarnishing.

  • Valerium is a white, non-tarnishing, non-precious metal consisting of jeweler's alloys. Valerium is offered for rings in the Compass and Traditions collections, but is not available in the Sole collection.

Is there any difference in the way the various metals look? A jeweler could tell the difference, but to most people, the gold-colored metals all look the same, and the silver-colored metals all look the same. We doubt that you will be able to tell the difference between Valerium and White Gold or between Opulux and Yellow Gold.

 

Our recommendation: A Class Ring is a wonderful piece of jewelry to wear for a period of life, but it is not normally something you will wear for the rest of your life. We recommend the lower cost metals! They are actually harder (more jeweler's alloys and less precious metal) and therefore more durable for wear during the time of your life when you are the most active.

 
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