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Metal Choices


What are the different metal choices?

Jostens offers a variety of metal choices including platinum*, white and gold, Silver Elite®, Solaris Elite™ and Lustrium®.

  • Lustrium® - A non-precious metal alloy that is silver in color; it is a hard and durable metal.

  • Yellow Lustrium® - Same characteristics as Lustrium®, but yellow in color because of coating with 23 karat yellow gold.

  • DualCast® - DualCast® rings combine 10K yellow gold accents (such as tops and Design-A-Sides®) on a white Lustrium® base for a ring that cost less than solid gold. Achiever® and Heritage® DualCast® rings feature a 10K yellow gold top and activity or mascot on the side of a white Lustrium® ring. The crest on the Heritage® stone is white Lustrium®. Signature® DualCast® rings feature a 10K yellow gold top on a white Lustrium® ring.

  • Solaris Elite™ - This radiant yellow metal alloy is beautiful and affordable. We've combined durability and affordability to create our exclusive yellow alloy.

  • Silver Elite® - A precious metal alloy primarily composed of silver with elements of palladium and gold, coated with a rhodium plating.

    Rhodium Plating - A member of the Platinum metals group. Rhodium is a silvery, metallic colored precious metal. It is an extremely hard material and is highly resistant to corrosion and it is used extensively in the fine jewelry industry. Rhodium provides protection for Silver Elite®, coating it to help prevent tarnish and scratches. It is very durable and prevents skin oil from dulling the ring. Rhodium is most commonly plated on white gold and sterling silver jewelry.

  • Gold - Jostens offers gold in 3 colors and 3 karat qualities:

    Yellow Gold - Because of its durability and lasting value over time, gold is a wise investment. Gold has been the standard for jewelry for over 4000 years.

    White Gold - Has the same lasting qualities and value as yellow gold, but is composed of a different metal.

    Metal purities
    18K
    - 75% pure gold, 25% metal alloy.
    14K - 58.5% pure gold, 41.5% metal alloy.
    10K - 41.7% pure gold, 58.3% metal alloy.

  • Platinum - Platinum has the look of silver, but is even more durable and more rare than gold, hence more expensive. Platinum is 90%-95% pure platinum.

*Platinum is available on select designs.

*Nickel is included in the following metal mixes: Lustrium®, Yellow Lustrium®, and all white gold.


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