What are the
different metal choices?
Jostens offers a variety of metal choices
including white and yellow gold, Silver Elite®, Solaris Elite™, and Lustrium®.
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.
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.
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.
Lustrium® - A non-precious metal alloy that is silver in color. It is a hard and durable metal.
Lustrium will react to oxygen and thus may require additional care and
*Nickel is included in the following metal mixes: Lustrium® and all white gold.