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Metal Choices


What are the different metal choices?

Jostens offers a variety of metal choices including white and yellow gold, Solaris Elite™, Silver Elite®, SunCast™, ShadowCast®, FireCast™, CamoCast™ and Lustrium®.

  • Gold - Jostens offers gold in 2 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.

  • Solaris Elite™ - Our patent-pending yellow blend metal is a combination of precious metals, including silver, and non-precious metals to create a beautiful, brilliant and durable solid metal.

  • Silver Elite® - A proprietary metal alloy primarily composed of silver with elements of precious metals, including palladium, 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.

  • SunCast™ - A 23K layered gold coating applied over a white Lustrium® base ring.

  • ShadowCast® - A diamond-like carbon coating adds a rich-black finish to a white Lustrium® ring

  • FireCast™ - This unique coating is achieved through a vapor deposition to add the copper-like color on top of a white Lustrium® ring.

  • CamoCast™ - Camouflage pattern applied using a proprietary coating process to our white Lustrium® ring.

  • 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 cleaning.

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


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