Metals Used to Make Our Jewellery

Are you shopping for unique engagement rings or one-of-a-kind jewellery for that special someone? Ensuring that you choose everything correctly – from the cut of the stone to the metal used – will help you to make the best purchase.

At Anania Jewellers, we create handcrafted jewellery that is beautifully designed and made with a range of metal bases. Below we will go over the metals that we use to make everything from opal necklaces to engagement rings in Sydney.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is one of the loveliest metals, giving everything around it a touch of romance. Bright stones like opals truly pop when set in rose gold and they give the metal itself an alluring glow. Many people choose this metal because it gives jewellery a vintage look.

Yellow Gold

Yellow gold is the classic choice as it is historically the most popular metal used for engagement rings and men’s wedding bands. Gold symbolises a winning colour and yellow gold is the most malleable, requiring the least maintenance of all the gold colours.

White Gold

Like the others gold varieties, white gold is an alloy mixture. Specifically, white gold is a mixture of pure gold and some white metals like silver, nickel, manganese or palladium. It has the look of silver, so it looks great in everything from engagement rings to necklaces and pendants.


Quickly becoming the metal of choice for engagement rings and wedding bands, platinum has a natural white or silver colour. It is a very durable metal that is stronger than gold because it is the heaviest and densest precious metal.

Rarer than gold, platinum is a status symbol and conveniently, it is also hypoallergenic.

Browse our online selection or visit our jewellery store in the Sydney CBD to learn more about the different metals and which one is best for your piece! Call the team at Anania Jewellers on 02 9299 4251.


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