precious metal Options

A Rainbow of colored Golds and platinum


Imagine...Your Dream Ring in Your Favorite Shade of Gold


Gorgeous Raw Rose Cut Diamond Engagement RingsWhy settle for a pre-made ring when you can have the ring of your dreams, in a metal color that suits your skin and your style.  Your ring deserves to be handcrafted from the right metal. Pick the colors  Let the team at Krikawa help you select the perfect metal, whether it is for your unique engagement ring or wedding band.  Unsure what is going to look best with your skin tone or stone?  We'll provide advice from decades of experience, photograph your colors together, or ship your stone and metal samples together for you to see in person!  Together, we’ll create the ring of a lifetime.  Call 1-888-KRIKAWA or email us today. 



What Metal Will You Choose?


14k Rose, 18k Yellow, 14k Yellow, 10k Green, 14k White, 14k High Palladium White Golds, Platinum/Palladium, Sterling
Your choices in precious metals offer you a range of colors. Your choices go beyond light cool gray to yellow. You’ll explore the possibilities in color from copper to a light green, yellow or white. Krikawa artisans and goldsmiths will work from this broad palette to create your ring. You’ll be amazed by our ability to "paint with metals," creating the masterpiece you’ll love.


From left to right: 14k rose gold, 18k yellow gold, 14k yellow gold,
10k green gold, 14k pd white gold, 14k gray gold, palladium, platinum.

  At Krikawa, your ring will be handcrafted and made-to-order with the precious metal of your choice. Choose from precious metals such as: Let us help you choose the metal to compliment your skin tone. You can talk to us about a metal’s durability based on its unique composition and hardness. With our guidance, you’ll understand how a metal’s hardness will offer you different levels of resistance to dents. You can be confident knowing how your ring will hold up over time without wearing down.



White Metal. Right Metal?


Want to know how to choose the right white metal for your ring? In deciding on the right metal, let us help you consider important elements such as:
  • color
  • hardness
  • wear resistance
  • maintenance
Considering a light weight design? Have a preference for a larger, bulkier design? Talk to our experts for advice on selecting the right metal for your ring. You’ll discover how different metals hold up during daily life. You’ll know your options with white metals and the various properties of your selection.

Whether this is your first piece of fine jewelry or a new piece to your collection, our designers will help you make the most of every detail. You’ll recognize the level of expertise and craftsmanship in every Krikawa ring. You’ll understand why a Krikawa ring is the ring you’ll wear for a lifetime.

COMPARATIVE QUALITIES OF KRIKAWA METALS

Alloy* Approximate
Composition
Specific
Gravity
Melting
Temp. (° F)
Color Vicker's
Hardness
950 Platinum 95% Pt
5% Ru
21.45 3235 light cool gray 130
950 Palladium 95% Pd 11.84 2500 light cool
gray
115
14k Palladium White Gold
(Krikawa Standard)
58.5% Au
+Pd
13.7 1710 medium warm gray 150
14k Nickel White Gold
(Upon Request Only)
58.5% Au
+Ni
medium warmsih gray
170
18k Yellow Gold 75% Au 15.6 1700 rich yellow 125
14k Rose Gold 58.5% Au
+Cu
13.4 1520 copper 125
14k Green Gold 58.5% Au
+Cu
bright yellow
10k Green Gold 41.6% Au
+Ag
11.7 1480 light green yellow 170
Sterling Silver 92.5% Ag
7.5% Cu
10.36 1640 white 75
Stainless Steel
medium gray ~200
Cobalt Chrome 67% Co
27% Cr, 6% Mo
medium gray ~220
 
*An alloy is a combination of different metals that are melted and blended together to create a new homogeneous metal with a uniform color and a new melting temperature (different from the parent metals). New alloys are created to achieve more desirable properties such as hardness and ductility.

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