Rhodium vs Gold

Rhodium vs Gold

Gold and rhodium are both widely used in jewelry. While gold can be used as the main metal in a piece and plating, rhodium is used as plating. Why you may ask? Rhodium is durable but brittle. Thus it may show cracks easily and lose its form. However, it is a very good metal for…

Cubic Zirconia vs Zircon

Cubic Zirconia vs Zircon

  Cubic zirconia vs zircon is a common comparison when shopping for a diamond substitute. They sound similar but they are different stones. They look alike on an engagement ring. But their similarities stop there. What is cubic zirconia? Cubic zirconia is found in nature, but it is deposits are rare. Thus practically all cubic…

Black Sapphire vs Black Diamond

Black Sapphire vs Black Diamond

You want to buy a new pair of earring or maybe a wedding ring. There are gorgeous gems of all the colors of the rainbow. However, one clearly stands out: black gemstones. This unique group has two exquisite members: black sapphire and black diamond. These two hard gems, share the same color and can get…

What Are The Best Metals for Sensitive Ears?

What Are The Best Metals for Sensitive Ears?

No one wants to have allergic reaction after wearing beautiful earrings. To prevent such undesired effects, we have to undercover the reason. Many times, the chief culprit is nickel. Nickel is widely used with other metals in order to change their color and strength. Adding nickel to metals will lighten their color. They will gain…

Cubic Zirconia vs Moissanite

Cubic Zirconia vs Moissanite

Is moissanite better than cubic zirconia? Can you tell the difference between diamond and cubic zirconia? These are among the most asked questions about two diamond simulants, cubic zirconia and moissanite. And rightly so, CZ and moissanite are popular engagement ring stones. Like many diamond subsititutes, they share a similar look but a very different…

Vermeil vs Gold-plated vs Gold Filled

Vermeil vs Gold-plated vs Gold Filled

  What are the differences between gold, vermeil, gold plated and gold filled jewelry? How much silver is there in vermeil and sterling silver? These are probably 2 of the most asked questions about gold and silver alloys. Having abundance of choice is freedom. However, with many similar metals, it is easy to get confused!…