Metal Guide

There are a variety of metals and materials that can be used to make your item of jewellery. The most common metals used are gold, platinum, silver, titanium and palladium. 18K gold and platinum are the two metals that Diamond Story specialise in. Click on the metals to learn more.


One of the two most popular metals along with gold. At Diamond Story we only use Platinum 950 for our jewellery as this has the highest platinum content for jewellery making. Platinum is harder than gold so will be more resistant to scratching and being a naturally white material its white sheen will not change colour from wear and tear. Platinum is great as it accentuates the sparkle of diamonds perfectly and will last for a lifetime. 


The other popular metal along with Platinum. At Diamond Story we specialise in 18K white, yellow or rose gold as this has the highest gold content without compromising strength. 22K and 24K jewellery is also possible to be custom made. 9K and 14K are also popular options for customers. 18K Gold is fantastic as it is very strong but still malleable so resizing is easier. 


Diamond Story also stocks a range of Sterling Silver jewellery for affordable luxury! 


Palladium, one of the rarest metals in the world, is a member of the Platinum Group Metals. These metals are also referred to as "Noble Metals" due to their superior ability to withstand corrosion and oxidation. 18K white gold is usually is mixed with palladium to make the base metal whiter. 


Naturally very strong and light, titanium rings are very popular with men looking for an alternative to the classic gold wedding band. Titanium also has a naturally darker colour which also appeals to many gents.