Materials of the Ensemble

A Breakdown of The 7 Materials That Make The Ensemble

 
Monocle in Palladium 500

Monocle in Palladium 500

Palladium 500

Composition

50% Pure Palladium

50% mainly Silver and Copper

Properties 

The Gerstner Palladium alloy features a high scratch resistance and hardness in comparison to conventional gold alloys. 

Material

Palladium is a sister metal of platinum and requires equally elaborate processing. In recent years, palladium has gained in popularity as a comparable, more economic alternative to platinum. Hovering somewhere in between gold and platinum in terms of rarity and price, palladium weighs substantially less than platinum.

Colour

Dark Grey

Hardness

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Wearability

Light and comfortable.

Retains its original shine longer than platinum (although it will eventually acquire the same dull, matte finish over time). Like white gold and platinum, palladium can be refinished to regain its original luster. 

Cost

$$

For those wanting the price of a gold ring, with some of the characteristics of platinum, palladium may be a great alternative to consider.

Silhouette in Palladium 950

Silhouette in Palladium 950

Palladium 950

Composition

95% Pure Palladium

5% mainly Gallium 

Properties 

The Gerstner Palladium alloy features a high scratch resistance and hardness in comparison to conventional gold alloys.

Material

Palladium is a sister metal of platinum and requires equally elaborate processing. In recent years, palladium has gained in popularity as a comparable, more economic alternative to platinum. Hovering somewhere in between gold and platinum in terms of rarity and price, palladium weighs substantially less than platinum.

Colour

Bright Grey

Hardness

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Wearability

Relatively light, corresponds to weight in gold .

Retains its original shine longer than platinum (although it will eventually acquire the same dull, matte finish over time). Like white gold and platinum, palladium can be refinished to regain its original luster. 

Cost

$$$

For those wanting the price of a gold ring, with some of the characteristics of platinum, palladium may be a great alternative to consider.

Windsor in Platinum 950

Windsor in Platinum 950

Platinum 950

Composition

95% Pure Platinum

5% Tungsten

Properties 

Four times stronger than gold, Platinum is renowned for its hard-wearing properties, resistance to damage and wear.

Material

Platinum 950 is a naturally white metal. It does not need to be alloyed for colour. It is also a high density precious metal and is one of the heaviest metals used to make wedding bands. Platinum 950 is beautifully weighted, 50% heavier than similar pieces in gold. 

Colour

Cool Grey-White

Hardness

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Wearability

Hypo-allergenic properties make it ideal for sensitive skin.

Highly resistant to tarnish.

Natural white sheen will never fade or change colour.

Though it is the strongest of metals, platinum can incur a scratch and develop a patina of wear. The patina is considered by many to be a unique and often desirable attribute. However, it's reflective lustre can easily be revived by merely buffing it with a soft cloth.

Cost

$$$$$

 
Trilby in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds

Trilby in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds

18K (750) Yellow Gold

Composition

75% Fine Gold 

25% mainly Silver and Copper

Material

Gold is precious and enduring element found naturally in a distinct yellow colour. 

The vibrant yellow hue of gold is maintained, whilst a mixture of silver and copper alloys strengthen the metal.

The overall amount of gold within the composition remains the same for Yellow Gold as it is for White, Champagne or Rose.

Colour

Vibrant, warm yellow

Hardness

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Wearability

Impervious to tarnish.

Cost

$$$$

Derby in 18K Champagne Gold

Derby in 18K Champagne Gold

18K (750) Champagne Gold

Composition

75% Fine Gold 

25% mainly Silver and Copper

Material

Not as common as Yellow, White, and Rose gold, the delicate rosy hue of Champagne Gold is a result of precise mixing of silver and copper alloys.

The overall amount of gold within the composition remains the same for Champagne Gold as it is for Yellow, White or Rose.

Colour

Delicate, rosy yellow

Hardness

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Wearability

Impervious to tarnish.

A perfect choice if you can't decide between Yellow and Rose Gold.

Cost

$$$$

Esquire in 18K Rose Gold

Esquire in 18K Rose Gold

18K (750) Rose Gold

Composition

75% Fine Gold 

25% Silver, Copper and Zinc 

Material

Also known as Pink Gold or Red Gold

The beautiful pink hue of Rose Gold is created by the copper in the composition of the metal.

The overall amount of gold within the composition remains the same for Rose Gold as it is for Yellow or White.

Colour

Warm, blushing pink

Hardness

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Wearability

Impervious to tarnish.

Rose gold is flattering to most skin tones.

Cost

$$$$

 
Epaulette in 18K White Gold

Epaulette in 18K White Gold

18K (750) White Gold

Composition

75% fine gold 

16% palladium

9% mainly copper 

Properties

The Gerstner 18K White Gold alloy has been engineered to a warm brilliant white. This composition is naturally whiter in comparison to conventional White Gold alloys on the market, that are commonly plated in Rhodium to achieve a brilliant white colour.

Material

The warm brilliant white colour in White Gold is achieved by a careful choice of the alloying metals, which bleach the deep yellow of pure gold.

The overall amount of gold within the composition remains the same for Yellow Gold as it is for White, Champagne or Rose.

Colour

Warm, brilliant white.

Hardness

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Wearability

The most popular option. 

Cost

$$$$