Engagement Rings by Metal Type

Toronto diamond engagement rings gallery


As you choose a diamond engagement ring, it is important to know the different types of precious metals available. At Livia Diamonds in Toronto, we want to provide you with the engagement ring education you need to make the best decision on the engagement ring setting that fits your unique style as a couple, and your budget.

Perhaps no other shiny substance on earth has captured our hearts more than gold. When used as the metal with a diamond engagement ring, it is stunning. Below is a breakdown of the percentage of pure gold in each of the popular karat types:

  • 24 Karat: 99.9% pure

  • 22 Karat: 91.7% pure

  • 18 Karat: 75% pure

  • 14 Karat: 58.3% pure

  • 12 Karat: 50% pure

  • 10 Karat: 41.7% pure

  • The recommended karat for a diamond engagement ring is: 10k, 14k or 18k gold.


Gold is available in several different colors. The most popular is yellow gold, followed by white gold and rose gold. Yellow gold is pure gold mixed with a little silver and copper for a warm look.


White Gold combines pure gold with other white metals, such as zinc, nickel, platinum and silver. These additives are what create the white look in the metal.


Pink & Rose Gold are increasingly popular. These reddish gold options are designed with an alloy that combines gold with copper to create a golden metal with a reddish hue. While it normally uses a gold to copper ratio of 3:1, rose gold can be found with varying percentages of each.


Platinum is a silvery, white metal that’s extremely rare and considered more precious than gold. Priced significantly above Gold, Platinum is among the heavier metals used in jewellery. Despite this increase in cost, platinum jewellery has become increasingly popular especially in diamond engagement ring settings.


Diamond engagement rings can also be made using a combination of different gold colors. These types are sometimes called two-tone, three-tone or multi-colored gold. Two tone and three tone rings are certainly unique and can create a dramatic look. Two popular two-tone combinations today are mixing white gold and yellow gold and also white gold with rose gold.

Never forget that diamond engagement rings are more than just diamonds attached to a band. They represent your love, your “forever after”, and they should match your partner’s character.

At Livia Diamonds in downtown Toronto, I can help you pick the right style for your engagement ring that fits your budget, but you’ll make the decisions while I guide you through the process of choosing the most suitable style and shape. Book your free consultation with Aret today and get started on the path to a perfect proposal!


Find your engagement ring in Toronto! You can visit us at our custom engagement ring design studio located in downtown Toronto. Click here for Livia Diamonds Engagement Rings in Toronto.

Although our service is by appointment only, all of our consultations are absolutely free. We promise never to make you feel like you’re browsing at a car lot for your engagement ring. I’m Aret, the owner, and I will show you how to impress her with a ring that looks like you spent $20,000 when you only spent $6,000. You’re kindly invited to book your free design consultation here.


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