March 4, 2017

The majority of our collection is made from British Hallmarked .925 Sterling Silver. We love the look of silver, and we are able to heavily oxidize (blacken) the metal to enhance the intricate detail that goes into every piece. Alternatively, most of our designs can be made from other metals including yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum upon request.

Gold is an extremely soft metal, so other metals would have to be added to strengthen it before it can be made to jewellery. It is mixed with other metals such as copper, zinc, silver or cobalt, to make a stronger alloy. A pleasant consequence of alloying gold with other metals is that the end result is often a different colour.

9ct is favored by some of our customers as the high proportion of other metals makes it more hard-wearing. If you want a more long-lasting ring, then 9ct is the choice for you. We usually recommend this metal for our very intricately detailed designs such as our Old Warpig ring.

18ct and 24ct gold are appreciated for their radiance and is much warmer and brighter in tone than 9ct gold – but with their higher percentage of gold, it comes at a higher price.

Rose gold is a beautiful warm alternative to yellow gold. Rose gold is made of a beautiful alloy of gold and copper.

White gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver and palladium. It is a popular choice of metal for engagement rings and wedding bands.

Whilst gold contains a combination of metals, platinum’s purity makes it naturally hypoallergenic, ideal for those with skin sensitivities. Denser than gold and twice as dense as silver, it can be quite heavy but this is a favourable quality, especially for men. The value of platinum is more volatile than gold due to its other more industrial uses, but its rarity means it stands the test of time.

For all gold enquires and quotes please email ren@thegreatfroglondon.com.

Choosing A Metal
Choosing A Metal

Pictured from left to right: Our Wreath Ring, Soaring Eagle Ring, Small Anchor Ring, 2 X 4mm Plain Bands, Small Winged Skull with Rubie Eyes and Skull and Crossbones Ring all in solid 9CT Yellow Gold.