When you really want to add something special to your jewellery collection, it’s hard to go past gold. Gold has been used in jewellery for centuries and its popularity certainly isn’t slowing down. Some of the most popular pieces are gold rings, and we’re going to look at the different types of gold rings you might find in Melbourne. What types of gold rings are available? Really, the types of gold rings available are only limited by the designer’s imagination. Gold is used frequently in jewellery, especially rings. However, gold is actually quite a soft metal, as far as metals go. So, in many cases, pure gold is mixed with an alloy to create a stronger piece. 24K gold is considered pure, but when used in jewellery it can be easily damaged. Therefore, 14K or 18K are usually better options. They’re considered solid gold, are a little harder than pieces made from 24k pure gold, and are usually mixed with other metals such as copper or silver. In addition, you may find white gold, which is gold mixed with other metals like nickel, palladium, zinc and even tin. Rose gold combines pure gold with silver and copper to create a pinkish colour. So, you’ve got quite a lot of options when it comes to gold jewellery, but not all of them are the yellow type of gold we often think of. Gold rings with diamonds Perhaps the ultimate way to make your jewellery more luxurious is to include diamonds. Diamond jewellery is more expensive, but with good reason because diamonds are so valuable. Of course, all diamonds are not created equal, so it’s worth considering the Four C’s of diamond jewellery before purchasing. But there are many gold rings out there that incorporate diamonds, whether it be smaller ones around the band, or a larger stone as the centrepiece. Coloured stone rings While diamonds are beautiful, they’re not in everybody’s price range. You can still get plenty of variety and beauty though, by choosing coloured stone gold rings in Melbourne. The beauty of this is that you can basically choose any type of stone you like. Ruby, sapphire and topaz are all common options for pairing with a beautiful gold band. Again, the options are basically limitless. With custom jewellery, you can request whichever stones you like. You also get a big say over the style. For example, subtle bands are always a classy look, especially when paired with smaller coloured stones. But you can also get some eye-catching designs that feature large stones on the top of the ring. What the best gold rings in Melbourne? Whether you’d like to browse our amazing collection of stunning designs or you’d like to explore custom jewellery options, we’ve got you covered. Catanach’s has been creating beautiful gold jewellery pieces for over 140 years. With an eye for detail and a creative flair for beautiful jewellery design, Catanach’s is your number one choice for luxury gold rings in Melbourne. Contact us today to find out more.