Precious Metals

MDTdesign uses 18ct white, yellow and rose gold, and platinum. There is a vast difference between white gold and platinum in terms of colour, weight and longevity. In store, we can show you the difference and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the metals. 18ct gold is stamped with 750 denoting 75% pure gold. All our platinum used is 95%+ pure, therefore stamped with 950. The remaining percentage of the alloy is made up of different metals to make it harder, durable and more workable.

All 18ct white gold is plated with a solution called rhodium. The raw colour of the palladium-based white gold that MDTdesign uses is grey, as is all white gold. When the metal is rhodium plated, it becomes a brighter, whiter colour and the finished product looks very similar to Platinum. Rhodium plating does wear back over time and you will notice that your MDTdesign ring is showing a slight grey shade. Simply bring your ring in store and we will repeat the process at no cost as you have a lifetime service on any piece purchased at MDTdesign. Rhodium plating usually last around 8 months to a year and companies can charge on average AUD $90 and as a forever on going cost to all your 18ct white gold jewellery can begin to add up.

MDTdesign does not charge our clients for this service on their MDTdesign jewellery.  

Today's Date: 24th July 2017