Each metal has it's own advantages and disadvantages and care should be taken to choose the proper metal to fit your lifestyle and budget.
By far the hardest of all the metals we carry, steel is a great low cost option that will last a really long time. Stainless steel generally contains a small amount of nickel, if you have an allergy to nickel then this metal is not for you. There are generally only two types of stainless steel that we use, 316 & 304. Stainless steel rings cannot be resized however almost all of our stainless steel freemason rings are stocked here at our facility so sending it back for a different size is no problem. If you order a custom steel ring then it is imperative you get properly sized as they cannot be returned or exchanged.
We have a small selection of Tungsten Carbide freemason rings. This metal is about twice as stiff as steel and 10 times harder than 18k gold. It is also much more dense making heavy rings for their size. This metal is extremely resistant to scratches but by the same token, it can shatter under the right circumstances. This ring can never be resized however you can send it back for a different size if needed.
.925 Sterling Silver
Pure .999 silver is too soft for jewelry and would rapidly deform with only a few days of wear. To solve this problem, 7.5% of another metal is mixed in, most often copper. Unlike our other metals, sterling silver will tarnish, a phenomenon some find desirable (for oxidized rings) and other find undesirable. The degree to which sterling will tarnish is going to vary dramatically with the conditions under which you wear the ring and your body chemistry. Some individuals find that silver tarnishes almost immediately when they wear it. Other individuals do not find it to be a problem. You may have seen sterling silver jewelry that does not tarnish and this is usually because it is a specialized designer alloy or it is plated with another metal. It is a common misconception that only "junk jewelry" turns dark colored with use, when in fact most junk jewelry does not tarnish, but real sterling silver does. Sterling silver masonic rings can be resized any time. The more finishing options you choose, the more labor is involved with resizing it.
Gold is a premium but pricey choice. We can cast absolutely any ring you see on our website in your choice of 10k,14k & 18k white or yellow gold. Gold masonic rings can be resized by virtually any jewelry in the world. If you can afford it, there is no substitute...
41% Pure Gold
58% Pure Gold
75% Pure Gold
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