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Everyday Elegance: The Best Metal Types for Everyday Jewelry

June 15th, 2024

a man’s hand in his pocket, wearing a simple silver chain bracelet.

Your selection of everyday jewelry requires pieces that not only catch the eye, but also stand up to the daily demands of everyday wear. It is essential to opt for accessories wrought in metals that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but can withstand potential dirt and grime, as well as scuffs and scratches. These pieces will add a refined touch to your daily wardrobe, ensuring your ensembles look polished day in and day out. Discover the perfect blend of practicality and luxury here at Michael Agnello Jewelers in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

a pair of heart shaped sterling silver drop earrings with diamonds.

Sterling Silver

Ideal for everyday elegance as well as more formal occasions, these stunning heart-shaped drop earrings by Rhythm of Love are crafted in sterling silver, and exemplify why this metal is a top choice for many jewelry aficionados. Its hypoallergenic properties ensure comfort for all-day wear, crucial for sensitive skin or for those with metal sensitivities. Sterling silver's affordability also allows for luxurious design without a steep price, while its durability means these charming earrings can withstand daily wear. Such qualities make sterling silver an undeniable favorite for both style and substance in everyday jewelry pieces.

a yellow gold diamond fashion ring next to a yellow gold diamond chain bracelet.

Yellow Gold

Choosing yellow gold for everyday jewelry brings a variety of benefits, including its universally flattering hue that complements most skin tones, as well as its timeless appeal. This metal is also known for its durability, making it ideal for daily wear. Available in various carat weights, yellow gold offers a myriad of options to suit a diverse span of budgets. For example, this delicate, stackable fashion ring by Simon G. and this diamond chain bracelet from Uneek— both available at Michael Agnello Jewelers— are exquisite everyday pieces that highlight the practicality and ageless elegance of yellow gold.

a white gold station necklace featuring different diamond cuts.

White Gold

For those seeking a sophisticated yet durable option for everyday wear, white gold stands out as a tantalizing option. The robustness and tarnish-resistant properties of white gold make it suitable for daily wear, maintaining its pristine and opulent appearance over time. Additionally, the sleek and modern look of white gold complements any outfit, from casual everyday wear to even the most formal ensembles. This station necklace from Beny Sofer is a perfect example of white gold’s versatility and elegance, showcasing the delicate craftsmanship that is ideal for adding a touch of luxury to everyday style.

a rose gold bangle bracelet next to a rose gold pair of butterfly studs.

Rose Gold

Adding a wonderfully warm, distinctive touch to daily ensembles is effortless with rose gold, a metal celebrated for its durability and unique hue. Crafted from a blend of gold and copper, rose gold offers a charming alternative to more traditional metals. Its availability in various carat weights allow it to cater to a range of budgets, making it a versatile choice for everyday jewelry and a unique pop of color for dressier outfits. At Michael Agnello Jewelers, our extensive inventory of rose gold jewelry includes this elegant bangle bracelet from Uneek and these whimsical butterfly stud earrings from Simon G., each piece highlighting the metal's rich, flattering color.

a platinum fashion ring with floral details.


Platinum is beloved for its mesmerizing shimmer, durability, and its gentleness even on the most sensitive skin. For many jewelry connoisseurs, embracing the unique durability and stunning beauty of platinum makes it an exceptional choice for daily wear jewelry. This metal is highly resistant to wear, and maintains its exquisite luster without tarnishing, ensuring that pieces like this Simon G. Trellis fashion ring remain as captivating as the day they were first bought. Ideal for those seeking a blend of luxury and practicality, platinum stands out as a sophisticated staple in any jewelry collection.

a pair of yellow gold huggie earrings on a pink dish.

Explore Incredible Fine Jewelry at Michael Agnello Jewelers

Discover the next addition to your jewelry collection at Michael Agnello Jewelers in Michigan. Our jewelry store in St. Clair Shores boasts an impressive selection of designer fine jewelry that effortlessly merges elegance with everyday practicality. Beyond our exquisite collections of fine jewelry, we also offer professional jewelry repair services to maintain the beauty and integrity of your most cherished pieces. For a personalized shopping experience, request an appointment with one of our knowledgeable team members today. Let us help you find the next adornment that perfectly complements your daily style.