I often get asked by customers about the differences, advantages and disadvantages of all the metal options I offer for my designs. I write these long emails late at night, when it would be so much easier to just send them a link to a blog post. So here it is:
I do work with various precious metals. I don't ever use copper, bronze or brass for my rings. It's just not my thing really. I personally don't wear those metals as I don't like the color and they react to my skin by turning my fingers green. But there are some amazing artist that do beautiful jewelry with these metals. My preferences are sterling silver, palladium, a mix of both and white or yellow gold alloys or even Platinum.
I can't currently work with Titanium or Steel, although I would love to use those. But they require some totally different tools that what I have in my arsenal.