TITANIUM: a lightweight and strong refectory metal with a natural silvery color. Since it is non-magnetic and resistant to corrosion and denting, titanium is often used in medical and industrial settings, but has recently made an impact of jewelry design. Titanium is easily colored without the use of dye or pigments and can produce vivid, long-lasting colors. You can find it mainly in everyday jewelry, such as wedding rings, watches, and ball studs.
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.