alu·mi·num | ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm
A silver/white metal that is lightweight and malleable
Regarded as the most profuse metal in the Earth's crust, aluminum is non-magnetic, soft, and pliable. In fact, aluminum is present in countless gemstones, such as garnet, topez, and chrysoberyl. Aluminum is the perfect solution for those seeking a hypoallergenic metal. Additionally, aluminum does not tarnish like some of its contenders, such as silver. It is considered a “self-healing” metal, meaning it reacts with oxygen to develop a translucent, safeguarding layer of aluminum oxide. Furthermore, aluminum does not require special care, such as specially designed cleaners. However, the metal will fade if left in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time; that being so, it is recommended to be stored in a secured jewelry box.