Most of our dog tags are available in a variety of metal types. Stainless steel and nickel plated tags are silver in color and match stainless steel hardware. Brass and gold plated tags are gold in color and match brass hardware.
If you’re looking for a matte look, with less shine but more durability, we would recommend stainless steel and brass. Stainless steel also will not tarnish, so it requires no upkeep. With brass, you will need use brass cleaner over time to keep it looking new, unless you prefer the tarnished look.
Our gold and nickel-plated tags are very shiny and look a bit more upscale. However, they are susceptible to scratches because of their shine.
We also offer a few dog tags in colored aluminum. These tags are very lightweight and the engraving comes out in white for a unique look. They are the softest of the metal tags we offer, and therefore they aren’t quite as durable.