Monday 24 March 2014

The Truth About White Gold

What is white gold?

White gold is one of the most popular kinds of gold. It is naturally a light grey colour. White gold is derived from yellow gold which has been combined with other white base metals such as nickel, palladium or rhodium to produce the white finish. 

These based metals are named alloys; nickel is an alloy of gold and so on. Nickel is a stern, durable metal and it is used to create rings. Palladium is a softer base metal which can be used for gemstone settings.


White gold facts

The consistency of the white gold blend depends on the amount of alloys used to mix in with the yellow gold. The more nickel, palladium or rhodium used in the mixture will result in a brighter white hue.

Rhodium is another metal based alloy used to make white gold. It is used to brighter white gold and it creates the perfect shine and coating for jewellery.


What is white gold used for?  

White gold is used for all kinds of jewellery including rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. It works well with diamond rings and gemstone settings. White gold is a good alternative for silver lovers.

Maintaining your white gold jewellery 

It is essential to take care of your white gold jewellery, like all other gold jewellery it will help prevent your jewellery from tarnishing. There is a range of cleaning products available for specific types of gold jewellery. Cleaning instructions are often included along with the jewellery when you purchase them. Alternatively, it may be a good idea to ask your jeweller for recommendations. White jewellery can also be recoated by a specialist if tarnished.

Gold and beyond 

We usually associate gold with ‘yellow gold’ when gold is mentioned. There are other types of gold as well including; rose gold, two colour gold and three colour gold. For our full collection browse our website:

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