Gold jewellery comes in different colours. This is because the element of gold - with chemical symbol Au - is a relatively soft, ochre yellow precious metal. In its pure form it is not hard enough to be manipulated into jewellery, and certainly not into rings. If it were to be used it would scratch and even lose its shape in no time. Other materials are added to create an alloy. As such, white gold is an alloy similar to red gold and yellow gold. What is white gold exactly and how do you look after it?
- What is white gold?
- How does it differ from other precious metals?
- How to retain white gold's splendid allure?
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VeneziaFrom € 3.940 (excl. VAT)
1.50 carat diamond gradient bracelet in yellow goldFrom € 2.820 (excl. VAT)
0.30 carat diamond stackable alliance in yellow gold with marquise designFrom € 800 (excl. VAT)
1.20 carat diamond eternity ring in red goldFrom € 1.910 (excl. VAT)
1.00 carat solitaire halo ring in white gold with round diamondsFrom € 2.050 (excl. VAT)
How can you be sure then of the quality of, say, a white gold ring? A content stamp will be engraved on the inside of your white gold ring. This quality mark offers you assurance about the alloy calibre. The code in our white gold jewellery is always au750.
What does rhodium plating of white gold mean?
The rhodium plating lends the 18Ct white gold jewellery its ultra-white colour and prevents white gold from yellowing. Although, on the other hand, it does require more upkeep.
This extra step means that white gold jewellery can be more expensive at some jewellers than, for example, yellow gold. Yet, intrinsically, 18 karat white gold is no more valuable than 18 karat yellow gold; indeed, the proportion of gold is equal. The purchase price of 1 gram of white gold is equal to that of red and yellow gold.
Platinum is a highly durable, hypoallergenic raw material, that weighs more than white gold and is more expensive.
What is the history behind white gold?
How about after the war then? The precious metal remained popular due to its allure, affordability and comfort.
Diamonds truly come into their own when set in white gold jewellery. Its neutral colour means white gold complements a plethora of precious stones.
What white gold jewellery will you choose?
All our jewellery in our web shop features a detailed description, making you fully aware before you make your purchase. Nor will you have to wait too long for your white gold jewellery. Your brand-new acquisition will adorn your partner's, or your own finger within 1-10 working days. Maybe you prefer the idea of a necklace or bracelet? If so, browse the exclusive white gold jewellery collection now.
Are you still on a quest to find white gold jewellery for her, or him? Browse the BAUNAT white gold cufflinks collection, or contact our experts for advice tailored to your personal requirements