White Gold Metal Guide
Out of all the different types of gold, white gold jewellery is timeless, elegant and can be incorporated into any style. It is considered to be the most popular gold colour, now chosen more often than traditional yellow gold. White gold can easily be worn with silver jewellery, as the shades complement one another, although it is recommended you do not mix the metals – this is to ensure the gold is not scratched or damaged by the harder, silver jewellery material.
What is white gold?
White gold is created by mixing pure gold with a white metal, such as magnesium, silver or palladium to create its signature sophisticated colouring. This gold colour is never totally white, but usually a shade of off white or even cream, making it the perfect setting for coloured precious stones.
White Gold is essentially Yellow Gold that has been mixed with other metal to whiten it, but it does not become completely white, it remains off white or cream white. It is often plated with rhodium, which in time wears off so regular re-plating is often required to maintain its whiteness.
This colour is available in a variety of carats, but 9kt is most commonly used to ensure durable and stunning pieces of jewellery are created, which can be worn every day.
Looking after your gold jewellery:
- Ensure you wear your jewellery separate from other pieces, to avoid damaging them as they may rub together.
- Remove white gold jewellery when working with harsh chemicals or completing rough tasks.
- Clean your jewellery regularly, to avoid dirt building up and dulling its shine.
- Check precious stone settings and clasps regularly for signs of damage and have these repaired straight away to avoid losing your jewellery or their embellishments.
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