White gold is an alloy made of pure gold and at least one type of white metal, such as silver or palladium. The resulting metal has a silvery-white colour and is often used to make jewellery.
Contrary to popular belief, white and yellow gold of the same weight and purity are typically priced the same as the cost of gold is determined by its weight and purity, not its colour. However, the price of finished jewellery may vary based on other factors such as design, craftsmanship, and brand name.
White gold engagement rings offer a range of benefits that make them a popular choice for many couples. White gold wedding rings, for example, have a classic, timeless style that pairs well with a wide range of designs and gemstones. White gold vintage engagement rings, on the other hand, have a romantic and elegant look, often featuring intricate filigree, delicate engraving and other vintage-inspired details. For those who prefer a more unique and trendy design, white gold princess-cut engagement rings can be a glamorous and fun option.
Look for a hallmark stamp on the inside of the ring. This stamp indicates the purity of the gold, such as 583 for 14K or 750 for 18K, which is 58.3% purity level and 75% purity level respectively.
Soak the white gold ring in warm water for a few minutes, then gently scrub it with a soft-bristled brush. Wipe dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Yes, white gold can turn yellow over time. As white gold’s finishing is made by a plating process called Rhodium Plating, the rhodium plating may wear off over time exposing the natural colour of white gold. How quickly it wears off is highly dependent on your body’s acidity level. This is why we recommend taking your white gold jewellery to a professional jeweller for re-plating every 5-10 years.