Where Does White Gold Come From?
White gold is actually yellow gold which has been combined with a white metal such as palladium or nickel to give it a white hue.
White Gold Characteristics
A combination of gold and palladium is very malleable and perfect for fashioning intricate white gold ring settings
White gold which has been combined with nickel forms an alloy which is especially strong and often used for rings which need to be hard-wearing.
White Gold Karats
White gold, like yellow gold, is weighed in karats. Our white gold jewelry collection is mainly manufactured from 18K gold which is 75% gold and 25% a white colored metal or metals. 14K gold is made up of 58.3% gold and 41.7% other metals to give it extra strength.
White Gold Color
White gold, if left uncoated, will usually lack luster and shine because of the metal alloy. The natural color of white gold is actually a light grey. Generally, white gold is coated with a very thin layer of rhodium to give it greater depth of color and shine.
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