Answers About Alloys: White vs Yellow Gold

When searching for a gold addition to your jewelry collection, you most likely want something high-quality, long-lasting, and durable while also jaw-dropping, dazzling, and beautifully unique.

The only dilemma is finding that combination of unmatched perfection seems too much like a Rumpelstiltskin fairytale where spinning gold comes at a high price.

However, while turning straw to gold may only be true in storybooks, finding the perfect gold piece isn’t as difficult a feat, especially considering that the traditional gold tone you may be picturing isn’t the only option for you to choose from.

With options like yellow and white gold, which vary from a traditional rich tone to a silvery shimmer, gold may be more versatile than you previously thought.

Still not sure which one to choose? Consider this:

Is it Really Worth its Weight?

Gold is everywhere — rings, coins, statues, frames, medals — even our computers have that subtle hidden glow. As one of the most useful and malleable minerals, it’s no wonder so many soon-to-be brides and jewelry fanatics turn to gold when choosing a ring or necklace.

That said, while pure gold is a rich yellow tone in nature, oftentimes the metal you’re looking at on the market is actually a blend of alloys that produce a more versatile color palette.

The most popular choices when it comes to jewelry are yellow and white gold; however, there are also more unique options such as rose gold that gets its pink hue from the inclusion of copper and silver. Additionally, incorporating oxides can lead to more unusual colors such as black, blue, and purple.

White Versus Yellow Gold

Now, the question remains — what’s the difference between yellow and white gold?

It’s likely that when you think of gold and silver, the two metals lie on opposite ends of a color spectrum. However, while yellow gold is the most traditional form, white gold has a dainty silver appearance that makes it a fan favorite among those who like jewelry that is soft and reflective yet also more durable and long-lasting.

Just like black and rose gold, the only difference between these two is the blend of metals used to create the color. While yellow gold has a small amount of copper to keep its rich hue intact, white gold is mixed with lighter metals such as nickel or palladium. White gold is also often plated with rhodium to make it stronger and brighter.

Striking Gold With Hemming Jewelers

When it comes down to it, the choice in gold really is personal preference, and with a range of different styles, you’ll be sure to find something that catches your eye. Only now the problem may be finding a jeweler you can trust to guide you through the deciding process, especially if you’re still on the hunt for that perfect piece with no luck.

That’s where Hemming Jewelers comes in! With a vast collection of both new and estate jewelry, we are dedicated to helping you find your dream jewels, whether it’s a gift for you or someone you love. What’s more, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we also offer custom-made jewelry to satisfy your unique taste.

Are you ready to invest in a beautifully crafted gold piece that will last a lifetime? Contact us at 904-354-5959 to get all of your questions answered and get started on your jewelry journey today!