The next question that pops up is that which colour to go for Gold Colours: Gold is
available in several different colours. The most popular is White gold, followed
by Yellow gold.
Jewellery can also be made using a combination of different gold colours. These jewellery
items are sometimes called two-tone or multi-coloured gold.
The difference in colour between yellow and white is determined by the metals used
in the alloy mix.
Yellow gold is made by mixing pure gold with alloy metals such as copper and zinc.
White gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver and palladium.
White gold is essentially yellow gold that has been mixed with other metals to whiten
it but it does not become complete white but remains off white (Cream White) and
is often plated with rhodium, which in time wears off so regular re-plating is often
required to maintain its whiteness.
Selecting Gold Quality & Colours
When trying to decide between the gold Karat & Colour there are three things to consider.
- The metal performance with every day wear
- The difference in colour between the 9K, and 18K gold
- The difference in price between the gold Karats & Colour.
Other important factors to consider are the jewellery's construction and design. The techniques of construction can make a piece more durable and flexible for added comfort. A well-made piece in a classic design will give you years of wear and enjoyment and, if cared for properly, will last a lifetime. Unique design, intricate details, gemstones or a special clasp may add to the price.
We at DiamondsnDiamonds recommend 18K for heavy and daily wear jewellery.
Care for your Gold
To get a lifetime of enjoyment from your jewellery, be sure to keep it clean and safe.
Do not wear jewellery during rough work or when handling harsh chemicals. Store it in a box away from other pieces to preserve it from getting scratched.
Finally, check the diamond settings periodically for any damage to the gold prongs or bezels. If you see a loose prong, or if the setting looks out of line, bring it to us or any other professional jewellers for repair at once.