White Gold Engagement Rings

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For many reasons, white gold engagement rings should be your choice. White gold is a sort of alloy where pure gold is mixed with other metals such as silver, palladium or rhodium. Rhodium gives white gold its luminescent glow. However, this can wear off but it can be reapplied every year to five years for a low cost depending on the decoration of the ring. White gold is rated in quality just as yellow gold is. Typically inside the ring is stamped 18k, 14k or 9k. In the highest, 18k, the gold level is 75% while the white metal, whatever is being used, is 25%. Most additions to white gold is nickel or palladium and white gold that is 9k is 3 parts of gold to 5 parts of silver.

A common plus side of purchasing white gold is the price. It costs less than platinum which means you can put more money towards better stones or a sharper design detail of your ring. White gold can actually cost a fourth of the price of platinum. Remember when figuring the total cost of your ring to figure in the occasional refinishing if it is needed. White gold is relatively lighter than platinum as well. It is even stronger than yellow gold and more durable as well. Yellow gold can be soft and scratch or dent easily while the mixture of white gold causes a stronger band that will look beautiful and stay resistant for decades.

white gold engagement ring with diamond

White gold engagement rings are much more versatile than yellow gold ones. White gold goes with any style, making this the perfect choice for a material. It is flawless in its elegance and simply beautiful. It works to boost the sparkle and shine of your gemstones, particularly diamonds. Yellow gold can give a dull tone to even the sharpest of diamonds. There is a slight drawback however. As white gold looks so much like silver, it is quite frequently mistaken for the material, even when it is of the highest quality. But rest assured, the choice of white gold for an engagement ring will be the perfect one and your loved one will admire it.