Colours of Gold
Apart from the traditional yellow gold, the colour of gold can be colour-toned depending on what metals it is mixed or alloyed with. The richness of the Gold colour is directly affected by the percentage of Gold in its alloys: therefore, 18k Gold has a richer Gold colour than 14k Gold. Gold comes in variations of white gold and rose gold. Most plain gold jewellery designs are given a two-tone effect for a contemporary and classy feel. White gold and yellow gold are paired together to create a beautiful and exquisite two-tone appearance. Gold can now be created in a wide spectrum of other colours, such as green, purple and even black, but greatest demand for gold around the world remains for yellow gold; warm, rich, and subtle - the ultimate in precious metals.
Gold has a warm yellow colour in its purest form. Natural gold and colour-saturated alloys are what give yellow gold jewellery its rich shine. Its signature warmth is gotten from an expert mixture of copper, silver and pure gold which gives this precious metal its original colour. Yellow Gold has an inherent classic and deep look about it and radiates victory and opulence. Yellow Gold is favoured the most by women as it suits all skin tones, can be worn with anything and blends with any other gemstone attractively.
Benefits of Yellow Gold
1. The brilliance of the majestic Yellow Gold makes it both warm and luxurious at the same time.
2. Yellow Gold can be combined with anything - Silver, Platinum, Diamonds or Gemstones.
3. Yellow Gold is extremely valuable and will always remain a consistent financial investment.
4. Yellow Gold does not tarnish.
Mixing in white metals, such as palladium or silver in combination, creates white gold. White Gold contains the same characteristics of Yellow Gold but has cooler silvery tone to it. To give White Gold its brilliant shiny white luster, it is combined with metal called rhodium. Rhodium is a shiny white metal, which is extremely hard and durable. Although strong, rhodium wears away over time. Replating can be done to restore whiteness to your jewellery. This metal is more durable and scratch resistant because of presence of rhodium in it. White Gold has gained popularity over the past few years since it fits with any occasion and any outfit. White Gold gives a contemporary look where Yellow Gold lends itself to the classic.
Benefits of White Gold
1. Its versatile look lends itself to any outfit, any occasion and any gemstone.
2. You can also combine it with other metals like Rose Gold, Platinum or Sterling Silver.
3. No need to worry about tarnish like Silver.
4. Harder and more scratch resistant than Silver.
5. A good affordable substitute if you're a Platinum jewellery lover
Rose gold, also known as pink or red gold, is created by adding more copper in the alloy composition of the gold and decreasing the silver-coloured alloys. The more the percentage of copper is stronger the more pinkish is the gold. Copper is very durable and so this makes rose gold harder than yellow or white gold. The warm tone of Rose Gold lends a little bit of romance to any piece of jewellery. The rosy glow flatters any skin tone and when combined with any gemstone. Today, the trend of Rose gold jewelry is becoming more popular, specially while selecting wedding bands and bracelets.
White Gold with Black Rhodium
Black rhodium is plated to white gold creating a rich black appearance that is extremely hard and strong. As with traditional white rhodium, black rhodium may also wear away over time.