Friday, February 12, 2021

White Gold Jewelry

White Gold Jewelry  

White gold is an alloy comprising gold and at least one white metal. This alloy is then plated with a hard element called ‘rhodium’, which may wear off with time. The jewelry can be plated again to restore its white sheen. White gold jewelry or utensils may comprise varying amounts of pure gold in it. White gold is often considered an alternative to yellow gold, silver or platinum, because of its comparatively lower price. Some metals commonly used to make white gold include platinum, nickel, palladium & manganese. The properties of this alloy, besides its color, depend on its chemical make-up, or composition. Also, without the rhodium coating, ‘white gold’ may appear pale pink or dull brown in color.

White gold is available in 14 carats, 18 carats or 21 carats depending on the kind of jewelry being made. High-carat white gold alloys are far more resistant to corrosion than pure silver or sterling silver. Fourteen and eighteen-carat gold alloys with silver appear greenish-yellow and are referred to as green gold. There are different formulas today for making white gold whiter and brighter. It may be 75% of Gold containing 17.3% Nickel, 5.5% Zinc and 2.2% Copper is silvery in appearance. Another combination is 75% Gold, 15% Silver and 10% Titanium.


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