Deciding on the colour of your gold jewellery? Understand how rose, white and yellow gold differ before choosing your next precious item.
Exploring new jewellery can be thrilling, and even more so when you understand the materials. Clients trust our exquisite designs because at OM Gold & Diamonds we only select 100% certified quality gold.
Why is gold mixed with other substances?
Gold is beautiful but also a soft metal, and therefore vulnerable to damage as the karat count increases. Various metals can be mixed with gold to ensure long-lasting, wearable and durable gold jewellery.
The value of gold jewellery is primarily defined by the karat count (amount of pure gold present) regardless of colour. Naturally, the value of any precious stones or gems will also impact the overall price.
Note: If you have a known reaction to certain materials, the friendly OM Jewellers team will verify the types of alloys present in your chosen design. Often it is not gold, but another substance causing the response.
The allure of rose gold
Is pretty in pink your style? Rose gold is created from a blend of gold and copper, hence the rosy hue. Other metals may also be present. Rose gold offers a subtle and attractive alternative to yellow and white gold.
Rose gold can manifest in various shades, with the ratio of composite materials altering how the tinge manifests. Part of the popularity of rose gold jewellery is increased resistance to scratches, suiting those with busy lifestyles.
The power of yellow gold
The softness of yellow gold means even when mixed with other substances for strengthening, stunning, extremely high karat items remain the most vulnerable—yet still the most valued, and costly.
The sleekness of white gold
Technically white gold is yellow gold mixed with other metals and usually plated in rhodium, a process that requires repeating every few years. White gold is seen as a cost-friendly alternative to platinum.
White gold is a subtle statement for those who aren’t drawn to yellow or pink gold, with white gold earrings and dress rings that suit contemporary tastes. Overall, white gold is a more durable option than yellow gold.
Fashionable in gold
In today’s world, various golds can be blended when accessorising. Whether you prefer one gold or a range, the choice is personal. Mixing golds—even on your ring finger—can create a dynamic and stylish impression.
Pieces that blend different golds within the design also make for an eye-catching fashion statement. While some tout certain golds for particular skin hues, personal preference is key when choosing jewellery.
Customising your gold
Our talented and experienced designers love meeting Perth custom jewellery needs, from classic to contemporary. Visit instore or contact us soon to discuss the creation of a stunning bespoke gold piece.
Our friendly team are always happy to answer any questions you have around yellow, pink and white gold selections. Many of our pieces are available in more than one gold, so if curious about a design, reach out to OM Gold & Diamonds.