The Various Colors of Gold
When you think of gold, do you typically see it in yellow? Well, there are some other colors of gold to consider when picking out your Custom Engagement Ring in Dallas. Yellow Gold, White Gold, and Rose Gold are the most common colors to consider when deciding on your engagement ring.
Gold is the most malleable and ductile of all precious metals. Hence, why gold in jewelry is mixed with other metals – to create a stronger and more durable alloy.
What is an Alloy? An alloy is when two or more metals are combined by heat or pressure. What gives gold the different colors depend on the metal used in the alloy mixture.
When picking a gold choice for your ring there are many factors to consider. Let’s take a look at the various colors of gold:
- Yellow Gold – Yellow Gold is the purest color and requires the least amount of maintenance. Yellow gold is typically mixed with zinc, silver and copper and is the most hypoallergenic of all the colors.
- White Gold – White Gold is the most temporary color due to its silvery-whiteness which can be very eye-catching. White gold is mixed with nickel, palladium, and silver. It’s plated with the hard element called rhodium which makes it more durable than yellow gold.
- Rose Gold – Rose Gold is sometimes referred to as “pink” or “red” gold due to its pink hue which comes from a mix of gold and copper. Rose gold is the most durable of the trio because of its copper content.
How to pick? When choosing what color of gold to use for your engagement ring you should pick a color that appeals to you (or the preference of the person to whom you are buying it for).
Consider the quality of your diamond (and mostly color grade) when choosing the shade of gold for your ring. Certain colors will not pair with certain jewels, causing your gemstone to be perceived with less quality.
And finally, factor in her skin tone. Warm skin tones look best with warm color so consider yellow gold or rose gold, Cool skin tones look best with white gold, and Neutral skin tones are the lucky ones because all gold colors look good on their skin!
Our Dallas Jewelry Store carries a large variety of styles to ensure you find what you are looking for. With our excellent service and trustworthy guidance, we will help you find the perfect custom engagement ring.
To get a detailed step by step list on how the custom engagement ring process works, click here!