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White gold is usually an alloy containing about 75% gold and about 25% nickel and zinc. Wear the story of your love with wedding bands from Kay. Say yes to Kay's collection of white gold wedding bands in stunning styles.
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The pale hue adds sleek sophistication to your wedding band. The effect is particularly compelling when paired with a matte black ceramic inlay or brilliant cut diamonds. Subtle or bold, your wedding band should reflect who you are. Whatever your style, you can never go wrong with lustrous gold.
Coveted for its fashion-forward feel, white gold brings cool sophistication with its light, silvery sheen. The metal gives you the look of platinum without stretching your budget. It also blends harmoniously with classic and modern ring designs
Want to add a flash of white and gold color to your wedding ring? Shop dual-tone wedding bands that pair your ring with bright white gold or the warm hues of rose gold and yellow gold. You might also be drawn to rings that include colored gemstones, such as sapphires and blue diamonds.
Some white gold wedding bands and white gold engagement rings are created with waxes carved by hand. These are then casted out, sometimes as one-of-a-kinds. This takes great skill to master, and allows some gorgeous and distinct designs.
The average width of a white gold wedding ring for women tends to be from 2mm to 5mm wide. This allows for a white gold engagement ring and wedding band to be worn at the same time: most women are not comfortable wearing a bridal ring set with a combined width of more than 8mm.
This 14K white gold diamond Bridal Set features a 3/4 carat natural oval cut diamond center showcased by halos diamond. The sides are embellished with more delicately prong-set round diamonds. The total diamond weight of this ring is 1 1/2 carats.
For those looking to create a yellow gold wedding ring set by matching their engagement ring and wedding band, there are many options. Certain wedding rings are created to pair perfectly with their engagement ring. Single Shared Prong engagement rings and Single Shared Prong wedding bands, Signature V solitaire engagement rings and Signature V bands, or Baguette Bar engagement rings and Baguette Bar bands are all examples of styles that can create a matching set.
Of course you can mix metal colors! Your wedding ring set is a reflection of your personality and unique love, and should be true to your very own style. Mixing white and yellow gold, or yellow gold with rose gold or platinum, is a wonderful way to create a fashion-forward and personalized set. Also consider mixing plain styles with pavé styles for a truly head-turning look.
For those who love diamonds, you will find a wide range of exquisitely designed jewelry pieces with beautifully cut and polished diamonds that are IGI certified and come with a certificate of authenticity. We also feature an impressive collection of gemstones like sapphires, topaz, amethyst, and more that can be purchased as individual pieces or as a set. You will find that most of our jewelry is available in sterling silver and white gold finishes
White gold does not have to be rhodium plated. Historically, white gold was plated in Rhodium because the first white gold alloys were not very successful. However the 9ct and 18ct white golds available are a lovely colour that does not have to be plated to appear white in tone. Yes, if you compare natural, non-plated white gold side by side to Palladium, Platinum or Rhodium plated gold, you will see a difference. But individually, natural white gold will appear white. 9ct white gold has a slightly creamier, golden hue. 18ct white gold is darker, almost gunmetal in tone. Both these warm white tones can suit a lot of skin tones better than the stark, icy cool white of Platinum, so it is always worth trying them all on before making your final decision on metal.
To truly understand the issue of Rhodium plating, you need to understand the make-up of white gold. In its natural form, gold is yellow, period. It is rarely made into jewellery in its natural state because it is just too soft. Gold is discussed in terms of 24 parts (or carats) and is always made into an alloy (a combination of metals), usually seen in 9 or 18ct in the UK. This means that the ratio of the alloy is 9 or 18 parts gold mixed with other metals to ascertain desirable strength and colour properties.
If the other metals in the alloy are mostly copper or silver, then the gold will remain yellow in colour. If the other metals are Palladium in the UK, or a mixture of Palladium and nickel in the US, then the resulting alloy is bleached to a white tone.
I worked with the different natural colours of gold in this commission to achieve a sunset graduation effect in this mixed metal wedding ring. The 14ct white gold layer (taken from an existing ring bought in Mexico) sits in the centre of the blue-white toned silver layer above and the yellow gold stripe below, acting as a mediator between the two opposing colours. In its original incarnation, the 14ct ring was Rhodium plated but this had worn away and formed the starting point for this remodelled design.
Jonty had done some research online and discovered a love for natural white gold when looking into finding the perfect engagement ring for Connie. He was disappointed not to find any option for un-plated white gold on the high street, and so bespoke was the perfect route for him.
The warmth of the white gold complements the greyness of the old cut diamond in the centre. It also contrasts slightly against the white diamonds along the band and grain set in the fan details. When worn on the hand, this ring looks white. It would only appear different if worn next to a silver or platinum ring.
The warmer tones of natural, un-plated white gold can often complement other coloured metals really nicely. This wedding ring is a combination of white and rose gold, and the earthy tone of white in the white gold just looks beautiful next to the rose.
In my opinion, white gold should be left in its natural state. But most importantly, I think the consumer should be given the choice to plate it and they should most definitely have the opportunity to see it in its natural form without the plating. Who knows, more people might learn to love the warmer, darker colours of un-plated white gold like I do!
Leaving white gold au naturel would give more of a rainbow choice of white precious metals when it comes to bespoke jewellery. Clients can select which metal suits their skin tone; the colour of any stones included in the design, and of course, their budget.
For a tension setting, I would recommend going as hard as you can with the metal choice, so probably platinum. However if you like the idea of using non-plated white gold, you could put a hidden support underneath the stone that joins the two shoulders and provides a cup for the stone to sit in, making the setting much stronger (I would do this regardless of metal choice as tension settings are never particularly secure)
Non-rhodium plating looks better (on UK non-nickel material certainly) on 18ct white gold than 9ct IMO. This is because, almost counterintuitively, the 18ct alloys appear whiter, or certainly less yellow than the 9ct!
I recently bought a ring in unplated 14k white gold and I have never seen white gold unplated. It truly is better in my opinion too. I attached a pic of my wedding ring and my Masonic ring side by side to show the difference. I loved the article!
This is a really interesting article and full of information. I would not like my jewellery to be plated however my wedding ring is too small for me now and needs resizing. It is over 40 years old and 18ct white gold. When it is resized will they plate it so you cannot see the join where the put the extra gold in?
resizes usually happen at the back of the band, so if there was a slight colour difference between the original white gold and the insert of new gold (which is likely, but will be subtle) it would be at the back of the ring. Most jewellers would recommend you plate the ring to cover this colour difference, but it is totally your choice. We recently resized a gents wedding ring and stripped all the rhodium off and you really had to look hard to find the resize area. I hope this helps!
So are you saying even when I plate the white gold ring with platinum, it will still turn yellow? I am trying to decide if I should start platinum plating or continue with rhodium plating. I am only considering as I have to plate my ring quite often, so the money is adding up lol.
Hi Jodie, loved you article.I have a question about posible metal toxicities specifically from a chemical reaction to worn down rhodium on a ring worn everyday doing hot outdoor labor exposing the white gold and probably nickel (being in the US). Can the chemical compounds of the rhodium plating seep into the skin causing a reaction when mixed with our natural salty sweat or any other non natural substances? Or after the rhodium has worn away completely can an allergic reaction to the nickel linger on well after the ring has been removed?
Did a lot of research when designing my wife and my wedding rings. I liked the warmer tone of the 14 white gold for mine on 18 yellow, where we went for a 19 white for my wifes, the colour was almost rhodium. I was concerned about the hardness, but the jeweller was kind enough to provide the alloy specs from his dealer for me to look at. Turned out the 19 was harder than my 14, lot more expensive though too. Still went way within our budgets to skip the engagement rings and get custom wedding rings.
This is such an interesting article, very eye opening. I was looking to have my wedding ring plated in rhodium again because it got resized and now there is a yellow patch on the back. Now I am thinking I should have my wedding, engagement and eternity ring polished back to their natural state. My question is will it look okay considering the engagement ring is white gold 750 and the wedding and eternity bands are white gold 585? Will they have different amounts of yellow or maybe they will all tone in together? 041b061a72