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Posted on February 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Jewelry is the most personal accessory you can wear because it is so customizable. Not only are there countless colors, cuts and sizes of gemstones to choose from — even your gold can be adapted to suit your tastes.
Yellow gold is a classic, and has been the most common choice for setting jewelry over the years. It’s traditional and sentimental, and compliments any skin tone. It’s also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies to cheaper metals.
Yellow gold is usually the softest of the three golds, so it may be more prone to scratches and dents than other colors. If extra durability is a concern, you may want to consider another color.
Over the past couple of decades white gold has taken the place of yellow gold as the most popular choice for many jewelry styles, especially when paired with diamonds. It’s brilliant finish accents the the radiant stones perfectly, adding an extra wow factor and a clean, monochromatic look to your jewelry.
The downside to white gold is that the brilliance may fade over time. Almost all white gold jewelry is plated with rhodium, which gives it the high polish that we think of when we think of white gold. White gold will likely need to be re-plated every few years to maintain its shine; however, this is a fairly inexpensive procedure.
Additionally, white gold may not be hypoallergenic. White gold is created by mixing yellow gold with a whiter “bleaching” metal like palladium, or more frequently, nickel — a metal to which about 20 percent of the world is allergic.
Rose gold has rapidly risen in popularity over the last few years. It’s a bit more trendy than the other colors of gold, and thanks to its pinkish hue, is also a bit more romantic, feminine and delicate-looking.
Despite its delicate look, rose gold is the strongest of the three golds. It is mixed with copper, which creates a stronger alloy than yellow or white gold and gives it the characteristic rosy color. However, copper is not hypoallergenic, so if you suffer from sensitive skin you may want to opt for a yellow gold.
If you are considering purchasing a piece of gold jewelry, let Hamra Jewelers help. We have a wide selection of fine jewelry available in yellow, white, or rose gold. Give us a call at 480-946-5110 to get started.