White gold is a popular choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, and other fine jewelry. White gold is created by mixing yellow gold with white metals and is then covered with a rhodium plating to hide the yellowish color from the yellow gold.
If you’re considering white gold for your bridal jewelry or other fine jewelry, here are a few things you should know:
- White gold is extremely complimentary to an array of different colored diamonds and gemstones, allowing a wide range of jewel choices. Yellow gold can sometimes clash with certain gems, but white gold allows for numerous color possibilities.
- Scratches can be polished out of white gold. If you notice a scratch in your white gold ring or other pieces, simply bring it in to Glennpeter Jewelers so we can buff out the imperfections.
- The rhodium plating on white gold will need to be restored occasionally, depending on how much wear and tear the ring is exposed to and how often it has been cleaned or polished. If you notice your white gold has lost its luster, or appears yellow in color, Glennpeter Jewelers can restore it to its original beauty with a “rhodium dip.”
- Though white gold and platinum appear nearly identical, there are some distinct pros and cons to each metal. Platinum does not have additional plating and will therefore never need to be restored, but can be pricier than white gold.