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White or yellow gold

Gold has always been a popular metal for jewelry, especially for wedding and engagement rings. Both white or yellow gold have a classic look that will never fade. In the recent years there hasn’t been much of a debate between yellow and white gold, as the popular choice has been white gold. However, many people do not know what the difference is between the two other than, of course, their color.

There are two things to consider when shopping for gold; karat and colour. The karat indicates the proportion of gold to other metals such as nickel, manganese, copper and zinc. Pure gold is known as 24 karat and is made up 100% of gold. The natural colour of gold is yellow, but you can now find white, rose, red and other coloured gold.

The following are the pros of white and yellow gold:yellow gold vs white gold band

White Gold:

  • More durable
  • Very hard to scratch
  • Better displays the diamonds features
  • More popular, silvery finished look

Yellow Gold:

  • Less expensive
  • Only requires occasional polishing to retain shine
  • Easy to re-size
  • Considered the classic ring color

In the end, it all comes down to preferences with wedding and engagement rings. People often tend to prefer one colour over the other and that will be the deciding factor. Come in to Diamond Gallery SD at 4411 Mercury Street to view some of our white gold and yellow gold collection and see which you prefer. Or call us at 858-565-1112 to book an appointment with Nicole to learn more about white and yellow gold and help you make this tough decision!

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