What is White Gold?

Whether it is 9kt, 14kt 18kt, or any karatage of gold, white gold simply doesn't exist. Pure gold is always yellow in color. White gold is created by a process where by yellow gold is plated (covered) with a coating of a bright white precious element called "rhodium" which is part of the platinum group of metals. Quality rhodium plating can last decades even with daily use.
Gold can also be plated with other metals such as ruthenium, to create black gold, or gold can also contain other alloys to change is color, such as rose gold which contains amounts of copper and silver, to give the gold a reddish-pink color.
January 06, 2018 by Team Belle