Pure gold is generally too soft to make jewellery from and is
consequently combined with other metals to make different alloys, which
in turn alters the colour of the gold. This is why gold jewellery is
never made from pure 24k gold
but usually from a lesser carat. By alloying gold with different metals
it is possible to turn it green, red and white. However, it is worth
noting that white gold jewellery is generally not white but rather a shade of grey, which is often plated with rhodium to make it appear white. To produce a white gold alloy gold is mainly combined with nickel and palladium.
White gold jewellery
Types of white gold jewellery
In recent years, however, it has been discovered that nickel can cause
an allergic reaction upon contact with the skin and as a result nickel
is used in much smaller quantities and palladium has become the main
white gold metal. Other metals such as copper and silver are also used
in different amounts in the production of white gold. White gold is used to make a variety of different types of jewellery such as white gold bracelets, wedding rings, necklaces, or earrings and usually comes in 9 and 18 carat. White gold jewellery
first became popular in the 1920s as an alternative to expensive
platinum jewellery and has become more fashionable in recent times.
Selling gold jewellery
When selling gold jewelery there are a few things to keep in mind, in particular the carat of the gold. As said before white gold jewellery
usually comes in 9 and 18 carat and the higher the gold content the
more it's worth. Postal Gold provides an efficient and reliable
service to sell gold jewellery. We buy all kinds of gold jewellery, whether it is in good condition or broken as well as gold bullion coins, bars and dental gold .