When it comes to gold many people think of the yellow pieces but there are different colors available. One of them is the white one which is becoming popular because it is fashionable. The lovers of jewellery will encounter different types of white gold jewellery such as bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces with different designs and in different sizes. The best thing about it is that it can be used with diamond and other gemstones in order to provide other designs such as wedding rings, engagement rings and eternity rings.
White gold is created by combining it with white metals such as palladium or silver. The white appearance of the pieces of jewellery made from it is as a result of using rhodium plating. These pieces can be distinguished by their hallmarks so as to distinguish them from others made form sterling silver and platinum. To identify them, the buyers need to use a magnifying glass to check the inside of the rings as well as the clasps of the bracelets and necklaces to check for the hallmarks. The pieces will come with carat marks to indicate the percentage of the contents of each piece. Users can also check out for the ‘P’ mark which stands for plumb, a term used to mean that the purity level in the piece is what has been stamped on the label.
It is also important that the buyers consider the processes required to take care of the white gold jewellery before they decide on them. These pieces are usually easy to clean and look after. There are a number of cleaning agents in the market that are designed for taking care of these items and clients should select them because they will be protecting their pieces from damage. It is recommended that the buyers remove the items when they are swimming or using household chemicals as the metal is sensitive to harsh chemicals which may lead to discoloration or pitting. Although rhodium is a strong and durable material, buyers are advised to take their frequently worn pieces for plating up to 2 times a year. They should also ensure that they have stored them appropriately in cloth boxes or bags in order to reduce scratches.
The advantage is that they can shop around in both online and brick and mortar stores in order to find the design and the fit they want. Before paying the price, it is important for the clients to ask for a certificate of authenticity as well as other certificates that indicate the quality of other gemstones in the item bought.