Welcome back. We are currently taking a look at some of the most popular precious metals on the fine jewellery market that you will have to choose from when buying a new diamond eternity ring. We are not only looking at the visual benefits and attributes of the various metals, but also how the various physical properties of the metals as well. Let’s continue our look at one of the most popular and classic choices in precious metal for diamond eternity rings, white gold.
For the most part, prices for white gold diamond eternity rings are generally right in line with the prices for yellow gold diamond eternity rings. This is a direct result of the fact that the composition of both gold varieties is generally the same with regards to their pure gold content, with the various alloys used being only slightly different. This means that a white gold diamond eternity ring will be just as affordable as a yellow gold diamond eternity ring when compared to the other precious metal choices available. The biggest difference in cost between the various white gold diamond eternity rings on the market will generally come from what karat weight of gold they are using, with higher karat weight white gold being more costly than the lower karat weights due to its larger pure gold content.
As we mentioned earlier, because of their similar makeup and pure gold base, white gold diamond eternity rings will behave in much the same way as yellow gold diamond eternity rings. A white gold diamond eternity ring will generally have a very comfortable weight to it which many people enjoy. Like yellow gold, white gold will lose metal over time as it is generally considered a soft metal when compared to the other precious metal choices. Since white gold diamond eternity rings contain the same type of alloys as yellow gold rings, they may not be ideal for people with sensitive skin or certain metal allergies as they may cause a reaction. The rhodium or similar white metal coatings used to give white gold diamond eternity rings their stunning finishes may also produce a similar effect.