If you are on the market for a new diamond eternity ring, one of the key decisions you will need to make during the selection process is which precious metal to have the diamond eternity ring made from. As we’ve started to see already, the choice of precious metal does have a lot to do with outward appearance, however, it can also play a great deal in other aspects of the diamond eternity ring as well, including how strong the ring will be, what type of maintenance it will require, and even how it will feel on your finger. We’ve already taken a look at the various ins and outs of the most popular precious metal choice for diamond eternity ring, yellow gold, now, let’s take a look at its silver toned cousin, white gold, another extremely popular choice when it comes to diamond eternity rings.
As the name implies, white gold diamond eternity rings have an overall white or silver tone to them, a striking contrast to yellow gold. White gold diamond eternity rings are often turned to by people who enjoy the general look and feel of yellow gold, but prefer the silver colour that white gold has to offer. We will see shortly that the actual colour of white gold is created with the use of alloys and, at its base, it is still made form yellow gold. This means that white gold diamond eternity rings will share many of the same characteristics of the yellow gold diamond eternity rings we have already seen. White gold diamond eternity rings also tend to be preferred by people with a more traditional love of fine jewellery and diamond eternity rings who believe that gold, in general, is one of the most suitable precious metals on the market today.
As we mentioned earlier, white gold is simply yellow gold that has had additional alloy metals added to it in order to produce its distinctive silver colour. White gold diamond eternity rings are also generally coated in a bright white metal, such as rhodium, in order to enhance the silver tone, as uncoated white gold tends to have a somewhat dull appearance.