When it comes to choosing your next diamond eternity ring, one of the most important decisions you will need to make will focus on what type of precious metal you want your diamond eternity ring to be made from. We are currently taking a look at the various choices you will have available to you. Let’s finish up our exploration of yellow gold diamond eternity rings now.
One of the appealing things about a yellow gold diamond eternity ring is that it is fairly easy to care for. For the most part, your yellow gold diamond eternity rings can be kept clean at home with just a bit of warm water and some mild dish detergent. An occasional cleaning with a very soft toothbrush or jewellery cleaning brush will also help keep your yellow gold diamond eternity ring looking its best. Regular professional cleanings should be done, as well as inspections, to help extend the life and beauty of your yellow gold diamond eternity ring. A yellow gold diamond eternity ring will not change colour over time, and tarnish can be prevented or removed with regular cleanings.
As we mentioned earlier, the gold used in yellow gold diamond eternity rings is not pure but, instead, contains one or more alloy metals that have been added to help strengthen the diamond eternity ring and help it looks its best. Hallmarking is the process by which diamond eternity ring makers are required to stamp their yellow gold to denote the purity of the gold. When it comes to yellow gold, 24 karat gold is considered pure but is rarely used for jewellery making due to its softness. The most common karat weights used for diamond eternity rings are both 18ct and 9ct yellow gold. Of these two, the 9ct yellow gold diamond eternity rings will contain the least amount of pure gold but also be the most durable and affordable. The 18ct yellow gold diamond eternity rings, on the other hand, will have a higher gold purity but be a bit softer and slightly more expensive.