This popular precious metal remains a classic choice for engagement and wedding rings. Appealing to modern brides and grooms who desire the weight and feel of gold with the color and brightness of platinum.
Diamonds take center stage when set in white gold be it an ornate or simple design. Naturally, white gold isn’t actually white at all, but a light gray color. This precious metal is often blended with yellow gold, silver, zinc, nickel and palladium, making 18 karat white gold a durable metal, perfect for everyday wear.
To give it that highly sought after bright sheen, white gold engagement rings are plated with rhodium. With time, rhodium plating will wear away and need replacing every 12-18 months to maintain its luster and radiance. Platinum rings, on the other hand, don’t require the same level of maintenance due to its natural white color.