Yellow gold is the most traditional of precious metal options. A popular choice for jewellery especially engagement and wedding rings as it appeals to those who desire its rich appearance and strength.
That’s not to say that it can’t look strikingly contemporary. It’s bold and fresh appearance works exceptionally well in both modern and vintage-inspired jewellery designs.
A classic choice, 18 carat yellow gold looks particularly beautiful when it’s set with intensely coloured gemstones that work with the golden hues of the metal to create a vibrant and unique style. Precious coloured gemstones like emeralds, rubies or blue sapphires can give an incredible finish. That said, it looks equally exquisite when set with traditional diamonds in every shape.
One of the most notable benefits of a yellow gold engagement ring is that it doesn’t rust, tarnish or corrode, retaining its beautiful golden glow for generations.
World history features yellow gold jewellery from the beginning of civilisation. Who could forget the elaborate headdresses and collars worn by Egyptian Pharaohs, Roman Emperors, royalty and clergy the world over? Most recently the bold yellow gold jewellery of the 1970’s disco fever and 1980’s rap music left it’s urban mark.
The timeless style of yellow gold endures evoking images of opulence and wealth.