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Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and White Gold: What is the difference?

Posted by Clara Agopyan on

Another common misconception is the difference between white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Similar to the characteristics of white gold, there is no such thing as pure rose gold, as gold in its natural state is always a bright yellow color. By combining unique metals, jewelers are able to create white gold and rose gold. The most commonly used metals that are used for mixing with gold are silver, copper, nickel, zinc, and palladium. Various combinations of these metals are used to create different colors and shades. For example, rose gold, sometimes referred to as “pink” or “red” gold contains a higher concentration of copper resulting in that reddish rose gold tone. White gold, on the other hand, contains more zinc and nickel, giving it that silver appearance of white gold. In conclusion, what you know as white gold and rose gold, are not found in nature, but rather man-created.

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