White Gold Jewellery
Gold has been used in the creation of jewellery since the dawn of civilization, with items of gold jewellery from around 6,600 years ago having been discovered. In its purest, twenty-four karat form, gold is a very soft metal that is easily scratched. For this reason, most gold jewellery is made with alloys, where a base metal is combined to alter the ductility, hardness, colour and other properties.
White gold is created when the base metal is palladium, silver or certain other white metals. The quality and value of the white gold depends on the base metal used and the karat rating. Palladium alloys, for example, cost more than nickel alloys, while high-karat alloys are more valuable as they are more resistant to corrosion than sterling silver or pure silver.
If you'd like to browse other colours of bracelets, rings and necklaces, see our collections of silver, gold and rose gold jewellery.
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