Everything you need to know about white gold jewellery

First published: 29-12-2017

Jewellery Essentials Ladies' 9ct Gold Diamond Set Bangle

Ladies' Jewellery Essentials 9ct gold diamond set bangle (RRP £1,815)

A show-stopping accessory worn by endless female icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton, nothing says glamour better than diamond jewellery. The record for the world's most expensive diamond goes to The Pink Star, which sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong for a cool £57.3 million in April this year, further cementing the jewel's prestigious status.

Part of the allure is that their neutral shimmer allows them to pair perfectly with any type of jewellery, from gold bangles to white gold earrings and bracelets. Diamond jewellery goes way beyond engagement rings.

Diamond shape and clarity

Diamonds are ranked based on their clarity: those with greater clarity tend to be the most valuable. But, very few diamonds are completely perfect, and many of these most precious gemstones will have flaws, whether invisible to the naked eye or not.

Diamonds come in a multitude of shapes and cuts, from the princess cut, to heart, or pear. However, the most common is the round-brilliant: it boasts that classic 'diamond' cone shape. It's considered the ultimate cut as far as showcasing the jewel's beauty, as it best reflects light to create a sparkle effect.

Caring for diamonds

Cared for properly, diamonds should sparkle forever. To ensure they remain at their best, get into the habit of regularly cleaning your diamonds with a lint-free cloth and a jewellery cleaning solution, so as not to scratch the surface.

When you're not wearing your diamonds, they are best wrapped up in soft tissue paper and stored away in a fabric-lined jewellery box.

Diamond jewellery priced under £250

9ct White Gold Jewellery White Gold Diamond Button Studs

9ct white gold diamond button studs (£236, RRP £470)

Give your outfit a pop of glamour with these shimmering 9-carat white gold diamond studs (£236, RRP £470). Featuring a smattering of gorgeous pave-set diamonds, these luxury earrings are perfectly showcased in a pretty presentation box, making them perfect as a gift.

Jewellery Essentials Ladies' 9ct Gold Diamond Open Heart Pendant

Ladies' Jewellery Essentials 9ct gold diamond open heart pendant (£122, RRP £175)

For a double dose of opulence, you might want to try this open-heart diamond pendant (£122, RRP £175), which blends a cluster of brilliant diamonds with a cute 9-carat gold heart to great effect. Pick this one out of your jewellery box whenever you want to feel special.

9ct White Gold Jewellery White Gold Diamond and Garnet Earrings

Ladies' 9ct white gold diamond and garnet earrings (£194, RRP £390)

If you can't resist a touch of old-school glamour, then these white gold diamond and garnet earrings (£194, RRP £390) will have likely piqued your interest. Featuring two oversized deep red coloured garnets framed with a sheen of diamonds, these white gold earrings look their best when teamed up with vintage clothing, but can also blend in with your favourite modern ensembles.

Diamond jewellery under £1,000

9ct White Gold Jewellery White Gold Diamond Crossover Bangle

Ladies' 9ct white gold diamond crossover bangle (£516, RRP £1,025)

Every woman should have at least one silver bangle in her wardrobe, and this premium 9-carat white gold bangle (£516, RRP £1,025) from Italy is beautiful. With its contemporary, crossover shape and five brilliant-cut diamonds, it can be worn over and over.

18ct White Gold Jewellery White Gold Diamond Neckpiece 17in/43cm

Ladies' 18ct white gold diamond neckpiece (£783, RRP £1,560)

This intricate trace link diamond neckpiece (£783, RRP £1,560) is a shimmering vision, with its elegant diamond-set motif against a silvery, 18-carat white gold. Pair this up with a killer cocktail dress for a knockout look that is sure to impress.

Diamond jewellery over £1,000

18ct Gold Jewellery Diamond Bangle

Ladies' 18ct gold jewellery diamond bangle (£1,009, RRP £2,000)

Set with five sumptuous diamonds, this 18-carat gold bangle has got the wow factor. With a sleek, polished finish, it can add to several outfits, from black polo necks to eveningwear.

18ct Gold Jewellery 0.50ct tw VS Brilliant-cut Half Eternity Diamond Ring Size P

Ladies' 18ct gold brilliant-cut half eternity diamond ring (£1,349, RRP £2,690)

If you have a special anniversary with your partner on the horizon, you might want to drop some hints about this 18-carat gold sparkler (£1,349, RRP £2,690). This premium half eternity band boasts half a carat of beautiful channel-set, round brilliant-cut diamonds. Optimum shine and sparkle.

Diamond jewellery is a worthy investment that can be loved for a lifetime and passed down through the generations. An eye-catching accessory that beams luxury, diamonds can make you look your best no matter what. Browse the entire Watch Shop diamond jewellery collection where you'll find over 300 stunning pieces. One is bound to be perfect for you.

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