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White Gold Rings

White gold is a nice alternative to platinum, which is more difficult to work with and is more rare. It is also much more durable than sterling silver, and is therefore especially fitting for jewelry that is meant to last a little longer, like engagement rings or signet rings.

Some seek white gold jewelry because yellow gold can affect the perception of the color of the diamond when it is used for the setting. That means that a near-colorless diamond can look significantly more yellow, just by reflecting the yellow color of the gold. White gold shows off the quality of the diamond or diamonds in the ring.

Many modern white gold rings are rhodium plated. This plating makes the white gold look even brighter and whiter, and will especially enhance the look of colorless diamonds.


Quick Facts

  • To get white gold, yellow gold is usually mixed with a white metal like nickel of palladium
  • Nickel is a metal that is far less expensive than palladium and the like, but some people are allergic to it. However, for those who aren't allergic, white gold containing nickel might offer a less expensive alternative to white gold containing palladium
  • Although the rhodium plating over the white gold is extremely hard, it will eventually wear off, but many jewelers re-plate the ring

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K WHITE GOLD & 10 CARAT CLEAR SPINEL RING
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K WHITE GOLD & 10 CARAT CLEAR SPINEL RING
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
18 kt gold LEO WITTWER ring 'Love' with enamel
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
18 kt gold LEO WITTWER ring 'Love' with enamel
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €550- €2,200
€5500 Bids
Carved Floral Designed Wedding Band Anniversary Ring in
Oct 22, 12:00 AM PDT
Carved Floral Designed Wedding Band Anniversary Ring in
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $2,650- $3,150
$5000 Bids
18kt White Gold Ring
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
18kt White Gold Ring
by Gray's Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1500 Bids
Estate Cartier Ring
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Estate Cartier Ring
by Ridgleys
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$1,2000 Bids
Cartier 18k White Gold Trinity Ring
Nov 03, 11:00 AM EDT
Cartier 18k White Gold Trinity Ring
by Stair
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell White Gold Rings


Stair

Stair

Gray's Auctioneers

Gray's Auctioneers

Henry's Auktionshaus AG

Henry's Auktionshaus AG

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.