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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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Antique 18K White Gold Jewelry Ring
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Antique 18K White Gold Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$283 Bids
10kt White Gold Ring
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
10kt White Gold Ring
by Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC
Est: $175- $300
$201 Bid
. Ring of white gold 750/1000 for a total of 0.90 ct. princess cut.
Dec 07, 3:00 PM CET
. Ring of white gold 750/1000 for a total of 0.90 ct. princess cut.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €650- €1,500
€4000 Bids
18K. White gold ring with twisted centerpiece.
Dec 09, 11:00 AM CET
18K. White gold ring with twisted centerpiece.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €300- €400
€2400 Bids
RING, OLD STYLE, ROSE OF FRANCE
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
RING, OLD STYLE, ROSE OF FRANCE
by Ansorena
Est: €375- €500
€2400 Bids
BUGARI SIGNED RING IN WHITE GOLD
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
BUGARI SIGNED RING IN WHITE GOLD
by Ansorena
Est: €1,785- €2,380
€1,1000 Bids
A Boucheron Quatre, 18ct White Gold & Black PVD Ring
Dec 07, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Boucheron Quatre, 18ct White Gold & Black PVD Ring
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD6,500- AUD8,500
AUD6,5000 Bids
RING
Dec 10, 12:00 PM CET
RING
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €450- €900
€4500 Bids
White gold ring
Dec 14, 9:00 PM WET
White gold ring
by Tagus Art Auctioneers
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids
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Antique 10K White Gold Baby Ring
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Antique 10K White Gold Baby Ring
by Gallery 63
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
14kt White Gold Ring
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
14kt White Gold Ring
by Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC
Est: $275- $400
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell White Gold Rings


Ansorena

Ansorena

Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC

Seminole Estate Auction & Liq. LLC

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction

Theodore Bruce

Theodore Bruce