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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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Boucheron Quarte Black Edition Ring
May 26, 6:30 PM ACST
Boucheron Quarte Black Edition Ring
by Luxury Brand Jewellery
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1,5008 Bids
RING 'H. STERN'
May 31, 2:00 PM CEST
RING 'H. STERN'
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €600- €1,200
€6000 Bids
RING
May 31, 2:00 PM CEST
RING
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €420- €840
€4200 Bids
Three Antique Settings (Brass, 14k, and 10k gold)
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Three Antique Settings (Brass, 14k, and 10k gold)
by Block Auction House
Est: $80- $200
$400 Bids
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A CARTIER WHITE GOLD LOVE RING
May 27, 3:00 PM PDT
A CARTIER WHITE GOLD LOVE RING
by Linwoods Auction
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$6000 Bids
A 10ct WHITE GOLD RING. Weight 3.3g. Size S
May 27, 10:00 AM AEST
A 10ct WHITE GOLD RING. Weight 3.3g. Size S
by Raffan Kelaher & Thomas
Est: AUD220- AUD240
AUD2000 Bids
A 9K WHITE GOLD PUZZLE RING. 5.4G. SIZE N.
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
A 9K WHITE GOLD PUZZLE RING. 5.4G. SIZE N.
by Cadmore Auctions
Est: £170- £250
£1700 Bids
White Gold Ring
May 30, 9:00 AM EDT
White Gold Ring
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Cartier Trinity De Cartier White Gold and Ceramic Ring Size R (59)
May 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Cartier Trinity De Cartier White Gold and Ceramic Ring Size R (59)
by Intervendue
Est: $1,400- $2,400
$5000 Bids
AN 18CT WHITE GOLD RING MOUNT
May 30, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT WHITE GOLD RING MOUNT
by Lawsons
Est: AUD350- AUD450
AUD200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell White Gold Rings


Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Lawsons

Lawsons

Apple Tree Auction Center

Apple Tree Auction Center

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas