I never understood the appeal of white gold. There are other
attractive white metals. I always felt that if it's not "gold" in
color it's not gold, no matter what the composition of the metal
Please give me that list of other attractive white metals. Other
white metals are not as durable as white gold. All hype aside,
platinum loses it's polish pretty easily. Prongs can be bent easier
than white gold.
Different metals have different characteristics, and white gold is
so far superior to sterling that no one should sell sterling wedding
bands without a disclosure. They will not hold up. Wedding and
engagement jewelry using diamonds are not made out of sterling. I
cannot cast palladium myself, so that is a deterrent for me.
Kind of an unusual concept, my customers determine what metal I use.
I don't have to think about what appeals to me. My customers are
about 75% white gold for wedding bands and engagement rings.
Facts apparently have no relevance, but an alloy containing.585 is
14 kt gold, regardless of what color it is. And, actually, I really
like rose gold, myself.
I make a signature piece that is very popular, two interlocking
bands, and they can be any combo of rose, white, or yellow gold.
Most choose both in white gold, one with a brush finish. I
personally like the white/red, or red/yellow, or red/yellow combos
best. I think they have more character. Rarely does a customer ask
my opinion on what color metal they should use. They really seem to
know how they feel about that.
I do a lot of custom work in sterling. It is a great metal for
fashion jewelry. Perhaps you have not had the experience of paying
attention to the difference in how a piece would have to be
must be thicker than white gold to be as durable, and that can
affect design, which is important to me. I have some delicate long
pearl drops that I make out of gold, silver would bend too easy just
in normal use, and platinum would make the price too high.
White hot heat wave in Denver, where my lethargy is at an all time