Selected reading on the subject:
Choosing The Right White Gold
By Daniel Ballard
The popularity of white gold has us all looking to the most
perplexing gold we use. Perplexing a variety of ways. Why would we
want to “colorize” gold at all? Design creativity of course, but the
color purists (you know who you are) have their say too. After all
there are two other precious metals that are white. I happen to like
white gold on its own or for contrast. We can not just use platinum
instead. A larger item can be unwieldy in platinum, and silver is a
different look and market anyway…
Understanding the New MJSA/WGC White Gold Color Index
By Daniel Ballard 2004
Have you ever noticed how white gold varies in color? Many folks
think white gold is the same color as rhodium because all the white
gold they ever saw was plated with rhodium. Others who have bought
very inexpensive white gold have seen the “real” color and all too
soon due to a very thin plating job. That can be frustrating…
White Metals and Alloys
Going the White Way - Working with White Gold
With white gold's popularity on the rise, manufacturers need to
know all they can about the particulars of working with it -- in
all its forms....
Palladium - White’s Next Move
Palladium has created a new market niche among precious white
metals -- and raised questions throughout the industry....
White Wedding: The Marriage of Platinum and Sterling
Modern metallurgy brings together the two most beloved white
jewelry metals in a new platinum-sterling alloy.
950 Palladium: Emerging White Metal of Choice
New 950 palladium alloys top the growing list of white precious
metal solutions for jewelry manufacturing....